MK v JK & Ors [2013] EWHC 4334 (COP) (10 July 2012)

Application relating to the choice of nursing home for an 84 year old man suffering from dementia.

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Re W (Change of Name) [2013] EWCA (20 August 2013)

Appeal by mother against order requiring change of child's name to include the father's name. Appeal allowed.

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R (ota N) v LB of Newham [2013] EWHC 2475 (Admin) (9 August 2013)

Application for judicial review of local authority decision not to provide children and their parents accommodation and support pursuant to s.17 Children Act.

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DF And GF (Children - Placement Order Or Special Guardianship Order), Re [2013] EWHC 2607 (Fam) (22 August 2013)

Care proceedings. Judgment considering primarily whether there should be a placement order or a special guardianship order in respect of the youngest child.

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Jones, Re (Alleged Contempt of Court) [2013] EWHC 2579 (Fam) (21 August 2013)

Application for committal to prison of a mother for alleged contempt of court in relation to an order requiring the return of the children to Spain. Application dismissed.

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A Local Authority v WMA & Ors [2013] EWHC 2580 (COP) (23 July 2013)

Case concerning the future of a twenty five year old man suffering from an autistic spectrum disorder, and where he should live plus what help should be given to him.

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V [2012] EWHC B36 (Fam) (21 November 2012)

Application by mother under Schedule 1 Children Act for financial remedies by way of housing capital and periodic financial provision.

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J (A Child), Re [2013] EWHC B14 (Fam) (13 March 2013)

Judgment dealing with arrangements for child after s.31 threshold had been passed. Supervision order made.

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Re LC (International Abduction: Child’s Objections to Return) [2013] EWCA Civ 1058 (15 August 2013)

Appeal by father against decision to return children to Spain, despite their objections. Appeal allowed in part.

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Saward v Saward [2013] EWCA Civ 1060 (2 July 2013)

W's application for permission to appeal against the setting aside of a decree nisi, the W maintaining that the English court did have jurisdiction to entertain divorce proceedings because the H was habitually resident in the UK. Application refused.

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R (Children) [2013] EWCA Civ 1018 (16 July 2013)

Appeal by mother against Care and Placement orders. Appeal dismissed.

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IA (a Child)(Fact finding; Welfare; Single hearing; Experts reports), Re [2013] EWHC 2499 (Fam) (07 August 2013)

Care proceedings in case where the parents' first child had died, having received injuries which were considered to be non-accidental.

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A NHS Trust -v- DE (Appearing by his Litigation Friend the Official Solicitor) & others [2013] EWHC 2562 (Fam) (16 August 2013)

Application by NHS Trust for declaration that a 37 year-old man who suffers from a learning disability should undergo a vasectomy.


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Roberts, Re [2013] EWCC 1 (Fam) (19 June 2013)

Judgment in respect of breaches of an order and undertaking which were intended to protect a child in care.

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M -v- M and Yuri Barkov and others [2013] EWHC 2534 (Fam) (14 August 2013)

Financial remedies claim by wife in case involving identified assets of £107 million. Wife awarded half.

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An NHS Trust v L & Ors (Rev 1) [2012] EWHC 4313 (Fam) (08 October 2012)

Application by NHS Trust for a declaration that in the event of a patient suffering a cardiac arrest and/or a respiratory arrest and/or other serious deterioration in his condition, it would not be in his best interests for active resuscitation and/or other similar treatment to be provided.

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M (A Child), Re [2013] EWCA Civ 1007 (26 June 2013)

Care proceedings. Application by mother for permission to appeal against refusal of application for residential assessment direction and refusal to discharge interim care order. Application refused.

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Smith v Bottomley & Anor [2013] EWCA Civ 953 (29 July 2013)

Appeal against order that cohabitee entitled to a share in property owned by appellant. Appeal allowed.

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G (Children) [2013] EWCA Civ 1017 (9 July 2013)

F's appeal against orders which refused direct contact between him and his children, imposed a s.91(14) order for a period of five years and that F, who was a litigant in person before the court, should pay the mother's costs. Appeal dismissed.

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Cart v Cart [2013] EWCA Civ 1006 (07 August 2013)

Application for permission to appeal against refusal of application for permission to appeal out of time against ancillary relief order and of application to set aside that order on grounds of material non-disclosure. Application refused.

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A NHS Trust v Dr. A [2013] EWHC 2442 (COP) (27 March 2013)

Application by NHS Trust in respect of a man who is on hunger strike in the Trust hospital. The relief sought by the Trust is a declaration that he lacks capacity to litigate and to make decisions in respect of his nutrition and hydration; and that it is lawful for the Trust to administer artificial nutrition and hydration.

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An NHS Foundation Trust v M & K [2013] EWHC 2402 (COP) (24 May 2013)

Application by the NHS Foundation Trust for declarations in relation to the medical treatment of a young man who was born with a congenital abnormality of the brain.

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RE A (Abduction: Children’s Objections: Domestic Violence) [2013] EWCA Civ 1256 (23 July 2013)

Appeal by father against refusal of return of children to Norway, based upon the objections of the children, who had witnessed an incident of domestic violence upon the mother. Appeal dismissed.

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RE B (Looked After Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 964 (30 July 2013)

Appeal by local authority against decision that a child was a looked after child following the grant of an interim residence order in favour of the grandparents. Appeal allowed.

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London Borough of Camden v Caratt & Ors [2013] EWHC 2336 (Fam) (31 July 2013)

Judgment addressing the question whether the provisions of article 15 Brussels II Revised may be used to facilitate a transfer of proceedings between jurisdictions within the United Kingdom.

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Ramnarine v Ramnarine [2013] UKPC 27 (31 July 2013)

Appeal by wife against an order made by the Court of Appeal of Trinidad and Tobago in proceedings for financial relief between her and her ex-husband following divorce.

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E (A Child), Re [2013] EWHC 2400 (Fam) (30 July 2013)

Care proceedings in which the local authority alleged that the parents had put the child at risk by failing to understand her medical needs.

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A and L (Children), Re [2013] EWHC 2328 (Fam) (06 June 2013)

Application for a parental order under s.54 Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008, in relation to two children born in California pursuant to a surrogacy arrangement.

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X (A Child), Re [2013] EWHC 689 (Fam) (27 March 2013)

Application to adopt 15 year old child made by partner of child's mother. Held that the child had not had her home with the applicant for the requisite period of time.

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C (A Child), Re [2013] EWHC 2408 (Fam) (19 July 2013)

Application for a parental order under s.54 Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008, in relation to a child conceived following a surrogacy arrangement entered into by the parties through a surrogacy agency based in California.

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C (A Child), Re [2013] EWHC 2413 (Fam) (15 May 2013)

Application for a parental order under s.54 Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008, in relation to a child conceived through IVF treatment in Moscow.

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DN (A Child), Re [2013] EWHC 2401 (Fam) (12 July 2013)

Care proceedings, including an application by the local authority for a declaration as to the child's date of birth.

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LA v MF (Children), Re (No. 2) [2013] EWHC 1433 (Fam) (24 May 2013)

Care proceedings involving four children, the oldest of which was not a child of the 'parents', who originated from Cameroon.

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DN GN GRN CMN (Children), Re (No. 1) [2012] EWHC 4278 (Fam) (28 November 2012)

Care proceedings relating to four girls. Judgment dealing primarily with issue of jurisdiction.

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