Local Authority A v N & Ors [2015] EWHC 1301 (Fam) (02 April 2015)

Care proceedings in relation to two children aged 14 and 6, in which the parents sought the discharge of a care order in respect of the older child.

Full report: Bailii

E (A Child) [2015] EWFC B199 (29 October 2015)

Application by Anglesey County Council for a care order in respect of an eight month old child.

Full report: Bailii

X CBC v M [2015] EWFC B200 (Fam) (11 December 2015)

Judgment in care proceedings, including consideration of causation of injuries to one of the children.

Full report: Bailii

Al-Baker v Al-Baker [2015] EWHC 3725 (Fam) (14 December 2015)

Application by wife seeking a reference to the police of her allegation of perjury by the husband.

Full report: Bailii

B (Children), Re [2015] EWCA Civ 1302 (21 December 2015)

Appeal by father against order permitting the mother of his two children to re-locate from England and Wales in order to take up permanent residence with her new husband in Abu Dhabi.

Full report: Bailii

Watts v Watts [2015] EWCA Civ 1297 (21 December 2015)

Appeal in two actions which relate to a dispute between a brother and a sister over their late mother's estate.

Full report: Bailii

D and R (Children), Re [201] EWFC B198 (30 November 2015)

Welfare hearing in care proceedings concerning two children aged 9 and 5.

Full report: Bailii

CB, Re Adoption and Children Act 2002 [2015] EWHC 3274 (Fam) (28 October 2015)

Application for an adoption order in relation to a seven year old child of Latvian parentage.

Full report: Bailii

Re C (Internal Relocation) [2015] EWCA Civ 1305 (18 December 2015)

Appeal by father against order permitting mother to move child from London to Cumbria. Appeal dismissed.

Full report: Bailii

Tan Sri Dr Khoo Peng v Pauline Siew Phin Chai [2015] EWCA Civ 1312 (18 December 2015)

Appeal by husband against refusal to stay divorce proceedings which the husband argued should heard be in Malaysia. Appeal dismissed.

Full report: Bailii

E v M [2015] EWCA Civ 1313 (18 December 2015)

Application by father for permission to appeal against child arrangements order providing for him to have only indirect contact with child.

Full report: Bailii

W and F (Children), Re [2015] EWCA Civ 1300 (18 December 2015)

Appeal by a man against findings of abuse made against him in care proceedings.

Full report: Bailii

C (Older Children: Relocation), Re [2015] EWCA Civ 1298 (18 December 2015)

Appeal by mother against refusal of permission to take children to live in New York.

Full report: Bailii

V v Associated Newspapers Ltd & Ors [2015] EWCOP 88 (09 December 2015)

Further judgment extending a reporting restrictions order following death of patient who had refused medical treatment.

Full report: Bailii

X (Children) (No 3), Re [2015] EWHC 3651 (Fam) (16 December 2015)

Final hearing in case concerning applications for EPOs where it was feared that children might be taken to Syria to join ISIS.

Full report: Bailii

A, B, C and F (Children) [2015] EWHC 3663 (Fam) (16 December 2015)

Wardship proceedings concerning the return of children from Somalia.

Full report: Bailii

EN (No 2), Re [2015] EWFC B196 (14 August 2015)

Care and placement proceedings in respect of a two year old child.

Full report: Bailii

NA (Dismissal of Application Under Hague Convention), Re [2015] EWHC 3686 (Fam) (11 December 2015)

Application by a father for an order for the summary return of his son to Belgium, where the state of Belgium would not permit either the child or his mother lawfully to enter Belgium and remain there.

Full report: Bailii

J (A Child), Re [2015] EWFC B197 (2 December 2015)

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

Full report: Bailii

E (A disabled Child) [2015] EWFC B195 (12 November 2015)

Application for care order in respect of a child with complex medical, physical and psychological difficulties.

Full report: Bailii

OCC v D & J [2015] EWFC B194 (10 December 2015)

Applications for care orders concerning two children aged 2 years 6 months and 14 months respectively, with final care plans which would place the children in Portugal with their paternal aunt and uncle.

Full report: Bailii

H (A Child) [2015] EWCA Civ 1284 (11 December 2015)

Appeal by prospective adopters against order removing child from their care and returning her to the care of her father. Appeal allowed.

Full report: Bailii

C-W (A Child), Re [2015] EWCA Civ 1272 (11 December 2015)

Appeal by mother against refusal of application for contact with child in Florida. Appeal allowed.

Full report: Bailii

WP deceased and EP, Re [2015] EWCOP 84 (08 December 2015)

Application by two attorneys acting jointly under two separate Enduring Powers of Attorney for the retrospective approval of monthly payments that they have made to themselves.

Full report: Bailii

The Public Guardian v AM [2015] EWCOP 86 (09 December 2015)

Application by the Public Guardian to revoke a Lasting Power of Attorney for property and affairs.

Full report: Bailii

RBW&M v T&T [2015] EWFC B191 (4 December 2015)

Fact-finding hearing to determine the causation and perpetration of a skull fracture suffered by 14 month old child.

