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Professor Norrie's Commentaries on Family Law$
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Kenneth Norrie

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781845861193

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861193.001.0001

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April 2003

April 2003

Wrongful Adoption

(p.91) Commentary No 17: April 2003
Professor Norrie's Commentaries on Family Law

Kenneth McK Norrie

Edinburgh University Press

Discusses the remedies available to families who have sought to adopt a child but the child's difficulties mean the family is more burdened than they had anticipated. The English case of A v Essex County Council [2003] 1 FLR 615 is analysed, and compared with the earlier Scottish case of M and M v Glasgow Corporation 1976 SLT (Sh Ct) 45.

Keywords:   Adoption of children, Damages for wrongful adoption, Breach of duty by local authority, Causation, Negligence

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