Hancock, Re [2015] EWHC 2324 (Fam) (22 July 2015)

Application by local authority for committal of father in care proceedings to prison for contempt.

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L (Application to Withdraw) (Head Injuries: Unknown Cause) [2015] EWFC 67 (06 July 2015)

Application by local authority for permission to withdraw application for care order.

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L And B (Children : care proceedings) [2015] EWFC 66 (31 July 2015)

Care proceedings in respect of two children.

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FT, Re [2015] EWCOP 49 (29 July 2015)

Application for reconsideration of an order made by an authorised court officer appointing two of daughters of man suffering dementia as his deputies for property and affairs.

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Birch v Birch [2015] EWCA Civ 833 (31 July 2015)

Appeal by wife against determination that court did not have jurisdiction to vary undertaking attached to a consent order. Appeal dismissed.

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L-K, Re [2015] EWCA Civ 830 (30 July 2015)

Local authority's appeal against findings of fact in care proceedings in relation to two boys, and finding that threshold not met in relation to one child. Appeal allowed.

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NH (1996 Child Protection Convention: Habitual Residence) v AH (Mother) & Anor [2015] EWHC 2299 (Fam) (30 July 2015)

Judgment concerning issue of jurisdiction in case concerning child of no habitual residence.

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W-J (Children) [2015] EWCA Civ 788 (21 May 2015)

Appeal by mother against interim care order. Appeal dismissed.

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Derbyshire County Council v SH [2015] EWFC B102 (16 June 2015)

Judgment in care proceedings concerning two girls.

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X (Children) And Y (Children) (emergency protection orders) [2015] EWHC 2265 (Fam) (30 July 2015)

Judgment in two cases concerning applications for EPOs where it was feared that children might be taken to Syria to join ISIS.

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T (A Child), Re [2015] EWCA Civ 842 (30 July 2015)

Appeal by a father against a factual finding made in private law proceedings in relation to his daughter. Appeal allowed.

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D (A Child), Re [2015] EWCA Civ 829 (28 July 2015)

Appeal by father against order refusing contact with child. Appeal dismissed.

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H v Dent & Ors [2015] EWHC 2228 (Fam) (15 July 2015)

Judgment concerning issue of costs in relation to failed committal application by father in contact proceedings.

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E (Children) (Female Genital Mutilation Protection Orders), Re [2015] EWHC 2275 (Fam) (24 July 2015)

Application is for a Female Genital Mutilation Protection Order pursuant to Schedule 2 to the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003.

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G (Child), Re [2015] EWCA Civ 834 (28 July 2015)

Appeal by mother against findings of fact in private law children proceedings. Appeal allowed.

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W (Adoption- Reunification), Re [2015] EWHC 2039 (Fam) (22 July 2015)

Adoption application following successful appeal by father against care and placement orders. Child to be reunited with her family.

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Ilott v Mitson & Ors [2015] EWCA Civ 797 (27 July 2015)

Appeal concerning the quantification of an award for maintenance pursuant to the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.

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RS v Poland (Application No. 63777/09) (21 July 2015)

Abduction – Hague Convention proceedings in Poland – Return order refused – Whether there had been a breach of Art 8, European Convention.

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X, Y & Z (Children : care proceedings), Re [2014] EWHC 2642 (Fam) (20 June 2014)

Care proceedings concerning 3 children who originated from the Czech Republic.

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WA v Executors of the Estate of HA & Ors [2015] EWHC 2233 (Fam) (11 June 2015)

Appeal by wife against consent order, following husband's suicide. Appeal allowed.

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R (C) v Northumberland County Council [2015] EWHC 2134 (Admin) (23 July 2015)

Public law children – Practice and procedure – Child protection records – Local authority keeping records for 35 years after case closure – Judicial review – Whether the procedure was lawful.

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CH v (1) Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, (2) DN (CSM) (Child support : maintenance assessments/calculations) [2015] UKUT 381 (AAC) (06 July 2015)

Appeal by PWC against decision that NRP was not an employed earner, as his income was subject to Belgian taxation. Appeal allowed.

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Bagum v Hafiz & Anor [2015] EWCA Civ 801 (22 July 2015)

Appeal against order for sale of jointly owned property under s.14 TOLATA. Appeal dismissed.

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P (A Child), Re [2015] EWFC B101 (25 February 2015)

Care proceedings concerning a 16 year old girl, including consideration of cause of injuries suffered by her.

