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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Leicester City Council v Chhatbar [2014 EWFC B71 (02 June 2014)

Wardship proceedings. Application for committal of father for breach of order restricting child or respondents frrom leaving the country.

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W (A Child) [2014] EWCA Civ 772 (11 June 2014)

Mother's appeal against interim care order. Appeal dismissed.

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G (Adult), Re [2014] EWCOP 5 (10 June 2014)

Costs judgment following failed application by newspaper publisher to be joined as a party to proceedings concerning a 94 year old woman lacking capacity.

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The Public Guardian v JW [2014] EWCOP B24 (03 June 2014)

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

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

Further judgment in proceedings concerning the return of children to Spain, dealing with questions remitted by the Court of appeal and Supreme Court.

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X (A Child) [2014] EWHC 1871 (Fam) (09 June 2014)

Judgment concerning the termination of a pregnancy of a 13 year old girl subject to care proceedings.

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Harb v HRH Prince Abdul Aziz [2014] EWHC 1807 (Ch) (09 June 2014)

Application under CPR for an order declaring that the court has no jurisdiction to claims under s27 of the MCA on the grounds that the claim is barred by the defence of state immunity under the State Immunity Act 1978. Application dimissed.

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London Borough of Haringey v CM [2014] EWCOP B23 (09 June 2014)

Objection by a family member to the local authority's application to be appointed as deputy for property and affairs for 91 year old man lacking capacity.

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Q v Q [2014] EWFC 7 (21 May 2014)

Applications by the father for contact and by the mother for an order under s.91(14).

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Borough of Poole v W & Anor [2014] EWHC 1777 (Fam) (11 April 2014)

Application by prospective adopters to adopt a child, following care and placement orders.

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TF v PJ [2014] EWHC 1780 (Fam) (10 April 2014)

Application by mother for revocation of order requiring her to return child to Italy, in the light of a supervening change of circumstances.

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DH v CL & Ors [2014] EWHC 1836 (Fam) (06 June 2014)

Application by father for permission to permanently relocate child to the Kurdistan region of Iraq. Application granted.

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Quaintance v Jones [2012] EWHC 4416 (Ch) (24 July 2012)

Appeal against order made on TOLATA claim. Appeal dismissed.

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L (A Child: Rehabilitation to Care of Mother) [2014] EWFC B70 (16 May 2014)

Care proceedings in which the mother had made 'great strides' and the local authority therefore only sought a supervision order.

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H (Children) [2014] EWCA Civ 733 (05 June 2014)

Application by mother for permission to appeal against residence orders. Permission refused.

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A Local Authority v R/B Children [2014] EWCC B61 (Fam) (19 March 2014)

Care proceedings in respect of 2 children. Fact finding and threshold criteria split hearing. Threshold criteria not met.

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Derbyshire County Council v Danby [2014] EWCOP B22 (15 April 2014)

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

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A Local Authority v B & Ors [2014] EWCOP B21 (07 April 2014)

Application by local authority for an order that an 18 year old woman lacking capacity should reside in her present care home accommodation.

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A Father v SBC & Ors [2014] EWFC 6 (23 May 2014)

Appeal raising the question of how the court should determine an application by parents for an injunction under the Human Rights Act 1998 to prevent a local authority removing their child who is living at home under a care order. Guidance given regarding such cases.

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Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council v KP & Ors [2014] EWFC B69 (OJ) (27 May 2014)

Judgment in care proceedings concerning one of four children, proceedings having concluded in respect of the other three children.

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Lancashire CC v C, M & F (Children: Fact-finding) [2014] EWFC 3 (23 May 2014)

Care proceedings concerning two children, issued following the sudden death of one child's twin.

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B v B [2014] EWHC 1804 (Fam) (21 May 2014)

Application for the summary return of a child to her homeland of Lithuania, pursuant to the the Hague Convention.

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LA v KH & Ors [2014] EWFC B68 (OJ) (4 June 2014)

Care proceedings. Judgment concerning allegations against present carers of the child.

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Russell v Cornwell [2014] EWHC 1509 (QB) (3 April 2014)

A client’s claim against a solicitor for breach of contract and professional negligence (for failure to advise correctly on property rights in light of the husband’s bankruptcy) was time barred where the claim had been issued over 11 years after the claimant had withdrawn her instructions.

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H (Minors) [2014] EWFC B65 (OJ) (16 May 2014)

Application by mother for permission to apply to revoke placement orders. Application dismissed.

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The Public Guardian v JW [2014] EWFC B67 (OJ) (03 June 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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R (Mother) v Milton Keynes Council & Ors [2014] EWFC B66 (OJ) (3 June 2014)

Care and placement proceedings in respect of three children.

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O (A Child), Re [2014] EWFC B64 (OJ) (29 April 2014)

Fact finding hearing within Children Act proceedings.

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