Portsmouth City Council v O [2014] EWFC B173 (31 July 2014)

Judgment in care proceedings relating to four children.

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The London Borough of Haringey v LM & Ors [2014] EWFC B172 (22 December 2014)

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

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Y v Y (Financial Remedy: Marriage Contract) [2014] EWHC 2920 (Fam) (27 June 2014)

Wife's application for financial remedy orders, where the parties had entered into a pre-marriage contract in France.

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P (A Child: Use of S.20 CA 1989) [2014] EWFC 775 (16 December 2014)

Judgment in proceedings concerning a child who had been in s.20 accommodation for two and a half years.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

Fact-finding hearing in care proceedings concerning four children.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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Cooper-Hohn v Anthony Hohn [2014] EWHC 4122 (Fam) (12 December 2014)

Final hearing of a wife's claim for financial remedy orders.

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K (A Child) Special Guardianship Order [2014] EWFC B167 (12 October 2014)

Care proceedings. Special guardianship order made in favour of paternal grandmother.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

Care and placement proceedings in respect of four children.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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GO v EN & Ors [2014] EWHC 3622 (Fam) (17 October 2014)

Judgment in long-running proceedings regarding arrangements for 7 year old child. Interim care order made.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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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H v H [2014] EWCA Civ 1523 (02 December 2014)

Appeal by wife against ancillary relief order. Appeal allowed.

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A Local Authority v YZ & Ors [2014] EWFC B161 (25 May 2014)

Judgment in care proceedings concerning three children.

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Chiva v Chiva [2014] EWCA Civ 1558 (03 December 2014)

Application by wife for permission to appeal ancillary relief order. Permission granted but appeal dismissed.

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Lincolnshire County Council v BW & Ors [2014] EWFC B160 (20 May 2014)

Care and placement proceedings in respect of a 19 month old child.

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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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N & V (inflicted injuries: rehabilitation) [2014] EWFC B157 (12 June 2014)

Care proceedings concerning twin girls.

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Baby H (the outcome hearing) [2014] EWFC B156 (31 July 2014)

Final hearing of care proceedings in relation to a one year old child.

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North East Lincolnshire Council v G & L [2014] EWCC B77 (Fam) (5 June 2014)

Care and placement proceedings in respect of a three year old boy.

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A & B (Court of Protection: Delay and Costs) [2014] EWCOP 48 (25 November 2014)

Judgment concerning costs of two cases in the Court of Protection.

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Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group -v- AB & CD [2014] EWCOP 49 (27 November 2014)

Application for a declaration for artificial nutrition and hydration to be withdrawn.

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Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust v AB [2014] EWCOP 50 (31 January 2014)

Application by NHS Trust for declarations regarding, inter alia, capacity of patient to consent to medical treatment, including to a Caesarean Section.

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Ville de Bauge & Anor v China [2014] EWHC 3975 (Fam) (07 November 2014)

Judgment concerning divorce jurisdictional dispute where proceedings had been issued in Italy and England.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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H (A CHILD) [2014] EWHC 970 (Fam) (31 March 2014)

Fact-finding hearing in care proceedings, in which the child's sister died after sustaining a series of injuries.

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The Public Guardian v Marvin [2014] EWCOP 47 (20 November 2014)

Application by the Public Guardian to revoke two Lasting Powers of Attorney.

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J and E (Children: Brussels II Revised: Article 15) [2014] EWFC 45 (11 November 2014)

Care proceedings. Application by mother for order requesting that the Hungarian court should assume jurisdiction.

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MP (Care Proceedings) [2014] EWFC B151 (21 November 2014)

Care proceedings concerning five month old child.

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F (Care) [2014] EWFC B150 (21 August 2014)

Care and placement proceedings in respect of two children.

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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.

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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.

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CL v MB [2014] EWHC 927 (Fam) (12 February 2014)

Child abduction proceedings concerning the return of a child to Spain.

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W (Children) [2014] EWCA Civ 1492 (20 November 2014)

Appeal against care and placement orders. Appeal dismissed.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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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T (Habitual Residence: Article 15 Transfer) V [2014] EWFC B148 (11 November 2014)

Care proceedings concerning a Romanian child. Judgment dealing with issue of child's habitual residence.

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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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Cavani v Hungary (Application No 5493/13) (28 October 2014)

Claim by father that the Hungarian authorities had failed to enforce a legally binding court decision granting him access in respect of his daughters.

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Torbay Councl v A Mother & Ors [2014] EWHC 479 (Fam) (14 February 2014)

Care proceedings concerning child whose brother died from injuries inflicted by his father.

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A & Ors (Care Proceedings) [2014] EWFC B147 (30 September 2014)

Application for care orders in reslation to seven children.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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MB v SB [2014] EWHC 3719 (Fam) (12 March 2014)

Judgment concerning issue of a child's habitual residence.

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London Borough of Wandsworth v W [2014] EWHC 3682 (Fam) (3 July 2014)

Care proceedings relating to a 7 month old boy, arising out of the mother's history of substance abuse.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Goenka v Goenka & Ors [2014] EWHC 2966 (Ch) (06 August 2014)

Inheritance Act claim concerning a lump sum payable under an NHS pension.

