W (A Child) [2012] EWCA Civ 1828 (12 December 2012)

Appeal by parents against care and placement orders. Appeal dismissed.

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AI v MT [2013] EWHC 100 (Fam) (30 January 2013)

Financial remedy judgment after consent order agreed in arbitration carried out by rabbinical authorities.

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Re YM (Father’s Contact: Anger Management Issues) [2013] EWCA (22 January 2013)

Appeal by mother against contact order made after the judge accepted a report from the father's GP stating he suffered from no anger problems. Appeal allowed.

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Re C (Abduction: Consent Order: Appeal) [2013] EWCA Civ 204 (24 January 2013)

Appeal by father against revocation of return order made by consent, on the basis that the mother had been subjected to extreme pressure by her barrister. Appeal allowed.

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Re H (United Mexican States Intervening) [2013] EWCA (23 January 2013)

Appeal by mother against refusal of her application for summary return of the child to Mexico. Appeal dismissed.

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Re Y (Abduction: Undertakings Given For Return of Child) [2013] EWCA (22 January 2013)

Mother ordered to return child to Cyprus. She appealed on the basis that the father's undertakings would not be recognised by Cypriot court. Appeal dismissed.

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The NHS Trust v AW [2013] EWHC 78 (COP) (23 January 2013)

Application by NHS Trust for a declaration that it is lawful for them to withdraw active medical treatment from a 57 year-old woman in a permanent vegetative state. Application granted.

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BP v KP and NI (Financial Remedy Proceedings: Res Judicata) [2012] EWHC 2995 (Fam) (26 October 2012)

Judgment on preliminary issue of whether W was barred by operation of the doctrine of res judicata from asserting in financial remedy proceedings that an agreement said by H to have been formed in early March 2008 was either the product of collusive fraud or, if not actually fraudulent, was in fact formed in 2010.

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W v M (TOLATA Proceedings: Anonymity) [2012] EWHC 1679 (Fam) (25 June 2012)

TOLATA Proceedings. Application for an order that in the proceedings at the main hearing, and in the final judgment, all relevant people and places be anonymised.

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Cambra v Jones & Ors [2013] EWHC 88 (Fam) (25 January 2013)

Hearing relating to the enforcement of an order requiring the mother to return the children to Spain.

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Prest v Prest & Anor [2011] EWHC 2956 (Fam) (04 October 2011)

Ancillary relief application in which the court ordered companies controlled by the husband to transfer assets to the wife in or towards satisfaction of her financial remedy claim.

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DL v EL (Hague Abduction Convention - Effect of Reversal of Return Order on Appeal) [2013] EWHC 49 (Fam) (17 January 2013)

Application by father for return of the child to Texas. Application refused.

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C (A Child) [2012] EWCA Civ 1787 (25 October 2012)

Appeal by grandparents against placement order. Appeal dismissed.

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Hamilton v Hamilton [2013] EWCA Civ 13 (24 January 2013)

Appeal by husband against variation of lump sum order made by consent. Appeal dismissed.

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S (findings of fact), Re [2013] EWHC 15 (Fam) (14 January 2013)

Fact-finding hearing in proceedings relating to mother's applications for non-molestation and prohibited steps order, and father's application for contact.

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TG (A Child), Re [2013] EWCA Civ 5 (22 January 2013)

Care proceedings involving serious injuries to child. The parents believed at least some of the injuries may have been caused when the child was in a bouncy chair. Application by father for permission to appeal against refusal to allow expert evidence from a biomechanical engineer. Permission granted but appeal dismissed.

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A City Council v DC & Ors [2013] EWHC 8 (Fam) (11 January 2013)

Case involving an application by the local authority for the revocation of an order freeing a child for adoption. Procedural guidance given in relation to such applications.

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KA, R (on the application of) v Essex County Council [2013] EWHC 43 (Admin) (18 January 2013)

Application for judicial review of refusal to provide accommodation for the claimant, a Nigerian citizen, and her family. Application allowed.

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AB v CB [2012] EWHC 3841 (Fam) (10 October 2012)

Case involving issue of whether English divorce proceedings instituted by the wife should be stayed to enable Indian proceedings instituted there earlier by the husband to proceed and, if so, what should happen to the wife's application under S27 MCA 1973.

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S-C (Children) [2012] EWCA Civ 1800 (22 November 2012)

Care proceedings. Appeal by mother against placement orders in respect of youngest two of seven children. Appeal dismissed.

