London Borough of Haringey v Musa [2014] EWHC 962 (Fam) (19 March 2014)

Judgment in relation to care and placement proceedings concerning seven children of Nigerian parents.

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Cambra v Jones & Anor [2014] EWHC 913 (Fam) (31 March 2014)

Hague Convention dispute. Judgment explaining why child should be made a party to committal proceedings relating to mother's failure to comply with order that children be returned to Spain.

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F (A Child) (Application for Leave To Oppose Adoption) [2014] EW Misc 30 (CC) (28 February 2014)

Application by mother for leave to oppose an application for adoption of her son. Application dismissed.

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C-R (Residence and contact) [2014] EW Misc 29 (CC) (27 January 2014)

Final hearing in highly contested residence/contact dispute.

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C-R (Fact finding) [2013] EW Misc 30 (CC) (12 June 2013)

Fact-finding hearing in residence/contact dispute.

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C-R (Separate representation of children) [2013] EW Misc 31 (CC) (15 October 2013)

Application made by father for an order making the children parties to private law proceedings and appointing a Guardian to represent them. Application dismissed.

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GE v KE & Anor [2013] EWHC 1938 (Fam) (05 July 2013)

Marriage and divorce by custom in Nigeria. Application for a declaration that the applicant was married to the deceased at the time of his death.

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B (A Child) [2014] EWHC B1 (Fam) (21 March 2014)

Care proceedings. Fact-finding hearing concerning cause of serious injuries to child.

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B (A Child) (1980 Hague Convention Proceedings) [2014] EWCA Civ 375 (27 March 2014)

Appeal by mother against order that child be returned to France. Appeal dismissed.

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Kinderis v Kineriene (No 2) [2014] EWHC 693 (Fam) (06 February 2014)

Application by father for return of child to Lithuania. Child objected to return. Father's application refused.

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The London Borough of Croydon v BU & Ors [2014] EWHC 823 (Fam) (21 March 2014)

Care proceedings in respect of child whose mother had been killed by her father.

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R (Care Order), Re [2014] EW Misc 28 (CC) (17 February 2014)

Final hearing in care proceedings dealing with issue of whether child should be the subject of a full care order on the basis of a care plan which envisages her remaining with her current foster carers throughout the remainder of her minority.

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N v N [2014] EWCA Civ 314 (26 March 2014)

Appeal concerning the circumstances in which a court may, on the grounds of material non-disclosure, set aside an order for financial provision following divorce.

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D (A Child) [2014] EWCA Civ 315 (26 March 2014)

Appeal by father against order terminating his parental responsibility. Appeal dismissed.

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MD v CT [2014] EWHC 871 (Fam) (25 March 2014)

Appeal by mother against registration of French judgment granting residence of the child to the father. Appeal allowed.

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G (Children), Re [2014] EWCA Civ 336 (25 March 2014)

Appeal against refusal to grant a shared residence order in respect of twins where the appellant had donated eggs and the respondent had given birth to them. Appeal allowed.

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London Borough of Tower Hamlets v Ali & Ors [2014] EWHC 845 (Fam) (17 March 2014)

Application by local authority for committal of father of children subject to public law proceedings, for breach of location order.

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Leicester City Council v Chhatbar & Anor [2014] EWHC 830 (Fam) (28 February 2014)

Judgment dealing with issue of whether child was habitually resident in England and Wales when wardship order made.

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FQ v MQ [2014] EWHC 441 (Fam) (07 February 2014)

Judgment in respect of issue as to whether the court had jurisdiction to deal with matters relating to children who had previously resided in the USA.

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FQ v MQ & Ors [2013] EWHC 4149 (Fam) (20 December 2013)

Application by father for return of children to the USA. Application dismissed.

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The London Borough of P v G & Ors [2014] EW Misc 27 (CC) (14 February 2014)

Judgment in private law proceedings where the local authority had applied for care/supervision orders.

