M (Children) [2011] EWCA Civ 1035 (1 July 2011)

Appeal against interim care order made solely to vest the local authority with power to tell the children of their father's previous convictions for sexual abuse. Appeal dismissed.

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H-W (Children) [2011] EWCA Civ 1027 (20 June 2011)

Care proceedings. Application for permission to appeal against findings of fact. Application granted.

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LR (Children) [2011] EWCA Civ 1034 (8 March 2011)

Care proceedings. Appeal by child against findings of fact. Appeal dismissed.

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A (A Child), Re [2011] EWCA Civ 1037 (25 August 2011)

Applications by father for permission to appeal against interim care order and fact-finding judgment. Applications dismissed.

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T v S (Wardship) [2011] EWHC 1608 (Fam) (27 May 2011)

Long-standing parental conflict over residence and contact. The child had been made a ward of court and there was a question whether the wardship should be continued.

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B (A Local Authority) v RM & Ors [2010] EWHC 3802 (Fam) (15 October 2010)

Case raising the question of whether and if so, on what basis a Court considering an application for a care order in respect of a young person with lifelong disabilities should transfer the case to the Court of Protection to be dealt with under the Mental Capacity Act, 2005, rather than the Children Act, 1989.

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Re W (Abduction: Committal) [2011] EWCA (17 August 2011)

Child abduction. Father received 2 prison sentences for failure to comply with order to disclose child's location and to cause child to return. Father appealed. Appeal dismissed.

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WCC v GS & Ors [2011] EWHC 2244 (COP) (15 July 2011)

Case involving an 83 year-old lady suffering from Alzheimer's disease, in which the court had to decide issues including her capacity to manage her finances, where she should live and her contact with her son.

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B (A Child), Re [2011] EWCA Civ 1001 (06 July 2011)

Appeal by father against decision to make no order as to contact and against the making of a Section 91(14) order. Appeal dismissed.

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P (Children), Re [2011] EWCA Civ 1016 (29 June 2011)

Appeal by father against contact order. Appeal dismissed.

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P v Independent Print Ltd [2011] EWCA Civ 756 (4 July 2011)

Court of Protection. Appeal against decision allowing media to attend substantive hearing. Appeal dismissed.

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Smith v Smith [2011] EWHC 2133 (Ch) (8 July 2011)

Inheritance Act claim by wife, who had separated from the husband 6 years before his death. She sought an interim lump sum and an order allowing her into her late husband's house. Applications refused.

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S-L (Children) [2011] EWCA Civ 1022 (23 May 2011)

Care proceedings. Appeal by father against refusal of application that he should be assessed with a view to caring for the children in the event that the mother proved unable to do so. Appeal allowed.

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Kremen v Agrest [2011] EWCA Civ 1014 (13 April 2011)

Application by the wife for permission to appeal against an order discharging a committal order that had been made against her husband. Permission granted.

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H (Children) [2011] EWCA Civ 1009 (7 July 2011)

Care proceedings. Appeal by mother against decision by judge that she did not have jurisdiction under the Human Rights Act to injunct the local authority from separating mother and child. The local authority conceded that she did have jurisdiction, and the Court of Appeal granted interim relief until such time as the judge could exercise her discretion.

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Manchester City Council v G & Ors [2011] EWCA Civ 939 (02 August 2011)

Appeal by local authority against costs order made in Court of Protection proceedings. Appeal dismissed.

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R v M [2011] EWHC 2132 (Fam) (18 May 2011)

Preliminary finding in divorce proceedings: for a foreign marriage to be recognised as a valid marriage it must be recognised as such in the jurisdiction in which it was undertaken. An Ahmahdi marriage in Pakistan must be recognised as valid marriage in this jurisdiction. A taliq is not sufficient to dissolve a marriage.

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S v D [2008] EWHC 1798 (Fam) (14 May 2008)

Application under the Child Abduction and Custody Act 1985 by a father for the return to Argentina of his two children, who were residing in England with their mother. Children expressed desire to remain in England. Application refused.

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KW v Lancaster City Council and Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2011] UKUT 266 (AAC) (4 July 2011)

Local authority paid benefits on basis that mother was not receiving child support. Child support arrears paid. Held that local authority could recover the overpayment of benefits in such circumstances.

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The Trustee in Bankruptcy of Claridge v Claridge and Claridge [2011] EWHC 2047 (Ch) (29 July 2011)

Appeal against the court's rejection of a claim under s 339 of the Insolvency Act 1986 by a trustee in bankruptcy that there was a transaction at an undervalue by a bankrupt husband to his wife. Held that whilst there was a transaction at an undervalue, the court would decline to make an order for relief under s 339(3) for reasons given.

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C (A Child) [2011] EWCA Civ 918 (15 June 2011)

Appeal against interim care orders made in respect of a six year old child. Appeal dismissed.

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