H (A Child) [2010] EWCA Civ 448 (19 February 2010)

Appeal against a contact order in favour of father concerning a 4 1/2 month old child. Appeal allowed.

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S (Children) [2010] EWCA Civ 447 (11 March 2010)

Intractable contact dispute. Appeal against the conditions included in a contact order. Appeal allowed.

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RW v SW [2010] EWCA Civ 457 (29 April 2010)

Application by father for permission to appeal against contact and s.91(14) orders. Application heard by a single Lord Justice but adjourned to a full court.

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Richards, R. v [2010] EWCA Crim 835 (09 March 2010)

Appellant convicted for breach of a non-molestation order. Judge directed the jury that the burden was upon the appellant to prove that he had a reasonable excuse for doing what he did. Held, the burden was on the Crown and the conviction was therefore quashed.

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M (Children) [2010] EWCA Civ 67 (10 February 2010)

Appeals against finding of fact that a father had stabbed a mother, refusals to to allow permission to appeal, a residence order in favour of the mother and a finding that the threshold criteria under the Children Act 1989 section 31 had not been met. Appeals dismissed.

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CJ v Flintshire CC [2010] EWCA Civ 393 (15 April 2010)

Appeal by father, who was imprisoned for breaches of an injunction in care proceedings not to contact any of his daughters who were still minors, against refusal to order immediate discharge from prison. Appeal dismissed.

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S (Minors), Re [2010] EWCA Civ 421 (22 April 2010)

Application by a mother for permission to appeal against the removal of her two children into short-term foster care. Permission granted and appeal allowed.

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Re D (a child): CA (Civ Div) (8 April 2010)

Appeal by father against a decision permitting the respondent mother to remove their child, who was nearly five, from the jurisdiction of England and Wales. Appeal allowed.

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F (A Child) [2010] EWCA Civ 375 (12 March 2010)

Application by father for permission to appeal, with appeal to follow, care order. Application granted and appeal allowed.

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A v Independent News & Media [2010] EWCA Civ 343 (31 March 2010)

Appeal by the Official Solicitor against order allowing the press limited access to hearings under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 involving a gifted, well known but severely disabled adult. Appeal dismissed.

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B (Children) [2010] EWCA Civ 363 (17 February 2010)

Appeal against refusal to allow the Official Solicitor to appoint an expert child and family psychiatrist when acting as guardian for parents in care proceedings. Appeal allowed.

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EH v London Borough of Greenwich & Ors [2010] EWCA Civ 344 (09 April 2010)

Appeal against care and placement orders. Appeal allowed. Care and placement orders set aside and case returned to the judge for further consideration.

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D (A Child), Re [2010] EWCA Civ 593 (08 April 2010)

Application for permission to appeal against an order granting the mother permission to remove the child permanently to Australia. Application refused.

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Edwards v Edwards [2010] EWHC 652 (Ch) (11 March 2010)

Judgment arising from enforcement of a charging order against the matrimonial home where the wife had forged the husband's signature on a mortgage. An order for possession and sale under section 14 of TLATA was made in favour of the bank.

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Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission v Mitchell [2010] EWCA Civ 333 (30 March 2010)

Appeal by CMEC against an order that the Limitation Act 1980 applies to an application pursuant to section 39(a) of the Child Support Act 1991. Appeal allowed.

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S (A Child) [2010] EWCA Civ 325 (17 March 2010)

Appeal against an order requiring a mother to hand over her son to the father's residence, or if she failed to do so, that the Tipstaff would effect the transfer. Appeal allowed.

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Miller Smith v Miller Smith (No 2) [2009] EWHC 3623 (Fam) (7 December 2009)

Application by wife for delay in pronouncing decree absolute pending conclusion of the ancillary relief proceedings. Application refused.

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I (A Child) [2010] EWCA Civ 319 (17 February 2010)

Application by parents for permission to appeal, with appeal to follow, against refusal to set aside a judgment concerning findings that the mother of a child by a previous father had injured her first eldest daughter. Application granted but appeal dismissed.

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