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SMD v LMD [2014] EWHC 302 (Fam) (14 February 2014)

Contact application by father. Order for no contact made.

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SMD v LMD [2013] EWHC 4611 (Fam) (16 January 2013)

Fact-finding hearing in cnnection with contact application by father.

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Matthews v Matthews [2013] EWCA Civ 1874 (21 October 2013)

Appeal by wife against dismissal of application for nominal spousal maintenance where she has dependent children. Appeal dismissed.

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RGS (No. 3), Re [2014] EWHC B12 (COP) (20 March 2013)

Judgment concerning accommodation of 84 year old man suffering from dementia.

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G (Children), Re [2013] EW Misc B30 (CC) (21 October 2013)

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

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T (A Child: Care And Placement Orders) [2014] EWHC 798 (Fam) (20 March 2014)

Unopposed application for care and placement orders in respect of 6 year old boy.

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LJ (A child), Re [2014] EW Misc B27 (CC) (06 March 2014)

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

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S (A Child: Care Order) [2014] EWHC 529 (Fam) (22 January 2014)

Final hearing of care proceedings relating to a ten year old girl of Pakistani origin.

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R (A Child), Re [2014] EW Misc 26 (CC) (14 February 2014)

Judgment in unopposed application for placement order.

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A (A Child), Re [2014] EWHC 604 (Fam) (06 February 2014)

Application by father for the return of a child in care to Latvia.

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H (A Child), Re [2013] EWHC 4501 (Fam) (05 December 2013)

Care proceedings where local authority intend to place the child for adoption with foster carers in the Republic of Ireland.

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AK (gift application) [2014] EWHC B11 (COP) (20 March 2014)

Application for a gift to be made from the damages award of an eleven-year-old boy suffering from cerebral palsy.

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US v SR [2014] EWHC 175 (Fam) (31 January 2014)

Judgment in long-running financial remedy proceedings involving, inter alia, allegations of non-disclosure by the husband.

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AB, Re Notification of Statutory Will Application [2013] EWHC B39 (COP) (11 September 2013)

Application for execution of a statutory will to be authorised by the court and for an order dispensing with service of the application upon the patient's father.

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Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council v Haigh & Ors [2014] EWHC 724 (Fam) (23 January 2014)

Application by local authority for extension of s.34(4) order giving them leave not to arrange contact between child in care and her mother.

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Tan v Choy [2014] EWCA Civ 251 (19 March 2014)

Appeal by wife against determination that proceedings should continue in this country rather than in Malaysia. Appeal dismissed.

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N (A Minor), Re [2014] EWHC 749 (Fam) (12 March 2014)

Judgment concerning the recognition and enforcement under Brussels II Revised of a judgment of a court in Spain relating to parental responsibility.

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B Adoption, Re [2014] EW Misc 25 (CC) (19 March 2014)

Application by birth parents for leave to oppose the making of an adoption order in relation to their child. Application dismissed.

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H v H [2014] EWHC 760 (Fam) (18 March 2014)

Application by the husband to terminate joint lives periodical payments order upon his retirement.

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P (by his litigation friend the Official Solicitor) (Appellant) v Cheshire West and Chester Council and another (Respondents); P and Q (by their litigation friend, the Official Solicitor) (Appellants) v Surrey County Council (Respondent) [2014 ] UKSC 19 (19 March 2014)

Two appeals concerning the criteria for judging whether the living arrangements made for a mentally incapacitated person amount to a deprivation of liberty.

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Neath Port Talbot CBC v B & Ors [2014] EW Misc 24 (CC) (28 February 2014)

Welfare hearing in care proceedings after earlier care order set aside.

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W (A Child), Re [2014] EW Misc 23 (CC) (07 February 2014)

Application by mother for permission to oppose adoption application in respect of child in care. Application refused.

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London Borough of Sutton v D & Anor [2014] EW Misc 22 (CC) (10 February 2014)

Application for care order in respect of 12 year old boy.

