Re S (Declaration of Parentage) [2012] EWCA Civ 1160 (23 August 2012)

Father murdered mother. Appeal by father against refusal of declaration of paternity. Appeal allowed.

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McNulty v McNulty [2012] EW Misc 30 (CC) (31 August 2012)

Application to commit for breach of orders prohibiting the respondent from dissipating inheritance monies.

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K (Children), Re [2012] EWCA Civ 1169 (30 August 2012)

Application by mother and stepfather for permission to appeal against interim care order removing the child from their care and placing him with the maternal grandparents, and a special guardianship order made in favour of the maternal grandparents. Application granted.

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Carlson v Switzerland ECHR (App No 49492/06) (6 November 2008)

American father issued Hague proceedings for the return of the child from Switzerland. The application was refused 4 months later on the grounds of consent. The father successfully claimed the proceedings had breached his Art 8, European Convention rights and had been unjustifiably delayed.

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L (A Child), Re [2012] EWCA Civ 1157 (21 August 2012)

Appeal by father against refusal to enforce a Portuguese judgment and decision that the English court had jurisdiction to deal with the mother's application for residence. Appeal allowed.

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Suggitt v Suggitt & Anor [2012] EWCA Civ 1140 (19 June 2012)

Appeal against property order made on the basis of proprietary estoppel. Appeal dismissed.

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Winter v Winter [2010] EWHC 3825 (Fam) (30 June 2010)

Committal application for breach of an order made in proceedings relating to the enforcement of a maintenance order. Suspended sentence of imprisonment imposed.

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C (A Child) [2012] EWCA Civ 1144 (11 July 2012)

Appeal against return order after the child changed her mind about returning to her father in Canada. The mother also sought the dismissal of the father's application, but this was refused and the matter was remitted to the Family Division.

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R v R [2012] EWHC 2390 (Fam) (13 August 2012)

Judgment in wife's application for financial remedy orders on dissolution of marriage, in case involving, inter alia, the evaluation of the wife's contributions to the development of the husband's company.

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Re B (Refusal to Grant Interim Care Order) [2012] EWCA (16 August 2012)

Appeal by local authority against a decision not to grant interim care orders in respect of two children. Appeal dismissed.

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Re Ali [2012] EWHC 2302 (Admin) (18 July 2012)

Applications for declarations of beneficial interests in a number of properties by various family members of the husband, such claims being opposed by a receiver appointed to enforce a confiscation order.

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E v E [2012] EWCA (8 August 2012)

Appeal by W against order that decree nisi be made absolute once H had transferred a number of shares to her, on basis that W would be prejudiced if decree was made absolute before her financial appeal was heard. Appeal allowed.

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N (A Child) [2012] EWCA Civ 1086 (11 July 2012)

Appeal claiming that the court had jurisdiction under the High Court's inherent jurisdiction to make orders in relation to a child, who is a British subject, notwithstanding the fact that that child is now present and habitually resident in another jurisdiction. Appeal dismissed.

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B (Children) [2012] EWCA Civ 1082 (5 July 2012)

Children Act Sch. 1 application by mother. Application for permission to appeal against decision that the mother was habitually resident within this jurisdiction. Application refused.

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Re B and H (Fact-Finding Hearing: Disability of Potential Perpetrator) [2012] EWCA (1 August 2012)

Care proceedings. Appeal against determination that it would be impossible or impractical to hold a fact-finding hearing in relation to allegations of sexual abuse made against the father, due to his learning difficulties. Appeal allowed.

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L v P (Paternity Test: Child's Objection) [2011] EWHC 3399 (Fam) (28 July 2011)

Case concerning the issue of whether a 15-year-old should be compelled to provide DNA to discover whether the man named on her birth certificate was in fact her father. The court refused to order a DNA test.

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Sheffield CC v Bradford MBC [2012] EWCA (22 June 2012)

Case concerning the determination of the local authority in which the child was ordinarily resident.

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MA v JA and the Attorney General [2012] EWHC 2219 (Fam) (27 July 2012)

Application for a declaration under section 55(a) of the Family Law Act 1986 that a marriage which took place at a mosque was valid. Application granted.

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Re W (Withdrawal of Allegations of Abuse) [2012] EWCA (24 July 2012)

Appeal by mother against refusal of permission to revive allegations of abuse against the father that she had previously withdrawn. Appeal dismissed.

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T (Children) [2011] EWCA Civ 1818 (13 October 2011)

Care proceedings. Appeal against order that the third intervener be discharged as an intervener. Appeal dismissed.

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Re C (Indirect Contact) [2012] EWCA (25 July 2012)

Appeal against order that the father should receive a photo of the child each year. Appeal allowed.

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