Re Avon, North Somerset and Gloucestershire Public Law Case (2013) No 1 [2013] EWCC 4 (Fam) (20 September 2013)

County court judgment in public law proceedings - concerning two children, 3 and 2, in which the local authority had sought care and placement orders in respect of both children and the children's grandmother had sought a special guardianship order in respect of the older child - identifying failings in the approach to the case.

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C (Children), Re [2013] EWCA Civ 1158 (26 September 2013)

Application for permission to appeal against refusal of permission to appeal against care and placement orders. Application dismissed.

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G (A Child: Intractable Contact) [2013] EWHC B16 (Fam) (25 September 2013)

Application by father in long-running proceedings to vary contact order fixing the frequency of direct contact at 3 times a year. Contact re-defined, and s.91(14) order made.

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NN v ZZ & Ors [2013] EWHC 2261 (Fam) (26 July 2013)

Fact-finding hearing concerning the family of two children, in respect of whom there are cross-applications for residence orders by their mother and father.

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WX v YZ [2013] EWHC 2877 (Fam) (26 July 2013)

Fact-finding hearing in connection with applications for residence and for permission to relocate with the child to Poland.

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EA v AP [2013] EWHC 2344 (Fam) (24 June 2013)

Jurisdiction dispute concerning wife's Schedule 1 application, where husband had first issued proceedings in Italy. Held, jurisdiction was not established.

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Tufail v Riaz [2013] EWHC 1829 (Fam) (19 June 2013)

Judgment concerning divorce petition issued in England, where the parties may have already been divorced in Pakistan.

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Joyce v Joyce [2013] EWHC 1353 (Fam) (16 May 2013)

Judgment dealing with the committal of a father to prison for contempt, for breach of a Collection Order requiring the Tipstaff to collect the children so that they could be returned to the mother in Ireland.

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M (Children) [2013] EWCA Civ 1147 (20 September 2013)

Appeal by father against order refusing his application for contact with his three sons. Appeal allowed.

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L-R (Children) [2013] EWCA Civ 1129 (24 July 2013)

Appeal against 18 month sentence of imprisonment for contempt for refusing to give evidence in care proceedings. Appeal dismissed.

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M (A Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 1131 (17 September 2013)

Appeal by father against an order made in the course of Hague Convention proceedings, that the mother be permitted to carry out paternity testing by DNA of her daughter. Appeal allowed.

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J (A Child), Re [2013] EWCA Civ 1100 (30 July 2013)

Application by grandmother for permission to appeal against care and placement orders. Application granted.

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ML (Use of Skype Technology), Re [2013] EWHC 2091 (Fam) (18 July 2013)

Judgment recording the use made of Skype technology in two recent children cases.

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B-S (Children), Re [2013] EWCA Civ 1146 (17 September 2013)

Appeal by mother against refusal of application for leave to oppose the making of adoption orders. Appeal dismissed.

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M (a child), Re [2013] EWCC 3 (Fam) (19 August 2013)

Application by father to enforce contact order.

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N v K [2013] EWHC 2774 (Fam) (11 September 2013)

Application by mother for residence order in case where the child, having previously lived in the USA, had lived in this country for the last six years. Residence order made.

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K (Children) [2013] EWCA Civ 1117 (30 July 2013)

A contact case in which the judge refused contact between the children and F because F would not accept the findings of abuse previously made by the judge and whether, and to what extent, he was motivated to change. The application to appeal was allowed because the judge had failed to appreciate that the F was giving limited evidence as he did not want to incriminate himself. This may have entirely coloured the approach to the F's evidence.

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Grocholewska-Mullins v Mullins [2013] EWCA Civ 1121 (26 July 2013)

A financial provision case in which the ex-wife was seeking to achieve a clean break after 20 years of receiving periodical payments.

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Re A (Perpetrator of Harm: Findings of Fact) [2013] EWCA Civ 1321 (4 September 2013)

Appeal by father against finding that he was the sole perpetrator of injuries to the child. Appeal allowed.

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C (A Child), Re [2012] EWCA Civ 1369 (11 October 2012)

Application for permission to appeal out of time against care and placement orders. Application granted.

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In the matter of A (Children) [2013] UKSC 60 (9 September 2013)

Appeal against decision that child who had never been physically present in England and Wales could not be made a ward of court. Appeal allowed.

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R (A Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 1115 (06 September 2013)

Appeal against the discharge of a prohibited steps order that prevented the mother from taking the child to Kenya on holiday. Appeal allowed.

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A (A Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 1104 (06 September 2013)

Appeal by father against a residence order and an order for no direct contact. Appeal allowed.

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Jones (No 2), Re [2013] EWHC 2730 (Fam) (21 August 2013)

Order requiring mother to return children to Spain, despite objections of children.

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London Borough of Barnet v X & Anor [2006] EWCC 1 (Fam) (18 April 2006)

Judgment considering local authority care plan for a teen-aged girl.

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BAJ v RRA [2011] EWHC 4070 (Fam) (13 December 2011)

Application for leave to apply for financial relief following a foreign divorce pursuant to s.13 Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984. Application granted.

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Solomon v Solomon & Ors (Rev 1) [2013] EWCA Civ 1095 (30 July 2013)

Application for permission to appeal against an order striking out an application under s.37 Matrimonial Causes Act 1973. Application refused.

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London Borough of Islington v Williams & Anor [2013] EWHC 2693 (Fam) (18 April 2013)

Judgment dealing with sentencing of mother found to have been in breach of collection order relating to son who had absconded from care.

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London Borough of Islington v Williams & Anor [2013] EWHC 2692 (Fam) (12 April 2013)

Application by local authority to commit mother to prison for breach of collection order relating to son who had absconded from care.

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London Borough of Islington v Ramsey [2013] EWHC 2718 (Fam) (11 April 2013)

Application for committal of father for breach of order to locate and collect his son, who was subject to a care order.

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J (A Child), Re [2013] EWHC 2694 (Fam) (05 September 2013)

Application by local authority for reporting restriction order in connection with care proceedings.

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C (A Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 1100 (30 July 2013)

Application by grandmother for permission to appeal against care and placement orders. Application granted.

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S (A Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 1089 (30 July 2013)

Father's application for permission to appeal against care and placement orders. Application granted.

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K (A Child: Wardship: Publicity), Re [2013] EWHC 2684 (Fam) (25 July 2013)

Judgment dealing with issue of whether parents of a ward should be able to discuss the case with the media.

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Conrad v Bignell [2013] EWCC 2 (Fam) (03 June 2013)

Mother committed to 28 days imprisonment for failure to comply with order to make son available for contact.

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S (Children) [2013] EWCA Civ 1091 (16 July 2013)

Father's application to appeal judge's findings in respect of domestic violence in a contact case. Application refused.

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