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KG v LG (No 2) [2015] EWFC 64 (8 July 2015)

Appeal by wife against consent order on the grounds of material non-disclosure. Appeal allowed.

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M (A Child : wardship), Re [2015] EWHC 2192 (Fam) (30 June 2015)

Application by father for a stay of English wardship proceedings on the basis that Singapore is the more appropriate forum in which to resolve proceedings relating to the future care of his son.

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R v R [2015] EWCA Civ 796 (24 July 2015)

Judgment concerning issue of whether order for H to pay maintenance in Russia unlawfully circumvents prohibitions in Ukrainian sanctions legislation to which H is subject.

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A (non accidental injuries), Re [2015] EWFC B100 (07 May 2015)

Care proceedings relating to a 12 month old child. Hearing concerning cause of injuries sustained by him.

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C, Re [2015] EWFC B99 (17 June 2015)

Care proceedings, in which maternal grandparents sought child arrangements order.

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R (Fact finding), Re [2015] EWFC B97 (29 May 2015)

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

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N (children), Re [2015] EWFC B98 (02 July 2015)

Application by mother for permission to appeal findings of fact in contact proceedings.

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A (A Child : Adoption Order) [2015] EWFC 63 (26 January 2015)

Application for an adoption order in respect of a child born as a result of a partial surrogacy arrangement.

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A (A Child) [2014] EWFC 55 (13 June 2014)

Care and placement proceedings in respect of a child born as a result of a partial surrogacy arrangement.

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P (A Child), Re [2015] EWCA Civ 777 (22 July 2015)

Appeal by mother against refusal of permission to oppose making of adoption order. Appeal dismissed.

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Medway Council v O-H (Unexplained fracture in premature baby; Osteogenesis Imperfecta and Osteopaenia in Prematurity considered) [2014] EWFC B221 (29 May 2014)

Fact-finding hearing in care proceedings, concerning cause of injury to child.

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A v B (Case C-184/14) ECLI:EU:C:2015:479 (16 July 2015)

Jurisdiction – Financial remedies – Maintenance regulation 2009 – Application for preliminary ruling – Jurisdiction in relation to child maintenance – Concurrent proceedings on legal separation of parents and parental responsibility.

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Nazarenko v Russia (Application No. 39438/13) (16 July 2015)

Private law children – Parental rights – Termination – Non-biological father raised child for several years – Whether the domestic court’s termination of the father’s parental rights constituted a breach of Art 8 of the European Convention.

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London Borough of Redbridge v SNA [2015] EWHC 2140 (Fam) (21 July 2015)

Application by local authority to invoke the inherent jurisdiction of the High Court in order to protect vulnerable youngsters from a male in their borough who is perceived to present a risk to them.

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F (A Child), Re (fact finding) [2013] EWCC B23 (Fam) (04 November 2013)

Care proceedings concerning an 8 year old child. Fact-finding hearing investigating cause of injuries to the child.

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RBC v R & G [2015] EWFC B96 (20 July 2015)

Application for a care order in respect of a 6 month old child. Child placed with his father in Ireland.

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PD, Re [2015] EWCOP 48 (17 July 2015)

Application by the Health Service Executive of Ireland for an order for the recognition and enforcement of an order made by the High Court of Ireland in respect of a 21-year-old woman with a diagnosis of severe anorexia nervosa. Consideration of whether she should be joined as a party.

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A-S (Children) [2015] EWCA Civ 748 (17 July 2015)

Care proceedings. Appeal by mother against finding that she had attempted to drown child. Appeal dismissed.

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R (Fact Finding), Re [2015] EWFC B95 (15 July 2015)

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

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A & B (No 2 -Parental Order) [2015] EWHC 2080 (Fam) (17 July 2015)

Application for parental order following foreign surrogacy arrangement.

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A & B (No 1 -Fact finding judgment) [2015] EWHC 1059 (Fam) (20 April 2015)

Fact finding hearing in the context of a parental order application made by the commissioning parents of twin girls.

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Y (A Minor : wardship) [2015] EWHC 2099 (Fam) (23 April 2015)

Further hearing in wardship proceedings concerning a 16 year old child whose brothers were killed fighting in the Syrian Civil War.

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Y (A Minor : wardship) [2015] EWHC 2098 (Fam) (17 March 2015)

Wardship proceedings concerning a 16 year old child whose brothers were killed fighting in the Syrian Civil War.

