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MS v RS and BT (Paternity) [2020] EWFC 30

Date:21 MAY 2020
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(Family Court, Macdonald J, 22 April 2020)

Private law children – Application for declaration of non-paternity - Family Law Act 1986, s 55A

The Family Court held it was not in the children's best interests to determine, at the present time, the father's application for a declaration of non-paternity in respect of two teenagers.

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Neutral Citation Number: [2020] EWFC 30

Case No: ZC19P00940



Manchester Civil Justice Centre

Date: 22/04/2020



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First Respondent

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Second Respondent

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AS and BS
Third and Fourth Respondents

Ms Daisy Hughes (instructed by Vaitlingham Kay) for the Applicant
The First Respondent appeared in person
Ms Margaret Parr (instructed by Brown Turner Ross) for the Second Respondent

Ms Joanna Moody (instructed by Gaynam King & Mellor) for the Third and Fourth Respondents

Hearing dates: 11 and 12 February 2020

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Approved Judgment

I direct that pursuant to CPR PD 39A para 6.1 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 22 April 2020.


This judgment was delivered in private. The Judge has given permission for this anonymised version of the judgment (and any of the facts and matters contained in it) to be published on condition always that the names and the addresses of the parties and the children must not be published. For the avoidance of doubt, the strict prohibition on publishing the names and addresses of the parties and the children will continue to apply where that information has been obtained by using the contents of this judgment to discover information already in the public domain. All persons, including representatives of the media, must ensure that these conditions are strictly complied with. Failure to do so will be a contempt of court.


Judgment: MS v RS and BT (Paternity) [2020] EWFC 30

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