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The correct test in step-parent adoption (Re L (Step-Parent Adoption))

Published on: 07 June 2021
Published by: LexisPSL
  • The correct test in step-parent adoption (Re L (Step-Parent Adoption))
  • What are the practical implications of this case?
  • What was the background?
  • What did the court decide?
  • Proportionality
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Article summary

Family analysis: In Re L (A Child) (Step-Parent Adoption), the Court of Appeal considered what the correct approach to the assessment of proportionality is in a step-parent adoption. Must the court apply the test that ‘nothing else will do’? Kyle Squire, barrister at 5 Pump Court Chambers considers the decision. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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