Bar'yudin v Pilipenko [2012] EWCA Civ 1524 (25 October 2012)

Appeal against warrant of possession and committal order made in proceedings to enforce order for ancillary relief. Appeal dismissed.

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Re W (Contact Order: Revocation of Direct Contact) [2012] EWCA (15 November 2012)

Appeal by father against order that he have no direct contact for the foreseeable future, in view of his behaviour. Appeal dismissed.

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Re L (Child Abduction: Declaration) [2012] EWHC 1234 (Fam) (19 April 2012)

Mother unlawfully retained child in Kansas. Application by father for a declaration as to the habitual residence of the child. Declared that the child was habitually resident in England and Wales.

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N (A Child) [2012] EWCA Civ 1563 (31 October 2012)

Appeal against care and placement orders on the grounds that the judge effectively heard no submissions from the parents as to the merits of the case. Appeal allowed.

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K (Children), Re [2012] EWCA Civ 1549 (29 November 2012)

Appeal by mother and stepfather 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. Appeal dismissed.

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Re M (Oral Evidence: Vulnerable Witness) [2012] EWCA (21 November 2012)

Fact-finding hearing. Psychologist recommended that due to father's vulnerability, special measures should be put in place when he gave oral evidence. None were available and the judge refused to adjourn. Father's appeal allowed.

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Re E (Wardship Order: Child in Voluntary Accommodation) [2012] EWCA (22 November 2012)

Held, there was nothing in s100 of the Children Act to prevent the court from making an order in wardship where a child was being voluntarily accommodated.

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Re SC (Placement Order: Order Made in Respect of Part of Sibling Group) [2012] EWCA (22 November 2012)

Appeal against final care orders in respect of a family of seven children and placement orders in respect of the youngest two. Appeal dismissed.

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Re I (Placement Order: Alternatives for Long-Term Care) [2012] EWCA (20 November 2012)

Placement order. Appeal against refusal to order contact with the biological family. Appeal dismissed.

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MXB v East Sussex Hospitals Trust [2012] EWHC 3279 (QBD) (20 November 2012)

Application for reporting restriction that would cover digital media. Application allowed.

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Crown Prosecution Service & Anor v Gohil [2012] EWCA Civ 1550 (26 November 2012)

Ancillary relief. Appeal against order that CPS should disclose to wife documents which they had obtained from foreign states pursuant to letters of request under section 7 of Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003. Appeal allowed.

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Slater v Condappa [2012] EWCA Civ 1506 (22 November 2012)

Appeal by former cohabitee against dismissal of her claim to a beneficial interest in a property in which she had cohabited with the respondent. Appeal dismissed.

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S v M [2012] EWHC (15 November 2012)

Appeal by husband against maintenance order. Appeal allowed.

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Sharbatly v Shagroon [2012] EWCA Civ 1507 (21 November 2012)

Appeal against decision that the 'wife' could proceed with an application under Part III MFPA 1984, on the grounds that there had never been a valid marriage. Appeal allowed.

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Re C (Contact) [2012] EWCA (14 November 2012)

Care proceedings. Appeal by father against s.34(4) order. Appeal dismissed.

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Re F (Contact Application Via the Official Solicitor) [2012] EWCA (8 November 2012)

Parents of 2 children classed as vulnerable. Father's application through Official Solicitor to have contact with child living with mother refused. He appealed. Appeal allowed.

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X and Y (Children), Re [2012] EWCA Civ 1500 (19 November 2012)

Appeal against order varying reporting restriction to permit publication of Executive Summary of Serious Case Review. Appeal allowed.

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Re B (Placement For Adoption: Grandmother’s Objection) [2012] EWCA (9 November 2012)

Care proceedings. Appeal by grandmother against placement order. Appeal allowed.

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Re C (Contact: Appeal) [2012] EWCA (14 November 2012)

Local authority granted a s 34(4) order permitting a cessation of contact between the father and children. Father appealed. Appeal dismissed.

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R (ota of Kadri) v Birmingham City Council [2012] EWCA Civ 1432 (7 November 2012)

Three appeals (with permission applications) re. age assessments of unaccompanied minors. Approach to be taken in cases of conflict between the assessments of local authority and The Sec. of State for the Home Department.

