Llewelyn v Rickard [2013] EWCA Civ 1677 (5 November 2013)

Application for permission to appeal against a ruling that the appellant had no beneficial interest in the family home. Application granted.

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A Local Authority v C [2013] EWHC 4036 (Fam) (16 September 2013)

Application by local authority for a without notice order enabling them to remove child from mother immediately after birth.

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M (Children), Re [2013] EWHC 3758 (Fam) (07 November 2013)

Care proceedings concerning four children of two fathers, in which the mother passed the children into the care of her parents.

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Kinderis v Kineriene [2013] EWHC 4139 (Fam) (18 December 2013)

Hague Convention proceedings in which the father sought the return of the child to Lithuania and the mother raised an Article 13 defence.

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Button v Salama [2013] EWHC 4152 (Fam) (19 December 2013)

Further application by a mother to commit the father of their child to prison for contempt of court in relation to the breach of an order requiring him to return the child to England and Wales.

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D (A Child) [2013] EWHC 4078 (Fam) (18 December 2013)

Care proceedings in which the mother sought a transfer of the proceedings to the courts of the Czech Republic for disposal there.

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Whiting, Re [2013] EWHC B27 (Fam) (13 December 2013)

Application brought by the director of Adult Services to commit person in a relationship with a vulnerable adult for breach of an injunction made by a district judge in the Court of Protection.

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E (A Child), Re [2011] EWHC 3453 (Fam) (19 December 2011)

Care proceedings involving a Nigerian child where the parties claiming to be her parents were found not to be.

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L County Council v MD & Anor [2013] EWHC B25 (Fam) (06 December 2013)

Application by local authority to commit parents for failure to comply with orders requiring them to identify the children's whereabouts.

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NHS v VT & Anor [2013] EWHC B26 (Fam) (13 November 2013)

Application by NHS Trust for a declaration, both in respect of capacity and in relation to medical treatment, of a patient in their care.

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TAQ v AA [2013] EWCA Civ 1661 (19 December 2013)

Application for permission to appeal against dismissal of application challenging the lawfulness of a Standard Authorisation made under Schedule A1 of the MCA authorizing the deprivation of appellant's son's liberty. Application dismissed.

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TM, Re [2013] EWHC 4103 (Fam) (17 December 2013)

Application by NHS Trust for the consent of the court to certain medical treatment of a seven-year-old child.

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J & R (Children), Re [2013] EWHC 4100 (Fam) (15 July 2013)

Care proceedings. Application by parents for adjournment for further assessment by consultant regarding injuries to child.

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Hertfordshire County Council v H [2013] EWHC 4049 (Fam) (05 July 2013)

Application by a local authority to withdraw care proceedings. Application granted.

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Torrington v Torrington [2013] EWCA Civ 1631 (21 November 2013)

W's application for permission to appeal from a judgment and order that a separation agreement made 20 years earlier, but never made an order of the court, should become an order of the court. Application refused.

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J (Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 1685 (18 December 2013)

Appeal by mother against care order. Appeal dismissed.

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TM, Re [2013] EWHC 4043 (Fam) (12 December 2013)

Judgment concerning injunction on reporting in proceedings concerning application by NHS Trust for the consent of the court to certain medical treatment of a seven-year-old child.

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A Local Authority v DB (Mother) & Ors [2013] EWHC 4066 (Fam) (06 December 2013)

Care proceedings. Fact-finding hearing concerning issue of whether injuries to child were non-accidental.

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Z v Y [2013] EWHC 3381 (Fam) (05 November 2013)

Application by father for return of child under Hague Convention. Application granted.

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P (A Child) [2013] EWHC 4048 (Fam) (17 December 2013)

Judgment on application for reporting restriction in 'forced caesarean' case.

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P, Re [2013] EWHC 4037 (Fam) (13 December 2013)

Application for reporting restriction in 'forced caesarean' case.

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A (A Child), Re [2013] EWHC 3502 (Fam) (01 July 2013)

Care proceedings. Fact-finding hearing to ascertain cause of injuries to the child.

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HA (A Child) , Re [2013] EWHC 3634 (Fam) (28 November 2013)

Care proceedings in respect of 7 month old child. Care and placement orders made.

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P (A Child), Re [2012] EWCC 6 (Fam) (15 November 2012)

Care proceedings. Appeal by grandparents against refusal of permission to apply for a residence order.

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JO v GO & Ors [2013] EWHC 3932 (COP) (13 December 2013)

Court of Protection judgment concerning application by daughter of 88 year old woman lacking capacity for order that she be returned to England from Scotland.

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A (Children), Re [2013] EWCA Civ 1611 (13 December 2013)

Appeal by local authority against placement order with conditions attached and cross-appeal by mother seeking the discharge of the placement order if the local authority's appeal is successful. Both appeals allowed and placement order set aside.

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An NHS Trust v R (a child) and Mr & Mrs R (Parents) [2013] EWHC 2340 (Fam) (19 September 2013)

Judgment in dispute regarding medical treatment for a child, in particular as to whether ventilation should be withdrawn.

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LRP (A Child) (Care Proceedings: Placement Order) [2013] EWHC 3974 (Fam) (12 December 2013)

Final hearing of local authority's application for care and placement orders in relation to a 10 week old infant.

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Muema v Muema [2013] EWHC 3864 (Fam) (10 June 2013)

Application by husband for an order under section 37(2)(b) MCA to set aside a notice to quit that was signed by his estranged wife. Application dismissed.

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Re H, R and E (Children) [2013] EWHC 3857 (Fam) (2 September 2013)

Application under the Hague Convention for the summary return of three children from this country to the Netherlands. Return ordered.

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Walker v Walker [2013] EWHC 3973 (Fam) (28 October 2013)

Application by a husband for permission to appeal financial remedies order. Permission granted.

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R (Hodkin & Anor) v Registrar General of Births, Deaths and Marriages [2013] UKSC 77 (11 December 2013)

Appeal concerning the question whether a church of the Church of Scientology was recordable as a "place of meeting for religious worship", with the effect that a valid ceremony of marriage could be performed there.

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Re P [2013] EWHC (4 December 2013)

Application for reporting restriction in 'forced caesarean' case.

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YLA v PM & MZ [2013] EWHC 3622 (Fam) (20 November 2013)

Court of Protection proceedings concerning a vulnerable adult, and care proceedings concerning her child.

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Re A and B (Withdrawal of Fact-Finding Hearing) [2013] EWHC (29 January 2013)

Judgment in care proceedings where the local authority was granted permission to withdraw the fact-finding hearing.

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ACCG & Anor v MN & Ors [2013] EWHC 3859 (COP) (20 November 2013)

Application for a final order pursuant to s16(2)(a) of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 in relation to, inter alia, the accommodation of a 20 year old man who suffers from profound disabilities.

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Asaad v Kurter [2013] EWHC 3852 (Fam) (05 December 2013)

Judgment concerning the validity of a marriage and whether the petitioner was entitled to a decree of divorce, a decree of nullity or no remedy at all.

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AH v PH [2013] EWHC 3873 (Fam) (12 June 2013)

Financial remedies application involving marriage settlement.

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Akhtar v Ayoub [2013] EWHC 3840 (Fam) (08 November 2013)

Wardship proceedings in which the children live with the father in England and the mother is unable to travel to England from Pakistan.

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Re AA [2012] EWHC 4378 (COP) (23 August 2012)

Judgment declaring that it was in the medical best interests of a seriously mentally ill and incapacitated patient to give birth by caesarean section.

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B v IB [2013] EWHC 3755 (Fam) (29 November 2013)

Judgment concerned with issue of whether an application by the wife under s423 Insolvency Act 1986 should be dismissed, where the husband had died and the wife intended to commence proceedings under the Inheritance Act.

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EG v JG [2013] EW Misc 21 (CC) (01 December 2013)

Mother's application for a specific issue order about the choice of secondary schools for the 4 youngest children of a Jewish family.

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In the Matter of KL (A Child) [2013] UKSC 75 (4 December 2013)

Judgment dealing with issue of the correct approach to be taken to the situation where a child is removed from his/her country of residence pursuant to a return order under the Hague Convention, which order is made erroneously and overturned on appeal.

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F v Y [2013] EWHC (17 July 2013)

Mother removed child to Russia without father's consent, but father acquiesced and therefore his application to English court was dismissed.

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P (A Child) [2013] EW Misc 20 (CC) (01 February 2013)

Care and placement proceedings in respect of child of Italian mother suffering from bipolar affective disorder.

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RGB v Cwm Taf Health Board & Ors [2013] EWHC B23 (COP) (10 October 2013)

Application by husband of woman with Alzheimer's disease for declarations that Health Board acted unlawfully in depriving him and/or his wife of a right to family life.