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Kirklees Metropolitan District Council v A Hungarian mother [2014] EWHC 2496 (Fam) (26 February 2014)

Application for a care order in respect of a child of a Hungarian mother.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Cumbria County Council v M and F [2014] EWHC 2596 (Fam) (28 July 2014)

Care proceedings. Application by media for disclosure.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Final hearing in care proceedings in respect of two children.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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West Sussex County Council v H [2014] EWHC 2550 (Fam) (27 June 2014)

Care proceedings concerning child of Albanian mother. Judgment dealing with issue of jurisdiction.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Care and placement proceedings concerning three month old child.

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

Application to discharge location order.

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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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W (Children) [2014] EWCA Civ 1303 (12 August 2014)

Appeal against care orders in respect of six children. Appeal dismissed.

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C (A Child) [2014] EWFC B134 (29 August 2014)

Application for permission to oppose adoption application.

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D (A Child) [2014] EWHC 3388 (Fam) (18 September 2014)

Care proceedings concerning a boy of Czech Roma heritage.

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Southwell v Blackburn [2014] EWCA Civ 1347 (16 October 2014)

Appeal against an award in favour of a former cohabitant, based on proprietary estoppel. Appeal dismissed.

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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.

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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.

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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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King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust v T & Ors [2014] EWHC 3315 (Fam) (30 September 2014)

Application by NHS Trust for permission to withdraw ventilation from 17 month old child in a coma.

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CH v The London Borough of Merton [2014] EWHC 3311 (Fam) (09 October 2014)

Application by mother for permission to oppose the adoption of her daughter.

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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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E, A And L (Children) [2014] EWHC B22 (Fam) (13 June 2014)

Welfare hearing in care proceedings concerning three children.

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E, A And L (Children) [2014] EWHC B21 (Fam) (24 May 2013)

Fact-finding hearing in care proceedings concerning three children.

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P (A Child) [2014] EWFC B128 (25 July 2014)

Application for a secure accommodation order in respect of a 15 year old boy.

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JI (Revocation of Lasting Power of Attorney) [2014] EWCOP 36 (09 October 2014)

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

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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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Hampshire County Council v Mother & Ors [2014] EWFC B126 (06 June 2014)

Final hearing in care proceedings concerning an eight year old child.

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Hampshire County Council v Mother & Ors [2013] EWCC B19 (04 December 2013)

Fact-finding hearing in care proceedings concerning an eight year old child.

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FJN v EGLF [2014] EWHC 3168 (Fam) (11 April 2014)

Application by mother for summary return of children to France. Application dismissed.

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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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I (Wardship: Removal From Country of Habitual Residence: Welfare) [2014] EWHC 3163 (Fam) (15 August 2014)

Judgment concerning arrangements for children whose father unilaterally brought them to this country from Pakistan.

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Newman, Re An Application By Gloucestershire County Council for the Committal To Prison of [2014] EWHC 3136 (Fam) (03 October 2014)

Application for committal of father for breach of orders made in care proceedings.

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X (A Child) (Surrogacy: Time Limit) [2014] EWHC 3135 (Fam) (03 October 2014)

Judgment concerning time limit for application for a parental order.

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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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Birmingham City Council v AB & Ors [2014] EWHC 3090 (Fam) (temporary reference) (18 July 2014)

Application for care and placement orders in respect of three children whose mother was murdered by their father.

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E (A Child : interim care order) [2014] EWFC B121 (29 September 2014)

Application for an interim care order in respect of a two year old boy.

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W (Children : application for permission to oppose) [2014] EWFC B120 (18 September 2014)

Application by birth parents for permission to oppose adoption applications in respect of two of their children.

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Leicestershire County Council v T (Care Order : Placement Order) [2014] EWFC B119 (03 September 2014)

Application for care and placement orders in respect of 13 month old boy.

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B (Children: Long Term Foster Care) [2014] EWCA Civ 1172 (14 August 2014)

Appeal by mother against care orders in respect of two boys.

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Somerset v MK (Depravation of Liberty : Best Interests Decisions : Conduct of a Local Authority) [2014] EWCOP B25 (6 July 2014)

Court of Protection proceedings concerning a 19 year old woman suffering from severe learning disabilities and autism spectrum disorder.

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E (A Child : Welfare hearing) [2014] EWFC B118 (27 June 2014)

Welfare hearing in care proceedings concerning a four year old child.

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MP (Care and Placement Orders) [2014] EWFC B117 (17 September 2014)

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

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T (Children) [2014] EWFC B116 (13 August 2014)

Application by 16 years old girl for permission to make an application for contact with her brothers and sisters.

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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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F judgment (No 2 welfare - approved) [2014] EWFC 34 (08 September 2014)

Care proceedings concerning a child of Zimbabwean/American parents. Judgment returning care of child to her mother.

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Local Authority 1 ("LA1") & Ors v AF (Mother) & Ors [2014] EWHC 2042 (Fam) (20 June 2014)

Care proceedings concerning three siblings and involving 'multiple and complex issues'.

