L (Leave to Oppose Making of Adoption Order) [2013] EWCA Civ 1481 (21 November 2013)

The CA allowed a Mother’s appeal against the refusal of leave to oppose the making of an Adoption Order in circumstances where the prospective adopters had separated and the prospective adoptive mother no longer sought an Adoption Order. The CA held that the Mother’s case should be considered side by side with the other options for the child at the Adoption hearing and that she should be granted leave.