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H v An Adoption Agency (Declaration of Parentage Following Adoption) [2020] EWFC 74

Date:3 DEC 2020
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(Family Court, MacDonald J, 18 November 2020)

Parentage – Declaration – Adoption order made – Whether biological father could apply for a declaration of parentage under s 55A(1) of the Family Law Act 1986

The judge held that the biological father could apply for a declaration of parentage following the grant of an adoption order.  


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Neutral Citation Number: [2020] EWFC 74

Case No: PR20P00303

IN THE FAMILY COURT


Sitting Remotely

Date: 18/11/2020

Before:

THE HONOURABLE MR JUSTICE MACDONALD
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Between:

H
Applicant

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A
First Respondent

-and-

An Adoption Agency 
Second Respondent

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The Applicant appeared in person
The First Respondent did not appear and was not represented
Ms Lorraine Cavanagh QC and Ms Eleanor Keehan (instructed by the Adoption Agency) for the Second Respondent


Hearing date: 29 September 2020

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Approved Judgment

I direct that no official shorthand note shall be taken of this Judgment and that copies of this version as handed down may be treated as authentic. Covid-19 Protocol: This judgment was handed down remotely by circulation to the parties' representatives by email.  The date and time for hand-down is deemed to be at 10.30am on 18 November 2020.


Judgment: H v An Adoption Agency (Declaration of Parentage Following Adoption) [2020] EWFC 74

 

 

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