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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ET BT and CT (Children) v Islington [2013] EWCA Civ 323 (10 April 2013)

Appeal against dismissal of application for judicial review in respect of local authority risk assessment of three children.

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R (on the application of ES) v LB of Barking & Dagenham [2013] EWHC 691 (Admin) (27 March 2013)

Claim for judicial review of local authority's failure to assess child's needs for the purposes of providing accommodation and support under section 17 of the Children Act. Claim allowed.

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A-H (Children) [2013] EWCA Civ 282-1 (30 January 2013)

Care proceedings. Appeal by father, focussing upon paediatric examination of the child in relation to allegations of sexual abuse. Appeal dismissed.

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Re N (Placement Order: Alternative Option to Adoption) [2013] EWCA (25 March 2013)

Care and placement orders made where there was a possibility that the maternal grandmother could care for the child, but further investigations were required before she could be considered appropriate. Appeal allowed.

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GB (Children) [2013] EWCA Civ 164 (07 February 2013)

Care proceedings. Application by mother for permission to appeal refusal of adjournment so that she could seek alternative representation. Application granted, but appeal dismissed.

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OC & OE (Children) [2013] EWCA Civ 162 (14 February 2013)

Appeal by mother against interim care orders in respect of two youngest children, where she had removed the children to Ireland. Appeal allowed.

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