PM v MB & Anor [2013] EWCA Civ 969 (31 July 2013)

The father's applications for parental responsibility and direct contact were dismissed and a s.91(14) order made. The father was granted permission to appeal re: the PR and s.91(14) decisions. Appeal dismissed.

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Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council v RG & Ors [2013] EWHC 2373 (COP) (04 July 2013)

Judgment concerning arrangements for two adult brothers lacking capacity, including whether the marriage of one brother should be annulled.

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G (A Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 965 (30 July 2013)

Second appeal by mother against care order. Appeal allowed.

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P (A Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 963 (30 July 2013)

Appeal by father against care and placement orders. Appeal allowed.

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Bedfordshire Police Constabulary v RU & Anor [2013] EWHC 2350 (Fam) (26 July 2013)

Application by police for a person to be committed to prison for contempt of court for breach of a forced marriage protection order, where they were not the applicants who obtained the order. Held that they had no standing to make the application.

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K (A Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 895 (11 June 2013)

Care proceedings involving child of Slovakian parents. Appeal against order for transfer of proceedings to Slovakia. Appeal dismissed.

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LA v ML & Ors [2013] EWHC 2063 (Fam) (12 July 2013)

Care proceedings involving a child born in Slovakia. Interim care order made and Article 15 request for transfer of proceedings to Slovakia.

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LA v ML & Ors [2013] EWHC 2062 (Fam) (28 June 2013)

Case concerning the jurisdiction of the court to determine care proceedings concerning a child born in Slovakia.

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Kent County Council v IS & Ors [2013] EWHC 2308 (Fam) (03 May 2013)

Care proceedings relating to five children. Care orders made in respect of four younger children and supervision order in respect of eldest child.

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N v B & Ors [2013] EWHC 820 (Fam) (22 March 2013)

Application by maternal grandmother for the adoption of her grandchildren. Adoption order made.

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K v London Borough of Brent & Ors [2013] EWCA Civ 926 (29 July 2013)

Aplication by grandmother for permission to appeal against care order. Application granted and appeal allowed.

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K (A Child: Wardship: Publicity) [2013] EWHC B11 (Fam) (25 July 2013)

Wardship proceedings. Judgment dealing with issue of whether the parents could discuss the case with the media.

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Al-Hilli (Children), Re (Summary of Judgment) [2013] EWHC 2299 (Fam) (26 July 2013)

Care proceedings involving two children whose parents were killed.

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Al-Hilli (Children), Re [2013] EWHC 2190 (Fam) (22 July 2013)

Care proceedings. Judgment addressing issue of the circumstances in which representatives of the media should be excluded from attending family proceedings.

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D-L (Children) [2013] EWCA Civ 936 (22 May 2013)

Appeal in a contact case where the local authority and guardian had made recommendations as to the level of contact between the children and F, but the judge had departed from the experts' recommendations without explaining why. Appeal allowed.

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Sekhri v Ray [2013] EWHC 2290 (Fam) (23 July 2013)

Dispute concerning whether the court had jurisdiction to entertain the wife's petition, in a case where both parties were resident in Singapore. Held, the court did have jurisdiction.

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TB v DB [2013] EWHC 2275 (Fam) (26 April 2013)

Judgment following fact finding hearing, dealing with whether a shared residence order should continue, or a sole residence order be made in favour of the father.

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TB v DB [2013] EWHC 2274 (Fam) (25 April 2013)

Fact finding hearing in connection with residence application, dealing with allegations made by the mother.

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N v N (BIIR: Stay of Maintenance Proceedings) [2012] EWHC 4282 (Fam) (5 October 2012)

Application by Dutch wife for periodical payments under s.27 MCA, from Swedish husband. Husband asked the court to decline jurisdiction. Jurisdiction declined.

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CtL and CmL (Children) (Welfare Hearing: Expert Report), Re [2013] EWHC 2134 (Fam) (21 June 2013)

Care proceedings. Welfare hearing following lengthy fact finding hearing.

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CtL, CmL, TLP, ARP, MM and JB (Children) (Fact Finding: Protection From Sexual Harm), Re [2013] EWHC 2133 (Fam) (01 March 2013)

Care proceedings. Fact finding hearing relating to allegations concerning six children.

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X, R (on the application of) v London Borough of Tower Hamlets [2013] EWCA Civ 904 (24 July 2013)

Appeal by local authority against declaration that their policy on payments to foster carers was unlawful in that they discriminated on the grounds of pre-existing relationship with the child between family and unrelated foster carers. Appeal dismissed.

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M [2013] EWHC 1901 (Fam) (05 July 2013)

Application by mother for a declaration under s.55A of the Family Law Act 1986 that the respondent is the legal parent of her child. Application granted.