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Bhura v Bhura [2014] EWHC 727 (Fam) (18 March 2014)

Application by wife seeking declarations that 2 properties are wholly or mainly beneficially owned by the husband, notwithstanding that the legal title to them is held in the name of family members.

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Chai v Peng [2014] EWHC 750 (Fam) (13 March 2014)

Application by wife for further maintenance pending suit.

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L (A Child), Re [2014] EWHC 730 (Fam) (21 February 2014)

Judgment setting out reasons for making a care order in respect of a girl who has been the victim of child trafficking, having been brought to this country unlawfully from Ghana.

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FB v IB [2014] EWHC 759 (Fam) (12 March 2014)

Application by father for return of children to USA. return order refused.

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X And Y (Children: Disclosure of Judgment to Police) [2014] EWHC 278 (Fam) (12 February 2014)

Judgment concerning issue of whether local authority should be restrained from disclosing to the police transcripts of two earlier judgments in long-running care proceedings.

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Ahmed & Anor v Mustafa [2014] EWCA Civ 277 (17 March 2014)

Appeal by wife against, inter alia, anti-suit injunction restraining her from commencing or carrying on any proceedings in any jurisdiction, following final financial order and divorce in this country.

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M-M (A Child), Re [2014] EWCA Civ 276 (17 March 2014)

Cross-appeals against order for financial provision under Schedule 1 Children Act. Mother's appeal dismissed, but father's appeal allowed in part.

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N (Children), Re [2014] EW Misc 19 (CC) (20 February 2014)

Application by mother for permission to oppose adoption applications in respect of her two sons. Application refused.

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S and T (Children), Re [2014] EW Misc 21 (CC) (26 February 2014)

Final hearing of applications for care and placement orders in respect of two children.

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C (Placement Order), Re [2014] EW Misc 20 (CC) (25 February 2014)

Local authority applications seeking residence order in favour of grandmother in respect of one child, and care and placement orders in respect of other child.

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Z (A Child: Independent Social Work Assessment), Re [2014] EWHC 729 (Fam) (14 March 2014)

Application for care and placement orders in respect of 2 year old girl, arising as a result of injuries caused by mother. Judgment concerning, inter alia, whether to allow an application by the father for an independent parenting assessment.

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London Borough of Newham v CA [2013] EWHC 4597 (Fam) (20 November 2013)

Contempt proceedings in respect of breach of collection order concerning adolescent in care.

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D v K and B [2014] EWHC 700 (Fam) (27 January 2014)

Judgment in private law children proceedings where the applicant mother, who had alleged rape by the respondent father, was legally aided and the respondent was not.

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Gohil v Gohil [2014] EWCA Civ 274 (13 March 2014)

Appeal by husband against order setting aside dismissal of wife's capital claims in 2004 consent order. Appeal allowed.

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F (A Child), Re [2014] EWCA Civ 275 (13 March 2014)

Child abduction. Appeal against order for return of child to Italy. Appeal dismissed.

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M v F [2013] EW Misc 29 (CC) (29 October 2013)

Fact-finding hearing in private law proceedings. Costs order made against police after they failed to comply with an order for disclosure.

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K (A Minor), Re [2013] EWHC 4580 (Fam) (08 May 2013)

Care proceedings. Application by grandparents for leave to make an application for a special guardianship order in respect of the child. Application refused.

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R (Children: Temporary Leave To Remove From Jurisdiction), Re [2014] EWHC 643 (Fam) (03 March 2014)

Application by mother for permission to take children on holiday to India. Application refused.

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J & M (Children), Re [2014] EW Misc B17 (CC) (12 February 2014)

Applications for Care Orders and Placement Orders in respect of two siblings.

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H & R (Adoption), Re [2014] EW Misc 18 (CC) (26 February 2014)

Adoption application in which the mother sought a contact order.

