Yankah v Yankah [2011] EWCA Civ 921 (28 July 2011)

Husband bankrupt; order for sale made. Wife sought permission to appeal, contending that the judge should have made a discretionary order transferring the former matrimonial home to her. Permission refused.

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Iqbal v Ahmed [2011] EWCA Civ 900 (29 July 2011)

Appeal by executor as to reasonable financial provision for the widow of the deceased. Appeal dismissed.

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O, R (on the application of) v London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham [2011] EWCA Civ 925 (28 July 2011)

Application by local authority for permission to appeal against order granting permission to parents to bring judicial review proceedings against local authority decision concerning the accommodation provision to be made for their severely autistic child. Permission refused.

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Schalk and Kopf v Austria (App 301414-04) (22 November 2010)

Final judgment of the ECHR sitting as a Chamber. Male couple complained that the legal impossibility of a same-sex couple marrying under Austrian law violated their right to respect for private and family life and the principle of non-discrimination. Held, rejecting the complaint, that there is no breach of Article 12 where marriage is available to two people of the opposite sex but not two people of the same sex.

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N v N (Costs) [2011] EWCA Civ 979 (30 June 2011)

Husband successfully appealed against an order further extending the term of a maintenance order, and sought an order for costs. Held, no order as to costs.

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N v N [2011] EWCA Civ 940 (30 June 2011)

Wife obtained extension of maintenance term from December 2009 to April 2012. Wife appealed, and the term was extended to the end of August 2015, with a nominal joint lives order thereafter. The husband appealed against this order. Appeal allowed and original order restored.

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Widdows, R. v [2011] EWCA Crim 1500 (21 June 2011)

Appeal against conviction for harassment contrary to s.4 Protection from Harassment Act 1997. Held, that section is not normally appropriate for use as a means of criminalising conduct, not charged as violence, during incidents in a long and predominantly affectionate relationship in which both parties persisted and wanted to continue. Appeal allowed and conviction quashed.

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Golubovich v Golubovich [2011] EWCA Civ 479 (30 March 2011)

Appeals against two earlier decisions - one a judge's decision not to adjourn and the second a sum awarded to the wife.

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WM v CMEC [2011] UKUT 226 (AAC) (13 June 2011)

Appeals by the non-resident parent against decisions of a First-tier Tribunal regarding the calculation of his income. Held that those decisions were wrong, and should be set aside.

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R (A Child) [2011]EWHC 1715 (fam) (27 January 2011)

Care proceedings instituted after child suffered unexplained injuries. Held that the Local Authority had not proved the threshold findings as required by Section 31(2) of the Children Act 1989 and, accordingly, the proceedings were dismissed.

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S (A Child), Re [2011] EWCA Civ 812 (15 July 2011)

Appeal against an order refusing an application by the appellant for a residential parenting assessment pursuant to section 38(6) of the Children Act 1989. Appeal dismissed.

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A (A Minor) [2011] EWHC 1764 (Fam) (8 July 2011)

Application in care proceedings concerning a child, "A", for a reporting restriction order restraining publication of information concerning the family following the deaths of A's two brothers.

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O v O [2011] EWHC (Fam)

Judgment in the High Court clarifying the procedure under the Family Procedure Rules 2010 when seeking permission to appeal district judge's decision.

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R (R,E,J and K) v CAFCASS [2011] EWHC 1774 (Admin) (12 July 2011)

Judicial review proceedings in which the Official Solicitor, acting on behalf of four children as their Litigation Friend, sought a declaration that CAFCASS acted unlawfully and in breach of statutory duty by failing to allocate a children's guardian "earlier than the respective date on which CAFCASS did so allocate a named guardian." Claim dismissed.

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Brighton and Hove City Council v PM & Ors [2011] EWCA Civ 795 (12 July 2011)

Care proceedings. Appeal by local authority against an order that effectively left the matter of a child's maternity unresolved. Held that the court should decide the issue. The appeal was therefore allowed, and the case remitted to the county court.

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SH v HH [2011] EWCA Civ 796 (08 July 2011)

Appeal by father against wardship order on the basis that the court lacked jurisdiction as the child is not and has never been habitually resident or present here. Appeal allowed and wardship discharged.

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A and A v P, P and B [2011] EWHC 1738 (Fam) (8 July 2011)

Application made pursuant to section 54 of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008. Consideration of whether the court could make a parental order in favour of a deceased parent. Order granted.

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MK v CK [2011] EWCA Civ 793 (07 July 2011)

Mother granted leave to relocate to Canada. Father sought permission to appeal on the grounds, inter alia, that in explaining her decision the judge had referred only to the mother's case. Permission granted and appeal allowed.

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A County Council v K & Ors (By the Child's Guardian Ht) [2011] EWHC 1672 (Fam) (04 July 2011)

Care proceedings. Guidance given by the President on the issues raised after an anonymous referrer had expressed concerns about the case to CAFCASS.

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