Full report: Bailii

Z, Re (Foreign Surrogacy: Allocation of Work : Guidance on Parental Order Reports) [2015] EWFC 90 (16 November 2015)

Applications for parental orders under s 54 of the Human Fertilization and Embryology Act 2008 in respect of twins born to a gestational surrogate in India.

Full report: Bailii

B (A Child), Re [2015] EWHC 3552 (Fam) (05 November 2015)

Wardship proceedings concerning child whose mother had taken her to Pakistan.

Full report: Bailii

EJK and VJK (Children) [2015] EWFC B190 (28 August 2015)

Fact-finding hearing in long-running proceedings for child arrangements order regarding father's contact with children.

Full report: Bailii

V (Out of Hours: Reporting Order), Re [2015] EWCOP 83 (02 December 2015)

Judgment granting a time limited extension for a reporting restrictions order following death of patient who had refused medical treatment.

Full report: Bailii

Blackburn with Darwen BC v P (Flight to Latvia) [2015] EWFC B189 (20 November 2015)

Application by local authority for Emergency Protection Orders in relation to four children whose parents booked them on a flight to Latvia.

Full report: Bailii

Oakes v Johansson [2015] EWHC 2616 (Fam) (28 July 2015)

Application for declaratory relief in relation to a final consent order made in proceedings under Sch 1 CA.

Full report: Bailii

RS, Re (Forced Marriage Protection Order) [2015] EWHC 3534 (Fam) (03 December 2015)

Application by local authority for forced marriage protection order.

Full report: Bailii

JW, Re [2015] EWCOP 82 (02 December 2015)

Application by a family member to be appointed as a joint deputy for property and affairs with the existing deputy, East Sussex County Council.

Full report: Bailii

P, Re (Application for Declarations by Health Authority) (Rev 1) [2015] EWCOP 42 (26 June 2015)

Application by NHS Trust for declarations regarding the continued life sustaining treatment of a man who suffered hypoxic brain damage.

Full report: Bailii

H (Children), Re [2015] EWCA Civ 1216 (01 December 2015)

Appeal by father against, inter alia, the making of no order relation to contact and decision not to enforce an order for indirect contact.

Full report: Bailii

Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust v C & Anor [2015] EWCOP 80 (30 November 2015)

Application by NHS Trust for a declaration that a patient lacks capacity to make decisions about her medical care and treatment.

Full report: Bailii

AS, Re [2015] EWHC 79 (COP) (26 November 2015)

Application by neighbour of dementia sufferer to be appointed as her deputy for property and affairs in place of the existing deputy, the London Borough of Islington.

Full report: Bailii

TF v PR [2014] EWHC 2195 (Fam) (13 June 2014)

Application by father for summary return of child to Italy.

Full report: Family Law

I (A Child) [2015] EWCA Civ 1159 (06 October 2015)

Application by parents for permission to appeal against order which permitted life sustaining treatment to be withdrawn from their 11 year old son. Permission refused.

Full report: Bailii

L (A Child), Re [2015] EWFC B188 (7 May 2015)

Application by mother to vary child arrangements order. Application refused.

Full report: Bailii

Walton v Allman [2015] EWHC 3325 (Ch) (18 November 2015)

Property – Beneficial interest – Charging order – Judgment debts – Whether a charging order could be made in respect of a beneficial interest that had not been quantified.

Full report: Family Law

Re P (Case C-455/15) PPU (Court of Justice of the European Union, 19 November 2015)

Jurisdiction – BIIR – Habitual residence – Recognition of foreign order.

Full report: Family Law

AG, Re [2015] EWCOP 78 (25 November 2015)

Appeal by mother of woman lacking capacity against order dealing with welfare arrangements for her.

Full report: Bailii

Cumbria County Council v M and F [2014] EWHC 4886 (Fam) (28 March 2014)

Judgment in care proceedings concerning the siblings of Poppi Worthington.

Full report: Bailii

WA (A Child) (Abduction) (Consent; Acquiescence; Grave Risk of Harm or Intolerability) [2015] EWHC 3410 (Fam) (10 November 2015)

Application by father for summary return of child. Return ordered.

Full report: Bailii

EH v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (CSM) (Child support : variation/departure directions: diversion of income) [2015] UKUT 621 (AAC) (09 November 2015)

Appeal by PWC against refusal of FTT to vary award on the grounds of diverted income. Appeal allowed.

Full report: Bailii

J (A Child) [2015] UKSC 70 (25 November 2015)

Appeal by Moroccan father whose son was brought to the UK by his mother against the father's wishes. Held that it is open to the English courts to exercise article 11 jurisdiction in cases of wrongful removal under the 1996 Convention.

Full report: Bailii

D (Child), Re: [2015] EWCA Civ 1150 (18 November 2015)

Appeal by mother against care and placement orders. Appeal allowed.

Full report: Bailii

B v B [2015] EWCA Civ 1166 (24 November 2015)

Appeal by mother against costs order made in Hague Convention proceedings.

Full report: Bailii

A, B, C, D & E (Final Hearing), Re [2015] EWFC B186 (18 November 2015)

Final welfare hearing of care proceedings concerning five children, including findings that social workers had lied under oath and altered report of another social worker.