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X (Adopted Child: Access To Court File) [2014] EWFC 33 (09 September 2014)

Judgment concerning the issue of whether the daughter of an adopted person who is now deceased should have access to the court file.

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King (A Child), Re [2014] EWHC 2964 (Fam) (08 September 2014)

Wardship proceedings concerning five year old boy suffering from brain cancer. Judgment giving permission for him to be taken for treatment to Prague in the Czech Republic.

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DG & Ors v Peter [2014] EWCOP 31 (03 September 2014)

Contested application by two sons of man suffering from Alzheimer's disease for their appointment as his deputies for property and affairs.

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AVH v SI & Anor [2014] EWHC 2938 (Fam) (04 September 2014)

Application by mother for summary return of 15 year old girl to Mexico. Return ordered.

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A Local Authority v ZH & Ors [2014] EWFC B111 (14 August 2014)

Application for care orders in respect of seven children.

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Woodward v Ashmore [2014] EWCA Civ 1200 (10 July 2014)

Application to appeal a finding that there was a constructive trust based upon the common intention of the cohabiting parties and that under that constructive trust, each party had a 50 per cent share in the property. Permission to appeal was granted.

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K (Children) [2014] EWCA Civ 1195 (02 September 2014)

Appeal against order removing children from mother and placing one with foster carers and the other with the father.

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H v W (Costs) [2014] EWHC 2846 (Fam) (15 August 2014)

Application made by the Appellant H that an order for costs to be made against the Respondent W following the husband’s successful appeal against an order made in financial remedy proceedings.

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IMA (Care Proceedings: No Threshold) [2014] EWFC B110 (13 August 2014)

Care proceedings in respect of eleven month old child. Threshold not met.

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JJD (Care & Placement Orders) [2014] EWFC B109 (22 July 2014)

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

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A (A Child - Care Proceedings: Local Authority Practice) [2013] EWHC B45 (Fam) (05 December 2013)

Care proceedings relating to 4 children including discussion of local authority practice.

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US v SR [2014] EWHC 2864 (Fam) (11 June 2014)

Application by wife for legal serices order within financial remedy proceedings.

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NHS Trust & Ors v FG [2014] EWCOP 30 (28 August 2014)

Application by NHS Trust for orders in connection with the pregnancy of a woman suffering a mental disorder.

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A (A Child) [2014] EWFC B106 (1 July 2014)

Care proceedings concerning an eight month old child.

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A (A Child) [2014] EWFC B107 (27th June 2014)

Care proceedings concerning a 19 month old boy.

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Buckinghamshire County Council v KM & Ors [2014] EWFC B105 (01 August 2014)

Application for care and placement orders in respect of one child and special guardianship order in favour of maternal grandparents of other two children.

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MAP v RAP [2013] EWHC 4784 (Fam) (03 December 2013)

Application for permission to appeal financial remedies consent order, primarily based upon issue of the wife's capacity.

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Re B (Children: Long-Term Foster Care) [2014] EWCA Civ 1172 (14 August 2014)

Care proceedings – Care orders – Evidence of mother’s relationship with a man who had criminal convictions – Evaluation of the evidence – Analysis of the mother’s response – Whether the judge’ analysis had been sufficient.

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O (Minors) [2013] EWHC B44 (Fam) (11 November 2013)

Application for care orders in respect of 2 children of Brazilian parents. Application dismissed on the basis that the mother may have unconsciously injured one of them while having an epileptic fit.

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K and D (Children - Care Proceedings - Separation of Siblings) [2014] EWFC B104 (14 August 2014)

Care proceedings concerning 2 children, in which the local authority’s final care plan for one is that she should remain with her current foster carers and for the other is that he should be placed for adoption.

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The Public Guardian v AW & Anor (Application to revoke Lasting Power of Attorney) [2014] EWCOP 28 (20 August 2014)

Application by the Public Guardian to revoke and cancel the registration of a Lasting Power of Attorney.

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US v SR [2014] EWHC 24 (Fam) (24 July 2014)

Judgment dealing with distribution of assets in financial remedy application, following earlier fact-finding hearing.

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Suffolk County Council v DL [2014] EWFC 29(14 July 2014)

Care proceedings concerning eight week old child of Lithuanian mother.

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Milton Keynes Council v A, B, X and Y (Muslim children, Special Guardianship) [2014] EWFC B102 (14 May 2014)

Care proceedings concerning two boys of Muslim heritage. Consideration of whether special guardianship more appropriate than adoption.

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P, Re (Recognition And Registration of Orders Under the 1996 Hague Child Protection Convention) [2014] EWHC 2845 (Fam) (30 April 2014)

Application for the registration of an Order made in The Family Court of Australia. Procedure available when an application for recognition or registration is made pursuant to the 1996 Convention explained.

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N & Anor v E & Ors [2014] EWCOP 27 (15 August 2014)

Judgment concerning costs in proceedings relating to a woman suffering from dementia.

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G (A Child) [2014] EWCA Civ 1173 (15 August 2014)

Appeal against order authorising local authority to refuse contact between a child in foster care and other members of her family. Appeal allowed.

