R (on the application of EL) v Essex County Council

Family proceedings – Orders in family proceedings. The Administrative Court quashed the defendant local authority's decision to place the claimant's daughter for adoption in reliance on a placement order and declared that the child had not been lawfully placed for adoption. The authority had acted unfairly and so unlawfully in having made the decision to place the child, and so in having placed her for adoption in pursuance of that decision and the placement order.

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