London Borough of Lambeth v JO & Ors [2014] EWHC 3597 (Fam) (31 October 2014)

Care proceedings concerning 4 children, the youngest 2 of whom have a Nigerian mother. Judgment concerning issue of jurisdiction in respect of those 2 children.

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A City Council v M & Ors [2014] EWHC 3601 (Fam) (03 July 2014)

Fact-finding hearing in care proceedings, in which the mother was guilty of infanticide.

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V (Children - Identification of Perpetrator) [2014] EWFC B145 (28 October 2014)

Care proceedings. Fact-finding hearing to determine which, if any, of the injuries suffered by one child were non-accidental.

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H (A Child) [2014] EWHC 1254 (Fam) (07 April 2014)

Fact finding hearing relating to a child whose mother is maintaining that he and she have been stranded in Pakistan without their passports and that the father took their passports and retained them.

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D (A Child) [2014] EWFC 39 (31 October 2014)

Application for placement order following care order under which the child was living at home with his parents. Judgment dealing with issue of legal funding for parents.

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H (A Child) [2014] EWHC B23 (Fam) (12 February 2014)

Care proceedings concerning a child whose mother was murdered by her father.

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M (A Child: Long-Term Foster Care) [2014] EWCA Civ 1406 (30 October 2014)

Appeal by local authority against refusal of placement order. Appeal allowed.

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London Borough of Barnet v The Father & Anor [2014] EWFC B144 (11 July 2014)

Care proceedings in respect of 7 year old child. Special guardianship order made in favour of aunt.

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BIM & Ors v MD [2014] EWCOP 39 (30 October 2014)

Application for the appointment of a new deputy for property and affairs for a woman suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

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H (A Child - Breach of Convention Rights - Damages) [2014] EWFC 38 (29 October 2014)

Claim by parents that the way the local authority dealt with care case before proceedings were issued gave rise to a breach of their rights under Articles 6 and 8.

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London Borough of Barnet v The Mother [2014] EWFC B143 (19 August 2014)

Application for care and placement orders in respect of an 11 month old child.

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Goenka v Goenka & Ors [2014] EWHC 2966 (Ch) (06 August 2014)

Inheritance Act claim concerning a lump sum payable under an NHS pension.

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Kirklees Metropolitan District Council v A Hungarian mother [2014] EWHC 2496 (Fam) (26 February 2014)

Application for a care order in respect of a child of a Hungarian mother.

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VP v Russia (Application no. 61362/12) (23 October 2014)

Enforcement – Residence order – Moldovan court granted residence order in favour of father – Mother and child moved to Russia – 4 year delay in enforcement of order – Whether the actions of the Russian authorities had been adequate and effective or had breached the father’s Art 8 European Convention rights.

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M-H (A Child) [2014] EWCA Civ 1396 (28 October 2014)

Mother's appeal against placement order.

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London Borough of Croydon v S & Anor [2014] EWHC 3550 (Fam) (09 October 2014)

Application for forced marriage protection order.

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J (A Child : Criticism of ICO removal) [2014] EWFC B142 (25 March 2014)

Application for an interim care order in respect of a 15 year old child.

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A,L,K (BIIR Article 15 Request) [2014] EWHC 2511 (Fam) (25 June 2014)

Judgment in care proceedings concerning 3 children, 2 of whom were born in Poland, including consideration of whether the matter should be dealt with by the Polish courts.

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E (A Child) [2014] EWFC B140 (21 August 2014)

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

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M (A Child : failure to comply with Achieving Best Evidence) [2014] EWFC B141 (27 October 2014)

Application for care order in respect of six year old child.

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Quan v Bray & Ors [2014] EWHC 3340 (Fam) (27 October 2014)

Financial remedy proceedings. Preliminary judgment concerning issue of whether funds in a charity were available to the parties.

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A And B (Children: Brussels II Revised: Article 15) V [2014] EWFC 40 (23 October 2014)

Care proceedings involving two Czech children. Judgment concerning issue of whether Czech court should assume jurisdiction.

