A Local Authority v HB (Alleged Risk of Radicalisation and Abduction) [2017] EWHC 1437 (Fam) (26 May 2017)

Applications by local authority under inherent jurisdiction and for care orders in respect of two children who were believed to be at risk of being radicalised.

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ND v SD & Ors [2017] EWHC 1507 (Fam) (21 June 2017)

Preliminary hearing in financial remedies proceedings, dealing with issue of whether a trust was genuine or, as the wife claimed, a sham.

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GP (Wrongful Removal) [2017] EWHC 1480 (Fam) (20 June 2017)

Application by father for return of child to Italy, in a case in which the mother had been sentenced to 1 year in prison for the removal of the child by the Italian court.

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R v B & Ors [2017] EWFC 33 (17 March 2017)

Hearing of husband's financial remedies application, including finding that the husband had engaged in conduct that it would be inequitable to disregard.

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The Public Guardian's Severance Applications [2016] EWHC COP 10 (19 June 2017)

Case involving 17 electronic applications made by the Public Guardian for Lasting Powers of Attorney to be severed.

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Quan v Bray & Ors [2017] EWCA Civ 405 (16 June 2017)

Appeal against an order declaring that assets held within a Mauritian trust were not, for the purposes of section 25 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973, a resource of either the husband or the wife. Appeal dismissed.

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TB v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and RB (CSM) (Child support - cancellation) [2017] UKUT 218 (AAC) (5 October 2016)

Appeal concerning date from which a maintenance assessment should be cancelled due to an absent parent ceasing to be habitually resident, under the 1993 Scheme.

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Sharp v Sharp [2017] EWCA Civ 408 (13 June 2017)

Appeal by wife against award of half of the matrimonial assets to the husband, in short marriage/unequal contribution case. Appeal allowed.

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B (Care Proceedings : Finding of Fact Hearing : Skull Fractures) [2017] EWFC B30 (5 June 2017)

Care proceedings concerning two children. Fact-finding hearing to establish whether the father caused injuries to child.

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IH (Observance of Muslim Practice) [2017] EWCOP 9 (12 June 2017)

Applications relating to observance of religious custom and practice of 39 year old man lacking capacity, while in his supported care home.

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F v L [2017] EWHC 1377 (Fam) (09 June 2017)

Appeal by mother against refusal of application to relocate to Italy with child. Appeal allowed.

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C (Child: Involvement in Jehovah’s Witness Religion) [2017] EWFC B29 (9 May 2017)

Application by father for a child arrangements order and for a specific issues order allowing the child to be part of the father’s religious beliefs, namely to follow the teachings of the Jehovah’s Witness Church.

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M and T (Proposed Convention Adoption : Habitual Residence) [2015] EWFC B239 (16 July 2015)

Application for adoption of two children subject to placement orders by step-maternal great aunt, who resides in the United States. Judgment dealing with issue of habitual residence.

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B (A 14 Year Old Boy), Re [2017] EWFC B28 (11 May 2017)

Application by father for direct contact with his 14 year old son, in case involving allegations of parental alienation. Application refused and s.91(14) order made.

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AH v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Child Support Agency) [2017] EWFC B27 (20 January 2017)

Appeal against a final Lump Sum Deduction order made in respect of arrears which had accrued under a child support assessment. Appeal dismissed for being 3 days out of time.

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E and N, Re [2017] EWFC B26 (1 June 2017)

Care proceeding concerning two children, in which the central issue was whether the father was the perpetrator of the horrific acts of violence and domestic abuse upon the mother.

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U (Children : Residence order) [2016] EWCA Civ 1332 (20 October 2016)

Appeal by mother against residence order in favour of father. Appeal dismissed.

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HJB and MK (declaration as to marital status) [2017] EWFC B25 (19 May 2017)

Application by wife for declaration of marital status, where husband died prior to decree absolute.

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Yates & Anor v Great Ormond Street Hospital For Children NHS Foundation Trust & Anor 2017] EWCA Civ 410 (23 May 2017)

Appeal by parents against decision allowing NHS Trust to withdraw artificial ventilation from brain damaged child. Appeal dismissed.

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CD (Notice of care proceedings to father without parental responsibility) [2017] EWFC 34 (24 May 2017)

Care proceedings in respect of 3 children. Application by local authority for an order that the father of one of the children, who does not have parental responsibility, should not be served with notice of the proceedings.

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