Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2014] All ER (D) 179 (Dec)
Neutral Citation: [2014] EWCA Civ 1625
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division

Sir James Munby, P, Lord Justice McFarlane and Lord Justice Floyd

Representation Melanie Johnson for the mother.
  Emily James for the authority.
Judgment Dates: 16 December 2014


Family proceedings - Orders in family proceedings - Placement order - Judge making order authorising local authority place child for adoption - Whether judge adopting 'linear' approach - Whether judge relying unduly upon mother's dishonesty - Whether judge wrongly exercising his discretion - .

The Case

Family proceedings Orders in family proceedings. The mother appealed against a care order in respect of her daughter, granted under of the Adoption and Children Act 2002, authorising the local authority to place her for adoption. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, in dismissing the appeal, held that it was difficult to consider that any other conclusion had been open to the judge on the evidence. The court also commented on the application of Re B-S (Children) (Adoption Order: Leave to Oppose) ().

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