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CB v CB [2013] EWHC 2092 (Fam) (10 April 2013)

Child abduction. Application by mother for return of child to Australia. Application dismissed, on the basis of the child's objection to being returned.

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V (Children), Re [2013] EWCA Civ 913 (23 July 2013)

Care proceedings. Appeal by local authority against refusal of adoption and placement orders. Appeal allowed.

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H v G (Adoption Appeal) [2013] EWHC 2136 (Fam) (13 June 2013)

Appeal by mother against adoption order. Appeal dismissed.

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NP v KRP [2013] EWHC 694 (Fam) (27 March 2013)

Application by wife for declaration of non-recognition of Indian divorce. Application dismissed.

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C (Children) [2013] EWCA Civ 848 (24 April 2013)

Care proceedings. Appeal by father against findings of abuse in respect of allegations made by the mother's nephew. Appeal allowed.

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A (A Child), Re (Vulnerable Witness : Fact Finding) [2013] EWHC 2124 (Fam) (15 July 2013)

Fact-finding hearing to determine the truth or otherwise of a vulnerable witness's allegations of abuse by the father, as the first step in considering whether the child and her father should be permitted to resume a normal and unrestricted relationship.

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RCW v A Local Authority [2013] EWHC 2129 (Fam) (16 July 2013)

Adoption order made in favour of visually impaired adopter.

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DL v EL [2013] EWCA Civ 865 (16 July 2013)

Judgment on appeal considering what remedies are available to the parent whose child is removed from the country of habitual residence pursuant to a return order made on a successful application under the 1980 Hague Abduction Convention, which is subsequently set aside by an appellate court.

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J & MM (Children), Re [2013] EWHC 1820 (Fam) (26 June 2013)

Hearing of care application, following finding that the parents had being reckless and incompetent in their management of the child's asthma.

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MI (A Child), Re [2013] EWHC 1073 (Fam) (29 April 2013)

Final hearing of an application for a care order, the issue between the parties being whether the child should return to the care of his mother or whether he should be placed in the family of his maternal great uncle, who live in Belgium.

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K v D (Committal - Application to Strike Out) [2013] EWHC 796 (Fam) (02 April 2013)

Application to strike out a committal application arising from a child abduction.

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Re W [2013] EWHC 1957 (Fam) (22 May 2013)

Application by Local Authority for permission to invoke the inherent jurisdiction, with a view to the Local Authority seeking the revocation of an Adoption Order. Permission refused.

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Re SK [2013] EWHC (COP) (24 May 2013)

Judgment in proceedings under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 concerning a mentally incapacitated adult aged 56, concerned with the question of his residence.

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B-S (Children) [2013] EWCA Civ 813 (14 June 2013)

Application by mother for permission to appeal against refusal of permission to oppose adoption after placement order. Application granted.

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Re A (Fact-Finding Hearing: Non-Accidental Injury) [2013] EWCA Civ 1026 (4 July 2013)

Appeal by local authority against finding that it was not possible to conclude that injuries to the children were non-accidental. appeal dismissed.

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HB v PB [2013] EWHC 1956 (Fam) (09 July 2013)

Application by father in private law children proceedings for a costs order against the local authority, which had been directed to file a s.37 report.

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Tattersall v Tattersall [2013] EWCA Civ 774 (09 July 2013)

Appeal by husband against ancillary relief order dividing the capital unequally and ordering him to pay periodical payments. Appeal dismissed.

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Re P (Prohibited Steps Order: Removal From Jurisdiction) [2013] EWCA (2 July 2013)

Appeal by mother against prohibited steps order preventing her from removing the child from the jurisdiction. Appeal dismissed.

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C (A Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 791 (14 June 2013)

Application for permission to appeal an indirect contact order, and a prohibited steps order. The F sought direct contact with his child, and the discharge of the prohibited steps order.

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Chaudhary v Chaudhary [2013] EWCA Civ 758 (1 May 2013)

Appeal against order that the appellant had no interest in a property purchased by her step-son as a home for her and her late husband. Appeal allowed.

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MF v LB of Brent & Ors [2013] EWHC 1838 (Fam) (28 June 2013)

Adoption application relating to seven year old child in respect of whom care and placement orders had been made in 2008.

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HJ (A Child) [2013] EWHC 1867 (Fam) (02 July 2013)

Application by the Health Services Executive of Ireland for the English court to assume jurisdiction in care proceedings.

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S (A Child) & Ors v Nottingham City Council & Ors [2013] EWCA Civ 771 (02 July 2013)

Appeal by Children's Guardian in respect of findings of fact relating to who perpetrated non-accidental injuries that were sustained by the youngest child.

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M v S [2013] EWHC (28 June 2013)

Unsuccessful claim by wife that husband had an interest in a property purchased by his father.

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