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LJ v JD [2013] EWHC 3632 (Fam) (20 May 2013)

Committal application for breach of domestic violence undertaking.

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Shagroon v Sharbatly [2013] EWHC 3756 (Fam) (29 November 2013)

Judgment in proceedings to enforce undertakings given in the course of proceedings under Part III of the Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984.

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X v Latvia (Application no. 27853/09) (26 November 2013)

Referral to Grand Chamber of decision that Latvian courts had breached mother's Article 8 rights when ordering return of child to Australia. Held that there had been a violation of Article 8, the Latvian court having failed to carry out an effective examination of the mother's allegations under Article 13 (b).

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Constantinides v Constantinides [2013] EWHC 3688 (Fam) (06 November 2013)

Appeal by husband against committal for non-payment of maintenance order. Appeal allowed.

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M v M [2013] EWHC 3372 (Fam) (1 November 2013)

Application by wife for indemnity costs followings findings amounting to serious litigation misconduct by the husband and respondent companies in proceedings under Part III of the Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984. Applications granted.

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Tchenquiz -Imerman v Imerman [2013] EWHC 3627 (Fam) (22 November 2013)

Judgment explaining reasons for disclosure order requiring beneficiaries of offshore discretionary trusts to disclose copies of documents which had been provided to them for the purposes of an application which had been made to the Royal Court of Jersey by the trustee of some of those trusts.

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Young v Young [2013] EWHC 3637 (Fam)

Judgment in high-profile financial remedies application.

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C v D [2013] EWHC 2989 (Fam) (30 September 2013)

Hague Convention proceedings brought by father seeking return of child to Spain. Return order made.

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L, Re (Leave To Oppose Making of Adoption Order) [2013] EWCA Civ 1481 (21 November 2013)

Appeal by mother against refusal to grant her permission under section 47(5) of the Adoption and Children Act 2002 to oppose the making of an adoption order. Appeal allowed.

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D, Re (Leave To Oppose Making of Adoption Order) [2013] EWCA Civ 1480 (21 November 2013)

Appeal by mother against refusal to grant her permission under section 47(5) of the Adoption and Children Act 2002 to oppose the making of an adoption order. Appeal dismissed.

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C (A Child), Re [2013] EWCA Civ 1412 (21 November 2013)

Appeal by father against order refusing direct contact, where there had been an assumption of alleged facts against father when the court had not conducted a finding of fact hearing. Appeal allowed.

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AT & Ors v London Borough Of Islington [2013] EWCA Civ 1505 (14 June 2013)

Application for permission to appeal against dismissal of claim for judicial review of decisions of local authority, including failure to assess the needs of two children as "children in need". Application refused.

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A & B (Children), Re [2013] EWHC B22 (Fam) (29 January 2013)

Care proceedings in which one child had died and another had sustained injuries.

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Wiltshire Council v F & Ors [2013] EWHC 2747 (Fam) (26 April 2013)

Care proceedings involving a Ghanaian boy who was not the child of the people who purported to be his parents.

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W, Re [2013] EWHC 3570 (Fam) (09 October 2013)

Application for parental orders by the biological parents of children, who were carried by a surrogate mother.

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G v B [2013] EWHC 3414 (Fam) (07 November 2013)

Judgment following hearing of wife's financial remedies application, in which she claimed that the husband had failed to disclose assets.

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C (A Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 1491 (28 June 2013)

Application for permission to appeal a Schedule 1 order in which the M was the non-resident parent. The judge had refused her application for regular maintenance payments, provision for her to remain in the house she had shared with the child for 11 years and a lump sum to refurbish the property. The application for permission to appeal was refused.

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W (Children) [2013] EWCA Civ 1488 (20 August 2013)

Mother's appeal against an order that the child's name be changed so that his middle name was that of his father. The appeal was allowed to the limited extent that the decision should be made again, on the basis that the judge had not applied the right test.

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Surrey County Council v Al-Hilli & Ors [2013] EWHC 3404 (Fam) (04 November 2013)

Special guardianship orders made in favour of aunt and uncle of two girls whose parents were killed.

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Assoun v Assoun [2013] EWCA Civ 1457 (16 October 2013)

Financial provision case where the H was arguing against a ruling that he was in a prosperous position and therefore could afford to pay for his W's legal costs as well as his own. H complained that the judge had failed to look into the means of the W, because H said that she did have available money to obtain legal services for the purposes of the proceedings, whilst he did not. The H's application for permission to appeal was refused but the judge said 'woe betide his wife if it turns out that the basis on which she obtained this substantial order turns out to be false'.

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P (Children) [2013] EWCA Civ 1475 (22 October 2013)

Application by M's partner for permission to appeal a finding that it was more likely than not that M's daughter had suffered a non-accidental injury and that the perpetrator was her partner. This finding was made even though the judge said that the medical evidence was equivocal. The application was granted because the judge considered not only that there was an argument with a real prospect of success but also that the seriousness of the consequences for the partner provided a compelling reason to grant permission.

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A v A [2013] EWHC 3554 (Fam) (07 November 2013)

Interim care order made after return of children from Pakistan, in accordance with earlier order.

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K (A Child: Wardship: Publicity), Re (No 2) [2013 EWHC B21 (Fam) (08 November 2013)

Wardship proceedings relating to a sixteen year old girl. Judgment relating to issue of publicity.

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K (A Child: Therapy), Re [2013 EWHC B20 (Fam) (19 February 2013)

Wardship proceedings relating to a sixteen year old girl. Judgment relating to the provision of therapy for her.

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H (A Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 1440 (30 October 2013)

Grandmother's application for permission to appeal an order for indirect contact between her and her granddaughter after a previous order for direct contact had failed because the child refused to see her. Application for permission to appeal was granted.

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N (Children) [2013] EWCA Civ 1381 (3 October 2013)

Appeal by F against an order which altered the existing requirement for provision of staying contact on the basis that the judge considered it was simply impossible for him to sanction any form of order that went beyond a concession by the M (that of daytime contact). The appeal was dismissed but the M was then urged, as a matter of priority, to file her statement explaining what had happened in relation to contact so that the case could be concluded.

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B (A Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 1434 (13 November 2013)

Care proceedings. Appeal by mother against decision that the court had jurisdiction notwithstanding that the child was habitually resident in Sweden. Appeal allowed.

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Shield v Shield [2013] EWHC 3525 (Fam) (01 November 2013)

Divorce and financial remedy proceedings. Judgment regarding dispute as to appointment of litigation friend for the husband.

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Brown v Davies [2013] EWHC 3523 (Fam) (30 October 2013)

Sentencing judgment in relation to contempt proceedings in respect of three members of mother's family who refused to divulge her whereabouts after location order made.

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London Borough of Ealing v Connors [2013] EWHC 3493 (Fam) (11 October 2013)

Care proceedings. Application by local authority for committal of the mother for breach of a collection order.

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A Local Authority v SY [2013] EWHC 3485 (COP) (12 November 2013)

Application by a local authority in the Court of Protection in respect of the capacity of the Respondent to litigate and to make decisions in relation to her life.

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Wakefield City Council v Rogers [2013] EWCC 8 (Fam) (09 October 2013)

Application by local authority for committal of the defendant for breach of an order prohibiting him from having contact with a young person in its care.

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A v A [2013] EWHC 3298 (Fam) (07 October 2013)

Judgment following order of the Supreme Court that the youngest child of the family should be brought to this country, notwithstanding that he had never lived here.

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A-Z v Birmingham City Council [2013] EWHC 3462 (Fam) (16 October 2013)

Application by father for discharge of care orders. Application dismissed.

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Ball v Shepstone [2013] EWCC 7 (Fam) (03 October 2013)

Order for committal of husband for failure to comply with order to file Form E.

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Duncan v Duncan [2013] EWCA Civ 1407 (09 October 2013)

Appeal by wife against an order setting aside a financial order on the basis of a conflict of interest. Appeal allowed and original order restored.

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M, Re (Best Interests: Deprivation of Liberty) [2013] EWHC 3456 (COP) (23 October 2013)

Proceedings under Section 21A of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 challenging a Deprivation of Liberty Standard Authorisation.

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Y (A Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 1337 (3 October 2013)

Mother's appeal against care and placement orders. Appeal dismissed and application remitted for re-hearing.

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W (Fact Finding: Hearsay Evidence) [2013] EWCA Civ 1374 (06 November 2013)

Appeal by parents against findings of fact in care proceedings, principally concerning the way in which the judge approached hearsay evidence adduced by the local authority. Appeal allowed.

