A Local Authority v S [2009] EWHC 2115 (Fam) (8 May 2009)

Application for a care order regarding a child whose younger sibling is considered to be a victim of 'Shaken Baby Syndrome'.

Full report: Family Law Week

B, C, and D (Children), Re [2010] EWHC 262 (Fam) (05 February 2010)

Applications by natural parents to discharge injunctions forbidding them from publicising matters relating to children, who had been adopted. Applications granted, subject to restrictions.

Full report: Bailii

H v H [2010] EWHC 158 (Fam) (02 February 2010)

Ancillary relief application in which the primary issue was the husband's business, and whether the wife was entitled to a share of the business and the future income of the business. Held, she was entitled to a share in the business, but was not entitled to a share of future income.

Full report: Bailii

Re Z [2009] EWHC 3621 (Fam) (21 December 2009)

Application by husband seeking an order debarring the wife's solicitors from acting for her on the ground that the senior partner of that firm had previously acted, while at another firm, for the husband in financial proceedings with the wife. The order was made on condition of payment for some costs wasted by the wife.

Full report: Family Law Week

C (A Child) [2010] EWCA Civ 89 (21 January 2010)

Application by mother for permission to appeal, with appeal to follow, an order allowing staying contact for her child with the paternal grandparents where the father had been found to have been guilty of sexual misconduct with his son. Application granted and appeal allowed.

Full report: Family Law Week

Karsten v Markham [2009] EWHC 3658 (Ch) (17 December 2009)

Judgment arising in proceedings to enforce payment of debts between former cohabitants where the defendant claimed that a TR1 form and deed had been signed as a result of undue influence.

Full report: Family Law Week

Grey v Grey [2009] EWCA Civ 1424 (31 December 2009)

Appeal against order in ancillary relief proceedings where periodical payments were not discounted in the light of the wife's post-separation cohabitation. Appeal allowed.

Full report: Family Law Week

In re G (A Child) (Special Guardianship Order: Application for leave to apply to discharge) [2010] WLR (D) 32 (10 February 2010)

CHILDREN — Care proceedings — Special guardianship order — Order in favour of child’s grandmother — Mother of child applying for leave to apply to discharge order in light of change in circumstances — Judge refusing leave where not satisfied that change in circumstances “significant” — Guidance as to true construction of applicable provision and correct approach to such applications — Children Act 1989, s14D(5)(as inserted by Adoption and Children Act 2002, s 115)

Report: ICLR

The full report may now be found here: G (A child) [2010] EWCA Civ 300

W, R (on the application of) v London Borough of Brent [2010] EWHC 175 (Admin) (09 February 2010)

Application for judicial review of local authority's decision to place the Claimant's daughter for adoption. Application dismissed.

Full report: Bailii

D (Children), Re [2010] EWCA Civ 50 (09 February 2010)

Application for permission to appeal against an order giving the applicant's former wife permission to remove the parties' two sons permanently from the jurisdiction of England and Wales to reside with her in Slovakia. Application refused.

Full report: Bailii

Doctor A & Ors v Ward & Anor [2010] EWHC 205 (Fam) (09 February 2010)

Application by two doctors for permission to appeal against order dismissing application to protect their anonymity. Permission refused.

Full report: Bailii

W (Children), Re [2010] EWCA Civ 57 (09 February 2010)

Appeal by father against an order made in care proceedings refusing his application that the oldest of the five children who are the subject of the proceedings should attend the hearing in order to give oral evidence and in particular to be cross-examined on behalf of the father. Appeal dismissed.

Full report: Bailii

B v Reading Borough Council and others [2009] EWCA Civ 1515 (8 December 2009)

Renewed application for permission to appeal arising from claims by the applicant of misfeasance and negligence by public officers when investigating suspected child abuse. Application refused.

Full report: Family Law Week

S (A Child), Re [2010] EWHC 192 (Fam) (04 January 2010)

Application by father for residence order - father last had direct contact in February 2006, all efforts to re-start direct contact having failed due to the child's refusal to engage - Held, traumatic though it may be in the short term, it was in the best interests of the child's long-term welfare for him now to live with his father.

Full report: Bailii