Full report: Bailii

HNL, Re [2015] EWCOP 77 (19 November 2015)

Application regarding the payment of a gratuitous care allowance towards the cost of maintenance of brother of incapacitated woman, who provides care and case management services to her.

Full report: Bailii

IO (A Child), Re [2015] EWHC 3345 (Fam) (11 September 2015)

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

Full report: Bailii

RE v North Yorkshire County Council & Ors [2015] EWCA Civ 1169 (17 November 2015)

Appeal against final orders made at interim hearing in care proceedings.

Full report: Bailii

S (A Child), Re [2015] EWFC 86 (28 September 2015)

Applications by the mother for permission to remove child permanently from the jurisdiction to reside in Pakistan, and by the father for a child arrangements order under which child will live predominantly with him.

Full report: Bailii

N, Re [2015] EWCOP 76 (19 November 2015)

Application for a declaration determining whether it is in the best interests of patient lacking capacity to receive life sustaining treatment.

Full report: Bailii

MM v (1) Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, (2) IJ (CSM) (Child support : jurisdiction) [2015] UKUT 590 (AAC) (28 October 2015)

Appeal by PWC seeking set aside of consent order made by FTT.

Full report: Bailii

D (Children), Re [2015] EWFC 85 (05 November 2015)

Judgment in "intractable contact" case, setting aside earlier findings of fact.

Full report: Bailii

S v H & B [2015] EWHC 3313 (Fam) (23 October 2015)

Application to vary reporting restriction order.

Full report: Bailii

Minkin v Lesley Landsberg (Practising As Barnet Family Law) [2015] EWCA Civ 1152 (17 November 2015)

Appeal by the claimant in a solicitor's negligence action against the dismissal of her claim on liability relating to advice given in connection with a consent order. Appeal dismissed on basis that retainer did not extend to giving such advice.

Full report: Bailii

Welch v Welch [2015] EWFC B184 (9 September 2014)

Final hearing of bitter financial remedies litigation, including consideration of issues of conduct.

Full report: Bailii

A, Re (Private Law Proceedings) [2015] EWFC B183 (5 June 2015)

Proceedings concerning arrangements for three year old child, including whether mother should take him to Uganda for a holiday.

Full report: Bailii

X, Re (No 2: Application for contact by the biological father) [2015] EWFC 84 (13 November 2015)

Application for contact order by biological father of child conceived through artificial insemination.

Full report: Bailii

X, Re (No 1: Leave to Apply for a section 8 order) [2015] EWFC 83 (30 March 2015)

Application by biological father of child conceived through artificial insemination for leave to apply for s.8 order. Leave granted.

Full report: Bailii

L (Grave Risk of Harm) (Child's Objections) [2015] EWHC 3300 (Fam) (16 November 2015)

Application by father for return of his son to Bulgaria. Return ordered.

Full report: Bailii

Re L (No 2)(A Romanian Child: fact finding & welfare) [2015] EWHC 3191 (Fam) (9 October 2015)

Fact-finding of abuse and subsequent welfare decision for long-term specialist foster care for the child.

Full report: Family Law Week

C (A Child) (Wasted Costs), Re [2015] EWHC 3259 (Fam) (09 November 2015)

Judgment considering wasted costs order against father's solicitors, where they had failed to notify court that father had decided not to pursue his application in this jurisdiction.

Full report: Bailii

CD, Re [2015] EWCOP 74 (13 November 2015)

Judgment considering whether it is in the best interests of a 43 year old woman who suffers from paranoid schizophrenia, to have a total abdominal hysterectomy in circumstances where she lacks capacity to make that decision for herself.

Full report: Bailii

B (a child: adoption process), Re [2015] EWFC B182 (22 July 2015)

Care and placement proceedings relating to new-born baby. Judgment considering whether adoption application properly made.

Full report: Bailii

Ramadani v Ramadani [2015] EWCA Civ 1138 (12 November 2015)

Appeal considering the jurisdiction of a court in England and Wales to entertain an application for spousal maintenance in the context of the Maintenance Regulation following previous proceedings in another EU member state.

Full report: Bailii

NA v Nottingham County Council [2015] EWCA Civ 1139 (12 November 2015)

Appeal concerning liability of local authority for abuse suffered by child whilst in foster care.

Full report: Bailii

Medway Council v L & Anor [2015] EWHC 3262 (Fam) (10 November 2015)

Application by local authority for, inter alia, reporting restriction order in relation to recent care proceedings.

Full report: Bailii

JR v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, & Anor (CSM) (Child support : variation/departure directions: lifestyle inconsistent) [2015] UKUT 582 (AAC) (22 October 2015)

Appeal by PWC against decision of First-tier Tribunal  regarding variation based on either diversion/income not taken into account and/or “inconsistent lifestyle”. Appeal dismissed.

Full report: Bailii

F v Cumbria County Council & Anor (No 6) (Publicity) [2015] EWHC 3228 (Fam) (06 November 2015)

Judgment concerning issues of publicity surrounding a forthcoming Family Court hearing arising from the death of Poppi Worthington in December 2012.

Full report: Bailii

Swindon Borough Council v M & Ors [2015] EWFC B181 (11 November 2015)

Final hearing of care and placement proceedings in respect of a four year old child.