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Re E (Adoption Order: Proportionality of Outcome to Circumstances) [2013] EWCA (29 October 2013)

Appeal by mother against care and placement orders. Appeal allowed. Placement order set aside and care order replaced with an interim care order.

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A Local Authority v X & Anor (Children) [2013] EWHC 3274 (Fam) (22 October 2013)

Care proceedings. Application by local authority for a declaration of non-recognition of the marriage of the mother.Application refused.

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London Borough of Barnet v M1 (aka M2) [2012] EWCC 5 (Fam) (08 March 2012)

Application for care and placement orders where the mother claimed a different identity and that therefore she was not subject to the proceedings. Care order made.

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Davies, Re [2013] EWHC 3294 (Fam) (25 October 2013)

Mother apparently removed child from jurisdiction without consent. Contempt proceedings in respect of three members of mother's family who refused to divulge her whereabouts after location order made.

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Pakhomova v Russia (Application no 22935/11) (24 October 2013)

Russian authorities held to be in breach of Art 8 for failing to take, without undue delay, all the measures that they could reasonably have been expected to take to enforce a custody judgment.

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Berger v Berger [2013] EWCA Civ 1305 (29 October 2013)

The appellant's husband had died in 2005 and probate was granted in 2006. This was an appeal against the refusal to give permission for the appellant to make an application for an order under section 2 of the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 where the appellant contended that the disposition effected by the deceased’s will shortly before he died was not such as to make reasonable financial provision for her.

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Re K (Contact Order: Posed Risk by Father) [2013] EWCA Civ (18 Oct 2013)

Appeal by father against dismissal of residence application and supervised contact order, where the judge had found that he posed a risk to the child. Appeal dismissed.

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Matthews v Matthews [2013] EWCA Civ (21 October 2013)

Appeal by wife against refusal to make a nominal maintenance order. Appeal dismissed.

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R (Children) [2013] EWCA Civ 1240 (6 September 2013)

Application by mother for permission to appeal against care and placement orders. Application granted in part.

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S (A Child), Re [2013] EWCA Civ 1254 (24 October 2013)

Residence proceedings. Appeal by step-father against findings of fact against him. Appeal dismissed.

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F (a child) [2013] EWCA Civ 1277 (23 October 2013)

Second appeal against the making of a placement order. Appeal allowed.

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A v D [2013] EWHC 2963 (Fam) (1 August 2013)

The mother, who was the victim of very serious domestic violence, sought an order revoking the father's parental responsibility. Held, the high threshold for terminating the father's parental responsibility had been met.

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Walsall MBC v KK & Anor [2013] EWHC 3192 (Fam) (07 October 2013)

Application in care proceedings for a transfer of the proceedings, and the children themselves, to Slovakia pursuant to the provisions of Article 15 BIIR. Application refused.

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A Local Authority v ED & Ors [2013] EWHC 3069 (CoP) (04 October 2013)

Proceedings under the Mental Capacity Act to determine the capacity of a woman in her 30s with a learning disability to make certain decision on her behalf.

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C (A Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 1257 (18 October 2013)

Care proceedings. Appeal by maternal grandparent, who had applied for special guardianship, against care and placement orders. Appeal dismissed.

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W (A Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 1177 (16 October 2013)

Judgment concerning two separate appeals against orders refusing parents leave to oppose the making of adoption orders in relation to their children. Both appeals allowed.

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Lancashire County Council v R [2013] EWHC 3064 (Fam) (11 October 2013)

Care proceedings. Judgment concerning issue of whether injuries to the child were accidental or caused by her father assaulting her.

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Mittal v Mittal [2013] EWCA Civ 1255 (18 October 2013)

Appeal by wife against order staying her divorce petition in favour of a petition issued by the husband in India. Appeal dismissed.

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AK and MK (Fact Finding : Physical Injuries), Re [2013] EWHC 3158 (Fam) (15 October 2013)

Fact finding hearing in care proceedings to establish the cause of injuries sustained by one of the children.

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MM (A Child : Long Term Fostering / Placement With Family Members : Wishes and Feelings), Re [2013] EWHC 2697 (Fam) (22 August 2013)

Care proceedings. Judgment considering whether the child should be placed in long term foster care or with members of his family.

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S-K (Children) [2013] EWCA Civ 1247 (22 July 2013)

F was appealing against residence and contact orders. The residence order, in favour of M in relation to where the children lived, was appealed on the basis that the older child had expressed a wish to live with him rather than M. The original contact order had given him contact with the children one weekend every 2 weeks but this was reduced to once a month. Permission to appeal was granted in respect of the amended contact order.

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Taylor v Taylor [2013] EWCA Civ 1241 (25 March 2013)

Financial provision case where the W complained that a second charge on the FMH in favour of the H's mother was not effective, and that throughout the proceedings the H had failed to make adequate disclosures and had concealed assets. The W was applying for permission to appeal various orders but her application was refused on the basis that there was no reasonable prospect of success.

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Re R (Committal) [2013] EWCA (10 October 2013)

Appeals by parents against committal orders for contempt for failure to deliver the child or to inform the tipstaff of his whereabouts. Appeals dismissed.

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Re M (Care Order: Findings Against Father) [2013] EWCA (4 October 2013)

Appeal by father against findings against in care proceedings. Appeal dismissed.

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M-T v T [2013] EWHC 2061 (Fam) (15 October 2013)

Judgement in proceedings arising from a dispute as to whether the parties had entered into a valid marriage in Nigeria.

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D - R (Children), Re [2013] EWCC 5 (Fam) (10 October 2013)

Application by local authority for care orders in respect of 6 children, where it had been found that one child had suffered a serious non-accidental injury but the perpetrator had not been identified.

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F v F [2013] EWHC 2683 (Fam) (05 September 2013)

Application by father for a declaration and a specific issue order that the children receive the MMR vaccination. declaration made.

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LCC v A & Ors (Minors By Their Children's Guardian) [2011] EWHC 4033 (Fam) (26 May 2011)

Application by a local authority to invoke the inherent jurisdiction seeking declarations regarding immunisation injections for children who are in their care. Declarations granted.

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TW v PL [2013] EWHC 3078 (Fam) (21 August 2013)

Judgment confirming agreement reached settling Schedule 1 claim was binding notwithstanding that the mother had breached a term that was intended to be included as an undertaking.

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W (A Child) v Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council & Ors [2013] EWCA Civ 1227 (11 October 2013)

Appeal by mother against care order made on the basis of a care plan with which the judge did not agree and where the order was opposed by both the local authority and mother.Appeal allowed.

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M-D (A Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 1219 (21 August 2013)

F's application to appeal against a fact-finding judgment, in the context of an application for contact between F and the child, where the judge found that he had inappropriately touched his daughter. Application refused.

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Matthews v Matthews [2013] EWCA Civ 1211 (20 August 2013)

Application to appeal various orders in financial remedy proceedings. The W's application to appeal one decision, namely that the judge failed to make an order of nominal spousal maintenance for a limited period in her favour, was allowed. The other grounds were dismissed.

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D (A Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 1217 (6 September 2013)

Application by the F to stay a judge's order that the child lives with the M, in circumstances where the local authority's psychiatric assessment of the M was said not to be as comprehensive as it should be. Application granted.

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O v O [2013] EWHC 2970 (Fam) (21 August 2013)

Applications by the mother for the return of the child to the USA. Return order made.

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TB v DB [2013] EWHC 2075 (Fam) (25 April 2013)

Fact-finding hearing in residence proceedings, dealing with allegations made against the father by the mother.

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AW (A Child: Application to Revoke Placement Order: Leave to Oppose Adoption) [2013] EWHC 2967 (Fam) (16 August 2013)

Application by local authority to revoke placement order, and application by parents for leave to oppose the adoption.

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MJ and JM v The Public Guardian [2013] EWHC 2966 (COP) (22 April 2013)

Application by deputies of person lacking capacity for the retrospective approval of a number of gifts they made from that person's funds.

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The Public Guardian v C [2013] EWHC 2965 (COP) (22 January 2013)

Application by the Public Guardian for the court to revoke a Lasting Power of Attorney ('LPA') and to direct him to cancel the registration of the LPA.

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Button v Salama [2013] EWHC 2474 (Fam) (02 July 2013)

Application by a mother to commit the father of their child to prison for contempt of court in relation to the breach of an order requiring him to return the child to England and Wales.

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M (A Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 1181 (9 July 2013)

Appeal in respect of a fact finding hearing where the F, who had been found to have abused his daughter, complained that the judgment was deficient.