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P (A Child) [2014] EWCA Civ 1174 (15 August 2014)

Appeal against dismissal of a step-father's application to adopt his two step-children. Appeal allowed.

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R (A Child) (Inadequate Welfare Evidence) [2014] EWFC B101 (6 August 2014)

Care proceedings in which the local authority's evidence was considered to be inadequate.

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C City Council v T & Ors [2014] EWFC 32 (08 July 2014)

Care proceedings concerning four children whose parents are of Romanian origin.

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City And County of Swansea v MB & Ors [2014] EWHC 2842 (Fam) (07 February 2014)

Care proceedings. Fact finding hearing into the circumstances surrounding serious injuries that occurred to the child.

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SK vTK [2013] EWHC 834 (Fam) (11 April 2013)

Financial remedies application in which the husband argued that there should be a departure from equality.

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Suffolk County Council v H [2014] EWHC 2830 (Fam) (08 July 2014)

Application for committal of father for breach of injunction made in public law proceedings.

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Re DD [2014] EWCOP 13 (15 July 2014)

Judgment concerning issue of contraception for a woman lacking capacity.

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E & Anor, Re [2014] EWFC B99 (01 August 2014)

Enquiry into how one of two children sustained mutiple injuries.

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Gloucestershire County Council v M [2014] EWHC 1572 (Fam) (16 May 2014)

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

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X v A Local Authority & Anor [2014] EWCOP 29 (13 June 2014)

Judgment concerning compulsory detention of a man suffering from Korsakoff's syndrome.

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Joy v Joy [2014] EWHC 3769 (Fam) (15 April 2014)

Application pursuant to section 37 MCA 1973 to set aside a disposition between the husband and his solicitor, the purpose of which was to secure the husband’s costs liabilities.

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London Borough of Lambeth v O & Ors [2014] EWFC B98 (28 March 2014)

Fact-finding hearing in care proceedings relating to two children.

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London Borough of Islington v QR [2014] EWCOP 26 (05 August 2014)

Application for an order that tenancy of a property be terminated due to tenant's lack of capacity to make such decision for herself.

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Re R (A Child) [2014] EWHC 2802 (Fam) (22 July 2014)

Application by father for return of child to Japan.

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United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust v N [2014] EWCOP 16 (21 July 2014)

Judgment concerning issue of whether in best interests of woman in minimally conscious state for NHS Trust to make further efforts to establish and maintain a method of providing her with artificial nutrition.

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Re D (A Child) [2014] EWCA Civ 1057 (25 June 2014)

Appeal by father against order for indirect contact. Appeal dismissed.

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X & Ors (Deprivation of Liberty) [2014] EWCOP 25 (07 August 2014)

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

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Shield v Shield & Anr [2014] EWCA Civ 1136 (3 July 2014)

Application for permission to appeal a conclusion that there was no express and binding agreement that the son of the divorced parties would receive the husband's shares on the husband's death. The shares belonged to the husband and they would form part of his estate after his death. This meant that these shares would be available to the court in respect of the wife's claim for financial provision. Application refused.

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Q v Q [2014] EWFC 31 (06 August 2014)

Judgment concerning the issue of granting legal aid for fathers applying for contact, where the mothers had public funding.

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Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust v CD & Ors [2014] EWCOP 23 (01 August 2014)

Application by NHS Trust seeking declarations as to the capacity of a woman with cerebral palsy to make decisions about serious medical treatment.

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ML v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (CSM) (Child support : calculation of income) [2014] UKUT 299 (AAC) (16 June 2014)

Appeal by NRP against decision concerning the calculation of gross profits for child support purposes.

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AB (A Child: Temporary Leave To Remove From Jurisdiction: Expert Evidence) [2014] EWHC 2758 (Fam) (4 August 2014)

Application by mother to take child on holiday to India. Consideration of expert evidence regarding Indian law.

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LBX v TT & Ors [2014] EWCOP 24 (29 July 2014)

Application by local authority for declarations regarding capacity of 19 year old woman with learning disabilities.

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B & Anor, Re [2014] EWCA Civ 1133 (01 August 2014)

Judgment in appeal by parents against care and placement orders.

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Hayes v Hayes [2014] EWHC 2694 (Ch) (12 June 2014)

Appeal by ex-wife against the dismissal of a bankruptcy petition against her ex-husband after he failed to pay sums arising from ancillary relief proceedings. The ex-husband had opposed the bankruptcy order on the basis that his crossclaim exceeded the petition debt. Appeal dismissed.

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Lincolnshire County Council v LU & Ors [2014] EWFC B94 (17 July 2014)

Care proceedings. Threshold and welfare hearing. Special guardianship orders made in favour of maternal grandparents.

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Cumbria County Council [2014] EWHC 2596 (Fam) (28 July 2014)

Care proceedings. Judgemnt concerning disclosure of fact finding judgment.

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PO v London Borough of Newham [2014]EWHC 2561 (Admin) (28 July 2014)

Claim for JR by 3 Nigerian children about the level of financial assistance that the Defendant provided under s.17 CA to meet the subsistence needs which they and their mother had while the Secretary of State was considering whether or not they and their mother should be granted leave to remain in this country.