Full report: Bailii

AFR, Re [2015] EWCOP 73 (11 November 2015)

Application by the Public Guardian to discharge two joint and several deputies for property and affairs on the grounds that they have behaved in a way that has contravened their authority or is not in their father's best interests.

Full report: Bailii

AI & Anor v Crown Prosecution Service [2015] EWFC B180 (10 November 2015)

Hearing considering beneficial ownership of a former matrimonial home, where the husband is subject to a confiscation order and is currently serving a sentence of imprisonment for a drugs related conspiracy.

Full report: Bailii

KS v MK [2015] EWHC 3276 (Fam) (29 October 2015)

Father's application pursuant to the Hague Convention for an order for the return of his daughter forthwith to Spain. Application withdrawn after mother attempted suicide.

Full report: Bailii

Welch v Welch [2015] EWFC B179 (02 June 2015)

Application by wife to vary a spousal periodical payments order. Application dismissed.

Full report: Bailii

Mukabi v Warui [2015] EWHC 2493 (Fam)

Enforcement – Contempt – Committal – Mother failed to return children to the jurisdiction by a specified date – Whether the mother was in contempt.

Full report: Family Law

Al-Baker v Al-Baker [2015] EWHC 3229 (Fam) (27 October 2015)

Application by wife for committal to prison of husband for breach of two disclosure orders.

Full report: Bailii

DWA, Re [2015] EWCOP 72 (09 November 2015)

Application by attorney whose appointment was revoked on the papers for decision to be reconsidered.

Full report: Bailii

MB (Expert's Court Report) [2015] EWFC B178 (18 September 2015)

Directions hearing within application by mother to discharge care order, dealing with mother's application for permission to admit expert report.

Full report: Bailii

An NHS Trust v A [2015] EWCOP 71 (23 September 2015)

Application by NHS Trust seeking orders and declarations depriving teenage boy of his liberty for the purposes of administering medical treatment.

Full report: Bailii

T (Final order and DBS checks), Re [2015] EWFC B176 (14 September 2015)

Care proceedings concerning a two year old boy. Special guardianship order made in favour of maternal uncle and his partner, without enhanced DBS check.

Full report: Bailii

CG and CB (habitual residence in private law proceedings) [2015] EWFC B175 (16 October 2015)

Proceedings concerning issue of whether mother should remove children to Nigeria, considering question of jurisdiction.

Full report: Bailii

WD v HD [2015] EWHC 1547 (Fam) (28 April 2015)

Appeal by wife against variation of maintenance/school fees order, including consideration of whether or not a Calderbank offer is admissible in relation to an appeal.

Full report: Bailii

Gloucestershire County Council v M & Ors [2015] EWFC B177 (5 November 2015)

Care proceedings in respect of a six month old girl. Special guardianship order made in favour of maternal aunt.

Full report: Bailii

JS v RS [2015] EWHC 2921 (Fam) (06 November 2015)

Final hearing of financial remedies claim, in case where wife's contribution significantly greater than husband's.

Full report: Bailii

PS v RS [2014] EWHC 4844 (Fam) (01 April 2014)

Application by wife for financial remedy orders under Part III of the Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984.

Full report: Bailii

Baldwin v Baldwin [2014] EWHC 4857 (Fam) (14 March 2014)

Hearing concerning jurisdiction in a case relating to maintenance obligations for an Ethiopian wife and child.

Full report: Bailii

C (A Child) [2015] EWCA Civ 1096 (29 July 2015)

Appeal by father against child arrangements order and injunction forbidding him from recording any occasion when he met with the mother or members of her family.

Full report: Family Law Week

S-S (leave to oppose adoption), Re [2015] EWFC B174 (22 July 2015)

Application by parents for leave to oppose adoption. Application refused.

Full report: Bailii

L (A Child) (Jurisdiction: Private Fostering), Re [2015] EWHC 1617 (Fam) (19 March 2015)

Care proceedings in respect of Romanian child. Judgment concerning issue of jurisdiction.

Full report: Bailii

M (Children), Re [2015] EWCA Civ 994 (22 July 2015)

Appeal by parents of 3 boys against order dismissing their application for the discharge of care orders made in relation to the children in October 2008. Appeal allowed.

Full report: Bailii

Medway Council v JB & Ors [2015] EWHC 3064 (Fam) (26 October 2015)

Care proceedings concerning 7 Slovakian children raising question of extent to which their wishes and feelings are relevant when considering transferring jurisdiction.

Full report: Bailii

NJDB v United Kingdom (App No. 76760/12) (European Court of Human Rights, 27 October 2015)

Costs – Legal aid – European Convention, Arts 6, 8 – Father denied legal aid in appeal to Supreme Court in private law children proceedings – Whether he had been denied effective access to the court and equality of arms.

Full report: Family Law

L (A Child) (fact finding) [2015] EWHC 1617 (Fam) (09 October 2015)

Fact-finding hearing in respect of the circumstances which led to child coming into the care of the local authority.

Full report: Bailii

Tricker v Church & Anor [2013] EWCOP 2 (08 January 2013)

Application for reconsideration of an order made on the papers refusing application to enforce security against receiver.