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M (Children) [2013] EWCA Civ 1170 (04 October 2013)

Appeal by Children's Guardian against refusal of first instance judge in residence proceedings to make findings against the intervener in relation to alleged incidents of abuse. Appeal dismissed.

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A Local Authority v TZ [2013] EWHC 2322 (COP) (31 July 2013)

Judgment in proceedings brought in the Court of Protection as to whether a 24-year-old man has the capacity to consent to sexual relations.

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Button v Salama [2013] EWHC 2972 (Fam) (27 September 2013)

Application by a mother to commit the father of their child to prison for contempt of court in relation to the breach of an order requiring him to return the child to England and Wales.

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S (A Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 1073 (20 August 2013)

Appeal by mother against care and placement orders. Appeal allowed.

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ET v TZ [2013] EWHC 2621 (Fam) (06 August 2013)

Applications by mother for return of child to Poland and for a declaration of enforcement of a Polish residence order.

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H (Father) v B (Mother) [2013] EWHC 2950 (Fam) (23 September 2013)

Wardship application by father where the children had been resident in Bangladesh for five years and there were already proceedings there. Held, jurisdiction had not been established.

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Wilmot v Wilmot [2013] EWCA Civ 1160 (25 July 2013)

A final order in ancillary relief proceedings was made in 2001, then set aside in 2005 after H's successful appeal, before being reinstated in 2006. A consent order was made in 2007. H applied to have the consent order set aside on the grounds of fraud, to reinstate his appeal against the original 2001 order and to pursue that appeal. Application refused.

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Re Avon, North Somerset and Gloucestershire Public Law Case (2013) No 1 [2013] EWCC 4 (Fam) (20 September 2013)

County court judgment in public law proceedings - concerning two children, 3 and 2, in which the local authority had sought care and placement orders in respect of both children and the children's grandmother had sought a special guardianship order in respect of the older child - identifying failings in the approach to the case.

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C (Children), Re [2013] EWCA Civ 1158 (26 September 2013)

Application for permission to appeal against refusal of permission to appeal against care and placement orders. Application dismissed.

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G (A Child: Intractable Contact) [2013] EWHC B16 (Fam) (25 September 2013)

Application by father in long-running proceedings to vary contact order fixing the frequency of direct contact at 3 times a year. Contact re-defined, and s.91(14) order made.

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NN v ZZ & Ors [2013] EWHC 2261 (Fam) (26 July 2013)

Fact-finding hearing concerning the family of two children, in respect of whom there are cross-applications for residence orders by their mother and father.

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WX v YZ [2013] EWHC 2877 (Fam) (26 July 2013)

Fact-finding hearing in connection with applications for residence and for permission to relocate with the child to Poland.

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EA v AP [2013] EWHC 2344 (Fam) (24 June 2013)

Jurisdiction dispute concerning wife's Schedule 1 application, where husband had first issued proceedings in Italy. Held, jurisdiction was not established.

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Tufail v Riaz [2013] EWHC 1829 (Fam) (19 June 2013)

Judgment concerning divorce petition issued in England, where the parties may have already been divorced in Pakistan.

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Joyce v Joyce [2013] EWHC 1353 (Fam) (16 May 2013)

Judgment dealing with the committal of a father to prison for contempt, for breach of a Collection Order requiring the Tipstaff to collect the children so that they could be returned to the mother in Ireland.

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M (Children) [2013] EWCA Civ 1147 (20 September 2013)

Appeal by father against order refusing his application for contact with his three sons. Appeal allowed.

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L-R (Children) [2013] EWCA Civ 1129 (24 July 2013)

Appeal against 18 month sentence of imprisonment for contempt for refusing to give evidence in care proceedings. Appeal dismissed.

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M (A Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 1131 (17 September 2013)

Appeal by father against an order made in the course of Hague Convention proceedings, that the mother be permitted to carry out paternity testing by DNA of her daughter. Appeal allowed.

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J (A Child), Re [2013] EWCA Civ 1100 (30 July 2013)

Application by grandmother for permission to appeal against care and placement orders. Application granted.

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ML (Use of Skype Technology), Re [2013] EWHC 2091 (Fam) (18 July 2013)

Judgment recording the use made of Skype technology in two recent children cases.

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B-S (Children), Re [2013] EWCA Civ 1146 (17 September 2013)

Appeal by mother against refusal of application for leave to oppose the making of adoption orders. Appeal dismissed.

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M (a child), Re [2013] EWCC 3 (Fam) (19 August 2013)

Application by father to enforce contact order.

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N v K [2013] EWHC 2774 (Fam) (11 September 2013)

Application by mother for residence order in case where the child, having previously lived in the USA, had lived in this country for the last six years. Residence order made.

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K (Children) [2013] EWCA Civ 1117 (30 July 2013)

A contact case in which the judge refused contact between the children and F because F would not accept the findings of abuse previously made by the judge and whether, and to what extent, he was motivated to change. The application to appeal was allowed because the judge had failed to appreciate that the F was giving limited evidence as he did not want to incriminate himself. This may have entirely coloured the approach to the F's evidence.

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Grocholewska-Mullins v Mullins [2013] EWCA Civ 1121 (26 July 2013)

A financial provision case in which the ex-wife was seeking to achieve a clean break after 20 years of receiving periodical payments.

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Re A (Perpetrator of Harm: Findings of Fact) [2013] EWCA Civ 1321 (4 September 2013)

Appeal by father against finding that he was the sole perpetrator of injuries to the child. Appeal allowed.

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C (A Child), Re [2012] EWCA Civ 1369 (11 October 2012)

Application for permission to appeal out of time against care and placement orders. Application granted.

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In the matter of A (Children) [2013] UKSC 60 (9 September 2013)

Appeal against decision that child who had never been physically present in England and Wales could not be made a ward of court. Appeal allowed.

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R (A Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 1115 (06 September 2013)

Appeal against the discharge of a prohibited steps order that prevented the mother from taking the child to Kenya on holiday. Appeal allowed.

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A (A Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 1104 (06 September 2013)

Appeal by father against a residence order and an order for no direct contact. Appeal allowed.

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Jones (No 2), Re [2013] EWHC 2730 (Fam) (21 August 2013)

Order requiring mother to return children to Spain, despite objections of children.

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London Borough of Barnet v X & Anor [2006] EWCC 1 (Fam) (18 April 2006)

Judgment considering local authority care plan for a teen-aged girl.

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BAJ v RRA [2011] EWHC 4070 (Fam) (13 December 2011)

Application for leave to apply for financial relief following a foreign divorce pursuant to s.13 Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984. Application granted.

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Solomon v Solomon & Ors (Rev 1) [2013] EWCA Civ 1095 (30 July 2013)

Application for permission to appeal against an order striking out an application under s.37 Matrimonial Causes Act 1973. Application refused.

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London Borough of Islington v Williams & Anor [2013] EWHC 2693 (Fam) (18 April 2013)

Judgment dealing with sentencing of mother found to have been in breach of collection order relating to son who had absconded from care.

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London Borough of Islington v Williams & Anor [2013] EWHC 2692 (Fam) (12 April 2013)

Application by local authority to commit mother to prison for breach of collection order relating to son who had absconded from care.

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London Borough of Islington v Ramsey [2013] EWHC 2718 (Fam) (11 April 2013)

Application for committal of father for breach of order to locate and collect his son, who was subject to a care order.

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J (A Child), Re [2013] EWHC 2694 (Fam) (05 September 2013)

Application by local authority for reporting restriction order in connection with care proceedings.

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C (A Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 1100 (30 July 2013)

Application by grandmother for permission to appeal against care and placement orders. Application granted.

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S (A Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 1089 (30 July 2013)

Father's application for permission to appeal against care and placement orders. Application granted.

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K (A Child: Wardship: Publicity), Re [2013] EWHC 2684 (Fam) (25 July 2013)

Judgment dealing with issue of whether parents of a ward should be able to discuss the case with the media.

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Conrad v Bignell [2013] EWCC 2 (Fam) (03 June 2013)

Mother committed to 28 days imprisonment for failure to comply with order to make son available for contact.

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S (Children) [2013] EWCA Civ 1091 (16 July 2013)

Father's application to appeal judge's findings in respect of domestic violence in a contact case. Application refused.

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MK v JK & Ors [2013] EWHC 4334 (COP) (10 July 2012)

Application relating to the choice of nursing home for an 84 year old man suffering from dementia.

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Re W (Change of Name) [2013] EWCA (20 August 2013)

Appeal by mother against order requiring change of child's name to include the father's name. Appeal allowed.

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R (ota N) v LB of Newham [2013] EWHC 2475 (Admin) (9 August 2013)

Application for judicial review of local authority decision not to provide children and their parents accommodation and support pursuant to s.17 Children Act.

