A, B And C (Adoption: Notification of Fathers And Relatives) [2020] EWCA Civ 41 (29 January 2020)

February 4, 2020

Frances Heaton QC led Pennie Stanistreet in a recent Court of Appeal case. The judgment gives guidance on the issue of notification to the father or relatives in cases where the mother wishes to relinquish the child for adoption but has concealed her pregnancy and does not wish the father and/or family to be informed of the child’s existence.

The judgment has been published on Bailii and the case has been covered on Family Law Week and the Suespiciousminds blog.