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IB & EB (Children) [2014] EWHC 369 (Fam) (30 January 2014)

Care proceedings concerning two children. Judgment dealing with issue of whether injuries sustained by children were inflicted by one of their parents.

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A & B (Children) [2014] EWHC 818 (Fam) (20 March 2014)

Further judgment in long-running private and public law proceedings concerning arrangements for two children, intended to bring the litigation to an end.

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A & B (Children) [2013] EWHC 4150 (Fam) (20 December 2013)

Further judgment in long-running proceedings concerning arrangements for two children, dealing with issue of whether they should be removed from the care of their mother and her partner and placed in foster care.

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A & B (Children) [2013] EWHC 2305 (Fam) (31 July 2013)

Judgment in long-running proceedings concerning arrangements for two children, between their father and his new civil partner and their mother and her new civil partner.

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Cumbria County Council v M and F [2014] EWHC 2596 (Fam) (28 July 2014)

Care proceedings. Application by media for disclosure.

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AA v TT [2014] EWHC 3488 (Fam) (16 October 2014)

Application by a father for the recognition and enforcement of a custody order made in Turkey.

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G v G [2014] EWCA Civ 1378 (8 October 2014)

Application for permission to appeal a financial remedy decision on the basis that the lump sum that was ordered, which was based on the valuation of an Indian property, was done so in circumstances where valuation evidence was not properly adduced. Permission was granted.

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E (A Child) [2014] EWFC BH140 (21 August 2014)

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

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Derbyshire County Council v AC [2014] EWCOP 38 (23 October 2014)

Application by local authority for declarations in respect of a range of issues relevant to the future of a 22 year old woman with a significant learning disability.

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Abuchian v Khojah [2014] EWHC 3411 (Fam) (29 September 2014)

Application to set aside a grant of leave under Part III MFPA 1984. Application dismissed.

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C County Council v EH & Ors [2014] EWFC B139 (Fam) (13 October 2014)

Final hearing in care proceedings in respect of two children.

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HCC v K and G (fact finding) [2014] EWFC B138 (22 October 2014)

Care proceedings. Fact-finding hearing to establish whether concerns raised in respect of the maternal grandmother were valid.

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G (A Child) [2014] EWCA Civ 1365 (22 October 2014)

Application by mother for permission to appeal out of time against care and placement orders and to admit fresh evidence. Permission refused.

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E (A Child) [2014] EWFC B136 (23 May 2014)

Judgment concerning, inter alia, arrangements for the parties' nine year old daughter.

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FP (A Child : Care and Placement Order) [2014] EWFC B137 (28 March 2014)

Care and placement proceedings in respect of a nine month olfd child.

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Re MA (a Child: Care proceedings) [2014] EWHC 3448 (Fam) (16 October 2014)

Care proceedings involving an 8 month old child. Judgment concerning whether she should be rehabilitated to her mother or whether the plan should be to enable her to live with her father and siblings.

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Prest v Prest [2014] EWHC 3430 (Fam) (29 July 2014)

Hearing of a judgment summons brought by the wife seeking the husband's committal to prison for failing to pay sums due by way of periodical payments.

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K (A Child) (Hague Convention: Child's Objections) [2014] EWCA Civ 1364 (21 October 2014)

Appeal by father against dismissal of application for summary return of child to Lithuania. Appeal dismissed.

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T (Children) [2014] EWCA Civ 1369 (21 October 2014)

Appeal by father against refusal of application for permission to apply to revoke placement orders made in respect of his two sons.

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CC (Adoption Application: Separated Applicants) [2013] EWHC 4815 (Fam) (11 October 2013)

Judgment concerning issue of whether an adoption order should be made in favour of both applicants, despite the fact that they had separated since they issued their application.

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West Sussex County Council v H [2014] EWHC 2550 (Fam) (27 June 2014)

Care proceedings concerning child of Albanian mother. Judgment dealing with issue of jurisdiction.

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DM, Re [2014] EWHC 3119 (Fam) (29 September 2014)

Application by local authority for declaratory relief sanctioning a birth plan in respect of a vulnerable adult.

