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Prospective Adopters v Sheffield City Council [2020] EWCA Civ 1591

Date:3 DEC 2020
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(Court of Appeal, Civil Division, Peter Jackson, Baker, Lewis LJJ, 26 November 2020)

AdoptionReturn of children – Adopters sought to adopt younger child – Whether notice of intention to end placement had been given by adopters or local authority – S 35(1), Adoption and Children Act 2002

The Court of Appeal held that notice had not been given to end the placement for adoption and therefore, proceedings could continue in relation to the younger child.  


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Neutral Citation Number: [2020] EWCA Civ 1591

Case No: B4/2020/1821

IN THE COURT OF APPEAL (CIVIL DIVISION)
ON APPEAL FROM THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE (FAMILY DIVISION)
Mr Justice Mostyn
FD20900627

Royal Courts of Justice
Strand, London, WC2A 2LL


Date: 26 November 2020

Before :


LORD JUSTICE PETER JACKSON
LORD JUSTICE BAKER
and

LORD JUSTICE LEWIS

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PROSPECTIVE ADOPTERS 

v

A local authority

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Deirdre Fottrell QC and Tom Wilson (instructed by Goodman Ray LLP) for the Appellant Prospective Adopters
Ruth Cabeza (instructed by [a local authority]) for the Respondent Local Authority

Hearing date : 19 November 2020

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Approved Judgment

 

Covid-19 Protocol:  This judgment was handed down remotely by circulation to the parties’ representatives by email, release to BAILII and publication on the Courts and Tribunals Judiciary website.  The date and time for hand-down is deemed to be at 10:30am on Thursday, 26 November 2020.


Judgment: Prospective Adopters v Sheffield City Council [2020] EWCA Civ 1591

 

 

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