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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