Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v AA [2014] EWHC 1666 (Fam) (28 January 2014)

Application by NHS Foundation Trust to invoke the inherent jurisdiction of the High Court for declaratory relief in relation to serious medical treatment for 25 year old pregnant woman lacking capacity. Interim order made.

Full report: Bailii

RC v CC & Anor [2014] EWHC 131 (COP) (30 January 2014)

Application by mother for contact with young adult lacking capacity. Appeal by mother against decision that she should not be permitted to see social worker statements. Appeal allowed.

Full report: Bailii

Re E [2013] EWCA Civ 1614 (29 October 2013)

Appeal by mother against care and placement orders made in respect of her youngest child. Held that adoption was not a proportionate outcome. Accordingly, the appeal was allowed, the adoption order was set aside and the care order was replaced with an interim care order.

Full report: Family Law Week

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v AA & Ors [2014] EWHC 132 (Fam) (28 January 2014)

Application by NHS Foundation Trust to invoke the inherent jurisdiction of the High Court for declaratory relief in relation to serious medical treatment for 25 year old pregnant woman lacking capacity.

Full report: Bailii

BN v MA [2013] EWHC 4250 (Fam) (10 December 2013)

Application by wife for maintenance pending suit and interim periodical payments for the child, in a case where a prenuptial agreement had been entered into.

Full report: Bailii

Jefferson v O'Connor [2014] EWCA Civ 38 (28 January 2014)

Divorce jurisdiction dispute where the issue was whether the Council Regulation prevented the court implementing any agreement by the parties as to the appropriate jurisdiction for divorce proceedings.

Full report: Bailii

Makarskaya v Korchagin [2013] EWHC 4393 (Fam) (21 June 2013)

Hearing in the course of contested financial remedy proceedings in which the judge considered the W's applications for maintenance pending suit and a Legal Services Order.

Full report: Family Law Hub

EY v RZ [2013] EWHC 4403 (Fam) (22 November 2013)

Cross-applications for residence order, together with application by mother for an order enabling her to take the child back to the jurisdiction of his habitual residence of Qatar.

Full report: Bailii

L (A Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 1778 (17 December 2013)

Care proceedings. Appeal against case management directions. Appeal allowed.

Full report: Family Law Week

Divall v Divall [2014] EWHC 95 (Fam) (24 January 2014)

Divorce jurisdiction dispute, where the respondent had filed divorce proceedings in the Netherlands. Held that the court did not have jurisdiction.

Full report: Bailii

A Local Authority v DG & Ors [2014] EWHC 63 (Fam) (24 January 2014)

Care proceedings, in which the father had been charged with the murder of the mother. Guidance given to family and criminal practitioners.

Full report: Bailii

Bidaki v Najafabadi [2013] EWCA Civ 1760 (17 December 2013)

Application by husband for permission to appeal against, inter alia, the refusals of a stay of contested divorce proceedings in England on the basis of ongoing Iranian proceedings and of an adjournment on the basis of the husband’s illness during the hearing. Application refused.

Full report: Family Law Week

A Local Authority v M & Others [2013] (11 January 2013)

Care proceedings. Fact finding hearing in case where the child suffered from vitamin D deficiency causing brittle bones.

Full report: Family Law Week

Agarwala v Agarwala [2013] EWCA Civ 1763 (19 December 2013)

Appeal against determination in the county court that the appellant held a property on trust for the respondent. Appeal dismissed.

Full report: Family Law Week

S (A Child) , Re [2014] EWCA Civ 25 (24 January 2014)

Appeal brought by local authority against findings of fact made at a hearing in public law children proceedings.

Full report: Bailii

Surrey County Council v Al -Hilli & Ors (4) [2012] EWHC 4394 (Fam) (06 December 2012)

Application by the Chief Constable for Surrey to be joined to care proceedings. Application granted.

Full report: Bailii

B (A Child), Re [2014] EWCC B1 (Fam) (03 January 2014)

Care proceedings. Application by local authority for reporting restriction order.

