G v P [2013] EWCC

Application in the county court under Matrimonial Causes Act 1973, s 33 for an order for repayment of overpaid maintenance. Consideration as to whether an order must be ‘subsisting for the purposes of the section. Application granted.

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A London Borough v A & Ors [2012] EWHC 2203 (Fam) (27 July 2012)

Care proceedings in which the mother sought a postponement of the decision about the children's future to enable her to start on a course of therapy, so that the children might be safely returned to her sole care.

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Re W (Parental Responsibility Order: Inter-relationship with Direct Contact) [2013] EWCA (20 February 2013)

Father's appeal against refusal of contact and parental responsibility applications. Appeal relating to contact dismissed, but appeal relating to parental responsibility allowed.

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KAC v DJC [2013] EWHC 292 (Fam) (21 February 2013)

Mother's application to relocate the children to Australia, after she had previously abducted them there. Application granted.

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B (Children) [2012] EWCA Civ 1901 (14 December 2012)

Returned hearing before the Court of Appeal after a local authority had shown reluctance to implement the Court’s previous decision.

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Re W (Removal at Birth: Contact)[2013] EWCA (21 February 2013)

Care proceedings. Appeal by parents against refusal of contact. Appeal dismissed.

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M (A Child) [2012] EWCA Civ 1905 (21 November 2012)

Appeal by father against finding of fact that he was responsible for injuries to child. Appeal allowed.

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In the matter of J (Children) [2013] UKSC 9 (20 February 2013)

Case concerning the issue of whether a previous Court finding that one or both of two individuals caused significant harm to a child constituted a ‘finding of fact’ in subsequent proceedings aimed at determining whether there was a real possibility that other children will suffer harm in the care of one or other of those individuals.

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In the matter of L and B (Children) [2013] UKSC 8 (20 February 2013)

Case dealing with the issue of whether the first instance judge had or correctly exercised the power to change her decision following an oral judgment where no order had yet been perfected.

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Re O-C (Interim Care Order: Jurisdiction) [2013] EWCA (14 February 2013)

Local authority granted an interim care order and made an order for the return of the children from Ireland, to where the mother had fled. The mother appealed and the interim care order was set aside.

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Re B (Committal Proceedings: Breach of Injunctions) [2013] EWCA (14 February 2013)

Appeal by father against committal for breach of injunction preventing him from harassing or interfering with the foster carers and from publicising any information in relation to the proceedings. Appeal dismissed.

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R (A Child) [2012] EWCA Civ 1903 (20 December 2012)

Application for permission to appeal against an order requiring the mother to return the child to Singapore. Application refused.

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A London Borough v A & Ors [2013] EWHC 96 (Fam) (15 February 2013)

Care proceedings involving three children, in a case where it had previously been found that the father was responsible for the death of a fourth child.

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AB v BB & Ors [2013] EWHC 227 (Fam) (13 February 2013)

Contact application by father in case involving serious violence against the mother. Ordered that there should be no contact, save for limited indirect contact.

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A Local Authority v K [2013] EWHC 242 (COP) (15 February 2013)

Application brought by a local authority for a best interests' determination in relation to issues of contraception for, and sterilisation of, a 21 year old woman suffering from Down's Syndrome.

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T v T [2012] EWHC 3462 (Fam) (29 November 2012)

Application by the wife for an injunction to restrain the husband from pursuing proceedings in the USA, where a pre-marital agreement had been signed. Application dismissed.

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N v A (Abduction from Pakistan) [2012] EWHC 3954 (Fam) (21 December 2012)

Application for the summary return of a child to Pakistan. Application granted.

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S v T (Permission to Relocate to Russia) [2012] EWHC (7 December 2012)

Application by mother for permission to relocate with the child to Russia. The mother was granted permission to relocate conditional upon her obtaining an order from the Russian court based on the parties' contact proposals.

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Re G-B [2013] EWCA (7 February 2013)

Care proceedings. Appeal by mother after judge refused adjournment so that she could change solicitors. Appeal dismissed.

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RCW v A Local Authority [2013] EWHC 235 (Fam) (12 February 2013)

Application by prospective adopter for an injunction to prevent the local authority from removing the child from her care. Injunction granted.

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G (A Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 54 (16 January 2013)

Application by a mother for permission to appeal against determination that she would not be able to look after her daughter. Application refused.

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Gill v Draper [2013] EWCA Civ 58 (15 January 2013)

Application by husband for permission to appeal against decree nisi. Application refused.

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W (A Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 61 (17 January 2013)

Mother's application for permission to appeal care and placement orders. Application refused.

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G-F (Children) [2013] EWCA Civ 50 (14 January 2013)

Applications for permission to appeal against care and placement orders by mother and maternal grandmother. Applications refused.

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W (A Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 48 (16 January 2013)

Applications by mother for permission to appeal orders made during the course of care proceedings. Applications refused.

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F (Children) [2013] EWCA Civ 49 (14 January 2013)

Application by father for permission to appeal against residence order. Application refused.

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A (A Child) [2012] EWCA Civ 1890 (11 December 2012)

Application by a mother for permission to appeal against an adoption order. Application refused.

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H (A Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 72 (13 February 2013)

Appeal by mother against order lifting a restriction upon the father taking the child to his home. Appeal dismissed.

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C (A Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 55 (15 January 2013)

Application for permission to appeal against residence order reversing living arrangements. Application refused.

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E (Children) [2012] EWCA Civ 1893 (11 December 2012)

Appeal in proceedings concerning a relocation order.

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VK v JV [2012] EWHC 4033 (Fam) (26 November 2012)

Application pursuant to the Hague Convention for the return of two children to Latvia. Held that the father had consented to the removal of one child, but that the removal of the other was wrongful.

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A (A Child), Re [2013] EWCA Civ 43 (06 February 2013)

Application by local authority for wasted costs order against firm of solicitors that acted for parents in care proceedings. Application dismissed.

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Re L (Application Hearing: Legal Representation) [2013] EWCA Civ 267 (1 Feb 2013)

Appeal by father against refusal to adjourn contact application after his solicitors ceased acting for him and a psychiatrist had informed him that he was not fit to present his case. Appeal allowed.

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AMV v RM [2012] EWHC 3629 (Fam) (28 June 2012)

Judgment, in appeal by mother against residence order, relating to the decision of the district judge to visit the homes of the mother and the maternal grandparents in order to ascertain the veracity of the mother's claims as to residence.

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KH and HH (Children), Re [2013] EWHC 165 (Fam) (25 January 2013)

Care proceedings. Judgment concerning whether the children should be made subjects of final care orders or placed with maternal grandparents.

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KH and HH (Children), Re [2012] EWHC 4027 (Fam) (02 November 2012)

Care proceedings. Judgment establishing the cause of death of a child.

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Kremen v Agrest [2013] EWCA Civ 41 (05 February 2013)

Appeal by judgment creditor against dismissal of application to make charging order absolute in respect of property owned by the husband. Appeal dismissed.

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W v W [2012] EWHC 2469 (Fam) (3 September 2012)

Application for financial relief and application by the Crown to vary a restraint order imposed by the Crown Court.

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S v D & E [2013] EWHC 134 (Fam) (31 January 2013)

Applications by two sperm donors for leave to apply for contact with children. Leave granted.

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Re M (Contact) [2013] EWCA (17 January 2013)

Appeal against dismissal of parents' application for contact with children in care. Appeal dismissed.

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