ON APPEAL FROM BLACKBURN COUNTY COURT
(HIS HONOUR JUDGE BOOTH)
Strand, London, WC2A 2LL
B e f o r e :
LORD JUSTICE AIKENS
LORD JUSTICE TOMLINSON
|IN THE MATTER OF M (a Minor)|
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Ms Sarah Singleton QC and Ms Lorraine Cavanagh (instructed by Messrs Farleys) appeared on behalf of the 1st and 2nd Respondents, the prospective adopters.
The 3rd Respondent, the local authority, did not attend and was not represented.
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Lord Justice Thorpe:
"The court cannot give leave under subsection (3) or (5) unless satisfied that there has been a change in circumstances since the consent of the parent or guardian was given or, as the case may be, the placement order was made."
Subsection (3) had earlier provided
"A parent or guardian may not oppose the making of an adoption order under subsection (2)(b) without the court's leave."
Lord Justice Aikens: I agree.
Lord Justice Tomlinson: I also agree.
Order: Appeal refused