X (Child with profound disability) [2016] EWFC B100 (18 November 2016)

Care proceedings concerning a 12 year old child with profound disability.

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MR v SR & Anor (application for costs) [2016] EWCOP 54 (16 December 2016)

Application for costs following declaration relating to the withdrawal of life sustaining treatment for patient lacking capacity.

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Kent County Council v M (Parents Inability to Change) [2016] EWFC B99 (29 September 2016)

Care and placement proceedings concerning four boys whose parents had a "volatile and toxic relationship".

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Briggs v Briggs & Ors [2016] EWCOP 53 (20 December 2016)

Judgment considering whether life-preserving treatment should be withdrawn from patient in a minimally conscious state.

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I & Ors (Children), Re [2016] EWFC B98 (16 November 2016)

Judgment in proceedings concerning arrangements for two children whose father wished to remove to Pakistan.

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GD & BD (Children) [2016] EWHC 3312 (Fam) (20 December 2016)

Two linked applications brought under the Human Rights Act seeking awards of damages and declarations arising from the conduct of two public authorities in the context of public law proceedings.

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AB v FC [2016] EWHC 3285 (Fam) (19 December 2016)

Application by wife for financial remedy orders after a short marriage which lasted 19 months to the date of the parties' separation.

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C (Prohibited Steps Order) [2016] EWFC B97 (25 August 2016)

Proceedings concerning arrangements for a child whose parents belonged to the Haredi community, but whose mother left that community after the parents separated.

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J (A Protected Party), Re [2016] EWCOP 52 (18 November 2016)

Application by deputy for property and financial affairs for authority to execute a statutory will and to transfer a piece of land owned by the patient.

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CD (A Child), Re [2016] EWHC 3286 (Fam) (07 December 2016)

Care proceedings concerning a 5 month old child whose father was accused of abusing his niece.

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R (An Infant), Re [2016] EWFC 60 (16 December 2016)

Care proceedings concerning eleven month old child who suffered injuries whilst in hospital on the High Dependency Neo-natal ward with his mother after his birth.

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L (A Child) [2016] EWCA Civ 1297 (16 December 2016)

Appeal against an order dismissing aunt's application for child arrangements order. Appeal allowed.

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U, V, W & X (Children), Re [2016] EWFC B96 (02 November 2016)

Fact-finding hearing in care proceedings concerning four children.

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Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Local Health Board v RY & Anor [2016] EWCOP 57 (23 November 2016)

Application by Health Board relating to withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment for 80 year old patient.

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C (A Child), Re [2016] EWHC 3171 (Fam) (08 December 2016)

Application by Secretary of State for the Home Department for discharge of a disclosure order seeking information about any extremist or radicalised conduct by the adults in the family. Application dismissed.

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Magiera v Magiera [2016] EWCA Civ 1292 (15 December 2016)

Appeal against refusal to dismiss or stay proceedings brought in relation to a London house under TLATA, on the basis of lack of jurisdiction. Appeal dismissed.

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AB & Anor v GH [2016] EWHC 2063 (Fam) (07 March 2016)

Application for parental orders in relation to two children born following a surrogacy arrangement.

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X County Council v AB & CD [2015] EWFC 98 (07 May 2015)

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

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E (A Child : care proceedings : placement order) [2016] EWFC 59 (18 November 2016)

Contested care proceedings and an application for a placement order in relation to a two year old child.

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Gloucestershire County Council v A & Ors [2016] EWFC B94 (12 December 2016)

Application for care and placement orders in respect of a three year old boy.

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B (A Child : placement order), Re [2016] EWFC B95 (11 November 2016)

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

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M v F [2016] EWHC 3194 (Fam) (17 October 2016)

Application by mother for permission to relocate with children to the USA. Application allowed.

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Scatliffe v Scatliffe (British Virgin Islands) [2016] UKPC 36 (12 December 2016)

Appeal by husband against ancillary relief order. Appeal dismissed.

