Llewelyn v Rickard [2013] EWCA Civ 1677 (5 November 2013)

Application for permission to appeal against a ruling that the appellant had no beneficial interest in the family home. Application granted.

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A Local Authority v C [2013] EWHC 4036 (Fam) (16 September 2013)

Application by local authority for a without notice order enabling them to remove child from mother immediately after birth.

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M (Children), Re [2013] EWHC 3758 (Fam) (07 November 2013)

Care proceedings concerning four children of two fathers, in which the mother passed the children into the care of her parents.

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Kinderis v Kineriene [2013] EWHC 4139 (Fam) (18 December 2013)

Hague Convention proceedings in which the father sought the return of the child to Lithuania and the mother raised an Article 13 defence.

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Button v Salama [2013] EWHC 4152 (Fam) (19 December 2013)

Further application by a mother to commit the father of their child to prison for contempt of court in relation to the breach of an order requiring him to return the child to England and Wales.

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D (A Child) [2013] EWHC 4078 (Fam) (18 December 2013)

Care proceedings in which the mother sought a transfer of the proceedings to the courts of the Czech Republic for disposal there.

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Whiting, Re [2013] EWHC B27 (Fam) (13 December 2013)

Application brought by the director of Adult Services to commit person in a relationship with a vulnerable adult for breach of an injunction made by a district judge in the Court of Protection.

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E (A Child), Re [2011] EWHC 3453 (Fam) (19 December 2011)

Care proceedings involving a Nigerian child where the parties claiming to be her parents were found not to be.

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L County Council v MD & Anor [2013] EWHC B25 (Fam) (06 December 2013)

Application by local authority to commit parents for failure to comply with orders requiring them to identify the children's whereabouts.

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NHS v VT & Anor [2013] EWHC B26 (Fam) (13 November 2013)

Application by NHS Trust for a declaration, both in respect of capacity and in relation to medical treatment, of a patient in their care.

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TAQ v AA [2013] EWCA Civ 1661 (19 December 2013)

Application for permission to appeal against dismissal of application challenging the lawfulness of a Standard Authorisation made under Schedule A1 of the MCA authorizing the deprivation of appellant's son's liberty. Application dismissed.

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TM, Re [2013] EWHC 4103 (Fam) (17 December 2013)

Application by NHS Trust for the consent of the court to certain medical treatment of a seven-year-old child.

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J & R (Children), Re [2013] EWHC 4100 (Fam) (15 July 2013)

Care proceedings. Application by parents for adjournment for further assessment by consultant regarding injuries to child.

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Hertfordshire County Council v H [2013] EWHC 4049 (Fam) (05 July 2013)

Application by a local authority to withdraw care proceedings. Application granted.

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Torrington v Torrington [2013] EWCA Civ 1631 (21 November 2013)

W's application for permission to appeal from a judgment and order that a separation agreement made 20 years earlier, but never made an order of the court, should become an order of the court. Application refused.

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J (Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 1685 (18 December 2013)

Appeal by mother against care order. Appeal dismissed.

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TM, Re [2013] EWHC 4043 (Fam) (12 December 2013)

Judgment concerning injunction on reporting in proceedings concerning application by NHS Trust for the consent of the court to certain medical treatment of a seven-year-old child.

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A Local Authority v DB (Mother) & Ors [2013] EWHC 4066 (Fam) (06 December 2013)

Care proceedings. Fact-finding hearing concerning issue of whether injuries to child were non-accidental.

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Z v Y [2013] EWHC 3381 (Fam) (05 November 2013)

Application by father for return of child under Hague Convention. Application granted.

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P (A Child) [2013] EWHC 4048 (Fam) (17 December 2013)

Judgment on application for reporting restriction in 'forced caesarean' case.

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P, Re [2013] EWHC 4037 (Fam) (13 December 2013)

Application for reporting restriction in 'forced caesarean' case.

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A (A Child), Re [2013] EWHC 3502 (Fam) (01 July 2013)

Care proceedings. Fact-finding hearing to ascertain cause of injuries to the child.

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HA (A Child) , Re [2013] EWHC 3634 (Fam) (28 November 2013)

Care proceedings in respect of 7 month old child. Care and placement orders made.

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P (A Child), Re [2012] EWCC 6 (Fam) (15 November 2012)

Care proceedings. Appeal by grandparents against refusal of permission to apply for a residence order.

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JO v GO & Ors [2013] EWHC 3932 (COP) (13 December 2013)

Court of Protection judgment concerning application by daughter of 88 year old woman lacking capacity for order that she be returned to England from Scotland.