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Re: A (A child) [2012] EWCA Civ 1477 (16 November 2012)

Care proceedings. Application by parents for permission to appeal against refusal to re-open fact-finding process, and the making of a placement order. Permission refused.

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See also Bailii version (reported as Re C (A child).

A Local Authority v A Mother & Ors [2012] EWHC 2969 (Fam) (26 October 2012)

Care proceedings involving a child who suffered uncontrolled asthma whilst in her parents' care.

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Pankhania v Chandegra [2012] EWCA Civ 1438 (09 November 2012)

Appeal against dismissal of claim for order for sale of jointly owned property and equal division of net proceeds, and declaration that the ownership of the property resided solely with the defendant. Appeal allowed.

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N (A Child) [2012] EWCA Civ 1449 (5 October 2012)

Application for permission to appeal against a return order under the Hague Convention. Application refused.

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B (A Child) [2012] EWCA Civ 1475 (14 November 2012)

Appeal against care order in a "highly complex case" based upon anticipated future harm. Appeal dismissed.

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X v Y & Ors [2012] EWHC 2838 (Fam) (16 October 2012)

Application by mother for summary return of children to Australia. Application dismissed, in view of objections of eldest child.

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G (A Child) [2012] EWCA Civ 1408 (31 August 2012)

Care proceedings. Applications for permission to appeal by local authority and mother against findings of fact in respect of injuries to the child. Applications refused.

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ET, R (on the application of) v London Borough of Islington & Anor [2012] EWHC 3228 (Admin) (30 October 2012)

Application for judicial review of local authority risk assessment in respect of three children. Application dismissed.

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Gray v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions & Anor [2012] EWCA Civ 1412 (05 November 2012)

Appeal against child support assessment, involving issue of whether CMEC or a Tribunal have to rely on figures from HMRC for the absent parent's self-employed earnings. Held that they do not, and could make their own findings of fact as to the parent's actual income.

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Re L [2012] EWHC 3069 (Fam) (8 October 2012)

Cross-applications for sole residence and application by mother for leave to remove the child to the USA. Relocation application rejected and shared residence order made.

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Re N (Care Proceedings: Adoption) [2012] EWCA (31 October 2012)

During care proceedings the judge made an order that the children be placed for adoption without hearing submissions from the parents. Appeal allowed.

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G (Children) [2012] EWCA Civ 1434 (07 November 2012)

Appeal against variation of shared residence order and termination of contact. Appeal allowed.

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K (Children) [2012] EWCA Civ 1433 (07 November 2012)

Application for permission to appeal against care and placement orders. Permission refused.

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Re G (Contact: Variation) [2012] EWCA (30 October 2012)

Appeal by father against variation of contact. Appeal allowed.

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Malialis v Malialis [2012] EWCA Civ 1748 (24 October 2012)

The husband appealed financial orders made following divorce. The appeal was partly allowed.

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McRoberts v McRoberts [2012] EWHC 2966 (Ch) (1 November 2012)

Application to release a bankrupt from bankruptcy debt arising under an order made in family proceedings. Application dismissed.

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KH v CMEC (CSM) [2012] UKUT 329 (AAC) (18 September 2012)

Appeal by absent parent against decision of First-tier Tribunal, after tribunal decided to proceed with hearing in his absence. Appeal allowed.

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Vogel v Lothschutz [2012] EWHC (19 October 2012)

Case concerning the enforcement of a German maintenance agreement.

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Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission v Gibbons; Same v Karoonian [2012] EWCA Civ 1379 (30 October 2012)

CHILD MAINTENANCE — Enforcement — Committal to prison — Non-resident parent not complying with order to pay maintenance — Statutory power, in case of wilful refusal or culpable neglect, to commit to prison and/or disqualify from holding or obtaining driving licence — Pre-condition that distress under statute should have been “sought” — True construction of word “sought” — Whether body seeking enforcement having sought distress — Child Support Act 1991, s 39A (as inserted by Child Support, Pensions & Security Act 2000, s 16(1)).

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