Northamptonshire County Council v AS & Ors (Rev 1) [2015] EWHC 199 (Fam) (30 January 2015)

Care proceedings. Judgment setting out 'the lamentable conduct of this litigation by the local authority'.

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A (A Child) [2015] EWFC B4 (22 January 2015)

Fact-finding hearing in care proceedings relating to a seven month old child.

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P (A Child) [2015] EWFC B5 (20 January 2015)

Care proceedings. Fact-finding hearing in relation to injuries sustained by the child.

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Re S-W (Children) [2015] EWCA Civ 27 (30 January 2015)

Appeal by mother against final care orders in respect of the three children. Appeal allowed.

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M (Children) [2014] EWCA Civ 1753 (27 November 2014)

Application by parents for permission to appeal against special guardianship orders in favour of foster carers. Appeals allowed.

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E (A Child : Contact) [2015] EWHC 180 (Fam) (29 January 2015)

Hearing in lengthy proceedings concerning child conceived by arrangement between the parents.

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MASM v MMAM & Ors [2015] EWCOP 3 (29 January 2015)

Judgment considering the legal status of declaratory orders in the Court of Protection and the consequences, if any, for deliberate defiance of them.

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Re RG [2015] EWCOP 2 (28 January 2015)

Application to reconsider an order partially revoking an enduring power of attorney.

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E (A Child) [2014] EWCA Civ 1754 (4 November 2014)

Appeal by mother against making of interim care order. Appeal dismissed.

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NG v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions & Anor (Child support : receipt of benefit) (CSM) [2015] UKUT 20 AAC (15 January 2015)

Appeal by father concerning the correct date upon which his liability to pay child support for his daughter ended.

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Lancashire County Council v T & Ors (Habitual Residence: Care Proceedings) [2014] EWHC 3321 (Fam) (08 August 2014)

Judgment considering issue of habitual residence for the purposes of care proceedings.

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M (Republic of Ireland) (Child's Objections) (Joinder of Children As Parties To Appeal) [2015] EWCA Civ 26 (27 January 2015)

Appeals against order requiring the return of three children to the Republic of Ireland. Appeals allowed.

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X-N (A Child) [2014] EWCA Civ 1775 (25 November 2014)

Father's appeal against an order allowing the mother to take the child to China for a holiday. Appeal allowed.

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Rabia v Rabia [2014] EWCA Civ 1767 (10 December 2014)

Appeal by the husband against an order in which the judge introduced into the balancing exercise an additional £300,000 of undisclosed assets for the husband, bringing the figures down to a 50/50 split. Appeal dismissed.

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Re Z [2015] EWFC B3 (21 January 2015)

Final hearing in application for a care order in respect of a five year old child, with a Care plan for long term fostering.

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Arif v Anwar [2015] EWHC 124 (Fam) (26 January 2015)

Judgment in relation to preliminary issues in financial remedy proceedings in which the husband was made bankrupt on his own petition.

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S v G [2015] EWFC 4 (14 January 2015)

Cross-applications by father for child arrangements order and by mother for permission to relocate to Russia.

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S (A Child) [2014] EWCA Civ 1682 (3 December 2014)

Appeal by mother against residence order. Appeal dismissed.

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R (A Child) [2014] EWCA Civ 1664 (3 December 2014)

Appeal by father against order for no contact. Appeal allowed.

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M (A Child) [2014] EWCA Civ 1755 (5 November 2014)

Appeal by M against an order that the child live with F in London in the expectation that M, who lived in Newcastle, would follow and share the child's care, on the basis that that condition was an impermissible intrusion upon her right of free movement within England. The order was set aside.

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Rights of Women, R (On the Application Of) v The Lord Chancellor And Secretary of State for Justice [2015] EWHC 35 (Admin) (22 January 2015)

Application for judicial review to quash reg 33 Civil Legal Aid (Procedure) Regulations, on the ground that the Defendant exceeded the statutory powers conferred upon him by s.12 LASPO when he made the Regulations.

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D (A Child) [2014] EWFC B188 (27 November 2014)

Care proceedings. Fact-finding hearing to determine non accidental and perpetrator issues relating to injuries to the child.

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AA v BB (Application To Set Aside Leave: s.13 MFPA 1984) [2014] EWHC 4210 (Fam) (04 November 2014)

Application by husband to set aside leave granted to wife to apply for financial remedy orders under Part III MFPA 1984.

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Essex County Council v RF & Ors (Deprivation of Liberty and damage) [2015] EWCOP 1 (07 January 2015)

Proceedings relating to the lawfulness of the placement of a 91 year old man lacking capacity in a care home.

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B v B [2014] EWHC 4545 (Fam) (28 November 2014)

Cross-appeals by an appellant husband and respondent wife against parts of a raft of final orders made following the hearing of the wife's application for financial remedy orders.

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U (Children) [2014] EWHC 4535 (Fam) (11 November 2014)

Application by father for return of children to Pakistan. Application dismissed.

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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 concerning four children.

