Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2017] All ER (D) 88 (Nov)
Neutral Citation: [2017] EWCA Civ 1797
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division

Gross, McFarlane and Peter Jackson LJJ

Representation Karl Rowley QC and Shaun Spencer (instructed by Hogans) for the Guardian.
  Frances Heaton QC and Jonathan Taylor (instructed by Wirral Borough Council) for the local authority.
Judgment Dates: 10 November 2017


Adoption - Order - Jurisdiction

The Case

Adoption Order. The child and the prospective adopters need for the security of adoption and his differing needs to those of his half siblings were factors the recorder was entitled to have regard to under the welfare test set by welfare checklist the . The Court of Appeal, Civil Division held that faced with a choice between two options each having advantages and disadvantages, the recorder had reached a clear and fully-reasoned decision in granting a care and placement order.

Practice Areas

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