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Prospective Adopters v London Borough of Tower Hamlets [2020] EWFC 26

Date:29 APR 2020
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(Family Court, Mostyn J, 3 April 2020)

Adoption – Application for leave to oppose adoption – Adoption and Children Act 2002, s 47(5)

The Family Court dismissed the parents’ application as totally without merit.


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Neutral Citation Number: [2020] EWFC 26

Case No: ZC280/19

IN THE FAMILY COURT

Royal Courts of Justice
Strand, London, WC2A 2LL

Date: 03/04/2020

Before:

MR JUSTICE MOSTYN

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Between:

PROSPECTIVE ADOPTERS
Applicants

-and-

THE LONDON BOROUGH OF TOWER HAMLETS
First Respondent

-and-

TM
Second Respondent

-and-

GH
Third Respondent

-and-

PJ
(by her guardian)
Fourth Respondent

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The Applicants were not present or represented
Mr Chris Barnes and Mr Harry Langford (instructed by London Borough of Tower Hamlets) for the First Respondent
Ms Maureen Obi-Ezekpazu (instructed by Lillywhite Williams & Co) for the Second Respondent
The Third Respondent acted in person
Mr Rob Littlewood (instructed by Freemans Solicitors) for the Fourth Respondent

Hearing date: 30 March 2020

The hearing was conducted by and through Zoom

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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.

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MR JUSTICE MOSTYN

This judgment was delivered in private. The judge has given leave for this version of the judgment to be published on condition that (irrespective of what is contained in the judgment) in any published version of the judgment the anonymity of the children and members of their family must be strictly preserved. All persons, including representatives of the media, must ensure that this condition is strictly complied with. Failure to do so will be a contempt of court.

Judgment: Prospective Adopters v LB of Tower Hamlets [2020] EWFC 26

 

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