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Zinzen v Zinzen [2014] EWCA Civ 1724 (4 December 2014)

Financial provision case in which H and W were both litigants in person and where the H had not disclosed his real financial situation. H was appealing the clean break decision, arguing that he been left with the illiquid assets and that the judge had failed to have regard to the tax liability that would fall on the H. Appeal dismissed.

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H-B (Children) [2014] EWCA Civ 1729 (15 December 2014)

F's application for direct contact with his 2 children had been refused. In this judgment, the judge gives permission to appeal - the children were under the false impression that certain allegations against F were true which led to them refusing to have contact with him.

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EH (Supervision Order) [2014] EWCC B78 (Fam) (19 March 2014)

Care/supervision proceedings concerning a six year old child.

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R (Care Proceedings: Rehabilitation) [2014] EWFC B193 (22 August 2014)

Judgment in care proceedings concerning two girls aged seven and four.

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Cumbria County Council v M & Ors [2014] EWHC 4485 (Fam) (18 December 2014)

Care proceedings. Application to amend reporting restriction order.

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Cumbria County Council v M & Ors [2014] EWHC 4486 (Fam) (11 July 2014)

Care proceedings. Application for reporting restriction order.

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R (Children : Discharge Care order No contact order and s91(14) orders) [2014] EWFC B187 (3 January 2014)

Application by father for, inter alia, discharge of care order.

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B and G (Children) (No 2) [2015] EWFC 3 (14 January 2015)

Care proceedings in relation to a boy and a girl, including issue of whether the girl had been subjected to FGM.

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The Mental Health Trust & Anor v DD & Anor (No 3) [2014] EWCOP 44 (02 September 2014)

Judgment in proceedings concerning questions of long-term contraception or sterilisation of a woman lacking capacity to make decisions in relation to contraception.

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An NHS Trust v The Patient [2014] EWCOP 54 (18 December 2014)

Application for a best interests decision in relation to a man who has a pressing need for surgery for cancer but lacks capacity to give consent.

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Chapman v Kawash [2014] EWHC 4481 (Fam) (19 December 2014)

Application by a wife for permission to appeal, and permission to appeal out of time, from a consent order making financial provision for her.

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London Borough Of Bromley v SJ & Ors (Care and Supervision Orders) [2014] EWFC B186 (5 December 2014)

Application by a local authority for care orders and supervision orders in respect of four children between the ages of 11 and three years old.

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S (A Child) (Habitual Residence and Child's Objections)(Brazil) [2015] EWCA Civ 2 (13 January 2015)

Appeal by mother against order refusing application for return of child to Brazil. Appeal dismissed.

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Cornwall Council v M & Anor [2014] EWFC B184 (12 December 2014)

Final hearing in care proceedings relating to two children.

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AT v MR & Ors [2015] EWFC B1 (09 January 2015)

Application by father for residence/contact. Fact-finding hearing regarding abuse allegations against him.

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F v F [2014] EWHC 3971 (Fam) (07 November 2014)

Application by a father for the summary return to Hungary of his three children.

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A (Fact Finding) [2014] EWFC B182 (02 January 2014)

Final hearing in care proceedings concerning a 15 month old child of dual heritage.

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D (Habitual Residence) [2014] EWFC B183 (11 November 2014)

Judgment considering issue of jurisdiction concerning an 11 year old girl from Lithuania.

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T & H (Children) [2104] EWFC B181 (16 December 2014)

Care proceedings in respect of four children, in which the local authority sought special guardianship orders for two of the children and placement orders for the other two.

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Re B (Placement Order) [2104] EWFC B180 (07 November 2014)

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

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London Borough Of Barking And Dagenham v SS [2014] EWHC 4436 (Fam) (03 December 2014)

Application made by the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham for a secure accommodation order pursuant to s.25 of the Children Act 1989.

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B (judgement) [2014] EWFC B179 (3 October 2014)

Applications for care orders in respect of five children, together with application for a placement order with regard to the youngest.

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D (A Child) (No 2) [2015] EWFC 2 (07 January 2015)

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

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H & M (Children) [2014] EWFC B177 (03 October 2014)

Judgment in care proceedings concerning two girls aged six and two.

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The Local Authority v TQ & J B-W [2014] EWFC B178 (18 December 2014)

Second set of care proceedings in respect of two brothers aged six and seven.

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MM (A Child : relocation) [2014] EWFC B176 (27 October 2014)

Application by children's uncle for child arrangements order, following the making of care orders.

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K & H (Children: Unrepresented Father: Cross-Examination of Child) [2015] EWFC 1 (5 January 2015)

Judgment dealing with issue of who should cross-examine child who had made allegation of abuse against father, where father unrepresented.

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Sanders v Verhaegen; Huber v Huber C 400/13 and C 408/13 (18 December 2014)

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Area of freedom, security and justice — Cooperation in civil matters — Regulation No 4/2009 — Article 3 — Jurisdiction to rule on an action relating to a maintenance obligation in respect of a person resident in another Member State — National legislation establishing a centralisation of jurisdiction.

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McHugh v McHugh [2014] EWCA Civ 1671 (02 December 2014)

Judgment setting aside grant of permission to appeal against financial remedies order for lack of jurisdiction.

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