SCC v MSA & Anor [2017] EWCOP 18 (20 September 2017)

Hearing dealing with issue of whether patient's mother should act as his Rule 3A representative, given that she is the person responsible for implementing restrictive care arrangements that constitute a deprivation of liberty.

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Kent County Council v Z (Family Assistance Order or Supervision Order) [2017] EWFC B63 (18 July 2017)

Final hearing of public law proceedings concerning two children, the issue being whether there should be a supervision order or a family assistance order.

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LFL v LSL (McKenzie Friends : breach of court orders) [2017] EWFC B62 (18 August 2017)

Final hearing of wife's application for financial remedies, including explanation of refusal of application for rights of audience by McKenzie friend for husband.

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M v A Hospital [2017] EWCOP 19 (20 September 2017)

Application, in effect, for the court to determine that it would be in best interests of a woman suffering from Huntington's disease not to continue to receive clinically assisted nutrition and hydration, with the consequence that she would die.

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D, Re (Medical Treatment) [2017] EWCOP 15 (05 September 2017)

Application by mother of 27 year old man lacking capacity for a declaration and order that it is in his best interests to receive stem cell treatment for his brain injury at a clinic in Belgrade in Serbia.

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M (Lack of Secure Accommodation), Re [2017] EWFC B61 (13 September 2017)

Care proceedings concerning a 15 year old boy who had been involved in a range of criminal activities, and for whom a secure placement could not be found.

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FE v YE [2017] EWHC 2165 (Fam) (25 August 2017)

Application by father for summary return of children to Israel, where mother was seeking asylum for herself and children.

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C (A Child : care order : placement order) [2017] EWFC B60 (04 May 2017)

Care and placement proceedings in relation to a ten month old child.

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A Local Authority v The Mother & Anor [2017] EWFC B59 (13 September 2017)

Application for care and placement orders in respect of a five month old child.

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Re J (Care Proceedings: Apportionment of Experts' Fees) [2017] EWFC (8 August 2017)

Costs – Care proceedings – Experts’ fees – Apportionment of cost. The court ordered that the cost of expert reports should be apportioned equally between the local authority and the guardian.

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O-M (Care Order) [2017] EWFC B58 (6 September 2017)

Application for care and placement orders in respect of 8 month old twin boys.

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Hart v Hart [2017] EWCA 1306 Civ (31 August 2017)

Appeal by wife against financial award, concerns the approach which the court should take to non-matrimonial property, in this case pre-acquired assets.

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E & N (No. 3), Re [2017] EWFC B57 (28 July 2017)

Final hearing in care and placement proceedings concerning two children.

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A, B, C, D and E (Children : Care Plans) [2017] EWFC B56 (24 August 2017)

Care proceedings in relation to five children, in case where the parents have a long-standing history of drug abuse.

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Elatawna v Elatawna and the Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] EWHC 2165 (Fam) (25 August 2017)

Abduction – Immigration – Hague Convention application – Pending asylum appeal – Whether a return order could be made. The return order was stayed until 15 days after the determination of the mother’s asylum appeal.

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Lancashire County Council v A (Adoption) [2017] EWFC B55 (08 August 2017)

Final hearing of application for care and placement orders in relation to 6 children, the real issue being whether the youngest child should be placed for adoption.

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The Public Guardian v Matrix Deputies Ltd & Anor [2017] EWCOP 14 (19 July 2017)

Applications by public guardian for discharge of appointments of property and affairs deputies for 44 individuals.

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F (A Minor : secure accommodation resources) [2017] EWHC 2189 (Fam) (24 August 2017)

Judgment concerning the accommodation of a 14 year old boy with conduct disorder.

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The Child AB: Case Management Order – No. 7 [2017] EWFC B53 (30 August 2017)

Judgment in proceedings relating to placement of Christian child with Muslim foster parents.

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Richards v Martin [2017] EWHC 2187 (Fam) (11 August 2017)

Application for committal of father for failure to comply with contact order.

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