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In Re J (Minor) (Isle of Man: Adoption): FD 7 Jun 2000

Because the Isle of Man is not part of the United Kingdom under the Act, proceedings for an adoption of a child from the Isle of Man were an inter-country adoption, and so had to be commenced in the High Court. There was, however, nothing to prevent the High Court transferring the case to the … Continue reading In Re J (Minor) (Isle of Man: Adoption): FD 7 Jun 2000

Re H (Adoption: Disclosure of Information ): 1995

An application was made by the sister of an adopted child for disclosure of the records held in order to allow her to make contact and to warn her of the fact that she might have an inherited genetic disease. Held: The jurisdiction to grant such an order ‘should be exercised very sparingly and only … Continue reading Re H (Adoption: Disclosure of Information ): 1995

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Gunn-Russo v Nugent Care Society and Secretary of State for Health: Admn 20 Jul 2001

The applicant had been adopted as a child, and sought disclosure of the adoption records. The 1983 regulations gave a discretion to the Society, which had acted as adoption agency, to disclose information. The internal report to the society failed to analyze the appropriateness of the society’s policy, nor to examine the individual circumstances of … Continue reading Gunn-Russo v Nugent Care Society and Secretary of State for Health: Admn 20 Jul 2001

Biddulph v Birmingham City Council, Biddulph B (Children) Mr and Mrs A: CA 28 Apr 2004

The children had been subject to an adoption order. They had been placed outside the jurisdiction for adoption. The parents appealed refusal of their application for revocation of the order. Initially places had been found for the four children together, and an urgent request made for permission. The judge had said that since they were … Continue reading Biddulph v Birmingham City Council, Biddulph B (Children) Mr and Mrs A: CA 28 Apr 2004

Hand and Another v George: ChD 17 Mar 2017

Adopted grandchildren entitled to succession The court was asked whether the adopted children whose adopting father, the son of the testator, were grandchildren of the testator for the purposes of his will. Held: The claim succeeded. The defendants, the other beneficiaries were not entitled to inherit the part of their father’s estate that derived from … Continue reading Hand and Another v George: ChD 17 Mar 2017

Monica, Regina (on The Application of) v Director of Public Prosecutions: Admn 14 Dec 2018

Deception as to identity did not undermine consent The claimant had been an environmental campaigner. She had had a sexual relationship with a man who was unknown to her an undercover police officer. She now challenged the decision not to prosecute him for rape. Held: Her claim failed. Case law suggested that no prosecution had … Continue reading Monica, Regina (on The Application of) v Director of Public Prosecutions: Admn 14 Dec 2018