X (A Child), Re [2018] EWFC B82 (19 December 2018)

Final hearing of uncontested care and placement proceedings in relation to a child aged under one, whose siblings had already been adopted.

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H, Re [2018] EWHC 3761 (Fam) (18 December 2018)

Judgment dismissing committal application due to fatal errors in the process.

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A Local Authority v BF [2018] EWCA Civ 2962 (21 December 2018)

Application for permission to appeal by a local authority against orders made under the inherent jurisdiction in relation to where a 97-year-old man should reside.

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Northamptonshire County Council v M & N [2018] EWFC 82 (02 February 2018)

Care proceedings in relation to a two year old boy, in which the local authority alleged that the mother had fabricated and exaggerated medical symptoms in him throughout the whole of his life.
Special guardianship order in favour of his maternal grandparents.

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The Royal Borough of Greenwich v A & Ors (Adoption: Special Guardianship) [2018] EWFC 87 (17 August 2018)

Hearing of a number of applications relating to two children, including for their adoption and for an SGO in favour of their maternal aunt.

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A (Foreign Adoption Recognition) [2018] EWHC 3468 (Fam) (05 November 2018)

Application for recognition of an adoption order made in the Philippines in 2006 relating to young person aged 18 years.

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B (Adoption: Surrogacy and Parental Responsibility) [2018] EWFC 86 (21 Novenber 2018)

Adoption application in relation to child who was born as a result of a surrogacy arrangement entered into in the Ukraine.

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A Local Authority v X and Y (Adoption) [2018] EWFC 55 (26 June 2018)

Application for an adoption order relating to a young person who was eighteen years old.

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M v Derbyshire County Council & Ors [2018] EWHC 3734 (Fam) (31 August 2018)

Application by mother for permission to reopen findings of fact made in the course of public law proceedings. Application dismissed.

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S v D (Hague Convention: Domestic Abuse: Undertakings: Return to Third State) [2019] EWHC 56 (Fam) (15 January 2019)

Application by father for summary return of child to Hungary. Mother sought to establish that there was a grave risk that return of child to Germany (where they were last habitually resident) or Hungary (where the father now lives) would expose him to physical or psychological harm.

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AR v JR [2018] EWHC 3626 (Fam) (28 November 2018)

Application for wife's financial remedies application to be struck out on the basis that it is (a), vexatious, and/or duplicative and/or (b), on the basis there has been prior compromise.

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AH v AMH F (Summary return of child to Sudan) [2018] EWHC 2981 (Fam) (19 October 2018)

Final hearing of the mother's application for the summary return of the parties' son to the Republic of the Sudan. Return ordered.

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A, Re [2018] EWHC 3625 (Fam) (10 December 2018)

Final hearing of public law proceedings concerning 14 month old boy of dual British / Ghanaian nationality and heritage, in which the issue was whether he should be placed with members of his extended natural family in Ghana, or his foster carer, in England.

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Twins A and B [2018] EWFC B80 (31 October 2018)

Judgment in care proceedings concerning twins aged less than a year old.

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Martin v Martin [2018] EWCA Civ 2866 (21 December 2018)

Appeal by wife and cross-appeal by husband against financial remedies order, in case in which the bulk of the wealth comprised shares in a private trading company.

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Quan v Bray & Ors [2018] EWHC 3558 (Fam) (20 December 2018)

Judgment on final hearing of W's financial remedies claim, in case in which it had been found that assets held within a trust were not, for the purposes of s.25 MCA, a resource of either H or W. W's capital claims adjourned, on basis that that it was foreseeable that at some stage in the future H would have accumulated sufficient sums to make a proper clean-break capital settlement on W.

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A and B (Children) [2018] EWHC 3491 (Fam) (20 December 2018)

Cross-applications by local authority and a journalist concerning the publication of details relating to the proceedings.

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