Full report: Bailii

AMH, Re [2015] EWCOP 70 (30 October 2015)

Application by the Public Guardian to revoke a Lasting Power of Attorney for property and financial affairs.

Full report: Bailii

N (Children : Adoption: Jurisdiction) [2015] EWCA Civ 1112 (02 November 2015)

Care and placement order proceedings in relation to two Hungarian children. Appeals against order transferring proceedings to Hungary. Appeals dismissed.

Full report: Bailii

MF v SF [2015] EWHC 1273 (Fam) (04 February 2015)

Judgment determining wife's financial remedy application, considering various issues, including husband's redundancy.

Full report: Bailii

Swindon Borough Council v NA & Ors [2015] EWFC B172 (29 October 2015)

Application for care orders in respect of five children.

Full report: Bailii

P (A Child), Re [2015] EWFC B171 (27 March 2015)

Application for care order in respect of 9 month old child, including fact-finding regarding cause of injuries to child.

Full report: Bailii

Veluppillai v Veluppillai & Ors [2015] EWHC 3095 (Fam) (29 October 2015)

Judgment on wife's application for ancillary relief, in case involving extreme litigation misconduct by husband.

Full report: Bailii

A County Council v AB & Ors [2015] EWFC 82 (28 October 2015)

Care proceedings in respect of 9 month old child, including fact-finding hearing concerning cause of death of child's sibling.

Full report: Bailii

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust v C & Ors [2015] EWHC 2920 (Fam) (19 October 2015)

Application by NHS Trust for order authorising the withdrawal of respiratory support from eight month old child.

Full report: Bailii

AB (A Child : deprivation of liberty), Re [2015] EWHC 3125 (Fam) (28 July 2015)

Judgment concerning deprivation of liberty of 14 year old child residing at children's home under the auspices of an interim care order.

Full report: Bailii

C1 (A Child : care order), Re [2014] EWFC 57 (24 October 2014)

Care proceedings in respect of brain damaged child, born to Polish mother.

Full report: Bailii

EDG v RR [2015] EWHC 3097 (Fam) (20 October 2015)

Proceedings regarding the enforcement/variation of a French child maintenance order.

Full report: Bailii

CWM TAF University v F [2015] EWHC 2533 (Fam) (15 May 2015)

Application concerning 67 year old patient, regarding her capacity and the withdrawal of clinically assisted nutrition and hydration.

Full report: Bailii

CK (Children) (Care proceedings, Habitual Residence, Article 15) [2015] EWHC 2666 (Fam) (06 August 2015)

Care proceedings concerning four children of Lithuanian nationality. Hearing to determine whether court has jurisdiction and, if so, whether a request should be made to the Lithuanian authorities under Article 15 of Brussels IIA.

Full report: Bailii

Barnes v Phillips [2015] EWCA Civ 1056 (23 October 2015)

Property – Unmarried couple – Beneficial ownership – Constructive trust – Change to intention to hold property in equal shares – Finding that the woman held 85% of the beneficial interest – Whether the judge had erred.

Full report: Family Law

Gogova v lliev (Case C-215/15) (Court of Justice of the European Union, 21 October 2015)

Private law children – Passport issue – BIIR – Father opposed mother’s application to renew child’s passport – Whether the matter fell within the terms of Art 8 of BIIR.

Full report: Family Law

TW & TM (Minors), Re [2015] EWHC 3054 (Fam) (24 July 2015)

Appeal by father against child maintenance orders under Children Act Sch 1.

Full report: Bailii

SF, Re [2015] EWCOP 68 (26 October 2015)

Application by the Public Guardian for the court to revoke an Enduring Power of Attorney and to direct him to cancel its registration.

Full report: Bailii

A Local Authority v S [2015] EWHC 3010 (Fam) (15 October 2015)

Application is by a Local Authority for a secure accommodation order in respect of a 17 year old.

Full report: Bailii

RBWM v H & O [2015] EWFC B170 (22 October 2015)

Applications for care and placement orders in respect of 16 month old child, five months after previous public law proceedings involving the same child were concluded.

Full report: Bailii

PBC (A Child), Re [2015] EWFC B167 (14 August 2015)

Care proceedings in respect of an eight year old child.

Full report: Bailii

B v B [2014] EWFC B225 (09 October 2014)

Final hearing of wife's financial remedies application.

Full report: Bailii

H v H [2015] EWHC B24 (Fam) (27 November 2014)

Application by wife under section 27 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973.

Full report: Bailii

T (A Child), Re [2015] EWFC B166 (15 June 2015)

Fact-finding hearing in contact application by father.

Full report: Bailii

R (A Child), Re [2015] EWFC B165 (02 October 2014)

Care proceedings concerning a two month old child.

Full report: Bailii

MS v PS [2015] EWHC 2880 (Fam) (29 July 2015)

Application by a father for an order under the Hague Child Abduction Convention for the return of his son to Israel.

Full report: Bailii

AF v HS [2015] EWHC 2968 (Fam) (15 October 2015)

Application by father for return of children to France, where both parents now living in UK and French court made custody order in favour of father.

Full report: Bailii

S v S [2015] EWHC 2922 (Fam) (07 September 2015)

Application by wife for directions as to the timing and implementation of a lump sum order.

