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Re L and anor (Declaration of Parentage) [2022] EWFC 38

Date:12 JUN 2022
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(Family Court, Cobb J, 6 May 2022)

Adoption – Adult adoptees – Declaration of parentage of biological parent in later life - Whether an adult person adopted as a child can subsequently obtain a declaration of parentage in relation to identity of biological father – Whether such a declaration is appropriate Whether rectification of applicants’ original birth certificate possible, and compatible with adoption legislation.

Cobb J made the declaration of parentage in both applicants’ cases.


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Neutral Citation Number: [2022] EWFC 38  
 

Case No: NE21P00484 & NE21P07404 

IN THE FAMILY COURT  SITTING AT NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE IN THE
MATTER OF SECTION 55A FAMILY LAW ACT 1986 

 
Sitting remotely as if from Royal Courts of Justice Strand, London, WC2A 2LL 
 
Date: 06/05/2022 
 
Before: 
 

THE HONOURABLE MR JUSTICE COBB 

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In the matter of: 
 

  Ms L Applicant   

And in the matter of: 

   Ms M Applicant 
 
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Re Ms L; Re Ms M (Declaration of Parentage) 
 

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In the matter of Ms L 

 
Deirdre Fottrell QC & Olivia Magennis (instructed by Goodman Ray) for Ms L, Applicant Ms T (Executrix of the Estate of Mr D, deceased), Respondent, was neither present nor represented 
Simon Murray (instructed by the Government Legal Department) for the Attorney General as Advocate to the Court 
 
In the matter of Ms M 
 
Deirdre Fottrell QC & Olivia Magennis (instructed by Goodman Ray) for Ms M, Applicant 
Simon Murray (instructed by the Government Legal Department) for the Attorney General as Advocate to the Court 
 

Hearing dates: 28 March 2022 

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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. 
 
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THE HONOURABLE MR JUSTICE COBB 
 
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 L and anor (Declaration of Parentage) [2022] EWFC 38

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