Buehrlen v Buehrlen [2017] EWHC 3643 (Fam) (24 November 2017)

Appeal by husband against dismissal/refusal of application to instruct an employment expert, to give evidence as to the wife's earning capacity. Appeal dismissed.

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M (A Child) [2018] EWCA Civ 240 (20 February 2018)

Appeal by mother against dismissal of application to discharge care order. Appeal allowed.

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R (Children) [2018] EWCA Civ 198 (16 February 2018)

Appeal by father against finding that he had "used unreasonable force and unlawfully killed the mother", dealing with issue of the extent to which, if at all, the Family Court should import elements of criminal law into a fact-finding determination within child care proceedings.

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Re J [2018] EWFC 8 (13 February 2018)

Application by father to appeal against adoption order made in 2013 in favour of step-father. Appeal allowed and order set aside, on basis that father had not been a party to the proceedings, the mother having stated that she did not know the father's identity.

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M (A Child) [2017] EWCA Civ 245 (19 December 2017)

Appeal from a finding of fact made in care proceedings involving six children. Appeal dismissed.

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M (A Child) [2017] EWCA Civ 2356 (13 December 2017)

Appeal by father against order that mother could relocate with child to Columbia. Appeal allowed.

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In the matter of C (Children) [2018] UKSC 8 (14 February 2018)

Appeal by mother against decision of Court of Appeal to allow father's appeal against refusal of application for summary return of children to Australia, dealing with issue of "repudiatory retention". Appeal allowed.

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DB v CB [2017] EWHC 3559 (Fam) (06 November 2017)

Application by father for summary return of child to Switzerland. Application dismissed, on the basis that the child was habitually resident in England and Wales.

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EB v TN & Ors [2017] EWHC 3624 (Fam) (01 December 2017)

Application by woman for a declaration that a deceased man is her father.

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Baby N (Child : Fact Finding) [2018] EWFC B5 (19 January 2018)

Fact-finding hearing in care proceedings to determine cause of injury to child, after mother initially failed to tell the truth. Injury found to have been accidental.

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T (A Child: Care Order: Beyond Parental Control: Deprivation of Liberty: Authority to Administer Medication) (No 2) [2018] EWFC B7 (8 February 2018)

Further judgment in proceedings concerning a child aged 13 years and residing in a specialist residential unit under the auspices of an interim care order, including issue of administering medication.

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Re J (A Child - Intractable Contact) [2017] EWFC B103 (19 December 2017)

Application by father for leave to withdraw contact application, following intractable contact dispute.

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BL v TC & Anor [2017] EWHC 3363 (Fam) (24 November 2017)

Application by mother for the return of 14 year old child to the USA, and by father for orders to secure the child living in England. Mother's application withdrawn.

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An NHS Trust v S & L (A Child) (Witholding Life Sustaining Invasive Treatment) [2017] EWHC 3619 (Fam) (10 November 2017)

Application by NHS Trust for declarations relating to the continued treatment of a young child suffering from a terminal condition.

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Dorset County Council v Goodall [2017] EWFC 87 (27 November 2017)

Application by local authority for committal of father of children taken into care, for breaching a series of injunctions made against him.

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HB (Care & Placement Orders), Re [2018] EWFC B4 (30 January 2018)

Applications for care and placement orders in relation to a one year old child of unusually young parents.

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Anderson v Spencer [2018] EWCA Civ 100 (07 February 2018)

Appeal against order directing that DNA extracted from a deceased man should be tested against a bodily sample to be taken from the Respondent, to establish whether the deceased was or was not the Respondent's biological father. Appeal dismissed.

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J (DV Facts) [2018] EWCA Civ 115 (06 February 2018)

Appeal by father against no contact and indirect contact only orders in respect of two children. Appeal allowed, but no other order made, as it was considered too late to contemplate a re-hearing.

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Y & Z (Children : Hague Convention) [2017] EWFC 102 (13 October 2017)

Application by father for summary return of two children to USA. Return ordered.

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A and K (Children : Placement Orders) [2018] EWFC B3 (1 February 2018)

Applications for Care and Placement Orders in respect of two children aged six and four.

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