Full report: Bailii

AB v AB [2015] EWHC 2422 (Fam) (03 July 2015)

Application by father for leave to permanently remove child to Algeria. Application dismissed.

Full report: Bailii

P, Re (Application for Secure Accommodation Order)[2015] EWHC 2971 (Fam) (12 October 2015)

Application for a secure accommodation order in relation to a 16 year old child.

Full report: Bailii

KW & Ors v Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council [2015] EWCA Civ 1054 (20 October 2015)

Appeal in case concerning deprivation of liberty of 52 year old severely mentally incapacitated woman.

Full report: Bailii

A Child, Re [2015] EWFC B163 (15 September 2015)

Care and placement proceedings in respect of a one year old child.

Full report: Bailii

Medway Council v M & T (By Her Children's Guardian) [2015] EWFC B164 (13 October 2015)

Applications by child and mother within care proceedings for damages relating to unlawful accommodation of child by local authority.

Full report: Bailii

M (Children), Re (No 2) [2015] EWHC 2933 (Fam) (20 October 2015)

Discharge of wardship orders in case concerning children of family that travelled to Syria with the apparent intention of joining Islamic State.

Full report: Bailii

GMP, Re [2015] EWCOP 67 (19 October 2015)

Objection to an application for the appointment of a deputy for property and affairs.

Full report: Bailii

SF v HL [2015] EWHC 2891 (Fam) (08 October 2015)

Judgment concerning issue of jurisdiction in case concerning a child of an English father and South Korean mother.

Full report: Bailii

S (A Child) [2015] EWCA Civ 1015 (13 August 2015)

Appeal by father against care order in respect of 5 year old child. Appeal dismissed.

Full report: Family Law Week

RG, Re [2015] EWCOP 66 (13 October 2015)

Application by LA for the court to revoke an Enduring Power of Attorney and appoint a professional deputy to manage the donor's property and affairs in place of the attorney.

Full report: Bailii

F (Child's Objections) (was Re N on appeal) [2015] EWCA Civ 1022 (14 October 2015)

Appeal by father against order for the return of the children to Australia. Appeal allowed.

Full report: Bailii

GM v DB [2015] EWHC 2656 (Fam) (22 July 2015)

Application by father for summary return of child to Italy.

Full report: Bailii

A and B (Contact) (No 4) [2015] EWHC 2839 (Fam) (14 October 2015)

Judgment in long-running proceedings concerning two children regarding, inter alia, issue of contact.

Full report: Bailii

FB v PS [2015] EWHC 2797 (Fam) (30 July 2015)

Application for financial remedies by wife in high money case.

Full report: Bailii

M-B (Children) [2015] EWCA Civ 1027 (14 October 2015)

Care proceedings. Appeal arising from fact finding hearing regarding cause of injuries to child.

Full report: Bailii

AE v BE [2014] EWHC 4868 (Fam) (07 November 2014)

Wife's application for financial provision following extremely long marriage.

Full report: Bailii

R (A Child) [2015] EWCA Civ 1026 (14 October 2015)

Application for permission to appeal order refusing the applicant father's application to set aside a consent order made in Hague proceedings.

Full report: Bailii

Stasik v Poland (Application No. 21823/12) (European Court of Human Rights, 6 October 2015)

Private law children - Contact - Enforcement - Whether there had been a breach of Arts 6 and 8 of the European Convention.

Full report: Family Law

A v B (C-489/14) (Court of Justice of the European Union, 6 October 2015)

Jurisdiction – Financial remedies – Concurrent proceedings in two Member States – First set of proceedings had expired – Whether proceedings in the court second seised should be struck out.

Full report: Family Law

Gohil v Gohil [2015] UKSC 61 (14 October 2015)

Appeal by wife against order allowing appeal against order setting aside consent order on grounds of non-disclosure by husband. Appeal allowed.

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Sharland v Sharland [2015] UKSC 60 (14 October 2015)

Appeal by wife considering the impact of fraudulent non-disclosure on a financial settlement agreed between a husband and wife on divorce, especially one embodied in a court order.

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M (Children), Re [2015] EWFC B161 (17 March 2015)

Order suspending father's contact with children, in long-running private law proceedings.

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D Children, Re [2015] EWHC 2846 (Fam) (08 October 2015)

Appeal by the parents of two children against both findings and orders made in the context of care proceedings.

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London Borough of Croydon v LN (mother) & Ors [2015] EWFC B160 (09 October 2015)

Application for interim care orders in respect of six children.

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Aidiniantz v Riley [2015] EWCOP 65 (13 October 2015)

Dispute between children of 88 year old woman over where their mother should live, who should care for her, who should see her, and whether her finances should be investigated.

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A (Children : Adoption : long Term Foster Care), Re [2015] EWCA Civ 1021 (13 October 2015)

Appeal by local authority against refusal of applications for final care orders in respect of 3 children. Appeal dismissed.

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Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v A & Ors [2015] EWHC 2828 (Fam) (02 October 2015)

Case concerning the withdrawal of life support from two very young children.

