Juile Doyle Successful in High Court Application

Julie Doyle appeared before MacDonald J in this newly reported case in which the birth Father made an application to revoke an adoption order made in 2019. Julie, representing the respondent local authority, argued the adoption proceedings as articulated in the evidence before the Court could not be said to amount to a fundamental breach of natural justice, the kind that constitutes the highly exceptional circumstances required to justify the High Court revoking an adoption order pursuant to its inherent jurisdiction. The Court dismissed the birth father's application.

HX v A Local Authority & Ors (Application to Revoke Adoption Order) [2020] EWHC 1287 (Fam) (22nd May 2020)

The Judgement is available to download here: https://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Fam/2020/1287.html