Worcestershire County Council v AA [2019] EWHC 1855 (Fam) (15 July 2019)

Care proceedings concerning 13 year old child who had spent nearly 8 years of his life living in foster care pursuant to s.20.

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AB v CD [2019] EWHC 1695 (Fam) (02 July 2019)

Judgment concerning, inter alia, issue of whether child should be told that mother's husband is not his father, and the identity of his father.

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H v W [2019] EWHC 1897 (Fam) (17 July 2019)

Cross-applications by husband and wife, raising issue of whether amended arbitration award should be given effect, or whether it should be remitted, set aside or varied.

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London Borough of Tower Hamlets -v- NB and AU (Court of Protection) [2019] EWCOP27 (16 July 2019)

Further judgment in proceedings concerning issue of whether woman with learning difficulty had capacity to consent to sexual relations.

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In the matter of TT and YY [2019] EWHC 1823 (Fam) (11 July 2019)

Application by media for removal of anonymity order, in case concerning man who sought to be registered as father of child he gave birth to after he had transitioned to male.

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F (A Child) (Fact-Finding Appeal), Re [2019] EWCA Civ 1244 (16 July 2019)

Appeal by father from a fact-finding judgment given in the course of care proceedings. Appeal allowed.

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The Metropolitan Police Service v Bile & Anor [2019] EWHC 1868 (Fam) (01 July 2019)

Application for forced marriage protection order, raising issue of whether, where the proceedings had been triggered by the Forced Marriage Unit, the appropriate applicant should be the police or the FMU.

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A (Child), Re [2019] EWFC B34 (25 June 2019)

Applications for care and placement orders in relation to a 7 month old child. Care order agreed, but as to placement, the 'nothing else will do' test not established by the local authority.

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PQ & Anor v RS & Ors (Rev 1) [2019] EWHC 1643 (Ch) (04 July 2019)

Application by trustees of a discretionary settlement created in 1968 seeking the Court’s confirmation and approval that they have the power to execute a Deed of Appointment to include a child born out of wedlock (who otherwise may not be a beneficiary due to common law rules of construction) as a beneficiary of the trust. Application granted.

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O'Dwyer v O'Dwyer [2019] EWHC 1838 (Fam) (12 July 2019)

Appeal by husband against spousal maintenance order, on the basis that the judge was wrong to identify the income stream of a business as matrimonial property. Appeal allowed.

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AB (Termination of Pregnancy), Re [2019] EWCA Civ 1215 (11 July 2019)

Appeal against order that would have allowed the termination of the pregnancy of a 24-year-old woman with moderate learning disabilities. Appeal allowed.

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A Local Authority v C [2019] EWHC 1782 (Fam) (12 April 2019)

Application for a care order in respect of two children, whose father had been convicted of murdering their mother.

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W-P (Children) [2019] EWCA Civ 1120

This case concerns an appeal by the mother against special guardianship orders that were made in respect of her two sons, L (10) and A (9) in favour of their paternal grandparents.

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LB Waltham Forest v X, Y, Z & Ors (Inherent Jurisdiction) [2019] EWHC 846 (Fam) (03 April 2019)

Application by local authority for permission to invoke inherent jurisdiction and thereafter orders in wardship in respect of two girls, the authority seeking an order for their summary return to this jurisdiction together with Forced Marriage Protection Orders and FGM Protection Orders.

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A (Withdrawal of Applications) [2019] EWHC 709 (Fam) (21 March 2019)

Application by local authority for permission to withdraw applications for FGM protection orders in relation to five girls.

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Akhmedova v Akhmendov & Ors (Injunctive Relief) [2019] EWHC 1705 (Fam) (03 July 2019)

Application by wife to extend freezing order, in connection with enforcement of a financial award.

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Gray v Hurley [2019] EWHC 1636 (QB) (25 June 2019)

Judgment in Queen's Bench Division providing international family lawyers with a meticulous overview on establishing forum. A claim issued first elsewhere in the world, may not of itself be determinative. World-wide assets were brought under the overarching jurisdiction of the High Court. The sophisticated construct of trust claims engaged specific Articles.

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United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust v CD [2019] EWCOP 24 (04 July 2019)

Application by NHS Trust relating to the care and treatment of a 35 week pregnant 27 year old woman suffering from paranoid schizophrenia and emotionally unstable personality disorder.

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