Case Law

Change of circumstances, opposing adoption: Re SSM (a child) [2015]

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By Michael Jones, Barrister, Deans Court Chambers, Manchester. This case helps to explain how the courts consider lifestyle change or change of circumstances when parents apply for leave to oppose adoption orders and the balancing exercise carried out to assess how a child’s best interests will be met. The case involved an application by a […]

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