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GW v A Local Authority & Anor [2014] EWCOP 20 (31 July 2014)

Appeal by 48 year old woman suffering from Huntington's Disease against orders regarding her capacity to make decisions concerning her care and residence and refusing permission to appeal against an earlier decision to make an interim order under s.48 of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

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MD v AA & Anor [2014] EWHC 2756 (Fam) (31 July 2014)

Appeal against English orders recognising and registering a decision of a Romanian court. Appeal allowed.

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F (Habitual Residence) [2014] EWFC 26 (30 July 2014)

Care proceedings in respect of a child previously resident in Zimbabwe. Judgment concerning issue of jurisdiction.

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ED (A Child) [2014] EWHC 2731 (Fam) (31 July 2014)

Judgment concerning issue of whether the court has jurisdiction to make orders concerning parental responsibility in respect of a child of English and Polish parents.

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Coventry City Council v A [2014] EWHC 2033 (Fam) (04 April 2014)

Application for care and placement orders in respect of child whose mother is believed to be Romanian.

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UF v X County Council & Ors (No.2) [2014] EWCOP 18 (31 July 2014)

Judgment concerning arrangements for an 84 year old woman suffering from dementia.

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R, Re [2014] EWCA Civ 1110 (31 July 2014)

Appeal by father against placement order and refusal to make any order in relation to contact between him and children. Appeal dismissed.

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M v B [2014] EWHC 2686 (Fam) (24 July 2014)

Application by mother for permission to remove child from living in England to live long term with her in Abu Dhabi.

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An NHS Trust v J [2014] EWCOP 2675 (24 July 2014)

Application by NHS Trust for declarations concerning medical treatment of 79 year old woman with mental health problems.

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A, B, and C (Children : Interim Care Orders ) [2014] EWFC 28 (29 July 2014)

Application by a Local Authority for urgent Interim Care orders regarding three children aged 3, 2 and 9 months respectively.

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Suffolk County Council v JU & Anor [2014] EWCOP 21 (30 July 2014)

Judgment concerning objections of sons of man suffering dementia to an application by local authority to be appointed as his deputy for property and financial affairs.

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Barnett v Barnett [2014] EWHC 2678 (Fam) (24 July 2014)

Application by a former wife, made pursuant to section 13 of the Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984, for leave, or permission to apply for financial relief pursuant to Part III of that Act after an overseas divorce between the parties.

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M Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust v Y [2014] EWHC 2651 (Fam) (17 July 2014)

Judgment concerning medical treatment of 13 year old boy whose mother is a Jehovah's Witness.

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SCC v M & Ors [2014] EWHC 2219 (Fam) (23 May 2014)

Care proceedings in respect of four children. Fact finding hearing concerning cause of injuries to one of the children.

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DE v AB [2014] EWCA Civ 1064 (24 July 2014)

Schedule 1 proceedings. Application by Respondent father that the oral permission hearing pursued by the Appellant mother shall take place in private.

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London Borough of Bexley & Anor v CW & Ors [2014] EWFC 25 (29 July 2014)

Fact finding judgment in connection with three applications for care orders in respect of six children.

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H, Re [2014] EWCA Civ 1101 (29 July 2014)

Appeal by father against decision that the court did not have jurisdiction to entertain an application relating to the alleged wrongful retention of the children in Bangladesh. Appeal dismissed.

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G, Re [2014] EWHC 2605 (Fam) (29 July 2014)

Application for declarations that adoption orders made in Brazil be recognised under the law of England and Wales.

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H (final hearing) [2014] EWFC 21 (10 June 2014)

Final hearing of application for care order in respect of a ten month old child.

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Lim (An Infant) v Walia [2014] EWCA Civ 1076 (29 July 2014)

Inheritance Act claim. Appeal against decision on preliminary issue relating to life insurance policy.

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AL v DA [2014] EWHC 2632 (Fam) (09 July 2014)

Directions hearing in application by mother seeking order that child reside with her in France.

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W (Children), Re [2014] EWFC 22 (25 July 2014)

Care proceedings. Judgment concerning failure of local authority to comply with directions.

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P v D & Ors [2014] EWHC 2355 (Fam) (24 July 2014)

Judgment concerning, inter alia, application for contact by a father who had been convicted of raping the mother.

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London Borough of Redbridge v G & Ors [2014] EWHC 17 (COP) (21 July 2014)

Judgment concerning the care of a woman lacking capacity.

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W (Children) [2014] EWCA Civ 1065 (25 July 2014)

Appeal by mother against residence order in favour of paternal grandmother, the children having been placed with her in response to warning by local authority that it might otherwise issue care proceedings. Appeal allowed.

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London Borough of Barking and Dagenham v C & Ors [2014] EWHC 2472 (Fam) (03 July 2014)

Care proceedings. Judgment concerning transfer to Romanian authorities.

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United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust v N [2014] EWCOP 16 (21 July 2014)

Judgment concerning issue as to whether it would be lawful and in the best interests of a woman in a minimally conscious state for the NHS Trust to make further efforts to establish and maintain a method of providing her with artificial nutrition.

