Y (A Child) [2014] EWCA Civ 1553 (20 November 2014)

Second appeal by parents against care orders in respect of two children. Appeal allowed.

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Neustadt v Neustadt (Child Abduction) [2014] EWHC 4307 (Fam) (19 December 2014)

Fact-finding hearing following the abduction of two boys to Russia by their father, who now seeks to resume contact after their return to their mother.

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Mann v Mann [2014] EWCA Civ 1674 (19 December 2014)

Appeals against two orders directing a former husband to pay monies to a former wife following the discharge of a previous order for periodical payments by capitalisation.

Full report: Bailii

CS (Finding of Fact) [2014] EWFC B171 (17 December 2014)

Fact finding hearing in care proceedings concerning a ten month old child.

Full report: Bailii

P (A Child) [2014] EWCA Civ 1648 (18 December 2014)

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

Full report: Bailii

B (Children) [2014] EWCA Civ 1623 (18 December 2014)

Appeal against findings of fact in private law children proceedings. Appeal dismissed.

Full report: Bailii

The London Borough of Tower Hamlets v TB & Anor [2014] EWCOP 53 (17 December 2014)

Judgment concerning the residence and care of a 41 year old woman lacking capacity.

Full report: Bailii

Dickson v Rennie [2014] EWHC 4306 (Fam) (10 December 2014)

Application by mother for financial provision for child under Schedule 1 Children Act.

Full report: Bailii

CC, DD, EE and FF (Children) [2014] EWFC B170 (3 December 2014)

Fact-finding hearing in care proceedings concerning four children.

Full report: Bailii

T (A Child) [2014] EWFC B169 (12 December 2014)

Application for committal of mother for contempt for failing to comply with an order requiring her to attend a hearing in connection with the father's contact application.

Full report: Bailii

SS v NS (Spousal Maintenance) [2014] EWHC 4183 (Fam) (10 December 2014)

Judgment on wife's application for ancillary relief, including her claim for maintenance.

Full report: Bailii

SR v RS [2014] EWHC 4305 (Fam) (19 November 2014)

Application by husband for permission to appeal an order dismissing his application for financial provision. Permission refused.

Full report: Bailii

SJ v RA [2014] EWHC 4054 (Fam) (04 December 2014)

Final hearing of an application for financial remedies in which it was claimed that the husband held shares in a family company on trust for the son.

Full report: Bailii

R (A Child) [2014] EWCA Civ 1625 (16 December 2014)

Appeal by mother against care and placement orders. Clarification of the guidance given in Re B-S.

Full report: Bailii

LR (A Child) [2014] EWCA Civ 1624 (16 December 2014)

Appeal against order that the court has jurisdiction in accordance with BIIR. Appeal allowed.

Full report: Bailii

Birmingham City Council v Riaz & Ors [2014] EWHC 4247 (Fam) (15 December 2014)

Application for a secure accommodation order in respect of a victim of CSE and for injunctive orders against the perpetrators.

Full report: Bailii

Chandok v Chandok [2014] EWCA Civ 1597 (25 November 2014)

Wife's appeal against a financial remedy order as to the evaluation of the needs of the wife and the children. Appeal dismissed.

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Mann v Mann [2014] EWCA Civ 1588 (5 November 2014)

Wife's application for a variation on a stay of enforcement of a periodical payments order by means of a judgment summons under section 5 of the Debtors Act 1869. The variation was granted and the appeal hearing brought forward by 3 months.

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NJ v OV [2014] EWHC 4130 (Fam) (21 November 2014)

Application by mother for permission to permanently relocate with the child to Sweden.

Full report: Bailii

Cherwayko v Cherwayko [2014] EWHC 4252 (Fam) (10 December 2014)

Application by the wife to commit the husband to prison for breach of an order for disclosure in financial remedy proceedings.

Full report: Bailii

L (Judgment) [2014] EWFC B168 (15 October 2014)

Application for care and placement orders in respect of a six month old child.

Full report: Bailii

NG v OG [2014] EWHC 4182 (Fam) (09 December 2014)

Application by mother for the registration and enforcement of a custody order made by a Russian Court and for the summary return of one of the two children.

Full report: Bailii

Re P-K (Children) [2014] EWCA Civ 1602 (11 December 2014)

Appeal by father against order dismissing his application for direct contact. Appeal dismissed.

