Re A, B and C (Adoption: Notification of Fathers and Relatives)

[2020] EWCA Civ 41 (29 January 2020)



Catherine Wood KC


Court of Appeal

Practice Areas

Private Children Law

This Court of Appeal judgment gives guidance on the issue of notification to the father or relatives in cases where the mother wishes to relinquish the child for the adoption but has concealed her pregnancy and does not wish the father/or family to be informed of the child’s existence.

Catherine Wood QC leading Sara Anning of ParkLane Plowden  successfully represented the Guardian in the appeal which is now the leading authority on this issue.

Read the full judgment click here.