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M (Children), Re [2014] EWHC 667 (Fam) (05 March 2014)

Children dispute between parents. Judgment explaining adjournment of fact finding hearing due to new allegation that Islamic father is radicalising children.

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Y v Z [2014] EWHC 650 (Fam) (28 February 2014)

Schedule 1 application for financial support for child. Appeal by mother against order forbidding disclosure to any third party of information or documents disclosed in or used for the purposes of the proceedings.

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SJ (A Child), Re (Habitual Residence: Application To Set Aside) [2014] EWHC 58 (Fam) (22 January 2014)

Proceedings concerning return of child from Spain. Application by mother to set aside declaration that child is habitually resident in this country.

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Rubin v Rubin [2014] EWHC 611 (Fam) (10 March 2014)

Judgment concerning, inter alia, application by wife for LSPOs in respect of costs already incurred.

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M (A Child), Re [2014] EWCA Civ 226 (07 March 2014)

Appeal by guardian against refusal of application for a care order. Appeal dismissed.

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London Borough of Camden D (Mother) & Ors [2013] EWHC B35 (Fam) (17 May 2013)

Care proceedings involving issue of whether there should be any contact between the child and his father.

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Ivleva v Yates [2014] EWHC 554 (Fam) (04 March 2014)

Application by wife for recognition of a divorce granted in Ukraine and the dismissal of divorce proceedings brought in this jurisdiction by her husband.

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Kent County Council v CR & Ors [2014] EW 16 Misc (CC) (11 February 2014)

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

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P, Re [2013] EWHC 4581 (COP) (11 December 2013)

Application by NHS Trust for declarations regarding a woman's capacity to consent to medical treatment relating to the delivery of her expected child.

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Warren v CARE Fertility (Northampton) Ltd & HFEA [2014] EWHC 602 (Fam) (6 March 2014)

Application by wife for a declaration that her late husband's sperm could be stored for a period of up to 55 years. Declaration granted.

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Burnard v Burnard & Ors [2014] EWHC 340 (Ch) (3 March 2014)

Inheritance Act case whereby the deceased's sons claimed that there was a mistake in the Will.

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AS (a child), Re [2014] EWHC 606 (Fam) (04 March 2014)

Care proceedings in respect of a seven year old boy diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Threshold criteria established.

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F (Abduction: Consent), Re [2014] EWHC 484 (Fam) (25 February 2014)

Application by father for return of child to Demark. Return ordered.

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JP v LP & Ors [2014] EWHC 595 (Fam) (05 March 2014)

Proceedings arising out of applications made under s8 Children Act 1989 and under the inherent jurisdiction in relation to a child who was born as the result of a surrogacy arrangement.

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Mann v Mann [2014] EWHC 537 (Fam) (05 March 2014)

Long-running financial remedy proceedings in which the husband had failed to pay the sum ordered. The wife took enforcement proceedings and the parties agreed to mediation regarding the balance payable by the husband, but the mediation has not taken place. Ungley Order made.

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B (Long term fostering or Adoption), Re [2014] EW Misc 15 (CC) (05 February 2014)

Care and placement proceedings relating to two children. Care orders made but children to remain in long term fostering.

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S v S [2014] EWHC 575 (Fam) (26 February 2014)

Application by father for the summary return of child to Bermuda. Return ordered.

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Ilott v Mitson & Ors [2014] EWHC 542 (Fam) (03 March 2014)

Appeal against a decision on quantum in an application under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. Appeal dismissed.

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Surrey County Council v ME & Ors [2014] EWHC 489 (Fam) (04 March 2014)

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

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V & Ors (Children), Re [2014] EWHC 562 (Fam) (29 January 2014)

Residence and contact dispute, particularly involving application by father for residence order in respect of one of the three children not already residing with him.

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Birmingham Children's NHS Trust v B & C [2014] EWHC 531 (Fam) (13 February 2014)

Judgment concerning medical treatment of child whose parents are Jehovah's Witnesses.

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