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Z (A Child), Re [2015] EWFC B94 (5 June 2015)

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

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B (A Child), Re [2015] EWFC B93 (14 April 2015)

Care proceedings, in which the mother is serving a prison sentence for a violent assault perpetrated on another adult.

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M, Re [2015] EWHC 2082 (Fam) (16 July 2015)

Application by mother to discharge a care order or, in the alternative, for contact with the child.

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A Local Authority v MGM & Ors [2014] EWHC 1221 (Fam) (11 March 2014)

Care proceedings in respect of three children. Hearing considering application for the transfer of the proceedings to the Czech Republic.

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B, Re [2015] EWHC 2047 (Fam) (15 July 2015)

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

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K (1980 Hague Convention) (Lithuania), Re [2015] EWCA Civ 720 (14 July 2015)

Appeal by mother against order that her daughter be returned to Lithuania. Appeal dismissed.

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F (Abduction: Acquiescence: Child's Objections) [2015] EWHC 2045 (Fam) (2 July 2015)

Application by mother for summary return of children to Australia. Return ordered.

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R (young parents) [2015] EWFC B92 (15 May 2015)

Care proceedings concerning a child whose parents are 17 years old.

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Cumbria County Council v Q (Injuries to Infant with Bone Disorder) [2015] EWFC 59 (08 July 2015)

Care proceedings, in which the father sought parental responsibility and the paternal grandparents sought a special guardianship order.

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NCC v AH & Anor [2014] EWHC 4845 (Fam) (19 August 2014)

Proceedings issued by local authority under the inherent jurisdiction and in the Court of Protection in relation to a person who appeared to be a vulnerable adult, in respect whom the local authority had obligations.

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T (A Child : Suspension of Contact : Section 91(14) CA 1989) [2015] EWCA Civ 719 (14 July 2015)

Appeal against order suspending all contact between father and child, and prohibiting further applications without leave. Appeal allowed.

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Guerroudj v Rymarczyk [2015] EWCA Civ 743 (14 July 2015)

Appeal against order transferring secure tenancy from one former cohabitee to the other. Appeal dismissed.

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MOD& Ors (Deprivation of Liberty) [2015] EWCOP 47 (09 July 2015)

Applications in nine unrelated cases seeking the court's approval of arrangements whereby the person who lacks capacity is deprived of his or her liberty.

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Stocker v Stocker [2013] EWCA Civ 628 (24 March 2015)

Application by husband for permission to appeal out of time from a financial remedies judgment. Application refused.

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Lancashire CC v S (Fabricated Illness) [2015] EWFC 61 (10 July 2015)

Fact-finding hearing in care proceedings, in which the local authority alleges that the mother has fabricated or exaggerated symptoms in her child.

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Y (A Child) (Private Law) [2014] EWHC 2815 (Fam) (07 August 2014)

Judgment concerning issue of frequency of mother's contact with child.

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S (A Child), Re [2015] EWCA Civ 689 (07 July 2015)

Appeal by father against child arrangements order allowing him only indirect contact. Appeal allowed.

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S-B (Children), Re [2015] EWCA Civ 705 (09 July 2015)

Appeal by mother against child arrangements order allowing her only indirect contact, and s.91(14) order, prohibiting her from making further applications. Appeal dismissed.

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R (A Child), Re [2015] EWFC B91 (06 January 2015)

Application for a care order in respect of a six month old child.

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Cornwall Council, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for Health and Somerset County Council [2015 UKSC 46 (8 July 2015)

Appeal concerning issue of which local authority should be responsible to support a man lacking capacity to decide for himself where to live.

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Y (No 2), Re [2015] EWHC 1966 (Fam) (08 July 2015)

Final hearing of application by NHS Trust seeking authority to withhold medical treatment from a 7 year old child.

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M, R & MF (Children), Re [2015] EWFC B90 (02 April 2015)

Hearing of various applications in relation to three children subject to care orders.

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D (Children), Re [2015] EWCA Civ 703 (09 July 2015)

Appeal by mother against refusal of application for leave to oppose the making of adoption orders. Appeal dismissed.

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N v N [2015] EWFC B89 (26 June 2015)

Application by mother for permission to remove child from jurisdiction, to Australia. Application refused.

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GW v MW [2015] EWFC 56 (17 June 2015)

Application by father to enforce contact order, in case where children live with their mother in Spain. Issue of jurisdiction considered.

