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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