In re M (a Minor) (Care order: Freeing Application): CA 18 Dec 2003

Where a local authority sought both a care order and an order freeing the child for adoption, the court must be careful to distinguish between the applications. The care application should be dealt with first.


Ward, Carnwath LJJ


Times 02-Jan-2004


England and Wales


AppliedIn re D (Simultaneous applications for care order and freeing order) 1999
The judge considering two applications for a care order and an adoption order had confused the proper order of issues to be considered, and that error contaminated his decision. The two should be dealt with in sequence. . .
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Adoption, Children

Updated: 03 June 2022; Ref: scu.190150