AH v DT [2017] EWHC 36 (Fam) (27 January 2017)

Application by mother for permission to appeal against order for her to return child from Northern Ireland to England, and defined order contact. Application dismissed.

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HB v A Local Authority & Anor (Wardship - Costs Funding Order) [2017] EWHC 524 (Fam) (21 March 2017)

Judgment considering issue of whether High Court has power, under its inherent jurisdiction, to make costs funding order against local authority requiring it to fund legal advice and representation for parent in wardship proceedings brought by the local authority, where that parent has lawfully been refused legal aid.

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B (A Child) [2017] EWFC B11 (6 January 2017)

Final hearing of care proceedings concerning a four year old boy.

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B (A Child by her Guardian), Re [2017] EWHC 488 (Fam) (15 March 2017)

Application by non-biological mother for child arrangements order in respect of a child now living with the mother in Pakistan.

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East Sussex County Council v AG (Finding of Fact) [2017] EWHC 536 (Fam) (06 March 2017)

Care proceedings. Fact-finding hearing to determine how the child came, whilst an in-patient at hospital, to have extremely high levels of alcohol in his system, and to have the drug antihistamine in his system.

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DW & Anor v CG [2016] EWHC 2965 (Fam) (21 November 2016)

Appeal by husband against order holding that a 2009 consent order gave the wife an equitable interest in properties owned by the husband.

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SU & SA (Children) [2017] EWHC 441 (Fam) (06 March 2017)

Judgment concerning the renewal of British passports for children who were made wards of court under orders made some years ago following their abduction from this country by their father.

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TL, Re [2017] EWCOP 1 (18 January 2017)

Application for permission to appeal against orders made in proceedings concerning a 41-year-old woman who has a learning disability and some features of autism.

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Ilott v The Blue Cross & Ors [2017] UKSC 17 (15 March 2017)

Appeal against decision of Court of Appeal setting aside earlier award on Inheritance Act claim, and re-evaluating the award. Appeal allowed.

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Benmusa, Re [2017] EWHC 494 (Fam) (14 March 2017)

Application to unseal the will of the late Princess Margaret. Application struck out.

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Martin v Williams [2017] EWHC 491 (Ch) (13 March 2017)

Appeal by wife of deceased against Inheritance Act award in favour of deceased's new partner.

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Bath and North East Somerset Council v The mother & Ors [2017] EWFC B10 (27 February 2017)

Public law proceedings concerning four children of the same mother but with different fathers.

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C (A Child), Re [2016] EWHC 3473 (Fam) (08 March 2017)

Application by local authority under the inherent jurisdiction, to seek permission pursuant to section 100 CA 1989 to obtain the court's authorisation of what the local authority contended is child's deprivation of liberty in his current residential unit.

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J v U; U v J (No.2) (Domicile) [2017] EWHC 449 (Fam) (08 March 2017)

Application by respondent to strike out petition for want of jurisdiction, on the basis that the petitioner was not domiciled in England, as she claimed.

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SW & TW (Human Rights Claim: Procedure) (No.1) [2017] EWHC 450 (Fam) (08 March 2017)

Case concerning 2 children, involved in private law proceedings, public law proceedings and a claim for damages under the Human Rights Act, which suffered from a fundamental procedural defect.

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Cheshire East Borough Council v PN & Ors (Flawed Local Authority Assessments) [2017] EWFC 20 (03 March 2017)

Final hearing of care proceedings concerning 11 month old child. Hearing adjourned to allow further assessment of possible carers, following flawed assessments by local authority.

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Cheshire East Borough Council v PN & Ors (Finding of fact) [2016] EWFC 61 (20 December 2016)

Care proceedings concerning a 9 month old child. Fact-finding hearing regarding cause of head injuries to the child.

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Talpis v Italy ECHR 075 (2017)

The ECHR held that there had been a violation of Articles 2, 3 and 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights because the Italian authorities had failed to protect a mother and son by not taking prompt action on a complaint concerning conjugal violence.

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DJ v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and TJ (CSM) (Child support - receipt of benefit) [2017] UKUT 83 (AAC) (14 February 2017)

Appeal by NRP concerning date of termination of child support liability, where child benefit was still being paid but the child was in employment, and therefore the NRP argued that child benefit was being paid in error.

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B v G [2017] EWHC 223 (Fam) (17 January 2017)

Application by a former husband to vary an order for spousal and child periodical payments.

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