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DF And GF (Children - Placement Order Or Special Guardianship Order), Re [2013] EWHC 2607 (Fam) (22 August 2013)

Care proceedings. Judgment considering primarily whether there should be a placement order or a special guardianship order in respect of the youngest child.

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Jones, Re (Alleged Contempt of Court) [2013] EWHC 2579 (Fam) (21 August 2013)

Application for committal to prison of a mother for alleged contempt of court in relation to an order requiring the return of the children to Spain. Application dismissed.

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A Local Authority v WMA & Ors [2013] EWHC 2580 (COP) (23 July 2013)

Case concerning the future of a twenty five year old man suffering from an autistic spectrum disorder, and where he should live plus what help should be given to him.

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V [2012] EWHC B36 (Fam) (21 November 2012)

Application by mother under Schedule 1 Children Act for financial remedies by way of housing capital and periodic financial provision.

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J (A Child), Re [2013] EWHC B14 (Fam) (13 March 2013)

Judgment dealing with arrangements for child after s.31 threshold had been passed. Supervision order made.

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Re LC (International Abduction: Child’s Objections to Return) [2013] EWCA Civ 1058 (15 August 2013)

Appeal by father against decision to return children to Spain, despite their objections. Appeal allowed in part.

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Saward v Saward [2013] EWCA Civ 1060 (2 July 2013)

W's application for permission to appeal against the setting aside of a decree nisi, the W maintaining that the English court did have jurisdiction to entertain divorce proceedings because the H was habitually resident in the UK. Application refused.

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R (Children) [2013] EWCA Civ 1018 (16 July 2013)

Appeal by mother against Care and Placement orders. Appeal dismissed.

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IA (a Child)(Fact finding; Welfare; Single hearing; Experts reports), Re [2013] EWHC 2499 (Fam) (07 August 2013)

Care proceedings in case where the parents' first child had died, having received injuries which were considered to be non-accidental.

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A NHS Trust -v- DE (Appearing by his Litigation Friend the Official Solicitor) & others [2013] EWHC 2562 (Fam) (16 August 2013)

Application by NHS Trust for declaration that a 37 year-old man who suffers from a learning disability should undergo a vasectomy.


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Roberts, Re [2013] EWCC 1 (Fam) (19 June 2013)

Judgment in respect of breaches of an order and undertaking which were intended to protect a child in care.

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M -v- M and Yuri Barkov and others [2013] EWHC 2534 (Fam) (14 August 2013)

Financial remedies claim by wife in case involving identified assets of £107 million. Wife awarded half.

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An NHS Trust v L & Ors (Rev 1) [2012] EWHC 4313 (Fam) (08 October 2012)

Application by NHS Trust for a declaration that in the event of a patient suffering a cardiac arrest and/or a respiratory arrest and/or other serious deterioration in his condition, it would not be in his best interests for active resuscitation and/or other similar treatment to be provided.

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M (A Child), Re [2013] EWCA Civ 1007 (26 June 2013)

Care proceedings. Application by mother for permission to appeal against refusal of application for residential assessment direction and refusal to discharge interim care order. Application refused.

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Smith v Bottomley & Anor [2013] EWCA Civ 953 (29 July 2013)

Appeal against order that cohabitee entitled to a share in property owned by appellant. Appeal allowed.

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G (Children) [2013] EWCA Civ 1017 (9 July 2013)

F's appeal against orders which refused direct contact between him and his children, imposed a s.91(14) order for a period of five years and that F, who was a litigant in person before the court, should pay the mother's costs. Appeal dismissed.

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Cart v Cart [2013] EWCA Civ 1006 (07 August 2013)

Application for permission to appeal against refusal of application for permission to appeal out of time against ancillary relief order and of application to set aside that order on grounds of material non-disclosure. Application refused.

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A NHS Trust v Dr. A [2013] EWHC 2442 (COP) (27 March 2013)

Application by NHS Trust in respect of a man who is on hunger strike in the Trust hospital. The relief sought by the Trust is a declaration that he lacks capacity to litigate and to make decisions in respect of his nutrition and hydration; and that it is lawful for the Trust to administer artificial nutrition and hydration.

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An NHS Foundation Trust v M & K [2013] EWHC 2402 (COP) (24 May 2013)

Application by the NHS Foundation Trust for declarations in relation to the medical treatment of a young man who was born with a congenital abnormality of the brain.

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RE A (Abduction: Children’s Objections: Domestic Violence) [2013] EWCA Civ 1256 (23 July 2013)

Appeal by father against refusal of return of children to Norway, based upon the objections of the children, who had witnessed an incident of domestic violence upon the mother. Appeal dismissed.

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RE B (Looked After Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 964 (30 July 2013)

Appeal by local authority against decision that a child was a looked after child following the grant of an interim residence order in favour of the grandparents. Appeal allowed.

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London Borough of Camden v Caratt & Ors [2013] EWHC 2336 (Fam) (31 July 2013)

Judgment addressing the question whether the provisions of article 15 Brussels II Revised may be used to facilitate a transfer of proceedings between jurisdictions within the United Kingdom.

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Ramnarine v Ramnarine [2013] UKPC 27 (31 July 2013)

Appeal by wife against an order made by the Court of Appeal of Trinidad and Tobago in proceedings for financial relief between her and her ex-husband following divorce.

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E (A Child), Re [2013] EWHC 2400 (Fam) (30 July 2013)

Care proceedings in which the local authority alleged that the parents had put the child at risk by failing to understand her medical needs.

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A and L (Children), Re [2013] EWHC 2328 (Fam) (06 June 2013)

Application for a parental order under s.54 Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008, in relation to two children born in California pursuant to a surrogacy arrangement.

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X (A Child), Re [2013] EWHC 689 (Fam) (27 March 2013)

Application to adopt 15 year old child made by partner of child's mother. Held that the child had not had her home with the applicant for the requisite period of time.

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C (A Child), Re [2013] EWHC 2408 (Fam) (19 July 2013)

Application for a parental order under s.54 Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008, in relation to a child conceived following a surrogacy arrangement entered into by the parties through a surrogacy agency based in California.

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C (A Child), Re [2013] EWHC 2413 (Fam) (15 May 2013)

Application for a parental order under s.54 Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008, in relation to a child conceived through IVF treatment in Moscow.

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DN (A Child), Re [2013] EWHC 2401 (Fam) (12 July 2013)

Care proceedings, including an application by the local authority for a declaration as to the child's date of birth.

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LA v MF (Children), Re (No. 2) [2013] EWHC 1433 (Fam) (24 May 2013)

Care proceedings involving four children, the oldest of which was not a child of the 'parents', who originated from Cameroon.

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DN GN GRN CMN (Children), Re (No. 1) [2012] EWHC 4278 (Fam) (28 November 2012)

Care proceedings relating to four girls. Judgment dealing primarily with issue of jurisdiction.

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PM v MB & Anor [2013] EWCA Civ 969 (31 July 2013)

The father's applications for parental responsibility and direct contact were dismissed and a s.91(14) order made. The father was granted permission to appeal re: the PR and s.91(14) decisions. Appeal dismissed.

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Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council v RG & Ors [2013] EWHC 2373 (COP) (04 July 2013)

Judgment concerning arrangements for two adult brothers lacking capacity, including whether the marriage of one brother should be annulled.

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G (A Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 965 (30 July 2013)

Second appeal by mother against care order. Appeal allowed.

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P (A Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 963 (30 July 2013)

Appeal by father against care and placement orders. Appeal allowed.

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Bedfordshire Police Constabulary v RU & Anor [2013] EWHC 2350 (Fam) (26 July 2013)

Application by police for a person to be committed to prison for contempt of court for breach of a forced marriage protection order, where they were not the applicants who obtained the order. Held that they had no standing to make the application.

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K (A Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 895 (11 June 2013)

Care proceedings involving child of Slovakian parents. Appeal against order for transfer of proceedings to Slovakia. Appeal dismissed.

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LA v ML & Ors [2013] EWHC 2063 (Fam) (12 July 2013)

Care proceedings involving a child born in Slovakia. Interim care order made and Article 15 request for transfer of proceedings to Slovakia.

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LA v ML & Ors [2013] EWHC 2062 (Fam) (28 June 2013)

Case concerning the jurisdiction of the court to determine care proceedings concerning a child born in Slovakia.

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Kent County Council v IS & Ors [2013] EWHC 2308 (Fam) (03 May 2013)

Care proceedings relating to five children. Care orders made in respect of four younger children and supervision order in respect of eldest child.