Full report: Bailii

IM v LM & Ors [2014] EWCA Civ 37 (23 January 2014)

Appeal against decision that a woman did have capacity to make decisions about whether or not to have sexual relations. Appeal dismissed.

Full report: Bailii

Morris v Donaldson [2013] EWHC 4257 (QB) (10 July 2013)

Application by former cohabitant for orders relating to property situated in his former partner's home.

Full report: Family Law Week

Shield v Shield [2014] EWHC 23 (Fam) (17 January 2014)

Financial remedy proceedings. Judgment dealing with preliminary issue of whether the Respondent and/or the Applicant's shareholdings in the family company were held on trust for their son, and if so on what terms.

Full report: Bailii

G (A child), Re [2013] EWHC 4017 (Fam) (13 December 2013)

Judgment in proceedings relating to residence and removal of child from jurisdiction, involving three jurisdictions.

Full report: Bailii

Nightingale v Nightingale [2014] EWHC 77 (Fam) (17 January 2014)

Application by wife for a freezing order. Application granted.

Full report: Bailii

Ramet, Re application for the committal to prison [2014] EWHC 56 (Fam) (22 January 2014)

Committal application concerning a father who had attacked the mother in court in the course of a contact dispute, where the father had already received a criminal conviction and been sentenced for the same conduct.

Full report: Bailii

B (A Child), Re [2014] EWCA Civ 19 (21 January 2014)

Father's application for permission to appeal against two orders relating to child's residence and relocation. Permission refused.

Full report: Bailii

Met v Hat [2013] EWHC 4247 (Fam) (16 December 2013)

Application for " interim interim" financial provision by the wife for herself and the two children of the marriage, to endure until the next hearing.

Full report: Bailii

UF, Re [2013] EWHC 4289 (COP) (21 November 2013)

Court of Protection proceedings concerning the care of an 84 year old woman suffering from vascular dementia.

Full report: Bailii

Mulcahy v Castles Solicitors [2013] EWCA Civ 1686 (18 December 2013)

Appeal against dismissal of claim for professional negligence of solicitors in ancillary relief proceedings. Appeal dismissed.

Full report: Family Law Week

Luppi v Revesz [2013] EWCA Civ 1756 (27 November 2013)

Contested financial provision case where the H was appealing on a vast number of diverse grounds, including the judge's treatment of the pre-nuptial agreement.

Full report: Family Law Hub

Kheddouci v Kheddouci [2013] EWCA Civ 1753 (3 December 2013)

Part of the financial provision order was for the H to pay a lump sum to the W. He sought an order which would reduce the lump sum by an amount equivalent to the negative equity on a property which was held jointly by the parties. Application refused.

Full report: Family Law Hub

In the matter of LC (Children) (No 2) [2014] UKSC 1 (15 January 2014)

Judgment considering whether, and if so to what extent, children’s views are relevant in the evaluation of their habitual residence in child abduction cases.

Full report: Supreme Court (PDF)

HTML version: Bailii

S v S [2014] EWHC 7 (Fam) (14 January 2014)

Application for the approval of a consent order which has been lodged with the court following, and intended to give effect to, an arbitral award. Guidance given by the President as to the appropriate to give some guidance about the proper approach of the court to such applications.

Full report: Bailii

E (A Child), Re [2014] EWHC 6 (Fam) (14 January 2014)

Care and wardship proceedings in relation to a 12 year old Slovakian boy, involving issue of jurisdiction and a reporting restriction order.

Full report: Bailii

R v R and Others [2013] EWHC 4244 (Fam) (15 November 2013)

Freezing order hearing involving argument as to whether H should be restrained from competing with family company.

Full report: Family Law Week

Peters v Peters [2013] EWCA Civ 1688 (28 November 2013)

Application for permission to appeal against orders made in financial remedy proceedings. Application refused.

Full report: Bailii

H v W (Cap on Wife’s Share of Bonus Payments) [2013] EWHC 4105 (Fam) (20 December 2013)

Appeal by husband against award to wife of 25% of his annual bonuses. Appeal allowed.

Report: Family Law

Full report: Bailii