B (Children) [2012] EWCA Civ 1933 (12 December 2012)

Appeal by local authority against refusal of application for interim care orders. Appeal allowed.

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Howell v Howell [2013] EWCA Civ 268 (21 February 2013)

Application for permission to appeal against, inter alia, granting of decree nisi. Application refused.

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Mulcahy v Castles Solicitors & Hextalls Solicitors [2013] EWCA Civ 242 (23 January 2013)

Application for permission to appeal against dismissal of claim for negligence against divorce solicitors. Application allowed in part.

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I (A Child) & J (A Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 259 (5 February 2013)

Linked applications for permission to appeal involving the issue of whether the only people with parental responsibility can remove the child from the jurisdiction even if the child is, at the point of removal, habitually resident here. Applications granted.

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LA v DG & Ors [2013] EWHC 734 (Fam) (01 February 2013)

Care proceedings involving six children of a family of Roma Slovakian origin. Care and placement orders made.

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W (A Child), Re [2013] EWHC 653 (Fam) (21 March 2013)

Care proceedings opposed by the child's mother and grandmother, with whom he lived before being placed in foster care. Care and placement orders made.

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LM (A Child), Re [2013] EWHC 646 (Fam) (27 March 2013)

Judgment dealing with the issue of transferring Irish care proceedings to the English court.

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NT v FS & Ors [2013] EWHC 684 (COP) (26 March 2013)

Application for authority to execute a statutory will on behalf of a party that lacks the capacity to make a will.

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N v C [2013] EWHC 399 (Fam) (14 January 2013)

Schedule 1 claim by mother where the parties had agreed that the child would reside primarily with her father. Claim dismissed.

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S (A Child), Re [2013] EWHC 647 (Fam) (25 March 2013)

Children proceedings involving issues of jurisdiction, where there had been previous proceedings in Spain.

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M (A Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 210 (12 February 2013)

Application by father for permission to appeal order refusing direct contact, refusing him parental responsibility and imposing s.91(14) embargo. Permission granted in respect of parental responsibility and the s.91(14) order.

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H (A Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 205 (1 February 2013)

Child abduction. Application by father for permission to appeal against refusal of return order, on the basis of the child's wishes. Application refused.

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BB and FB v Germany (Application Nos 18734/09 and 9424/11) (14 March 2013)

Children removed from parents after they made allegations of abuse, which were later found to be untrue. The parents complained that the withdrawal of their parental rights had interfered with their rights under Art 8. Held that there had been a violation of Art 8.

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Arif v Anwar & Anor [2013] EWHC 624 (Fam) (21 March 2013)

Case management hearing in financial remedy proceedings in which the husband was made bankrupt on his own petition, in circumstances where the bankruptcy may or may not have been tactical.

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P -S (Children) [2013] EWCA Civ 223 (21 March 2013)

Appeals by child party to care proceedings against dismissal of application for leave to attend court to give evidence, and against the care order that was subsequently made. Appeals dismissed.

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Shami v Shami [2013] EWCA Civ 227 (20 March 2013)

Appeal by wife in relation to charges against a property owned by the husband, in favour of the husband's brother. Appeal dismissed.

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PG v TW (No 2) (Child: Financial Provision) (18 March 2013)

Schedule 1 proceedings involving the father, who was a professional footballer, and the mother, who lived with the child in Africa.

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PG v TW (No 1) (Child: Financial Provision: Legal Funding) [2012] EWHC 1892 (Fam) (4 May 2012)

Mother applied in Schedule 1 proceedings for an A v A order for the father to fund or contribute to her legal costs. Order made.

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T (A Child: Article 15 of B2R), Re [2013] EWHC 521 (Fam) (13 March 2013)

Care proceedings involving Slovakian mother. Slovakian Authority sought transfer to Slovakian court. Request issued that Slovakian court assumes jurisdiction.

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LA (A Child), Re [2013] EWHC 578 (Fam) (15 March 2013)

Application by local authority for permission to remove a child the subject of a placement order from the UK to live in the USA. Permission granted.

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AB & Anor, R (on the application of) v The London Borough of Haringey [2013] EWHC 416 (Admin) (13 March 2013)

Judicial review concerned with whether a decision was taken to undertake an enquiry pursuant to section 47 of the Children Act and, if it was, whether that decision should be set aside as being unlawful, unreasonable or irrational.

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L (A Child), Re [2013] EWCA Civ 179 (13 March 2013)

Appeal against interim care order. Appeal dismissed.

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T (A Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 128 (23 January 2013)

Application by father for permission to appeal against care and placement orders, on the basis that the judge was biased against him. Application refused.