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N v B & Ors [2013] EWHC 820 (Fam) (22 March 2013)

Application by maternal grandmother for the adoption of her grandchildren. Adoption order made.

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K v London Borough of Brent & Ors [2013] EWCA Civ 926 (29 July 2013)

Aplication by grandmother for permission to appeal against care order. Application granted and appeal allowed.

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K (A Child: Wardship: Publicity) [2013] EWHC B11 (Fam) (25 July 2013)

Wardship proceedings. Judgment dealing with issue of whether the parents could discuss the case with the media.

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Al-Hilli (Children), Re (Summary of Judgment) [2013] EWHC 2299 (Fam) (26 July 2013)

Care proceedings involving two children whose parents were killed.

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Al-Hilli (Children), Re [2013] EWHC 2190 (Fam) (22 July 2013)

Care proceedings. Judgment addressing issue of the circumstances in which representatives of the media should be excluded from attending family proceedings.

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D-L (Children) [2013] EWCA Civ 936 (22 May 2013)

Appeal in a contact case where the local authority and guardian had made recommendations as to the level of contact between the children and F, but the judge had departed from the experts' recommendations without explaining why. Appeal allowed.

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Sekhri v Ray [2013] EWHC 2290 (Fam) (23 July 2013)

Dispute concerning whether the court had jurisdiction to entertain the wife's petition, in a case where both parties were resident in Singapore. Held, the court did have jurisdiction.

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TB v DB [2013] EWHC 2275 (Fam) (26 April 2013)

Judgment following fact finding hearing, dealing with whether a shared residence order should continue, or a sole residence order be made in favour of the father.

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TB v DB [2013] EWHC 2274 (Fam) (25 April 2013)

Fact finding hearing in connection with residence application, dealing with allegations made by the mother.

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N v N (BIIR: Stay of Maintenance Proceedings) [2012] EWHC 4282 (Fam) (5 October 2012)

Application by Dutch wife for periodical payments under s.27 MCA, from Swedish husband. Husband asked the court to decline jurisdiction. Jurisdiction declined.

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CtL and CmL (Children) (Welfare Hearing: Expert Report), Re [2013] EWHC 2134 (Fam) (21 June 2013)

Care proceedings. Welfare hearing following lengthy fact finding hearing.

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CtL, CmL, TLP, ARP, MM and JB (Children) (Fact Finding: Protection From Sexual Harm), Re [2013] EWHC 2133 (Fam) (01 March 2013)

Care proceedings. Fact finding hearing relating to allegations concerning six children.

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X, R (on the application of) v London Borough of Tower Hamlets [2013] EWCA Civ 904 (24 July 2013)

Appeal by local authority against declaration that their policy on payments to foster carers was unlawful in that they discriminated on the grounds of pre-existing relationship with the child between family and unrelated foster carers. Appeal dismissed.

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M [2013] EWHC 1901 (Fam) (05 July 2013)

Application by mother for a declaration under s.55A of the Family Law Act 1986 that the respondent is the legal parent of her child. Application granted.

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CB v CB [2013] EWHC 2092 (Fam) (10 April 2013)

Child abduction. Application by mother for return of child to Australia. Application dismissed, on the basis of the child's objection to being returned.

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V (Children), Re [2013] EWCA Civ 913 (23 July 2013)

Care proceedings. Appeal by local authority against refusal of adoption and placement orders. Appeal allowed.

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H v G (Adoption Appeal) [2013] EWHC 2136 (Fam) (13 June 2013)

Appeal by mother against adoption order. Appeal dismissed.

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NP v KRP [2013] EWHC 694 (Fam) (27 March 2013)

Application by wife for declaration of non-recognition of Indian divorce. Application dismissed.

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C (Children) [2013] EWCA Civ 848 (24 April 2013)

Care proceedings. Appeal by father against findings of abuse in respect of allegations made by the mother's nephew. Appeal allowed.

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A (A Child), Re (Vulnerable Witness : Fact Finding) [2013] EWHC 2124 (Fam) (15 July 2013)

Fact-finding hearing to determine the truth or otherwise of a vulnerable witness's allegations of abuse by the father, as the first step in considering whether the child and her father should be permitted to resume a normal and unrestricted relationship.

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RCW v A Local Authority [2013] EWHC 2129 (Fam) (16 July 2013)

Adoption order made in favour of visually impaired adopter.

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DL v EL [2013] EWCA Civ 865 (16 July 2013)

Judgment on appeal considering what remedies are available to the parent whose child is removed from the country of habitual residence pursuant to a return order made on a successful application under the 1980 Hague Abduction Convention, which is subsequently set aside by an appellate court.

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J & MM (Children), Re [2013] EWHC 1820 (Fam) (26 June 2013)

Hearing of care application, following finding that the parents had being reckless and incompetent in their management of the child's asthma.

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MI (A Child), Re [2013] EWHC 1073 (Fam) (29 April 2013)

Final hearing of an application for a care order, the issue between the parties being whether the child should return to the care of his mother or whether he should be placed in the family of his maternal great uncle, who live in Belgium.

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K v D (Committal - Application to Strike Out) [2013] EWHC 796 (Fam) (02 April 2013)

Application to strike out a committal application arising from a child abduction.

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Re W [2013] EWHC 1957 (Fam) (22 May 2013)

Application by Local Authority for permission to invoke the inherent jurisdiction, with a view to the Local Authority seeking the revocation of an Adoption Order. Permission refused.

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Re SK [2013] EWHC (COP) (24 May 2013)

Judgment in proceedings under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 concerning a mentally incapacitated adult aged 56, concerned with the question of his residence.

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B-S (Children) [2013] EWCA Civ 813 (14 June 2013)

Application by mother for permission to appeal against refusal of permission to oppose adoption after placement order. Application granted.

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Re A (Fact-Finding Hearing: Non-Accidental Injury) [2013] EWCA Civ 1026 (4 July 2013)

Appeal by local authority against finding that it was not possible to conclude that injuries to the children were non-accidental. appeal dismissed.

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HB v PB [2013] EWHC 1956 (Fam) (09 July 2013)

Application by father in private law children proceedings for a costs order against the local authority, which had been directed to file a s.37 report.

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Tattersall v Tattersall [2013] EWCA Civ 774 (09 July 2013)

Appeal by husband against ancillary relief order dividing the capital unequally and ordering him to pay periodical payments. Appeal dismissed.

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Re P (Prohibited Steps Order: Removal From Jurisdiction) [2013] EWCA (2 July 2013)

Appeal by mother against prohibited steps order preventing her from removing the child from the jurisdiction. Appeal dismissed.

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C (A Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 791 (14 June 2013)

Application for permission to appeal an indirect contact order, and a prohibited steps order. The F sought direct contact with his child, and the discharge of the prohibited steps order.

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Chaudhary v Chaudhary [2013] EWCA Civ 758 (1 May 2013)

Appeal against order that the appellant had no interest in a property purchased by her step-son as a home for her and her late husband. Appeal allowed.

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MF v LB of Brent & Ors [2013] EWHC 1838 (Fam) (28 June 2013)

Adoption application relating to seven year old child in respect of whom care and placement orders had been made in 2008.

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HJ (A Child) [2013] EWHC 1867 (Fam) (02 July 2013)

Application by the Health Services Executive of Ireland for the English court to assume jurisdiction in care proceedings.

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S (A Child) & Ors v Nottingham City Council & Ors [2013] EWCA Civ 771 (02 July 2013)

Appeal by Children's Guardian in respect of findings of fact relating to who perpetrated non-accidental injuries that were sustained by the youngest child.

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M v S [2013] EWHC (28 June 2013)

Unsuccessful claim by wife that husband had an interest in a property purchased by his father.

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W (Children) [2013] EWCA Civ 735 (15 May 2013)

Application by mother for permission to appeal order for contact and relating to change of child's name. Application granted in part.

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Kasseer v Kasseer [2013] EWCA Civ 722 (8 May 2013)

Application for permission to appeal a decision transferring the tenancy of a property, which used to be held in joint names, to the wife's sole name. Application refused.

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Udeze-Nwannia v Udese-Nwannia [2013] EWCA Civ 725 (26 March 2013)

Application to appeal against a decree of nullity where the H had previously married under a customary ceremony and a church ceremony in Nigeria (a 'double decker' marriage) but where he and his first wife went through only a customary divorce. Held that a valid church marriage could not be dissolved merely by a customary ceremony of divorce and so the H was still married at the time of his second marriage.

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Thursfield v Thursfield [2013] EWCA Civ 840 (20 June 2013)

Appeal against sentence of imprisonment for contempt, for continuing failure to comply with disclosure order. Appeal dismissed.