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Egeneonu v Egeneonu & Anor [2015] EWHC 954 (Fam) (06 March 2015)

Application to commit father and his brother for contempt in connection with proceedings concerning the return of children from Nigeria.

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A, B, C (Children), Re [2016] EWHC 2700 (Fam) (21 September 2016)

Judgment setting out agreement between parties in case concerning three children brought to this country from Belgium.

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C, D & E (Radicalisation: Welfare) [2016] EWHC 3088 (Fam) (25 October 2016)

Welfare hearing in care proceedings concerning three children feared to be at risk of radicalisation.

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C, D & E (Radicalisation: Fact-Finding) [2016] EWHC 3087 (Fam) (29 January 2016)

Fact-finding hearing in care proceedings concerning three children feared to be at risk of radicalisation.

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T v E (Refusal to Order Return) [2016] EWHC 3148 (Fam) (05 December 2016)

Application by father for return of child to Turkey. Application refused, on basis of Art 13(b) defence.

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ISH (Care & Placement Orders) [2016] EWFC B93 (04 December 2016)

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

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F (Children), Re [2016] EWCA Civ 1253 (07 December 2016)

Appeal against order setting aside orders for the return of three children to Hungary. Appeal dismissed.

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T (A Child) [2016] EWCA Civ 1210 (06 December 2016)

Contact application by father. Appeal by mother against discharge of an order for a fact-finding hearing in relation to allegations of abuse against the father.

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W (Adoption: Contact), Re [2016] EWHC 3118 (Fam) (02 December 2016)

Cross-applications by adopters for an adoption order and by the paternal grandparents for a special guardianship order.

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AB (A Child), Re [2016] EWHC 3115 (Fam) (23 August 2016)

Hearing in on-going proceedings regarding father's application for contact, including consideration of whether the mother should be ordered to return the child from Poland and whether an order for a fact-finding hearing should be discharged.

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Devon County Council v Kirk [2016] EWCA Civ 1221 (05 December 2016)

Appeal against the imposition of a six month prison sentence for contempt of court imposed by the Court of Protection. Appeal allowed.

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K (A Child), Re [2016] EWHC B31 (Fam) (27 September 2016)

Proceedings concerning the placement of a child within a secure accommodation facility in Scotland.

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M Children (Jurisdiction), Re [2016] EWFC B92 (02 August 2016)

Judgment dealing with issue of jurisdiction to make care orders in respect of two girls from Ghana.

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A (A Child : permission to permanently relocate) [2016] EWHC 2691 (Fam) (23 September 2016)

Application by mother for permission to permanently relocate with child to USA. Application granted.

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PF v CF [2016] EWHC 3117 (Fam) (02 December 2016)

Application by husband for permission to appeal against non-molestation and occupation orders.

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V (A Child), Re [2016] EWFC 58 (01 December 2016)

Private law proceedings regarding arrangements for 7 year old child. Judgment concerning the role and practice of local authorities when involved in allegations of abuse by one parent against another.

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Hashimi v Hashimi [2016] EWHC 3112 (Fam) (25 November 2016)

Proceedings concerning a six year old child of dual Afghan/British nationality. Application to commit father for failure to disclose whereabouts of child.

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R v E [2016] EWHC 3113 (Fam) (28 November 2016)

Proceedings concerning arrangements for two children of Spanish parents living with their mother in England, including reciprocal enforcement of Spanish custody order.

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RD & Ors (Duties and Powers of Relevant Person's Representatives and Section 39D IMCAS) [2016] EWCOP 49 (04 August 2016)

Five joined cases considering how RPRs and s.39D IMCAs should decide whether to bring an application to the Court of Protection under s.21A of the MCA to challenge a standard authorisation under Schedule A1.

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N (A Child), Re [2016] EWHC 3085 (Fam) (1 December 2016)

Applications for the recognition of a foreign adoption and for an adoption order in respect of a child born in India and approaching her eighteenth birthday.

