G v S [2017] EWHC 365 (Fam) (24 February 2017)

Final hearing of Schedule 1 Children Act application made by mother of two year old child.

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R (A Child : Care Order) [2017] EWHC 364 (Fam) (24 February 2017)

Re-hearing of application for care order and placement orders in respect of two year old child, including issues relating to drug testing on the mother.

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A Local Authority & Anor v MC & Ors (Care proceedings)(Inherent Jurisdiction) [2017] EWHC 370 (Fam) (24 February 2017)

Application by NHS Trust for a declaration that it is lawful to withhold certain invasive treatment from child who is the subject of both care proceedings and proceedings brought under the inherent jurisdiction.

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Fraser v A Mother & Anor [2016] EWFC 68 (11 July 2016)

Application for permission to appeal by a social worker against findings made by a district judge in a judgment in care proceedings.

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Wodzicki v Wodzicki [2017] EWCA Civ 95 (24 February 2017)

Appeal by the daughter of the deceased, who had died intestate, that she was the sole beneficial owner of a property, and not, as the judge found, a joint owner with the father's second wife. Appeal dismissed.

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K v K [2016] EWHC 3380 (Fam) (24 November 2016)

Nullity petition, in which the respondent claimed that there was nothing capable of recognition as a marriage, and that the petition should therefore be dismissed.

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BH (A Child : Human Rights Act : Injunction) [2017] EWFC 15 (23 February 2017)

Judgment granting injunction prohibiting local authority from removing 2-year old child from the care of her paternal great-aunt, notwithstanding that the child is in the care of the local authority pursuant to a final care order.

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ZH (A Child), Re [2017] EWFC 14 (20 February 2017)

Care proceedings in relation to an 8 year old child, taken following concerns over the mother's mental health.

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S (A Child) (Care Proceedings; Surrogacy) [2015] EWFC 99 (08 December 2015)

Care proceedings in relation to a child born as a result of a surrogacy arrangement.

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Stevenson v Stevenson [2016] EWFC B114 (11 November 2016)

Application by husband for committal of wife for failure to comply with order to file Form E.

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H (A Minor) v Northamptonshire County Council & Anor [2017] EWHC 282 (Fam) (17 February 2017)

Care proceedings and HRA claim on behalf of child. Application by local authority seeking an order for costs against the Lord Chancellor.

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ZA Council v MT & Ors [2017] EWFC 12 (14 February 2017)

Care proceedings concerning a three year old child whose father killed his mother.

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B v L [2016] EWFC 67 (20 October 2016)

Divorce proceedings in which the husband, a devout Muslim, claimed that as he was married pursuant to Sharia law, that is a religious contract, and therefore only Pakistan had the jurisdiction to hear the divorce.

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Roberts & Anor v Fresco [2017] EWHC 283 (Ch) (17 February 2017)

The court held that a potential Inheritance Act claim by a surviving husband against his deceased wife's estate abates on the death of the husband.

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Thakkar v Thakkar & Ors [2017] EWFC 13 (10 February 2017)

Hearing of two preliminary issues in relation to a financial remedy application by wife, concerning the husband's interests in various companies.

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London Borough Of Hillingdon v A & B [2017] EWFC B113 (1 September 2016)

Care proceedings concerning a three year old child. Special guardianship order made in favour of maternal aunt and uncle, who live in Poland.

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J (A Child) (Finland)(Habitual Residence) [2017] EWCA Civ 80 (21 February 2017)

Appeal by father against decision that the English court did not have jurisdiction in relation to proceedings concerning five year old child. Appeal dismissed.

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Steinfeld and Keidan v Secretary of State for Education [2017] EWCA Civ 81 (21 February 2017)

Appeal against dismissal of claim for judicial review of decision that the bar against heterosexual couples entering into a civil partnership did not violate the rights of the appellants under Article 14 taken with Article 8.

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W v X (Jurisdiction in matters of parental responsibility) [2017] EUECJ C-499/15 (15 February 2017)

Judgment concerning jurisdiction, in case where the father resides in Canada and the mother and child were living in Lithuania.

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AF v MF & Ors [2016] EWFC 65 (20 October 2016)

Heavily contested cross financial remedy applications, including numerous factual and computational disputes between the parties.

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