Full report: Bailii

O'Kelly v Davies [2014] EWCA Civ 1606 (11 December 2014)

Appeal against declaration that the defendant holds a freehold property on trust for herself and the claimant in equal shares. Appeal dismissed.

Full report: Bailii

R v R (Family Court: Procedural Fairness) [[2014] EWFC 48 (11 December 2014)

Appeal against a case management order made in proceedings under the Family Law Act 1996.

Full report: Bailii

P, Q, R and S (Children) [2014] EWFC B166 (5 December 2014)

Care and placement proceedings in respect of four children.

Full report: Bailii

Bristol City Council v NS (Mother) & Anor [2014] EWFC 46 (17 July 2014)

Application for care and placement orders in respect of an 11 month old child.

Full report: Bailii

C (Children Appeal) [2014] EWFC B163 (30 May 2014)

 Application by father for permission to appeal against orders made within care proceedings.

Full report: Bailii

J (A Child) (Non Accidental Injury) [2014] EWFC B162 (16 September 2014)

Care and placement proceedings in respect of an 11 month old child.

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The Public Guardian v VT [2014] EWCOP 52 (10 December 2014)

Application by the Public Guardian for the court to revoke a Lasting Power of Attorney for property and financial affairs on the ground that the donee of the power has behaved in a way that contravenes her authority or is not in the donor's best interests.

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A (A Child) [2014] EWCA Civ 1577 (10 December 2014)

Appeal by mother against the quantum of a periodical payments order for the benefit of the child. Appeal dismissed.

Full report: Bailii

A v D & Ors [2014] EWHC 3851 (Fam) (09 December 2014)

Proceedings relating to a child of English and Polish parents. Judgment regarding transfer of the case to Poland.

Full report: Bailii

AM v SS [2014] EWHC 865 (Fam) (31 March 2014)

Financial remedy proceedings in which the wife claimed that the husband's father could reasonably be expected to make capital available to meet a reasonable claim by the wife.

Full report: Bailii

AM v SS [2014] EWHC 2887 (Fam) (19 March 2014)

Financial remedy proceedings. Preliminary hearing considering ownership of three properties.

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C v K [2014] EWHC 4125 (Fam) (04 December 2014)

Application by mother for the discharge of a Prohibited Steps Order prohibiting her from removing the children from the jurisdiction.

Full report: Bailii

A and B v Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council [2014] EWFC 47 (05 December 2014)

Adoption application following care and placement orders, in which the true genetic father only came forward after the application was made.

Full report: Bailii

Seagrove v Sullivan [2014] EWHC 4110 (Fam) (03 December 2014)

Children Act Sch 1 and TOLATA proceedings. Judgment concerning content of bundles.

Full report: Bailii

BP & Ors v Hertfordshire County Council & Anor [2014] EWCA Civ 1524 (02 December 2014)

Application for permission to appeal against care and placement orders. Permission refused.

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S (A Child) (Abduction: Hearing the Child) [2014] EWCA Civ 1557 (04 December 2014)

Appeal by mother against order requiring return of child to Russia. Appeal allowed.

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A-M (Children) [2014] EWCA Civ 1489 (20 November 2014)

Appeal by mother against contact order. Appeal allowed and rehearing ordered.

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SC v YD [2014] EWHC 2446 (Fam) (17 June 2014)

Children act Sch 1 and TOLATA proceedings. Application for permission to appeal decision relating to a document claimed to be privileged. Permission refused.

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T (Children) [2014] EWCA Civ 1549 (02 December 2014)

Appeal against care and placement orders. Appeal dismissed.

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A Council v M & Anor (No 2) [2014] EWFC B158 (1 December 2014)

Application for care and placement orders in respect of a nine month old child.

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Thiry v Thiry [2014] EWHC 4046 (Fam) (02 December 2014)

Final hearing of financial remedy cross-applications, at which the husband was neither present nor represented.

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Re JA (Medical Treatment: Child Diagnosed with HIV) [2014] EWHC 1135 (Fam) (11 April 2014)

Medical treatment – 14-year-old child with HIV – Parents also had HIV and disputed diagnoses and treatment – Application for a declaration that the child was not Gillick-competent and it was in his best interests to start anti-retroviral treatment

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The Public Guardian v CT & Anor [2014] EWCOP 51 (01 December 2014)

Application for costs against the Public Guardian in respect of a safeguarding application regarding the respondent's conduct as the donee of a Lasting Power of Attorney.

