LSdC (A Child) [2012] EWHC 983 (Fam) (24 April 2012)

Residence dispute in which the father contended that the Portuguese court (which had been seised of the proceedings) retained jurisdiction whereas the mother wished the English courts to determine the matter.

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Chapman v Jaume [2012] EWCA Civ 476 (29 March 2012)

Cohabitation. Appeal against decision that the appellant was not entitled to the return of money spent by him on improvements to the respondent's property. Appeal allowed.

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Gallagher v Lawrence [2011] EWHC 1375 (Fam) (07 June 2011)

Hearing of financial remedy claim following dissolution of civil partnership.

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LB of Islington v Al Alas and Wray [2012] EWHC 865 (Fam) (19 April 2012)

Care proceedings. Child removed at birth following the death of her brother, who suffered from rickets. Held that the parents were not responsible for the death, and that the child should be returned to her parents.

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Re H-W (Care Proceedings: Non-Accidental Injuries) [2012] EWCA (26 March 2012)

Care proceedings. The cause of the injury did not support a finding that the child was at risk of long-term harm. Appeal allowed.

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K (Children) [2012] EWHC Case No. LS09C05566 (14 December 2011)

Wardship proceedings concerning three disabled children.

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F v F [2012] EWHC 438 (Fam) (5 March 2012)

Final hearing of a financial remedy application in a complex big money case.

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Yates v Yates [2012] EWCA Civ 532 (28 March 2012)

W awarded lump sum to discharge mortgage on matrimonial home and periodical payments for 3 years. W re-mortgaged matrimonial home, and used the sum to purchase a non-income producing bond. W obtained extension of 3 year term. H appealed. Appeal allowed.

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M (A Child) [2012] EWCA Civ 446 (14 March 2012)

Contact application. Appeal by father against s.91(14) order. Appeal allowed.

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P (Children) [2012] EWCA Civ 401 (7 March 2012)

Care proceedings. Appeal against care and placement orders. Appeal allowed.

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P (A Child) [2011] EWCA Civ 1793 (23 June 2011)

Care proceedings. Application for permission to appeal order for removal of child from the mother. Application granted but appeal dismissed.

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S v Z [2012] EWHC 846 (Fam) (09 March 2012)

Application by a mother for permission to take her child to live permanently in Tanzania. Application allowed.

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KK v MA & Ors [2012] EWHC 788 (Fam) (29 March 2012)

Judgment in financial remedy proceedings concerning the entitlement to various assets.

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J (Children), Re [2012] EWCA Civ 380 (03 April 2012)

Appeal by local authority against the dismissal of care proceedings where the only facts leading to the application were findings made in previous proceedings involving the mother in a different family unit, where the perpetrator of violence to a child had not been identified. Appeal dismissed.

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Grubb v Grubb [2012] EWCA Civ 398 (01 March 2012)

Husband ordered to pay wife's costs of her claim for ancillary relief. Costs agreed, but the husband still sought the filing of forms H and detailed bills. Application refused.

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