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Newman (Number 2) [2014] EWHC 3399 (Fam) (17 October 2014)

Further judgment on application for committal of father for breach of orders made in care proceedings.

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Kirklees Council v Re [2014] EWHC 3182 (Fam) (03 October 2014)

Application for a declaration that it was not in child's interests to receive further life-sustaining treatment.

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Leeds City Counci v X & Anor [2014] EWFC B135 (Fam) (17 October 2014)

Care and placement proceedings concerning three month old child.

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Olaribiro v Shoyemi [2014] EWHC 3365 (Fam) (09 October 2014)

Application to discharge location order.

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Re X and Others (Deprivation of Liberty) (No 2) [2014] EWCOP 37 (16 October 2014)

Further judgment considering procedure in deprivation of liberty cases, following the Supreme Court's decision in Cheshire West.

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W (Children) [2014] EWCA Civ 1303 (12 August 2014)

Appeal against care orders in respect of six children. Appeal dismissed.

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C (A Child) [2014] EWFC B134 (29 August 2014)

Application for permission to oppose adoption application.

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D (A Child) [2014] EWHC 3388 (Fam) (18 September 2014)

Care proceedings concerning a boy of Czech Roma heritage.

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Southwell v Blackburn [2014] EWCA Civ 1347 (16 October 2014)

Appeal against an award in favour of a former cohabitant, based on proprietary estoppel. Appeal dismissed.

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F (Children) [2013] EWCC B20 (Fam) (07 June 2013)

Final hearing of application by father to vary contact order, in long-running proceedings relating to three children.

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F Children [2014] EWFC B133 (28 July 2014)

Application by mother to vary or discharge contact order. Order made for indirect contact only.

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London Borough of Barking & Dagenham v SS [2014] EWHC 3338 (Fam) (15 October 2014)

Care proceedings concerning girl of Roma background, believed to be a victim of child trafficking. Judgment dealing with jurisdictional issues.

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M v K [2014] EWFC B132 (16 June 2014)

Residence application by mother. Fact-finding hearing dealing with allegations made by each party against the other.

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Y (Children) [2014] EWCA Civ 1287 (28 August 2014)

Appeal against an order which refused the father's (F) application to permanently remove two children to the USA. Both parents had re-married, the children lived with F but with substantial contact with M, and F had had another child with his new wife. F argued that the judge had failed to give consideration to the potential break up of the family unit if leave was not granted. The appeal was dismissed, the judge ruling that the ground of appeal was based on a misapprehension of fact.

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C (Children), Re [2014] EWFC B131 (17 June 2014)

Application for a prohibited steps order preventing special guardians from relocating with the children from Sunderland to Northampton.

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C (Children), Re [2014] EWFC B130 (26 February 2014)

Application by special guardians for permission to relocate permanently with the children to Australia. Application refused.

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Lincolnshire County Council v KP & Ors [2014] EWFC B129 (03 October 2014)

Care proceedings in which the key issues were whether the child's injuries were non accidental injuries and, if so, whether the perpetrator of those injuries could be identified out a pool of possible perpetrators.

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K v D [2014] EWHC 3188 (Fam) (26 September 2014)

Application by maternal grandmother for return of child to the Czech Republic.

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King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust v T & Ors [2014] EWHC 3315 (Fam) (30 September 2014)

Application by NHS Trust for permission to withdraw ventilation from 17 month old child in a coma.

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CH v The London Borough of Merton [2014] EWHC 3311 (Fam) (09 October 2014)

Application by mother for permission to oppose the adoption of her daughter.

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Bakir v Downe [2014] EWHC 3318 (Fam) (18 July 2014)

Application by unrepresented husband relating to an undertaking he had given. Warning that applications should not be made informally, but in accordance with procedure.

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E, A And L (Children) [2014] EWHC B22 (Fam) (13 June 2014)

Welfare hearing in care proceedings concerning three children.

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E, A And L (Children) [2014] EWHC B21 (Fam) (24 May 2013)

Fact-finding hearing in care proceedings concerning three children.