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SP (Father) v EB (Mother) & Anor [2014] EWHC 3964 (Fam) (26 November 2014)

Application by father for summary return of child to Malta.

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An NHS Trust v Child B & Ors [2014] EWHC 3486 (Fam) (01 August 2014)

Application by NHS Trust as to whether a child of Jehovah's Witnesses should receive a blood transfusion.

Full report: Bailii

B (Children) [2014] EWFC B155 (15 September 2014)

Application for care and placement orders in respect of two children.

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CD v ED [2014] EWFC B153 (14 November 2014)

Contact application by father, in which the mother had made serious allegations against him. Judgment provided for the purpose of the father's application for exceptional funding.

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S, Re [2014] EWFC B154 (29 August 2014)

Appeal against care and placement orders. Appeal allowed.

Full report: Bailii

London Borough of Barnet v M/F [2014] EWFC B152 (25 July 2014)

Final hearing in proceedings relating to a 14 year old child said to be at risk of significant harm.

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J, R (on Application of) v Worcestershire County Council [2014] EWCA Civ 1518 (25 November 2014)

Appeal concerning the scope of a local authority's power to provide services to a child in need under s17 of the Children Act 1989.

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X v Y [2014] EWCA Civ 1465 (11 September 2014)

Application for permission to appeal a refusal to permit the husband's daughter to intervene in proceedings by the wife seeking to enforce a financial remedy order against the estate of the husband, who died before the order had been fully implemented.

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M (A Child) [2014] EWCA Civ 1519 (25 November 2014)

Appeal against refusal of application for summary return of child to Hungary. Appeal allowed.

Full report: Bailii

London Borough of Tower Hamlets v D & Ors [2014] EWHC 3901 (Fam) (13 November 2014)

Care proceedings. Judgment concerning issue of further assessment of father, who lives in Somalia.

Full report: Bailii

C (A Child) (No 2) [2014] EWFC 44 (21 November 2014)

Further judgment in relation to a father's application for contact and the issue of him being granted legal aid.

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Colborne v Colborne [2014] EWCA Civ 1488 (20 November 2014)

Appeal concerning the division of capital assets on divorce and also costs order made at the end of ancillary relief proceedings.

Full report: Bailii

J v B [2014] EWHC 3588 (Fam) (10 October 2014)

The judge found pursuant to the Hague Convention on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-operation in Respect of Parental Responsibility and Measures for the Protection of Children 1996 that the child was habitually resident in Morocco and should be returned there.

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London Borough of Harrow v Rasul & Ors [2014] EWHC 3837 (Fam) (18 November 2014)

Care proceedings in respect of a one year old child, who was placed with grandparents.

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K v A [2014] EWHC 3850 (Fam) (17 November 2014)

Judgment concerning issue of whether a Pakistani marriage should be recognised in this jurisdiction.

Full report: Bailii

Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council v KW & Ors [2014] EWCOP 45 (18 November 2014)

Judgment considering whether arrangement for the care of a mentally incapacitated adult amounted to a deprivation of liberty.

Full report: Bailii

CM v Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council [2014] EWCA Civ 1479 (18 November 2014)

Appeal by mother against placement order. Appeal dismissed.

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C v S [2014] EWHC 3799 (Fam) (7 November 2014)

Application by a father for the summary return to Australia of his son. Mother raised Article 13B defence. Return ordered.

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Staffordshire County Council v M & J (Findings not reopened) [2013] EWFC B149 (3 October 2014)

Application to re-open findings of fact made in old care proceedings.

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Staffordshire County Council v M & J (Findings) [2013] EWCC B21 (Fam) (8 April 2013)

Fact finding hearing in care proceedings.

Full report: Bailii

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council v GS & Anor [2014] EWCOP 46 (21 October 2014)

Judgment concerning arrangements for the care of a young adult with learning disability.

Full report: Bailii

An English Local Authority v SW & Anor [2014] EWCOP 43 (02 May 2014)

Judgment concerning issue of where an adult who lacks capacity is habitually resident.

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Prest v Prest [2014] EWHC 3722 (Fam) (28 July 2014)

Judgment summons brought by the wife seeking the husband's committal to prison for failing to pay sums due by way of periodical payments. Application for adjournment on behalf of husband.