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RB v DB [2015] EWHC 1817 (Fam) (04 June 2015)

Application by mother for summary return of children to Austria. Return ordered.

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B & Ors (Children), Re [2015] EWHC 1967 (Fam) (22 May 2015)

Final judgment in care proceedings concerning three children.

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Derby City Council v SK & Ors [2015] EWFC 57 (25 June 2015)

Care proceedings concerning three children of Polish nationality. Judgment concerning jurisdictional issues.

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H v A (No. 1) [2015] EWFC 58 (22 June 2015)

Application by mother to revoke order for indirect contact.

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Prest v Prest [2015] EWCA Civ 674 (07 July 2015)

Appeal by husband against judgment summons in respect of unpaid maintenance. Appeal dismissed.

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A, Re [2015] EWCOP 46 (07 July 2015)

Application by a professional deputy for an order authorising him to apply money from damages award of woman with brain injury towards the payment of her brother's school fees.

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N & Ors (Children : Care and Placement Orders), Re [2014] EWFC B220 (24 October 2014)

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

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Local Authority A v M & Ors [2014] EWFC B219 (26 November 2014)

Care proceedings concerning two children whose father had been convicted of murder.

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St Helens Council v NM & Ors [2015] EWFC 53 (Fam) (12 June 2015)

Care proceedings in respect of 3 children. Special guardianship orders made in favour of maternal grandparents.

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Wirral Borough Council v KR & Anor [2015] EWFC 54 (15 June 2015)

Care proceedings concerning two children. Threshold not made out.

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London Borough of Southwark v P & Ors [2015] EWCOP 40 (20 April 2015)

Application made both in the Court of Protection and for a Forced Marriage Protection order in relation to a 28 year old man.

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P (A Child : enforcement of contact order) [2015] EWHC B9 (Fam) (29 June 2015)

Application by father for enforcement of contact order and by mother for suspension of contact.

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P (a Child), Re [2015] EWFC B88 (QB) (20 May 2015)

Application for care and placement orders in respect of a two year old child.

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JM v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions & Anor (Child support : calculation of income) [2015] UKUT 323 (AAC) (10 June 2015)

Mother's appeal against ruling that the father was entitled to have his AVCs towards his pension deducted in full from his income when calculating his child support liability. Appeal dismissed.

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X (Discharge of Care Order), Re [2015] EWFC B86 (06 March 2015)

Application by mother for discharge of care order in respect of her 14 year old son.

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JE (husband) v ZK (wife) [2015] EWHC B87 (01 July 2015)

Appeal by husband against financial remedies order. Appeal allowed.

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K ( Child) , Re [2015] EWFC B85 (1 July 2015)

Fact-finding hearing in care proceedings concerning 18 month old child.

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S (A Child), Re [2015] EWCA Civ 649 (03 July 2015)

Appeal against order on father's application for direct contact and step-father's application for an adoption order. Appeal allowed.

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

Judgment deciding the issue of jurisdiction within public law proceedings.

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Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust v MH [2015] EWHC 1920 (Fam) (24 June 2015)

Application by NHS Trust seeking authority to withhold medical treatment from a 7 year old child.

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R (A Child), Re [2015] EWCA Civ 674 (02 July 2015)

Appeal against decision that English court had jurisdiction to entertain care proceedings regarding child of Moroccan father. Appeal dismissed.

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WW v HW [2015] EWHC 1844 (Fam) (10 June 2015)

Judgment in financial remedies application, including consideration of pre-nuptial agreement.

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JB v MB [2015] EWHC 1846 (Fam) (10 June 2015)

Final hearing of application for financial remedies following divorce, including consideration of shareholding owned by husband.

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ED, Re [2015] EWFC B84 (29 May 2015)

Care proceedings relating to 3 children. Fact-finding hearing regarding cause of injury to one child.

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A & B (Children) (Surrogacy: Parental orders: time limits) [2015] EWHC 911 (Fam) (01 April 2015)

Application for parental orders in respect of two children who were born as a result of gestational surrogacy agreements entered into in the USA.

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Seals & Anor v Williams [2015] EWHC 1829 (Ch) (15 May 2015)

The use of Early Neutral Evaluation in an Inheritance Act case where mediation had stalled and where the parties had differing perceptions of the issues in dispute and of the strength of the respective arguments.

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