W (Children) [2013] EWCA Civ 735 (15 May 2013)

Application by mother for permission to appeal order for contact and relating to change of child's name. Application granted in part.

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Kasseer v Kasseer [2013] EWCA Civ 722 (8 May 2013)

Application for permission to appeal a decision transferring the tenancy of a property, which used to be held in joint names, to the wife's sole name. Application refused.

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Udeze-Nwannia v Udese-Nwannia [2013] EWCA Civ 725 (26 March 2013)

Application to appeal against a decree of nullity where the H had previously married under a customary ceremony and a church ceremony in Nigeria (a 'double decker' marriage) but where he and his first wife went through only a customary divorce. Held that a valid church marriage could not be dissolved merely by a customary ceremony of divorce and so the H was still married at the time of his second marriage.

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Thursfield v Thursfield [2013] EWCA Civ 840 (20 June 2013)

Appeal against sentence of imprisonment for contempt, for continuing failure to comply with disclosure order. Appeal dismissed.

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UL v BK [2013] EWHC 1735 (Fam) (24 June 2013)

Application by wife for the continuation of an ex parte freezing order.

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A (A Child) (Vulnerable Witness), Re [2013] EWHC 1694 (Fam) (17 June 2013)

Judgment relating to the giving of evidence by a vulnerable witness in private law children proceedings.

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Re T (Brussels II Revised:Art 15) [2013] EWCA (11 June 2013)

Appeal by mother against determination that proceedings should be continued in Slovakia. Appeal dismissed.

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Re R (Inherent Probability of Mother Harming Baby) [2013] EWCA (12 June 2013)

Successful appeal by mother against finding that she was responsible for the injuries to the child.

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Wyatt v Vince [2013] EWCA Civ 934 (13 June 2013)

Appeal by husband relating to the setting aside of an A v A order of £125,000 representing past and future legal fees.

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B v B [2013] EWHC 1232 (Fam) (21 May 2013)

Financial remedies judgment dealing with issues relating essentially to achieving an agreed equal division of capital assets.

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L and M (Children), Re [2013] EWHC 1569 (Fam) (04 June 2013)

Re-trial of findings of fact hearing relating to the cause of injuries to a child.

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G and E (Children) (Vulnerable Witness), Re [2011] EWHC 4063 (Fam) (16 June 2011)

Ruling in preliminary application as to whether a child should give oral evidence in public law proceedings relating both to herself and her younger brother.

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CM v The Executor of the Estate of EJ & Ors [2013] EWHC 1680 (Fam) (14 June 2013)

Application for declaration relating to the removal of blood and tissue samples from a deceased person, for the purpose of testing for blood-borne diseases.

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W (A Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 662 (8 May 2013)

Appeal by parents against findings of fact regarding injuries to child. appeal dismissed.

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LCG v RL [2013] EWHC 1383 (Fam) (23 May 2013)

Application by mother for return of children to Spain. Application granted.

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Re H-L (A Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 655 (13 June 2013)

Appeal by mother in care proceedings against refusal of application for permission to instruct three expert medical witnesses. Guidance given regarding the new test on the use of experts in family proceedings.

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T v M [2013] EWHC 1585 (Fam) (23 April 2013)

Appeal by husband against striking out of application to vary a maintenance order. Appeal dismissed.

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Prest v Petrodel Resources Limited and others [2013] UKSC 34 (12 June 2013)

Appeal dealing with issue of Whether it is open to the court in ancillary relief proceedings to treat the assets of a company of which a spouse is the sole controller as being assets to which that spouse is ‘entitled’ for the purposes of s 24(1)(a) MCA.

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In the matter of B (a Child) [2013] UKSC 33 (12 June 2013)

Appeal dealing with issue of Whether a child of two years of age should be permanently removed from her parents and placed for adoption. In that regard, whether the child was likely to suffer significant harm within the meaning of s.31(2)(a) of the Children Act, and whether her permanent removal was a proportionate response to any such risk that she did face.

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Prizzia v Hungary (Application No 20255/12) (11 June 2013)

Application by father applied to ECHR claiming that the Hungarian authorities failed to ensure the enforcement of decisions concerning contact with his child in breach of Art 8. Held, the Hungarian authorities had acted in breach of the father's Art 8 European Convention rights.

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R (Mother) v C (Father) & Anor [2013] EWHC 1295 (Fam) (17 May 2013)

Application by mother for permission to relocate with her child to Colombia. Permission granted.

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A Council v M & Ors (Judgment 4: Foreign Adoption: Refusal of Recognition) [2013] EWHC 1501 (Fam) (06 June 2013)

Application for a declaration that an adoption in Kazakhstan is recognised in England and Wales. Held that it was not an adoption that is recognised.

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