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W (Children) [2012] EWCA Civ 1788 (15 November 2012)

Appeal by father against order for no direct contact. Appeal dismissed.

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R (A Child) [2012] EWCA Civ 1783 (27 November 2012)

Court of Appeal, allegations of abuse, evidence before the Court limited to hearsay evidence from child, change in mother’s position following judgment, Art 6 rights.

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A, K and L v Croatia (Application No 37956/11) (8 January 2012)

Mother divested of her parental rights in respect of her child. She applied to restore her rights but her appeal was dismissed due to the child already being placed for adoption. Held, the mother's rights under Art 8 had been breached.

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Young v Young [2013] EWHC 34 (Fam) (16 January 2013)

Application for committal of Respondent for contempt, for breach of an order for disclosure. Respondent held to be in contempt, and sentenced to six months imprisonment.

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An NHS Trust v SR [2012] EWHC 3842 (Fam) (21 December 2012)

Application by an NHS Trust in respect of the treatment of a boy aged 7, who is suffering from a malignant brain tumour.

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I (A Child) [2012] EWCA Civ 1765 (20 November 2012)

Appeal against placement order on basis that special guardianship order was not considered. Appeal dismissed.

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F (Children) [2012] EWCA Civ 1793 (15 November 2012)

Appeal by mother against order changing the residence of the children. Appeal dismissed.

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E (Children) [2012] EWCA Civ 1777 (13 November 2012)

Application for permission to appeal against relocation order. Application granted.

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Bristol City Council v C & Ors [2012] EWHC 3748 (Fam) (21 December 2012)

Application for a reporting restriction order arising out of care proceedings.

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H (A Child) [2012] EWCA Civ 1700 (26 October 2012)

Care proceedings. Appeal by local authority against order which had the effect of adjourning the proceedings for thee months, and to direct an independent social work assessment of a couple who had been involved with the mother. Appeal dismissed.

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E (A Child) [2012] EWCA Civ 1773 (22 November 2012)

Appeal involving the issue of whether the court is prevented by Section 100 of the Children Act from making a child a ward of court, where the child is accommodated voluntarily under Section 20 of the Act.

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W (Children) [2012] EWCA Civ 1767 (28 November 2012)

Application by father for permission to appeal against refusal to make contact order. Application refused.

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F (A Child) [2012] EWCA Civ 1770 (8 November 2012)

Care proceedings. Application for permission to appeal against refusal of application for contact, brought by the Official Solicitor on behalf of the father. Application granted and appeal allowed.

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C (Children) [2012] EWCA Civ 1766 (14 November 2012)

Care proceedings. Appeal by father against order suspending contact. Appeal dismissed.

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A v A [2012] EWHC (13 December 2012)

Financial remedy case in which the court drew adverse inferences against the husband, due to his failure to make full disclosure and participate in the proceedings.

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Ball v Andorra ECHR (App No 40628/10) (11 December 2012)

Father alleged that the refusal of the High Court of Andorra to enforce a final parent/child contact order had violated his right to maintain meaningful contact with his two children. Held, there had been no breach of the father's rights under the European Convention.

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Akhtar v Hussain [2012] EWCA Civ 1762 (20 November 2012)

Order that the parties beneficially entitled to a half share in the property which they occupied as an unmarried couple. Appeal in respect of occupation rent. Appeal allowed in part.

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Thursfield v Thursfield [2012] EWHC 3742 (Ch) (21 December 2012)

Application for disclosure, in proceedings relating to the enforcement of a judgment made in Michigan, and disclosure of assets. Order made as sought.

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Thursfield v Thursfield [2012] EWHC 3621 (Ch) (9 November 2012)

Application for committal for contempt, in proceedings relating to the enforcement of a judgment made in Michigan, and disclosure of assets. Committal order made.

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Thursfield v Thursfield [2011] EWHC 3713 (Ch) (6 December 2011)

Further judgment in proceedings relating to the enforcement of a judgment made in Michigan, and disclosure of assets.

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Thursfield v Thursfield [2011] EWHC 3539 (Ch) (6 December 2011)

Proceedings relating to the enforcement of a judgment made in Michigan, and disclosure of assets.

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Thompson v Hurst [2012] EWCA Civ 1752 (30 March 2012)

Cohabitation. Appeal against declaration of beneficial interests in property, the appellant having been granted 10% but claiming 50%. Appeal dismissed.

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