Full report: Bailii

F (Children) [2014] EWCA Civ 1474 (13 November 2014)

Appeal by father against residence and indirect contact orders. Appeal dismissed.

Full report: Bailii

Justice for Families Ltd v Secretary of State for Justice [2014] EWCA Civ 1477 (14 November 2014)

Appeal against refusal to issue writ of habeas corpus in respect of woman jailed for contempt for breach of collection order. Appeal dismissed.

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Re W (Care Order: Judge's Failure to Engage with Evidence) [2014] EWCA Civ 1361 (19 August 2014)

Care proceedings – Appeal – Evidence – Reliance on short answers provided by professionals at oral hearing – Whether the judgment dealt with the wealth of detailed evidence provided by professionals.

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Lindner v Rawlins [2014] EWCA Civ 1467 (14 October 2014)

Application for permission to appeal against a case management decision refusing an application by the proposed appellant for disclosure against various third parties during contested divorce proceedings. Permission granted.

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The London Borough of Barking & Dagenham v SG & Ors [2014] EWHC 3761 (Fam) (22 September 2014)

Care proceedings in relation to a two year old child whose mother has learning difficulties and father is profoundly deaf.

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SB v MB (Costs) [2014] EWHC 3721 (Fam) (10 November 2014)

Application for costs in Hague Convention proceedings.

Full report: Bailii

J v J [2014] EWHC 3654 (Fam) (06 November 2014)

Judgment in financial remedies proceedings, including discussion of issue of excessive costs.

Full report: Bailii

A Local Authority v ED & Ors [2014] EWFC B146 (22 July 2014)

Application for care and placement orders in respect of five month old girl, including consideration of mother's alcohol problem.

Full report: Bailii

London Borough of Lambeth v JO & Ors (Rev 1) [2014] EWHC 3597 (Fam) (31 October 2014)

Care proceedings concerning four children with connections to Nigeria. Judgment concerning issue of jurisdiction.

Full report: Bailii

W, X, Y and Z (Children), Re [2014] EWCC B48 (Fam) (11 April 2014)

Care proceedings in respect of four children, one of whom has cystic fibrosis.

Full report: Bailii

X, Y and Z (Children), Re [2014] EWCC B49 (Fam) (07 April 2014)

Care proceedings concerning three children. Special guardianship order made in respect of two children.

Full report: Bailii

S (Children) [2014] EWCA Civ 1447 (07 November 2014)

Care proceedings. Application by father for permission to appeal against findings relating to injuries to child.

Full report: Bailii

S v S (Brussels II revised: Articles 19(1) and (3): reference to CJEU) [2014] EWHC 3613 (Fam) (21 October 2014)

Application by husband to strike out the wife's divorce petition on the basis that at the time that it was filed the jurisdiction of France had been established.

Full report: Bailii

PMB, Re [2014] EWCOP 42 (06 November 2014)

Dispute amongst siblings over the appointment of a deputy to manage their mother's financial affairs.

Full report: Bailii

The Public Guardian v AC & Anor [2014] EWCOP 41 (05 November 2014)

Application by the Public Guardian for the court to revoke a Lasting Power of Attorney for property and financial affairs.

Full report: Bailii

L (Costs of Children Proceedings) [2014] EWCA Civ 1437 (05 November 2014)

Appeal by mother against, inter alia, costs order in private children proceedings. Appeal allowed.

Full report: Bailii

The Public Guardian v Miles & Ors [2014] EWCOP 40 (04 November 2014)

Application by the Public Guardian for the court to determine the validity of a provision in a Lasting Power of Attorney.

Full report: Bailii

Derbyshire County Council v Danby [2014] EWCOP B26 (16 July 2014)

Contempt proceedings concerning breach of injunction restraining grandmother of woman lacking capacity from contacting her.

Full report: Bailii

F (Children; Contact, Name, Parental Responsibility) [2014] EWFC 42 (24 September 2014)

Judgment in long-running private law proceedings concerning the welfare of two children.

Full report: Bailii

LBX v K & Ors [2013] EWHC 4170 (Fam) (15 November 2013)

Judgment determining issues relating to the capacity of a 30 year old man.

Full report: Bailii

LBX v K & Ors [2013] EWHC 3230 (Fam) (19 June 2013)

Proceedings under the Mental Capacity Act relating to a 29 year old man with mild mental retardation and some learning difficulties.

