D (Children), Re [2015] EWCA Civ 409 (30 April 2015)

Appeal by local authority against decision to allow appeal of parents against care and placement orders. Appeal allowed.

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Critchell v Critchell [2015] EWCA Civ 436 (30 April 2015)

Appeal by husband against successful Barder appeal, based upon husband receiving unexpected inheritance. Appeal dismissed.

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EL, Re (revoking a Lasting Power of Attorney) [2015] EWCOP 30 (29 April 2015)

Application by the Public Guardian for an order revoking a Lasting Power of Attorney.

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RBC v S & A [2015] EWFC B45 (29 April 2015)

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

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C (Fact Finding), Re [2014] EWFC B212 (10 October 2014)

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

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Newcastle City Council v PV & Anor [2015] EWCOP 22 (26 March 2015)

Judgment concerning a CICA compensation award to a person who suffered a brain injury which may have been caused by a family member.

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Bromfield v Bromfield [2015] UKPC 19 (27 April 2015)

Appeal by wife against financial remedies decision of Jamaican Supreme Court, concerning the extent of her interest in shares in various companies and properties, and whether a lump sum awarded to her was adequate. Appeal allowed.

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Lancashire County Council v A (Burned Child) [2015] EWHC 1156 (Fam) (24 April 2015)

Final hearing of application for care and placement orders, including issue of cause of burns to child.

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E-R (A Child), Re [2015] EWCA Civ 405 (24 April 2015)

Appeal against order providing for child to move to live with her father, upon the anticipated death of her mother. Appeal allowed.

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CCC v M and F (Application for Rehearing) [2015] EWFC 35 (24 April 2015)

Application by father to discharge care order. Direction that there should be a further examination of the medical evidence.

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W (Children), Re [2015] EWCA Civ 403 (24 April 2015)

Care proceedings. Appeal against dismissal of contact application and adoption order. Appeal allowed.

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HC, Re [2015] EWCOP 29 (23 April 2015)

Application by the Public Guardian for an order revoking the appointment of a deputy.

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H-B (Contact), Re [2015] EWCA Civ 389 (22 April 2015)

Appeal by father against refusal of application for direct contact. Appeal dismissed.

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SM, Re (revocation of a Lasting Power of Attorney) [2015] EWCOP 27 (21 April 2015)

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

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SM, Re [2015] EWCOP 25 (13 February 2015)

Case concerning the residence, care, matrimonial contact and liberty of a 74 year old woman suffering from dementia.

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R, Re [2015] EWFC B413 (28 February 2015)

Further hearing in care and placement proceedings concerning twins, in which the key issue was the Mother’s Borderline Personality Disorder.

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R, Re [2014] EWFC B211 (1 August 2014)

Care and placement proceedings concerning twins, in which the key issue was the Mother’s Borderline Personality Disorder.

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K (A Child) [2015] EWCA 352 (13 March 2015)

Appeal against determinations arising from the approach taken by the High Court in respect of issues of forum conveniens and welfare.

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CS v ACS & Anor [2015] EWHC 1005 (Fam) (16 April 2015)

Application by wife to substitute nominal maintenance order in consent order with one of substantive maintenance, on grounds of non-disclosure. Discussion of whether she should apply to set aside or appeal.

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G & A (Children: Habitual Residence and Article 15 Transfer) [2015] EWFC B41 (14 April 2015)

Care proceedings concerning two children of Lithuanian origin. Consideration of issue of jurisdiction.

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S (a child with disabilities), Re [2015] EWFC B40 (20 February 2015)

Application for a care order in respect of a 16 year old child with profound disabilities.

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C, E, J, JB (Care Proceedings, Placement with Family Member or in Foster Care) [2015] EWFC B2 (16 January 2015)

Final hearing in care proceedings in respect of four children.

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U (Children) [2015] EWCA Civ 334 (09 April 2015)

Appeal against refusal of an application for an adjournment of an application made by the appellant father for a re-hearing of care proceedings. Appeal dismissed.

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A Child, Re [2015] EWFC B34 (27 February 2015)

Application for care and placement orders in respect of a seven month old child, including issue of testing child for HIV.

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Hughmans (A Firm) v Dunhill [2015] EWHC 716 (Ch) (20 March 2015)

Hughmans, the solicitors firm acting for the respondent wife in financial provision proceedings, was claiming for unpaid fees. The wife was counterclaiming for professional negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, wasted costs and compensation.

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Dellal v Dellal & Ors [2015] EWHC 907 (Fam) (01 April 2015)

Inheritance Act application by widow of deceased, claiming the making of dispositions intended to defeat the application.

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K (risks from domestic violence), Re [2015] EWFC B33 (01 April 2015)

Care proceedings concerning four children, in which the central issue was the risk of harm due to the father's violent behaviour.

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