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UL v BK [2013] EWHC 1735 (Fam) (24 June 2013)

Application by wife for the continuation of an ex parte freezing order.

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A (A Child) (Vulnerable Witness), Re [2013] EWHC 1694 (Fam) (17 June 2013)

Judgment relating to the giving of evidence by a vulnerable witness in private law children proceedings.

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Re T (Brussels II Revised:Art 15) [2013] EWCA (11 June 2013)

Appeal by mother against determination that proceedings should be continued in Slovakia. Appeal dismissed.

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Re R (Inherent Probability of Mother Harming Baby) [2013] EWCA (12 June 2013)

Successful appeal by mother against finding that she was responsible for the injuries to the child.

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Wyatt v Vince [2013] EWCA Civ 934 (13 June 2013)

Appeal by husband relating to the setting aside of an A v A order of £125,000 representing past and future legal fees.

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B v B [2013] EWHC 1232 (Fam) (21 May 2013)

Financial remedies judgment dealing with issues relating essentially to achieving an agreed equal division of capital assets.

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L and M (Children), Re [2013] EWHC 1569 (Fam) (04 June 2013)

Re-trial of findings of fact hearing relating to the cause of injuries to a child.

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G and E (Children) (Vulnerable Witness), Re [2011] EWHC 4063 (Fam) (16 June 2011)

Ruling in preliminary application as to whether a child should give oral evidence in public law proceedings relating both to herself and her younger brother.

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CM v The Executor of the Estate of EJ & Ors [2013] EWHC 1680 (Fam) (14 June 2013)

Application for declaration relating to the removal of blood and tissue samples from a deceased person, for the purpose of testing for blood-borne diseases.

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W (A Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 662 (8 May 2013)

Appeal by parents against findings of fact regarding injuries to child. appeal dismissed.

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LCG v RL [2013] EWHC 1383 (Fam) (23 May 2013)

Application by mother for return of children to Spain. Application granted.

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Re H-L (A Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 655 (13 June 2013)

Appeal by mother in care proceedings against refusal of application for permission to instruct three expert medical witnesses. Guidance given regarding the new test on the use of experts in family proceedings.

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T v M [2013] EWHC 1585 (Fam) (23 April 2013)

Appeal by husband against striking out of application to vary a maintenance order. Appeal dismissed.

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Prest v Petrodel Resources Limited and others [2013] UKSC 34 (12 June 2013)

Appeal dealing with issue of Whether it is open to the court in ancillary relief proceedings to treat the assets of a company of which a spouse is the sole controller as being assets to which that spouse is ‘entitled’ for the purposes of s 24(1)(a) MCA.

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In the matter of B (a Child) [2013] UKSC 33 (12 June 2013)

Appeal dealing with issue of Whether a child of two years of age should be permanently removed from her parents and placed for adoption. In that regard, whether the child was likely to suffer significant harm within the meaning of s.31(2)(a) of the Children Act, and whether her permanent removal was a proportionate response to any such risk that she did face.

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Prizzia v Hungary (Application No 20255/12) (11 June 2013)

Application by father applied to ECHR claiming that the Hungarian authorities failed to ensure the enforcement of decisions concerning contact with his child in breach of Art 8. Held, the Hungarian authorities had acted in breach of the father's Art 8 European Convention rights.

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R (Mother) v C (Father) & Anor [2013] EWHC 1295 (Fam) (17 May 2013)

Application by mother for permission to relocate with her child to Colombia. Permission granted.

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A Council v M & Ors (Judgment 4: Foreign Adoption: Refusal of Recognition) [2013] EWHC 1501 (Fam) (06 June 2013)

Application for a declaration that an adoption in Kazakhstan is recognised in England and Wales. Held that it was not an adoption that is recognised.

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W (A Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 606 (19 April 2013)

Application by father for permission to appeal against refusal of  his application for unsupervised contact. Permission granted, but appeal dismissed.

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Imerman v Imerman [2012] EWHC 4047 (Fam) (17 December 2012)

Directions hearing in respect of an application made by the wife for disclosure by the husband of certain communications in respect of which he claims privilege.

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Z & Ors v News Group Newspapers Ltd & Ors (Judgment 2) [2013] EWHC 1371 (Fam) (21 May 2013)

Judgment dealing with issue of whether a Reporting Restriction Order prohibiting publication of identifying information arising within ongoing criminal proceedings should be varied in the event of the defendant mother being convicted.

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Z & Ors v News Group Newspapers Ltd & Ors (Judgment 1) [2013] EWHC 1150 (Fam) (07 May 2013)

Application by father to prevent identification of children in case where mother was standing trial for benefit fraud. Reporting restriction order made.

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Re M (Contempt of Court) [2013] EWCA Civ 743 (22 May 2013)

Appeal by father against finding of contempt made in his absence. Appeal dismissed.

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Tchenguiz -Imerman v Imerman [2012] EWHC 4277 (Fam) (20 June 2012)

Application made by adult beneficiaries of certain trusts to be joined as parties to financial remedy proceedings.

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J v G [2013] EWHC 1432 (Fam) (26 March 2013)

Application for a parental order under section 54 Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 in respect of twins born following a surrogacy arrangement in California.

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Z v Z [2013] EWHC 747 (Fam) (22 January 2013)

Judgment in application for recognition of Brazilian adoption relating to two children.

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O (A Child) [2012] EWCA Civ 1955 (5 December 2012)

Appeal by father against order allowing mother and child to relocate to Ireland. Appeal dismissed.

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AB v CD [2013] EWHC 1418 (Fam) (24 May 2013)

Judgment concerning issue of whether a woman was a parent of children born to another woman by artificial insemination, where the requirements under the HFEA had not been complied with.

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SB (A Patient; Capacity To Consent To Termination), Re [2013] EWHC 1417 (COP) (21 May 2013)

Judgment concerning issue of whether the patient had capacity to consent to a termination.

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Mohan v Mohan [2013] EWCA Civ 586 (22 May 2013)

Appeal by wife in relation to the exclusion of documents and statements made by the husband during the course of proceedings to enforce a financial remedy order in the wife's favour.

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A (Interim Contact: Observations On Parents), Re [2012] EW Misc 29 (CC)(13 November 2012)

Contact application by father. Judgment dealing with various issues, including the conduct of the mother and whether the father should submit to a psychological assessment.

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Y County Council v ZZ [2012] EWHC B34 (Ch) (25 July 2012)

Application by local authority for declarations that a man lacked capacity and that it was lawful to deprive him of his liberty. Declarations made as sought.

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Re J (A Child) (Learning Disabled Parent) (No 2) [2013] EWHC (13 March 2013)

Care proceedings involving learning disabled mother. She had done well in two assessments and therefore the local authority conceded that a supervision order would be sufficient.

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Re J (A Child) (Learning Disabled Parent) [2012] EWHC (12 October 2012)

Care proceedings involving learning disabled mother. There was insufficient evidence available about the child's chances of being successfully brought up by his mother and, therefore, a further assessment was directed.

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R (C) v Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police [2013] EWHC 1174 (Admin) (20 March 2013)

Application by mother for permission to bring judicial review proceedings in respect of police failure to charge the father with child abduction. Permission refused.

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S (A Child), Re [2013] EW Misc 2 (CC) (20 March 2013)

Care proceedings. Judgment relating to a fact finding hearing concerned with the causation of a number of bone fractures sustained by the child.

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G-H (Children) , Re [2013] EWCA Civ 535 (16 April 2013)

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

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Bandak v Howell [2013] EWCA Civ 531 (11 April 2013)

Application for permission to appeal against an order for sale in favour of a third party creditor in financial remedy proceedings. Application granted.

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MR (A Child) [2013] EWHC 1156 (Fam) (07 May 2013)

Care proceedings. Hearing as to whether the court should make care and placement orders or instead evaluate whether rehabilitation between the child and his mother was a viable option.

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MR v Habboo for Kent County Council [2012] EWHC 4258 (Fam) (16 November 2012)

Care proceedings. Fact-finding hearing concerning what part, if any, the parents played in the child's injuries.

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A (a child), Re (a child) [2013] EWCA Civ 543 (16 May 2013)

Appeal by mother against interim contact order in favour of father. Appeal allowed.

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CR v SR [2013] EWHC 1155 (Fam) (22 January 2013)

Application by husband for permission to appeal financial remedy order. Application granted.

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R v R [2011] EWHC 1535 (Fam) (15 June 2011)

Proceedings relating to a child born to a Thai mother, who had falsely persuaded her husband that he was the child's father.