Full report: Bailii

D (A Child: Private Law Proceedings) [2014] EWHC 2749 (Fam) (24 July 2014)

Judgment in long-running contact proceedings considering, inter alia, why the child had been unable to maintain an untroubled relationship with her father.

Full report: Bailii

London Borough of Islington v R [2014] EWFC 41 (Fam) (29 October 2014)

Care proceedings concerning child of Hungarian parents. Judgment considering whether Hungarian courts should be requested to accept jurisdiction.

Full report: Bailii

G (A Minor) [2014] EWHC 3541 (Fam) (24 October 2014)

Father's application under the Hague Convention for the summary return to Hungary of two children.

Full report: Bailii

Chai v Peng [2014] EWHC 3518 (Fam) (17 October 2014)

Second of two judgments concerning jurisdiction dispute involving England and Malaysia.

Full report: Bailii

Chai v Peng [2014] EWHC 3519 (Fam) (17 October 2014)

First of two judgments concerning jurisdiction dispute involving England and Malaysia.

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London Borough of Lambeth v JO & Ors [2014] EWHC 3597 (Fam) (31 October 2014)

Care proceedings concerning 4 children, the youngest 2 of whom have a Nigerian mother. Judgment concerning issue of jurisdiction in respect of those 2 children.

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A City Council v M & Ors [2014] EWHC 3601 (Fam) (03 July 2014)

Fact-finding hearing in care proceedings, in which the mother was guilty of infanticide.

Full report: Bailii

V (Children - Identification of Perpetrator) [2014] EWFC B145 (28 October 2014)

Care proceedings. Fact-finding hearing to determine which, if any, of the injuries suffered by one child were non-accidental.

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H (A Child) [2014] EWHC 1254 (Fam) (07 April 2014)

Fact finding hearing relating to a child whose mother is maintaining that he and she have been stranded in Pakistan without their passports and that the father took their passports and retained them.

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D (A Child) [2014] EWFC 39 (31 October 2014)

Application for placement order following care order under which the child was living at home with his parents. Judgment dealing with issue of legal funding for parents.

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H (A Child) [2014] EWHC B23 (Fam) (12 February 2014)

Care proceedings concerning a child whose mother was murdered by her father.

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M (A Child: Long-Term Foster Care) [2014] EWCA Civ 1406 (30 October 2014)

Appeal by local authority against refusal of placement order. Appeal allowed.

Full report: Bailii

London Borough of Barnet v The Father & Anor [2014] EWFC B144 (11 July 2014)

Care proceedings in respect of 7 year old child. Special guardianship order made in favour of aunt.

Full report: Bailii

BIM & Ors v MD [2014] EWCOP 39 (30 October 2014)

Application for the appointment of a new deputy for property and affairs for a woman suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

Full report: Bailii

H (A Child - Breach of Convention Rights - Damages) [2014] EWFC 38 (29 October 2014)

Claim by parents that the way the local authority dealt with care case before proceedings were issued gave rise to a breach of their rights under Articles 6 and 8.

Full report: Bailii

London Borough of Barnet v The Mother [2014] EWFC B143 (19 August 2014)

Application for care and placement orders in respect of an 11 month old child.

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VP v Russia (Application no. 61362/12) (23 October 2014)

Enforcement – Residence order – Moldovan court granted residence order in favour of father – Mother and child moved to Russia – 4 year delay in enforcement of order – Whether the actions of the Russian authorities had been adequate and effective or had breached the father’s Art 8 European Convention rights.

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M-H (A Child) [2014] EWCA Civ 1396 (28 October 2014)

Mother's appeal against placement order.

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London Borough of Croydon v S & Anor [2014] EWHC 3550 (Fam) (09 October 2014)

Application for forced marriage protection order.

Full report: Bailii

J (A Child : Criticism of ICO removal) [2014] EWFC B142 (25 March 2014)

Application for an interim care order in respect of a 15 year old child.

Full report: Bailii

A,L,K (BIIR Article 15 Request) [2014] EWHC 2511 (Fam) (25 June 2014)

Judgment in care proceedings concerning 3 children, 2 of whom were born in Poland, including consideration of whether the matter should be dealt with by the Polish courts.

Full report: Bailii

E (A Child) [2014] EWFC B140 (21 August 2014)

Application for care and placement orders in respect of a five month old child.