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X (A Child) [2014] EWHC 2522 (Fam) (23 July 2014)

Care proceedings. Application by father for disclosure of overview report prepared in connection with serious case review. Application dismissed.

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B (Care; Injured Child) [2014] EWFC B91 (23 May 2014)

Final hearing in care proceedings concerning two children, one of whom had suffered injuries to the head and ribs.

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R (A Child: Habitual Residence), Re [2014] EWCA Civ 1032 (22 July 2014)

Residence application by father. Appeal by mother against decision that the court had jurisdiction by virtue of the child's habitual residence in this country. Appeal allowed.

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B (Child Evidence), Re [2014] EWCA Civ 1015 (22 July 2014)

Contact application by father. Appeal by father against order that Cafcass officer meet with 13 year old child to explore the possibility of her giving evidence regarding alleged violence by father. Appeal dismissed.

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JXN (A Child) [2014] EWFC 17 (13 June 2014)

Application by a mother for permission to take a child on holiday to China.

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Solovyev v Solovyev [2014] EWFC 20 (09 June 2014)

Divorce pronouncement following earlier judgment concerning non-recognition of divorce granted by Russian Consulate in London.

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Cooper-Hohn v Hohn [2014] EWHC 2314 (Fam) (07 July 2014)

Judgment concerning reporting of financial remedy proceedings.

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Lincolnshire County Council v KM & Ors [2014] EWFC B89 (07 July 2014)

Care proceedings in respect of two children. Care order made, based upon a plan of further intensive work with the maternal grandparents before the children are placed in their care.

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TB v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and SB (CSM) (Child support : variation/departure directions: diversion of income) [2014] UKUT 301 (AAC) (27 June 2014)

NRP's appeal against decision that he had had unreasonably reduced the amount of his income, which would otherwise fall to be taken into account, by diverting it to a company for the purposes other than the provision of income for himself.

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H, Re [2014] EWCA Civ 989 (17 July 2014)

Appeal against specific issue order permitting the mother of a three year old girl to take her to Iran for a holiday. Appeal allowed.

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M-F (Children) [2014] EWCA Civ 991 (15 July 2014)

Care proceedings. Application by local authority for permission to appeal against decision to adjourn final hearing. Permission granted but appeal dismissed.

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Public Guardian v DH [2014] EWCOP 15 (15 July 2014)

Application by the Public Guardian to revoke and cancel the registration of a Lasting Power of Attorney.

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The Mental Health Trust & Ors v DD & Anor [2014] EWCOP 13 (15 July 2014)

Judgment concerning issue of contraception in relation to a woman lacking capacity.

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Royal Borough of Greenwich v JB & Ors [2014] EWHC B18 (Fam) (14 April 2014)

Application for care and placement orders in respect of three children of dual heritage.

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O (A Child) v Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council [2014] EWHC 2309 (Fam) (9 July 2014)

Claim for judicial review on behalf of a child, seeking declaration that from the time she went to live with her paternal aunt she was a looked after child. Claim dismissed.

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PB, Re [2014] EWCOP 14 (21 March 2014)

Judgment concerning issue of whether a 79 year old woman has capacity to decide whether to live with her husband.

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KS v Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council & Ors [2014] EWCA Civ 941 (15 July 2014)

Care proceedings. Application by paternal grandmother for permission to appeal against refusal of her application to be made a party to the proceedings.

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M & Ors v Suffolk County Council [2014] EWCA Civ 942 (15 July 2014)

Appeal of a mother and her mother and step father against care and placement orders. Appeals dismissed.

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K, Re [2014] EWCA Civ 905 (15 July 2014)

Wardship proceedings. Appeals by father against orders in connection with the return of the child from Singapore.

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D (Child) [2014] EWHC 2376 (Fam) (20 June 2014)

Application by CAFCASS for orders (i) requiring CAFCASS to undertake safeguarding checks regarding the stepfather of two children and (ii) requiring the mother of the children to provide CAFCASS with such information about him as is necessary for those safeguarding checks to be made.

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Abuchian v Khojah [2014] EWHC 2080 (Fam) (13 May 2014)

Application by the wife to preserve her occupation in one of the family homes whilst divorce proceedings were being investigated. Injunction on the husband not to sell the property or evict the wife was extended for 6 months.

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C v B [2014] EWHC 2069 (Fam) (15 May 2014)

Application by mother for the summary return of two children to Germany.

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BE v DE [2014] EWHC 2318 (Fam) (24 June 2014)

Application by husband for an order requiring the wife to redact a statement in which she refers to an occasion which the husband maintains was a without prejudice meeting. Application dismissed.

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ZM v AM [2014] EWHC 2110 (Fam) (26 June 2014)

Wardship proceedings issued by a mother stranded in Pakistan whose immigration status does not allow her to enter the UK.

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T (A Child) [2014] EWCA Civ 929 (4 June 2014)

Appeal by parents against placement order in respect of 18 month old child. Appeal allowed.

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J-A (Children) [2014] EWCA Civ 936 (09 July 2014)

Appeal by mother against care orders with a care plan that the children live with their father. Appeal dismissed.

