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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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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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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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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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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