Full report: Bailii

M (A Child : failure to comply with Achieving Best Evidence) [2014] EWFC B141 (27 October 2014)

Application for care order in respect of six year old child.

Full report: Bailii

Quan v Bray & Ors [2014] EWHC 3340 (Fam) (27 October 2014)

Financial remedy proceedings. Preliminary judgment concerning issue of whether funds in a charity were available to the parties.

Full report: Bailii

A And B (Children: Brussels II Revised: Article 15) V [2014] EWFC 40 (23 October 2014)

Care proceedings involving two Czech children. Judgment concerning issue of whether Czech court should assume jurisdiction.

Full report: Bailii

IB & EB (Children) [2014] EWHC 369 (Fam) (30 January 2014)

Care proceedings concerning two children. Judgment dealing with issue of whether injuries sustained by children were inflicted by one of their parents.

Full report: Bailii

A & B (Children) [2014] EWHC 818 (Fam) (20 March 2014)

Further judgment in long-running private and public law proceedings concerning arrangements for two children, intended to bring the litigation to an end.

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A & B (Children) [2013] EWHC 4150 (Fam) (20 December 2013)

Further judgment in long-running proceedings concerning arrangements for two children, dealing with issue of whether they should be removed from the care of their mother and her partner and placed in foster care.

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A & B (Children) [2013] EWHC 2305 (Fam) (31 July 2013)

Judgment in long-running proceedings concerning arrangements for two children, between their father and his new civil partner and their mother and her new civil partner.

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AA v TT [2014] EWHC 3488 (Fam) (16 October 2014)

Application by a father for the recognition and enforcement of a custody order made in Turkey.

Full report: Bailii

G v G [2014] EWCA Civ 1378 (8 October 2014)

Application for permission to appeal a financial remedy decision on the basis that the lump sum that was ordered, which was based on the valuation of an Indian property, was done so in circumstances where valuation evidence was not properly adduced. Permission was granted.

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E (A Child) [2014] EWFC BH140 (21 August 2014)

Application for care and placement orders in respect of a five month old child.

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Derbyshire County Council v AC [2014] EWCOP 38 (23 October 2014)

Application by local authority for declarations in respect of a range of issues relevant to the future of a 22 year old woman with a significant learning disability.

Full report: Bailii

Abuchian v Khojah [2014] EWHC 3411 (Fam) (29 September 2014)

Application to set aside a grant of leave under Part III MFPA 1984. Application dismissed.

Full report: Bailii

C County Council v EH & Ors [2014] EWFC B139 (Fam) (13 October 2014)

Final hearing in care proceedings in respect of two children.

Full report: Bailii

HCC v K and G (fact finding) [2014] EWFC B138 (22 October 2014)

Care proceedings. Fact-finding hearing to establish whether concerns raised in respect of the maternal grandmother were valid.

Full report: Bailii

G (A Child) [2014] EWCA Civ 1365 (22 October 2014)

Application by mother for permission to appeal out of time against care and placement orders and to admit fresh evidence. Permission refused.

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E (A Child) [2014] EWFC B136 (23 May 2014)

Judgment concerning, inter alia, arrangements for the parties' nine year old daughter.

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FP (A Child : Care and Placement Order) [2014] EWFC B137 (28 March 2014)

Care and placement proceedings in respect of a nine month olfd child.

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Re MA (a Child: Care proceedings) [2014] EWHC 3448 (Fam) (16 October 2014)

Care proceedings involving an 8 month old child. Judgment concerning whether she should be rehabilitated to her mother or whether the plan should be to enable her to live with her father and siblings.

Full report: Bailii

Prest v Prest [2014] EWHC 3430 (Fam) (29 July 2014)

Hearing of a judgment summons brought by the wife seeking the husband's committal to prison for failing to pay sums due by way of periodical payments.

Full report: Bailii

K (A Child) (Hague Convention: Child's Objections) [2014] EWCA Civ 1364 (21 October 2014)

Appeal by father against dismissal of application for summary return of child to Lithuania. Appeal dismissed.

Full report: Bailii

T (Children) [2014] EWCA Civ 1369 (21 October 2014)

Appeal by father against refusal of application for permission to apply to revoke placement orders made in respect of his two sons.