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North Yorkshire County Council v MAG & Ors [2015] EWCOP 64 (13 July 2015)

Proceedings issued by LA for declarations that 34 year old man lacks capacity to decide where he should reside and that it is in his best interests to be deprived of his liberty.

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C v C & Anor [2015] EWHC 2795 (Fam) (30 September 2015)

Applications concerning the continuation or, alternatively, discharge of freezing injunctions secured in the context of ongoing financial remedy proceedings.

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K-L (Children), Re [2015] EWCA Civ 992 (12 August 2015)

Appeal by a mother against the decision reached at the end of a fact-finding hearing in care proceedings.

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Mackay v Mackay [2015] EWHC 2860 (Fam) (18 September 2015)

Judgement explaining reasons for judge recusing himself in financial remedies case.

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M (Children) [2015] EWCA Civ 994 (22 July 2015)

Appeal by parents of 3 boys against an order dismissing their application for the discharge of care orders made in relation to the children. Appeal allowed.

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JM (A Child), Re [2015] EWHC 2832 (Fam) (07 October 2015)

Application made by NHS trust seeking permission to perform urgent surgery of a serious nature on 10 year old child of Polish origin.

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MLJ, Re [2015] EWCOP 63 (07 October 2015)

Application for the appointment of an additional deputy to act jointly with the existing deputy for property and affairs.

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LS (A Child), Re [2015] EWHC 2824 (Fam) (08 June 2015)

Proceedings brought under the Child Abduction and Custody Act and the Brussels II Revised Regulations by a father who seeks the return of a boy to Lithuania.

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EN (non accidental injury), Re [2015] EWFC B159 (03 July 2015)

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

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London Borough of Haringey v M & Ors [2015] EWFC B158 (13 August 2015)

Judgment following final hearing in care proceedings concerning nine year old child.

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J (Children) [2015] EWCA Civ 1019 (07 October 2015)

Appeal by father against refusal to commit mother for breach of order requiring her to return children to Spain. Appeal dismissed.

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D v D [2015] EWHC 1393 (Fam) (02 March 2015)

Final hearing of wife's financial remedies application following long marriage, including allegations by wife of non-disclosure.

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AJ, Re [2015] EWCOP 62 (06 October 2015)

Application by the respondent for the court to reconsider order discharging him as his daughter's deputy for property and affairs and order appointing a panel deputy to act in his place.

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X (A Child), Re [2015] EWHC 2778 (Fam) (02 October 2015)

Application by NHS Trust for a Declaration that it would not be unlawful to withdraw medical support devices which are effectively keeping a child alive.

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FAS v Secretary of State for the Home Department & Anor [2015] EWCA Civ 951 (05 October 2015)

Appeal against refusal of adoption application by child's first cousin. Appeal dismissed.

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F and X (Children), Re [2015] EWHC 2653 (Fam) (10 September 2015)

Proceedings under the inherent jurisdiction and under the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003 in respect of two children aged 13 and 11.

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Wye Valley NHS Trust -v- Mr B (by his litigation friend, the Official Solicitor) [2015] EWHC 60 (COP) (28 September 2015)

Judgment considering whether it is lawful for the doctors treating a 73-year-old gentleman with a severely infected leg, to amputate his foot against his wishes in order to save his life.

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Q (A Child), Re [2015] EWCA Civ 991 (29 September 2015)

Appeal by father against order for assessment of child, in long-running contact dispute. Appeal dismissed.

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C (A Child), Re [2015] EWFC 79 (29 September 2015)

Application by expert for disclosure of documents from care proceedings. Application dismissed.

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ME, Re [2015] EWCOP 61 (28 September 2015)

Objection to an application for the appointment of a deputy for property and affairs.

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SA v BO [2015] EW Misc B36 (CC) (14 August 2015)

Application by father for child arrangements order, seeking order that 16 year old move to live with him. Application dismissed.

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London Borough of Haringey v AB [2015] EWFC B154 (26 June 2015)

Final hearing of application for care and placement orders in respect of five year old boy born as a result of a rape of his mother by his maternal grandfather.

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C (Children), Re [2015] EWFC B155 (03 September 2015)

Care proceedings. Fact-finding hearing concerning multiple fractures sustained by child.

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Nicole Appleton and Liam Gallagher -v- (1) News Group Newspapers Ltd, (2) the Press Association [2015] EWHC 2689 (FAM) (28 September 2015)

Judgment concerning continuation of reporting restriction order in financial remedy proceedings.

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Re NRA and Ors [2015] EWCOP 59 (25 September 2015)

Ten cases seeking welfare orders under s. 16(2)(a) MCA, to authorise deprivation of liberty created by the implementation of care package upon which the welfare orders are based.

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CD (A Child), Re (No 2) [2015] EWFC B153 (26 August 2015)

Conclusion of mother's application for permission to revoke a placement order.

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CD (A Child), Re [2015] EWFC B152 (6 July 2015)

Application by the mother for leave to apply for revocation of a placement order.

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WSCC v H & Ors (Children) (Care proceedings: Brain Injury) [2015] EWHC 2439 (Fam) (04 August 2015)

Care proceedings. Fact-finding judgment concerning head injury suffered by child.