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P (A Child) [2014] EWFC B128 (25 July 2014)

Application for a secure accommodation order in respect of a 15 year old boy.

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JI (Revocation of Lasting Power of Attorney) [2014] EWCOP 36 (09 October 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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H, Re [2014] EWFC B127 (14 August 2014)

Judgment in children proceedings in which the judge expressed concern that the mother was not in receipt of legal aid.

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A NHS Foundation Trust v Ms X (By Her Litigation Friend, the Official Solicitor) [2014] EWHC 35 (COP) (8 October 2014)

Application by NHS Trust for declarations regarding the withdrawal of treatment from a young woman suffering from anorexia nervosa and alcohol dependence syndrome.

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KK v FYC [2014] EWHC 3111 (Fam) (15 September 2014)

Application by a married couple to adopt a nine and a half year old boy who has lived with them, effectively, for his whole life.

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Hampshire County Council v Mother & Ors [2014] EWFC B126 (06 June 2014)

Final hearing in care proceedings concerning an eight year old child.

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Hampshire County Council v Mother & Ors [2013] EWCC B19 (04 December 2013)

Fact-finding hearing in care proceedings concerning an eight year old child.

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FJN v EGLF [2014] EWHC 3168 (Fam) (11 April 2014)

Application by mother for summary return of children to France. Application dismissed.

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Mekarska v Ruiz & Anor [2011] EWCA Civ 1646 (02 December 2011)

Application by wife for permission to appeal financial provision order and refusal to annul husband's bankruptcy. Application refused.

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K & KT (Children) [2014] EWCA Civ 1211 (30 July 2014)

Appeal by maternal grandparents against care orders in respect of four children. Appeal dismissed.

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A Local Authority v M & Ors [2014] EWCOP 33 (11 August 2014)

Application by local authority for orders as to the future residence and care of a 24 year old man diagnosed with autism and a learning disability.

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M (Children) [2014] EWCA Civ 1269 (30 July 2014)

Hague Convention proceedings in which M was appealing an order which had been made for the return of 3 children to the Republic of Ireland against the childrens' wishes.

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S (A Child) [2014] EWCA Civ 1264 (24 July 2014)

Mother's application for permission to appeal an order that the child should live with the Father after she failed to comply with orders allowing contact. She also appealed an earlier joint residence order. The applications were granted.

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I (Wardship: Removal From Country of Habitual Residence: Welfare) [2014] EWHC 3163 (Fam) (15 August 2014)

Judgment concerning arrangements for children whose father unilaterally brought them to this country from Pakistan.

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Newman, Re An Application By Gloucestershire County Council for the Committal To Prison of [2014] EWHC 3136 (Fam) (03 October 2014)

Application for committal of father for breach of orders made in care proceedings.

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X (A Child) (Surrogacy: Time Limit) [2014] EWHC 3135 (Fam) (03 October 2014)

Judgment concerning time limit for application for a parental order.

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London Borough of Haringey v Musa [2014] EWHC 2883 (Fam) (03 July 2014)

Care proceedings concerning seven children. Application regarding, inter alia, change of names of two of the children.

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RR ( Costs Judgement) [2014] EWCOP 34 (08 July 2014)

Costs judgment in Court of Protection proceedings.

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Chd (A Child: Care and Placement Orders) [2014] EWFC B125 (24 September 2014)

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

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JS (A Child) [2014] EWHC B20 (Fam) (11 February 2014)

Application by father for permission to take child to Dubai for holiday. Application dismissed.

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L v M [2014] EWHC 2220 (Fam) (1 July 2014)

Application by W that H show cause why he should not be held to the terms of a separation agreement, relected in a draft consent order.

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E v B (Case C-436/13) (1 October 2014)

Reference for a preliminary ruling made in proceedings between the parents, in relation to the jurisdiction of the courts of the UK to hear and determine the usual place of residence of their child, and the rights of access of the father.

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W (a child) [2014] EWFC B124 (16 June 2014)

Application for care and placement orders in respect of 7 month old child whose mother lacks litigation capacity.

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