Full report: Bailii

CC (Adoption Application: Separated Applicants) [2013] EWHC 4815 (Fam) (11 October 2013)

Judgment concerning issue of whether an adoption order should be made in favour of both applicants, despite the fact that they had separated since they issued their application.

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DM, Re [2014] EWHC 3119 (Fam) (29 September 2014)

Application by local authority for declaratory relief sanctioning a birth plan in respect of a vulnerable adult.

Full report: Bailii

Newman (Number 2) [2014] EWHC 3399 (Fam) (17 October 2014)

Further judgment on application for committal of father for breach of orders made in care proceedings.

Full report: Bailii

Kirklees Council v Re [2014] EWHC 3182 (Fam) (03 October 2014)

Application for a declaration that it was not in child's interests to receive further life-sustaining treatment.

Full report: Bailii

Leeds City Counci v X & Anor [2014] EWFC B135 (Fam) (17 October 2014)

Care and placement proceedings concerning three month old child.

Full report: Bailii

Olaribiro v Shoyemi [2014] EWHC 3365 (Fam) (09 October 2014)

Application to discharge location order.

Full report: Bailii

Re X and Others (Deprivation of Liberty) (No 2) [2014] EWCOP 37 (16 October 2014)

Further judgment considering procedure in deprivation of liberty cases, following the Supreme Court's decision in Cheshire West.

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F (Children) [2013] EWCC B20 (Fam) (07 June 2013)

Final hearing of application by father to vary contact order, in long-running proceedings relating to three children.

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F Children [2014] EWFC B133 (28 July 2014)

Application by mother to vary or discharge contact order. Order made for indirect contact only.

Full report: Bailii

London Borough of Barking & Dagenham v SS [2014] EWHC 3338 (Fam) (15 October 2014)

Care proceedings concerning girl of Roma background, believed to be a victim of child trafficking. Judgment dealing with jurisdictional issues.

Full report: Bailii

M v K [2014] EWFC B132 (16 June 2014)

Residence application by mother. Fact-finding hearing dealing with allegations made by each party against the other.

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Y (Children) [2014] EWCA Civ 1287 (28 August 2014)

Appeal against an order which refused the father's (F) application to permanently remove two children to the USA. Both parents had re-married, the children lived with F but with substantial contact with M, and F had had another child with his new wife. F argued that the judge had failed to give consideration to the potential break up of the family unit if leave was not granted. The appeal was dismissed, the judge ruling that the ground of appeal was based on a misapprehension of fact.

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C (Children), Re [2014] EWFC B131 (17 June 2014)

Application for a prohibited steps order preventing special guardians from relocating with the children from Sunderland to Northampton.

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C (Children), Re [2014] EWFC B130 (26 February 2014)

Application by special guardians for permission to relocate permanently with the children to Australia. Application refused.

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Lincolnshire County Council v KP & Ors [2014] EWFC B129 (03 October 2014)

Care proceedings in which the key issues were whether the child's injuries were non accidental injuries and, if so, whether the perpetrator of those injuries could be identified out a pool of possible perpetrators.

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K v D [2014] EWHC 3188 (Fam) (26 September 2014)

Application by maternal grandmother for return of child to the Czech Republic.

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Bakir v Downe [2014] EWHC 3318 (Fam) (18 July 2014)

Application by unrepresented husband relating to an undertaking he had given. Warning that applications should not be made informally, but in accordance with procedure.

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H, Re [2014] EWFC B127 (14 August 2014)

Judgment in children proceedings in which the judge expressed concern that the mother was not in receipt of legal aid.

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A NHS Foundation Trust v Ms X (By Her Litigation Friend, the Official Solicitor) [2014] EWHC 35 (COP) (8 October 2014)

Application by NHS Trust for declarations regarding the withdrawal of treatment from a young woman suffering from anorexia nervosa and alcohol dependence syndrome.

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KK v FYC [2014] EWHC 3111 (Fam) (15 September 2014)

Application by a married couple to adopt a nine and a half year old boy who has lived with them, effectively, for his whole life.

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Mekarska v Ruiz & Anor [2011] EWCA Civ 1646 (02 December 2011)

Application by wife for permission to appeal financial provision order and refusal to annul husband's bankruptcy. Application refused.

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K & KT (Children) [2014] EWCA Civ 1211 (30 July 2014)

Appeal by maternal grandparents against care orders in respect of four children. Appeal dismissed.