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A (Children), Re [2013] EWCA Civ 1611 (13 December 2013)

Appeal by local authority against placement order with conditions attached and cross-appeal by mother seeking the discharge of the placement order if the local authority's appeal is successful. Both appeals allowed and placement order set aside.

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An NHS Trust v R (a child) and Mr & Mrs R (Parents) [2013] EWHC 2340 (Fam) (19 September 2013)

Judgment in dispute regarding medical treatment for a child, in particular as to whether ventilation should be withdrawn.

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LRP (A Child) (Care Proceedings: Placement Order) [2013] EWHC 3974 (Fam) (12 December 2013)

Final hearing of local authority's application for care and placement orders in relation to a 10 week old infant.

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Muema v Muema [2013] EWHC 3864 (Fam) (10 June 2013)

Application by husband for an order under section 37(2)(b) MCA to set aside a notice to quit that was signed by his estranged wife. Application dismissed.

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Re H, R and E (Children) [2013] EWHC 3857 (Fam) (2 September 2013)

Application under the Hague Convention for the summary return of three children from this country to the Netherlands. Return ordered.

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Walker v Walker [2013] EWHC 3973 (Fam) (28 October 2013)

Application by a husband for permission to appeal financial remedies order. Permission granted.

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R (Hodkin & Anor) v Registrar General of Births, Deaths and Marriages [2013] UKSC 77 (11 December 2013)

Appeal concerning the question whether a church of the Church of Scientology was recordable as a "place of meeting for religious worship", with the effect that a valid ceremony of marriage could be performed there.

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Re P [2013] EWHC (4 December 2013)

Application for reporting restriction in 'forced caesarean' case.

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YLA v PM & MZ [2013] EWHC 3622 (Fam) (20 November 2013)

Court of Protection proceedings concerning a vulnerable adult, and care proceedings concerning her child.

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Re A and B (Withdrawal of Fact-Finding Hearing) [2013] EWHC (29 January 2013)

Judgment in care proceedings where the local authority was granted permission to withdraw the fact-finding hearing.

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ACCG & Anor v MN & Ors [2013] EWHC 3859 (COP) (20 November 2013)

Application for a final order pursuant to s16(2)(a) of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 in relation to, inter alia, the accommodation of a 20 year old man who suffers from profound disabilities.

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Asaad v Kurter [2013] EWHC 3852 (Fam) (05 December 2013)

Judgment concerning the validity of a marriage and whether the petitioner was entitled to a decree of divorce, a decree of nullity or no remedy at all.

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AH v PH [2013] EWHC 3873 (Fam) (12 June 2013)

Financial remedies application involving marriage settlement.

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Akhtar v Ayoub [2013] EWHC 3840 (Fam) (08 November 2013)

Wardship proceedings in which the children live with the father in England and the mother is unable to travel to England from Pakistan.

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Re AA [2012] EWHC 4378 (COP) (23 August 2012)

Judgment declaring that it was in the medical best interests of a seriously mentally ill and incapacitated patient to give birth by caesarean section.

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B v IB [2013] EWHC 3755 (Fam) (29 November 2013)

Judgment concerned with issue of whether an application by the wife under s423 Insolvency Act 1986 should be dismissed, where the husband had died and the wife intended to commence proceedings under the Inheritance Act.

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EG v JG [2013] EW Misc 21 (CC) (01 December 2013)

Mother's application for a specific issue order about the choice of secondary schools for the 4 youngest children of a Jewish family.

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In the Matter of KL (A Child) [2013] UKSC 75 (4 December 2013)

Judgment dealing with issue of the correct approach to be taken to the situation where a child is removed from his/her country of residence pursuant to a return order under the Hague Convention, which order is made erroneously and overturned on appeal.

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F v Y [2013] EWHC (17 July 2013)

Mother removed child to Russia without father's consent, but father acquiesced and therefore his application to English court was dismissed.

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P (A Child) [2013] EW Misc 20 (CC) (01 February 2013)

Care and placement proceedings in respect of child of Italian mother suffering from bipolar affective disorder.

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RGB v Cwm Taf Health Board & Ors [2013] EWHC B23 (COP) (10 October 2013)

Application by husband of woman with Alzheimer's disease for declarations that Health Board acted unlawfully in depriving him and/or his wife of a right to family life.

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LJ v JD [2013] EWHC 3632 (Fam) (20 May 2013)

Committal application for breach of domestic violence undertaking.

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