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A Family Division judge has rejected a birth father’s application under the inherent jurisdiction of the High Court to revoke an adoption order made in November 2019, despite levelling criticisms at the local authority and Children's Guardian over a lack of rigour and urgency to identify him.

In HX v A Local Authority & Ors (Application to Revoke Adoption Order) [2020] EWHC 1287 the birth father's application was supported by the birth mother. However, it was opposed by the local authority, the adoption agency and the Children's Guardian.

Read the full article here: Local Government Lawyer

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