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A Local Authority v M & Ors [2014] EWCOP 33 (11 August 2014)

Application by local authority for orders as to the future residence and care of a 24 year old man diagnosed with autism and a learning disability.

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M (Children) [2014] EWCA Civ 1269 (30 July 2014)

Hague Convention proceedings in which M was appealing an order which had been made for the return of 3 children to the Republic of Ireland against the childrens' wishes.

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S (A Child) [2014] EWCA Civ 1264 (24 July 2014)

Mother's application for permission to appeal an order that the child should live with the Father after she failed to comply with orders allowing contact. She also appealed an earlier joint residence order. The applications were granted.

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London Borough of Haringey v Musa [2014] EWHC 2883 (Fam) (03 July 2014)

Care proceedings concerning seven children. Application regarding, inter alia, change of names of two of the children.

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RR ( Costs Judgement) [2014] EWCOP 34 (08 July 2014)

Costs judgment in Court of Protection proceedings.

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Chd (A Child: Care and Placement Orders) [2014] EWFC B125 (24 September 2014)

Application for care and placement orders in respect of six month old child.

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JS (A Child) [2014] EWHC B20 (Fam) (11 February 2014)

Application by father for permission to take child to Dubai for holiday. Application dismissed.

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L v M [2014] EWHC 2220 (Fam) (1 July 2014)

Application by W that H show cause why he should not be held to the terms of a separation agreement, relected in a draft consent order.

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E v B (Case C-436/13) (1 October 2014)

Reference for a preliminary ruling made in proceedings between the parents, in relation to the jurisdiction of the courts of the UK to hear and determine the usual place of residence of their child, and the rights of access of the father.

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W (a child) [2014] EWFC B124 (16 June 2014)

Application for care and placement orders in respect of 7 month old child whose mother lacks litigation capacity.

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Rapisarda v Colladon (Irregular Divorces) [2014] EWFC 35 (30 September 2014)

Applications by the Queen's Proctor to dismiss a large number of divorce petitions and also, in many of the cases, to set aside decrees obtained in consequence of a conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

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T v S [2013] EWHC 2521 (Fam) (25 July 2013)

Long-running proceedings relating to arrangements for child. Application by father for, inter alia, court to re-open case regarding the time the child spends with each parent.

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Leeds City Council v B (The Mother) & Ors [2014] EWFC B122 (23 September 2014)

Application for care and placement orders in respect of one year old girl.

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X, Y and Z Children v Southend-On-Sea Borough Council & Ors [2014] EWFC B123 (10 April 2014)

Final hearing of application for care orders in respect of three children of a family of African heritage.

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Abuchian v Sheikh Abdul Maksoud [2014] EWHC 3104 (Fam) (19 September 2014)

Application for, inter alia, the wife's applications under the Married Women's Property Act 1882 and the Family Law Act 1996 to be struck out.

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AB v CB [2014] EWHC 2998 (Fam) (25 June 2014)

Judgment on wife's ancillary relief claim, followed by application for permission to appeal by trustees of farmhouse in which the parties lived. Application dismissed.

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M (A Child), Re [2012] EWCA Civ 1580 (22 October 2012)

Care proceedings. Appeal by parents against finding that the child had suffered non-accidental injuries and that the parents were both possible perpetrators of those injuries. Appeal allowed.

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R (A Child), Re [2011] EWHC 1715 (Fam) (27 January 2011)

Care proceedings concerning a young child who had suffered a head injury and a femoral fracture. Threshold not proved and proceedings dismissed.

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B-C & Ors (Children) [2014] EWHC 2997 (Fam) (16 June 2014)

Care proceedings concerning four children, in which the question arose as to whether the court should make a request pursuant to Article 15 of Council Regulation (EC) No 2201/2003 to an appropriate court in Portugal for such a court to assume jurisdiction.

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Leicestershire County Council v D [2014] EWFC B114 (29 August 2014)

Care proceedings in respect of four children of the same mother. Judgment concerning two of those children, final orders having already been made in respect of the other two.

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N-D (Children) [2014] EWCA Civ 1226 (27 August 2014)

Appeal against care and placement orders made in respect of two of the three children of parents of Zimbabwean origin. Appeal allowed in part.

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Chd1 & Chd2 (Children : care orders) [2014] EWFC B113 (09 September 2014)

Care proceedings in respect of two children currently living with their maternal aunt.

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