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SM v HM [2011] EWHC B30 (COP) (04 November 2011)

Judgment dealing with issue of whether it is ever appropriate for the Court to authorise the creation of a trust – in particular a personal injury trust - of the assets of a person lacking capacity as the means of administering those assets for him, rather than appointing a deputy for him under s 16 of the Mental Capacity Act.

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IH (A Child) (Permission to Apply for Adoption) [2013] EWHC 1235 (Fam) (14 May 2013)

Application for leave to make an adoption application pursuant to s.42(6) of the Adoption and Children Act 2002, where the child had not lived with the applicants for three years during the five years preceding the application. Application refused.

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DR v GR and Others (Financial Remedy: Variation of Overseas Trust) [2013] 1196 (Fam) (10 May 2013)

Judgment in application by wife for variation of post-nuptial settlement comprising a discretionary Jersey trust.

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D (A Child) [2012] EWHC 4231 (Fam) (14 December 2012)

Care proceedings involving child brought to this country from Nigeria after bogus fertility treatment there, and the extent to which the 'parents' knew the child was not their own.

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Vince v Wyatt [2013] EWCA Civ 495 (08 May 2013)

Appeal by husband against the dismissal of his application to strike out the wife's claim for a financial remedy, which she issued some 18 years after the parties were divorced. Appeal allowed.

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SC v London Borough Of Hackney [2010] EWHC B29 (COP) (05 August 2010)

Appeal against order for costs in Court of Protection proceedings. Appeal allowed.

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L (A Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 489 (03 May 2013)

Appeal against interim care order. Appeal allowed and interim supervision order substituted.

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Slutsker v Haron [2013] EWCA Civ 430 (1 May 2013)

Dispute between a Russian husband and wife, where the husband argued that a half share of the beneficial interest in a multi-million pound London property was held on trust for him absolutely, whilst the wife argued that the whole of the beneficial interest was held by the first respondent on trust for the second respondent.

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T, R (on the application of) v Legal Aid Agency & Ors [2013] EWHC 960 (Admin) (26 April 2013)

Application for judicial review of decision of Legal Aid Agency in respect of funding for an expert report.

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SCC v LM & Ors [2013] EWHC 1137 (COP) (12 April 2012)

Judgment regarding the care of a 79 year-old man suffering from Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia.

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Yordanova v Iordanov [2013] EWCA Civ 464 (10 April 2013)

Application by husband for permission to appeal against dismissal of application to strike out divorce petition, on the basis that the parties were already divorced in Bulgaria. Application dismissed.

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PC & Anor v City of York Council [2013] EWCA Civ 478 (01 May 2013)

Appeal against decision that married woman lacked capacity to decide to cohabit with her husband. Appeal allowed.

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LB v London Borough of Merton & Anor [2013] EWCA Civ 476 (01 May 2013)

Appeal against dismissal of mother's appeal against placement order. Appeal dismissed.

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S v S [2013] EWHC 991 (Fam) (29 April 2013)

Application by wife for order that financial remedies hearing where Heads of Agreement had been entered into should be resumed on the grounds of material non-disclosure by the husband. Held that the husband had been guilty of non-disclosure, but that it was not material.

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PS v LP [2013] EWHC 1106 (COP) (06 February 2013)

Judgment concerning issue of whether the best interests of a disabled woman might be served by a reintroduction of familial relationships.

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A Council v M & Ors (Judgment 3: Reporting Restrictions) [2012] EWHC 2038 (Fam) (20 July 2012)

Care proceedings. Judgment in respect of application for reporting restriction.

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A Council v M & Ors (Judgment 2: Welfare) [2012] EWHC 4242 (Fam) (17 July 2012)

Care proceedings. Welfare hearing in respect of two of the four children involved.

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A Council v M & Ors (Judgment 1: Fact-Finding) [2012] EWHC 4241 (Fam) (08 March 2012)

Care proceedings in respect of four children, one of whom was the son of the eldest child. Fact-finding hearing.

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CR v MZ [2013] EWHC 295 (Fam) (13 February 2013)

Judgment in financial remedies application dealing with preliminary issues relating to the ownership of the former matrimonial home.

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C (A Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 431 (25 April 2013)

Child placed for adoption. Father then found out that it was his child, and applied to be joined in adoption proceedings. His application was refused, and he appealed. Appeal dismissed.

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Re T (Contact: Application to Replace Indirect Contact with Supervised Contact) [2013] EWCA Civ 618 (16 April 2013)

Appeal by father after court replaced supervised contact with indirect contact. Appeal allowed.

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Re Y and Z (Minors) [2013] EWHC 953 (Fam) (25 April 2013)

Care proceedings. Judgment concerning question of whether the children should be tested for Huntington's disease.

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MO v Ro & Anor [2013] EWHC 392 (Fam) (01 March 2013)

Application for a declaration of marital status under section 55(1)(a) of the Family Law Act 1986. Held that the parties did not participate in a ceremony of marriage.

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Devon County Council v EB & Ors (Minors) [2013] EWHC 968 (Fam) (22 February 2013)

Application for care orders in case involving apparent non-accidental injuries to two of the three children. Held that the threshold conditions were not crossed, and the application was therefore dismissed.

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Semaan v Taktouk [2013] EWCA Civ 378 (27 March 2013)

Applications by husband for permission to appeal against orders made in financial remedy proceedings. Applications adjourned.

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M (Children) [2013] EWCA Civ 388 (20 March 2013)

Appeal by father against findings of fact in contact proceedings. Appeal dismissed.

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Curran v Collins [2013] EWCA Civ 382 (22 January 2013)

Application for permission to appeal against finding that the appellant had no interest in either the property where she lived with the respondent, or the business carried on there. Application granted.

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W (Children) [2013] EWCA Civ 335 (20 February 2013)

Appeal from order refusing applications for direct contact and parental responsibility.

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H (A Child: Summary Return: Child's Objections), Re [2012] EWHC B32 (Fam) (05 November 2012)

Application by father for summary return of child to USA, where the child objected to the return. Application refused.

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Stoke City Council v Maddocks & Ors [2012] EWHC B31 (COP) (31 August 2012)

Court of Protection. Contempt proceedings against daughter of elderly man suffering from Alzheimers.

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G (A Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 330 (14 March 2013)

Application by mother for permission to appeal against care order. Application granted.

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A and S (Children) v Lancashire County Council [2013] EWHC 851 (Fam) (17 April 2013)

Application for costs on behalf of two children who were subject to freeing orders but never adopted, after declarations were made that their human rights had been breached. Costs order made.

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B (A Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 166 (14 February 2013)

Appeal by father in relation to committal proceedings for breach of injunctions made in care proceedings. Appeal dismissed.

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T v T [2013] EWHC B3 (Fam) (28 January 2013)

Application by husband to show cause why a financial agreement should not be made an order of the court. Application granted.

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H, R (on the application of) v Kingston Upon Hull City Council [2013] EWHC 388 (Admin) (08 April 2013)

Application for judicial review by mother of children in care of decision by local authority to remove children from the care of a family member into foster care without (as she alleges) any consultation or judicial approval for that course. Application granted.

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DW (A Minor) & Anor v SG [2013] EWHC 854 (Fam) (12 April 2013)

Applications by mother for an order terminating father's parental responsibility, and by father for a specific issues order requiring the mother to supply annual reports on child's progress. Mother's application granted, but father's refused.

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FT and NT (Children), Re [2013] EWHC 850 (Fam) (11 April 2013)

Application by mother for summary return of children to Canada. Application granted.

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W (A Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 314 (21 February 2013)

Care proceedings. Appeal against s.34(4) order refusing contact. Appeal dismissed.

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G-C (A Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 301 (27 February 2013)

Appeal by mother against order for staying contact, where she was concerned that the child be protected from risks deriving from her allergies. Appeal allowed.

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A Primary Care Trust v LDV & Ors [2013] EWHC 272 (Fam) (18 February 2013)

Court of Protection proceedings concerning a 33-year-old woman suffering from a learning disability. Judgment dealing with preliminary issues relating to her accommodation at a private hospital.

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R v A [2013] EWHC 692 (Fam) (27 March 2013)

Hague Convention application involving issue of whether the children moved from the USA on a conditional or time-limited basis.

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Lim v Walia [2012] EWHC 4187 (Ch) (26 September 2012)

Judgment concerning issue of whether the deceased was, immediately before her death, entitled to a joint tenancy of lump sum life cover for the purposes of section 9 of the Inheritance Act.

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Elliott v Ratcliffe [2013] EWHC 806 (Fam) (01 February 2013)

Application for a declaration of parentage, pursuant to section 55A of the Family Law Act 1986. Application adjourned for DNA tester to provide further information, in order to satisfy the court that the samples that were actually tested are samples from each of the respective named people.

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