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Alex Taylor acts in important case related to the 2002 Adoption and Children Act

In a judgment handed down today by Mr Justice Cobb, important clarification has been given for co-parenting families where one parent seeks to adopt the child born to the other.

Interpreting the 2002 Adoption and Children Act, the ruling regards individuals applying for adoption orders with respect to a child born after the relationship between the applicant and birth mother had ended.

Mr Justice Cobb, in agreement with the submissions of Alex Taylor who acted on behalf of the adoption agency, found that the applicant and birth mother were still a “couple” in an “enduring family relationship” even in the absence of intimacy or cohabitation.

Alex Taylor is a member of the Family Team at Parklane Plowden Chambers. To view his profile, click here.

To view the judgement, click here.

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