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Re Z (Care Proceedings: Surrogacy) [2021] EWHC 589 (Fam)

Date:5 APR 2021
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(Family Division, Knowles J, 12 January 2021)

Public law children – Surrogacy – Care proceedings following issue with travel documents and discovery of father’s conviction for sexual assault – Positive assessments – No evidence of risk to child – Application to withdraw care proceedings

The local authority was granted permission to withdraw care proceedings.

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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
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[2021] EWHC 589 (Fam)

Royal Courts of Justice

Tuesday, 12 January 2021


(In Private)

Re Z (Care Proceedings: Surrogacy)

MS L. MCLYNN  appeared on behalf of the Applicant local authority.

The First Respondent was neither present nor represented.

MR M. KINGERLEY QC   appeared on behalf of the Second Respondent.

MR TAMBER  appeared on behalf of the Third Respondent, by her Children’s Guardian.

MR A. POWELL  appeared on behalf of the Fourth Respondent.



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Judgment: Re Z (Care Proceedings Surrogacy) [2021] EWHC 589 (Fam)

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