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Mohan v Mohan [2013] EWCA Civ 138 (31 January 2013)

Appeal by wife in proceedings issued by her in relation to the enforcement of a lump sum order.

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M (A Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 132 (17 January 2013)

Care proceedings. Appeals by parents against dismissal of applications to vary no contact order. Appeals dismissed.

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P (A Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 124 (06 February 2013)

Application by father for permission to appeal care and placement orders. Application adjourned.

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L (A Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 123 (16 January 2013)

Application for permission to appeal by grandmother against contact order, where care proceedings subsequently issued. Application refused.

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L (A Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 122 (22 January 2013)

Application by mother in children proceedings for disclosure of the file of the father's previous solicitors. Application granted.

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D (A Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 120 (16 January 2012)

Application by mother for permission to appeal non-molestation order made in favour of son. Application refused.

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A London Borough v M [2012] (4 May 2012)

Care application involving findings as to the cause of fractures sustained by the child. The judge was unable to find that any of the fractures occurred as a result of non accidental injury, and accordingly the application was dismissed.

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Evans v Evans [2013] EWHC 506 (Fam) (13 March 2013)

Judgment in financial remedy proceedings involving, inter alia, the issue of the division of shares in a private company.

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H (A Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 148 (23 January 2013)

Application for permission to appeal dismissal of mother's application for the summary return of her daughter to Mexico. Permission granted but appeal dismissed.

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KS v ND (Schedule 1: Appeal: Costs) [2013] EWHC 464 (Fam) (12 March 2013)

Schedule 1 Children Act proceedings. Appeal in respect of school fees award and costs decision. Appeal dismissed.

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X, R (on the application of) v London Borough of Tower Hamlets [2013] EWHC 480 (Admin) (08 March 2013)

Declaration that a local authority's policy on payments to foster carers is unlawful in that they discriminate on the grounds of pre-existing relationship with the child between family and unrelated foster carers.

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AC v DC & Ors (Financial Remedy: Effect of s37 Avoidance Order) (No 1) [2012] EWHC 2032 (Fam) (19 July 2012)

Judgment setting aside various financial transactions, and considering whether the effect of a "set aside" is to operate retrospectively for all legal (including fiscal) purposes.

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A & B (Parental Order Domicile), Re [2013] EWHC 426 (Fam) (14 February 2013)

Application for a parental order concerning a child born to a surrogate mother based in India. parental order made.

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AC v DC & Ors (No 2) [2012] EWHC 2420 (Fam) (29 August 2012)

Financial remedies application by the wife, where the husband was suffering from a terminal illness.

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AJ (a child), Re [2012] EWHC 3353 (Fam) (21 June 2012)

Application pursuant to the inherent jurisdiction for a declaration recognising the validity of a foreign adoption order. Declaration made as sought.

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TF v FF [2013] EWHC 390 (Fam) (26 February 2013)

Application by wife for permission to appeal a financial remedy order. Permission granted, but only in respect of maintenance provision.

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ML v KW & Anor [2013] EWHC 341 (Fam) (22 February 2013)

Wardship and contact proceedings, in which the father seeks contact. Fact-finding hearing in respect of allegations made by the mother against the father and his family.

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Re C-G (Contact Order: Staying Contact with Father) [2013] EWCA (27 February 2013)

Appeal against order for staying contact where the judge had failed to recognise the change of stance of the Cafcass officer. Appeal allowed.

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GB v RNB [2013] EWHC 414 (Fam) (27 February 2013)

Appeal by mother against registration of a Romanian court order granting the care of the child to the father until proceedings in Romania were finalised. Appeal dismissed.

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Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v James & Ors [2013] EWCA Civ 65 (01 March 2013)

Appeal against refusal to make declarations that it would be lawful to withhold medical treatment from a man lacking capacity. Appeal allowed.

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S (A Child) [2012] EWCA Civ 1915 (11 September 2012)

Interim removal from family member following adjournment of fostering panel decision for approval. Findings made by Recorder unsupported by evidence. Child remained in placement under IRO and ISO.

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Y-M (A Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 143 (22 January 2013)

Appeal in contact proceedings relating to the issue of whether the father should attend an anger management programme. Appeal allowed and remitted to the lower court.

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Y (A Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 129 (22 January 2013)

Application for permission to appeal in relation to an order for the return of the child to Cyprus. Application granted. Appeal dismissed.

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L (Children) [2012] EWCA Civ 1923 (15 November 2012)

Applications by mother for permission to appeal against various orders made in contact proceedings, including a finding that allegations of abuse by the father were not established. Applications refused.

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Re T (Care Proceedings: Drug Testing) [2012] EWHC 4081 (Fam) (10 February 2012)

Care proceedings in which the father sought to challenge the result of drug tests.

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