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Re E (Scottish Adopters: English Adoption Proceedings) [2019] EWFC 9

Date:13 FEB 2019
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(Family Court, Cobb J, 6 February 2019)

Public law children – Adoption – Adoption and Children Act 2002 – Scottish adopters, English child – Whether the adoption application could proceed in England

The court held that the Scottish adopters could proceed in their application for an adoption order in respect of the English child in England.

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Neutral Citation Number: [2019] EWFC 9

Case No: LS442/18


Royal Courts of Justice
London WC2A 2LL

Date: 06/02/2019




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Re E (Scottish Adopters: English Adoption Proceedings)

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Brett Davies (Solicitor Advocate) for the Local Authority
Laura Beevers (Solicitor from Ramsdens Solicitors) for the Children’s Guardian
E’s parents were unrepresented

The Prospective adopters did not appear nor were they represented

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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.



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: Re E (Scottish Adopters English Adoption Proceedings) [2019] EWFC 9


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