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Southampton City Council v A Mother & Ors [2014] EWFC 16 (09 June 2014)

Care proceedings. Application for an order requesting the court in Latvia to assume jurisdiction.

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Cambra v Jones & Anor [2014] EWHC 2264 (Fam) (09 July 2014)

Further judgment in Hague Convention proceedings, concerning the father's application for committal of the mother for breach of a return order.

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O v P [2014] EWHC 2225 (Fam) (04 July 2014)

Application for financial provision for a child under Schedule 1 to the Children Act 1989.

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X County Council v M & Ors [2014] EWHC 2262 (Fam) (27 June 2014)

Application by local authority for permission not to disclose to the mother the care plan for her unborn child namely to remove the child at birth, and for a reporting restrictions order.

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Murphy v Murphy [2014] EWHC 2263 (Fam) (04 July 2014)

Financial remedies case considering the issue of the duration of spousal maintenance.

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D and E Children, Re[2014] EWFC B85 (13 May 2014)

Application for care orders in respect of twin children.

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B & Ors (Fact Finding, Care Proceedings) [2014] EWFC B84 (8 July 2014)

Application for care and placement orders in respect of three children, including fact-finding.

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Q (Children) [2014] EWCA Civ 918 (08 July 2014)

Care proceedings. Appeal by mother against findings by judge, complaining of judicial bias. Appeal allowed and retrial ordered.

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Hohn v Hohn [2014] EWCA Civ 896 (18 June 2014)

Application for permission to appeal against refusal of application by the wife for permission to adduce expert evidence as to the value of management entities through which the husband receives financial reward for the profitable management of a hedge fund. Permission refused.

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AB (Revocation of Enduring Power of Attorney) [2014] EWCOP 12 (07 July 2014)

Application to revoke an Enduring Power of Attorney on the ground that the attorneys are unsuitable to be the donor's attorneys.

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S (Children - Application to oppose Adoption) [2014] EWHC 1768 (Fam) (08 May 2014)

Application by birth mother for permission to oppose the adoption applications in respect of her two children. Application dismissed.

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The Mental Health Trust & Anor v DD & Anor [2014] EWCOP 11 (04 July 2014)

Application for declarations and orders in relation to the care and health of a 36 year old woman with a learning disability during the final stage of her pregnancy.

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Derbyshire County Council v A Mother and A Father [2013] EWHC 1864 (Fam) (25 June 2013)

Care proceedings concerning two children, one of whom has quadriplegia.

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London Borough of Bexley v V & Ors[2014] EWHC 2187 (Fam) (16 June 2014)

Care proceedings. Judgment concerning failure of local authority to comply with directions to file evidence.

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London Borough of Waltham Forest v FC & Anor [2014] EWFC 13 (24 June 2014)

Father murdered mother. Special guardianship order made in favour of mother's sister and her husband.

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London Borough of Waltham Forest v FC & Anor [2014] EWFC 14 (02 July 2014)

Application by local authority for prohibited steps order preventing father who had murdered the mother from having contact with the child.

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The Mental Health and the Acute Trust v DD & Anor [2014] EWCOP 8 (25 June 2014)

Judgment concerning issue of whether a woman in her thirties lacked capacity to make decisions in relation to her healthcare.

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JB (Minor) [2014] EWHC 2151 (Fam) (18 July 2013)

Care and placement proceedings concerning ten month old child.

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Liverpool City Council v SG & Ors [2014] EWCOP 10 (18 June 2014)

Judgment considering issue of whether the Court of Protection has power to make an order which authorises that a person who is not a child may be deprived of his liberty in premises which are a children's home.

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A Borough Council v YZ & Ors [2014] EWHC 2163 (Fam) (23 June 2014)

Care proceedings. Judgment concerning issue of whether the mother was aware of the father's abuse of the child.

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P (A Child) [2014] EWCA Civ 888 (30 April 2014)

Application by parents for permission to appeal against care and placement orders. Permision granted and appeal allowed.

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London Borough of Ealing v AR & Ors [2014] EWHC 2172 (Fam) (1 July 2014)

Care proceedings concerning an 18 month old child who had suffered a suspicious head trauma.

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LBH v SM & Ors [2014] EWFC B83 (23 May 2014)

Care proceedings concerning two children aged 13 and 9.

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T (Children), Re [2014] EWHC 2164 (Fam) (16 June 2014)

Fact-finding hearing in private children proceedings concerning allegations made by mother against father.

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X v Y & Anor [2014] EWHC 2147 (Fam) (26 March 2014)

Judgment in long-running private law Children Act proceedings, including issues of jurisdiction.

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County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust v PP & Ors [2014] EWCOP 9 (26 June 2014)

Application by NHS Trust for declarations as to medical treatment for an 85 year old woman.

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Hertfordshire County Council v F & Ors [2014] EWHC 2159 (Fam) (23 May 2014)

Final hearing of care and placement application in respect of six month old child.

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D (A Child), Re [2014] EWHC 2121 (Fam) (19 March 2014)

Judgment concerning issue of whether a surrogate mother was married at the relevant time.