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Kirklees Council v A & B & Ors (Care proceedings: Fact-finding) [2015] EWFC 68 (04 August 2015)

Care proceedings. Fact-finding hearing regarding historic allegations of abuse.

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T (A Child : Early Permanence Placement) [2015] EWCA Civ 983 (24 September 2015)

Appeal in care proceedings, in which local authority abandoned its plan for adoption in favour of a placement with the paternal grandparents under a special guardianship order.

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Dad, Re [2015] EWHC 2655 (Fam) (15 September 2015)

Application to commit father for breach of collection order.

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DGP Law v DGHP & Ors [2015] EWCOP 58 (21 September 2015)

Reconsideration of decision made on the papers dismissing the respondents' objections to the applicant's application to be appointed as her mother's deputy for property and affairs.

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H v A (No.2) [2015] EWHC 2630 (Fam) (17 September 2015)

Judgment considering publication and reporting restriction in private law children proceedings.

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MT v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and MB (Child support : variation/departure directions: other) [2015] UKUT 492 (AAC) (04 September 2015)

Appeal by NRP against variation based on dividend income. Decision of First-tier Tribunal set aside.

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B (A Child) [2015] EWCA Civ 974 (29 July 2015)

Appeal by father against interim order that child return to mother in child arrangement proceedings where there were concerns over the mother's care for the child. Appeal dismissed.

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L (A Child), Re [2015] EWFC B148 (21 July 2015)

Care proceedings following allegation by child that she was abused by the mother's partner.

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Welch v Welch [2015] EWHC 2622 (Fam) (31 July 2015)

Judgment in 'bitter and intense' financial remedies litigation, dealing with various applications by the parties following final hearing.

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DL v SL [2015] EWHC 2621 (Fam) (27 July 2015)

Judgment relating to, inter alia, reporting restriction order in financial remedy proceedings.

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Bohez v Wiertz (Case C-4/14) (9 September 2015)

Enforcement – Rights of access – Penalty payment payable if the mother refused to comply with the father’s access rights – Enforceability in another Member State under BIIR.

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Nasim v Nasim [2015] EWHC 2620 (Fam) (05 August 2015)

Application for permission to appeal from financial remedies order on the ground that a Barder event may subsequently have occurred when children moved from mother to father.

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Haddad v Haddad [2014] EWHC 4862 (Fam) (02 October 2014)

Application for permission to appeal from an order relating to the amendment and interpretation of a financial remedies order.

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Gloucestershire County Council v M & C [2015] EWFC B147 (14 September 2015)

Care proceedings in respect of a six year old boy.

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De Andrade v De Andrade [2015] EWFC 76 (11 June 2015)

Application by father for return of children to Portugal.

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RBC v W & N [2015] EWFC B61 (29 May 2015)

Applications for care orders in respect of two children aged 9 and 2 years, and a placement order in respect of the younger child.

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L (permission to oppose adoption) [2015] EWFC B145 (22 July 2015)

Application by parents for permission to oppose the adoption order sought by the prospective adopter.

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K (Children) [2015] EWFC B143 (30 April 2015)

Application by father for child arrangements order and by paternal grandparents for contact.

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B & Ors (Children) [2015] EWFC B139 (26 February 2015)

Care and placement proceedings in respect of four children.

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G & Ors (Children) [2015] EWFC B144 (7 April 2015)

Care and placement proceedings in respect of five children.

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R (A Child) [2015] EWFC B140 (11 February 2015)

Application by father for contact with seven year old daughter, where father had been convicted of an offence against a 15-year-old girl.

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C (Children) [2015] EWFC B136 (17 February 2015)

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

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G (A Child) [2015] EWFC B141 (22 January 2015)

Judgment in child arrangement proceedings concerning an eight year old child.

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A, Re [2015] EWFC B134 (10 April 2015)

Care and placement proceedings in respect of five children.

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C (Children) [2015] EWFC B137 (16 February 2015)

Care proceedings. Application by father for further assessment with the aim of resuming care of his two children.

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C (A Child) [2015] EWFC B133 (30 January 2015)

Care proceedings concerning a four month old child with a number of complex medical issues.

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K (Children) [2015] EWFC B142 (5 January 2015)

Care proceedings concerning two children aged 16 and 4, including issues of contact.

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M (A Child) [2015] EWFC B135 (16 April 2015)

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

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R (A Child) [2015] EWFC B138 (14 July 2015)

Judgment in care proceedings concerning 11 month old child.

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S (A Child) [2014] EWFC B224 (10 June 2014)

Care proceedings. Judgment concerning expert evidence.

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A & Ors (Human Fertilisation And Embryology Act 2008) [2015] EWHC 2602 (Fam) (11 September 2015)

Judgment relating to 7 fertility treatment cases, each raising the question of whether there were valid consents as required by Part 2 of the 2008 Act. Declaration of parentage made in all cases.

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A (A Child), Re [2015] EWFC B131 (03 March 2015)

Judgment considering, inter alia, application by local authority for an Order giving them permission to refuse direct parental contact.

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AA (A Child), Re [2014] EWHC 4861 (Fam) (08 August 2014)

Application by NHS Trust for declaration that it is lawful for artificial hydration to be withdrawn from a 12 year old girl with hydrocephalus and severe epilepsy.

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