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Stoke-on-Trent CC v S [2014] EWFC B82 (29 May 2014)

Application for care orders in respect of two children of different fathers.

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J (A Child) [2014] EWCA Civ 875 (27 June 2014)

Contact proceedings. Appeal by father against findings of fact arising from allegations made against him by young woman. Appeal allowed.

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H v F (Relocation) [2014] EWFC 11 (18 June 2014)

Judgment concerning arrangements for young child whose father is English and mother is a New Zealander. Child arrangements order made in favour of mother.

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A (A Child) [2014] EWCA Civ 871 (26 June 2014)

Appeals by father against orders made in proceedings under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989.

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Staffordshire CC v Beech [2014] EWFC B80 (16 May 2014)

Sentencing judgment for breaches of injunction restraining grandmother from publishing name of child involved in care proceedings.

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Staffordshire CC v Beech [2014] EWFC B81 (16 May 2014)

Application to commit for breaches of injunction restraining grandmother from publishing name of child involved in care proceedings.

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Re P (Children) [2014] EWCA Civ 852 (6 June 2014)

Appeal by mother against refusal of application to relocate to Germany. Appeal allowed.

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Public Guardian v JM [2014] EWCOP 7 (25 June 2014)

Application for an order permitting the identification of an attorney, following the revocation of a lasting power of attorney.

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Kaur v Dhaliwal [2014] 1991 (Ch) (17 June 2014)

Inheritance – Cohabitation – Entitlement to provision under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 – 2-year requirement.

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Baby C (care and placement orders) [2014] EWFC B78 (30 April 2014)

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

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T (A Child) [2014] EWFC B79 (05 June 2014)

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

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D (A Child) [2014] EWFC B77 (09 June 2014)

Application by parents for discharge of care order and order returning child to their care.

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Wiltshire Coucil v R & Ors [2014] EWFC B67 (30 April 2014)

Final hearing in care proceedings concerning two girls now aged two and a half years and 19 months respectively.

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A & B & C (Children) [2014] EWFC B75 (4 June 2014)

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

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B (A Child) [2014] EWCA Civ 843 (20 June 2014)

Orders directed at family members in connection with the return of a child to the jurisdiction, including order requiring their passports to be lodged with the court. Appeal against order directed at child's 16 year old half-brother. Appeal allowed.

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B (Children) [2014] EWCA Civ 814 (20 May 2014)

Application by mother for permission to appeal against special guardianship order placing children with paternal grandparents. Permission refused.

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Carpenter v Secretary of State for Justice [2012] EWHC 4421 (Fam) (03 October 2012)

Appeal against decisions of the gender recognition panel.

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Hope v Krejci & Ors [2014] EWCA Civ 796 (22 January 2014)

Application for permission to appeal, out of time, an order which directed that the company's assets should be transferred to the wife. The application was brought in the light of the decisions in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court in Prest v Petrodel. Application refused.

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The Press Association v Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals Foundation Trust [2014] EWCOP 6 (17 June 2014)

Application arising from proceedings in the Court of Protection concerning the continued confidentiality after a person's death of information gathered during litigation occurring during her lifetime.

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W (Children) [2014] EWCA Civ 810 (14 May 2014)

Appeal by parents against placement orders. Appeal dismissed.

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London Borough of Waltham Forest v AD [2014] EWHC 1985 (Fam) (09 May 2014)

Application by local authority for a reporting restriction concerning a 3 year old girl. Application refused.

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Z (Children), Re [2014] EWHC 1999 (Fam) (18 June 2014)

Care proceedings. Judgment concerning issue of whether or not a man is the father of the children as he asserts, despite refusing to submit to DNA testing.

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P (A Child: Assessment of Kinship Carers) [2014] EWFC B73 (16 June 2014)

Care and placement proceedings in respect of a 3 year old boy, involving assessment of maternal grandfather and his partner as kinship carers.

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ZZ & Ors (Children), Re [2014] EWFC 9 (12 June 2014)

Care proceedings. Appeal by father against findings of fact. Appeal dismissed.

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B (Care Order), Re [2014] EWFC B72 (30 May 2014)

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

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AM v SS [2013] EWHC 4380 (Fam) (21 November 2013)

Application by wife for a legal services order in financial remedy proceedings involving several properties of which ownership was disputed. Husband ordered to provide a charge over a specified property in a fixed amount to cover the payment of his wife's legal services.

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LC v RRL & Ors [2014] EWFC 8 (16 May 2014)

High Court proceedings remitted from the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. Mother's application under the Hague Convention for the summary return of her four children to Spain dismissed.

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A, B and C (care and placement orders) [2014] EWFC B71 (04 June 2014)

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

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F (A Child), Re [2014] EWCA Civ 789 (12 June 2014)

Care proceedings. Application for permission to appeal against finding that the child was habitually resident in England and Wales.

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F-D v The Children And Family Court Advisory Service [2014] EWHC 1619 (QB) (11 June 2014)

Claim against Cafcass for negligence, misfeasance in public office, and for a breach of the right to a family life under article 8. Claim dismissed.

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