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Robert v Woodall [2016] EWHC 2987 (Ch) (25 November 2016)

Trustee in bankruptcy was seeking to renew his application for permission to appeal against an order striking out his claim for a lump sum or a property adjustment order under ss.23 & 24 MCA. Cross-appeal to set aside an order in so far as it gave the Trustee permission to appeal against the decision striking out his claim that the payments were transactions at an undervalue pursuant to s.339 of the Insolvency Act 1986.

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Goddard-Watts v Goddard-Watts [2016] EWHC 3000 (Fam) (23 November 2016)

Rehearing of wife's financial remedy application, the previous final order having been set aside by because of the husband's non-disclosure in respect of his interest in two trusts.

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X (Number 3 : Division of Religious Festivals) [2016] EWFC B91 (12 October 2016)

Further judgment dealing with arrangements for children who live with their mother in a Yiddish speaking home.

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X (Number 2 : Orthodox Schools) [2015] EWFC B237 (9 May 2015)

Further judgment dealing with arrangements for children who live with their mother in a Yiddish speaking home.

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X (Number 1 : Religious Differences : Schools) [2014] EWFC B230 (4 November 2014)

Judgment dealing with arrangements for children who live with their mother in a Yiddish speaking home, including which schools they should attend.

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X v X [2016] EWHC 1995 (Fam) (26 July 2016)

Financial remedies application by wife, raising issues as to the computation of the size of the wealth and the proper approach to the decision as between the "needs" approach and the "sharing" approach.

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Briggs v Briggs & Ors [2016] EWCOP 48 (24 November 2016)

Judgment dealing with preliminary issue of whether proceedings were properly brought under s. 21A of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

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X (No: 2. Declaration that X has capacity) [2016] EWCOP 50 (21 November 2016)

Further judgment in proceedings concerning 32 year old man who suffered profound injuries as a result of falling off of a roof, declaring that he has the capacity to make decisions regarding his residence and care.

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L (Children) [2016] EWCA Civ 1110 (20 September 2016)

Appeal against interim care order in respect of two children.

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H (Children) [2016] EWCA Civ 1131 (7 September 2016)

Appeal by mother against care orders made in respect of three children.

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P (A Child) [2016] EWCA Civ 1127 (28 July 2016)

Application for permission to appeal by mother against orders refusing her application for contact and under section 91(14) Children Act 1989.

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Z (A Child) (Egyptian fostering UK adoption) [2016] EWHC 2963 (Fam) (23 November 2016)

Application for an adoption order in respect of a six year old girl who was born in Egypt on or about 29th October 2010 to unknown parents and was found abandoned.

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FC (A Child: Care or Supervision Order), Re [2016] EWFC B90 (16 November 2016)

Appeal by local authority against decision to make a final care order, rather than a supervision order. Appeal dismissed.

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Hogg v Crutes LLP [2016] EW Misc B29 (CC) (01 November 2016)

Solicitors for the husband were found liable for not advising him that he need only transfer 58% of his pension to the wife, not 100%.

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Z (A Child), Re [2016] EWFC 56 (15 November 2016)

Care proceedings concerning a child of Polish parentage. Judgment staying proceedings, on the basis that the matter would be transferred to Poland.

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An NHS Foundation Trust v T [2016] EWHC 2980 (Fam) (18 November 2016)

Application by NHS Trust for permission to administer blood products to a child whose parents belong to the Jehovah's Witness faith.

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Akester v Fitzgerald [2016] EWHC 2961 (Fam) (21 November 2016)

Judgment dealing with application by litigant in person, seeking to stay execution of an order made in the course of financial remedy proceedings.

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A (A Child) (New born baby; designation of local authority) [2016] EWFC 53 (03 November 2016)

Care proceedings concerning new-born baby. Judgment dealing with designation of local authority.

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L (A Child) (Need for fact finding hearing) [2016] EWFC 52 (02 November 2016)

Judgment adjourning final hearing in care proceedings for a fact-finding concerning injuries to child.

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X (A Child) No. 2 (Private Surrogacy Arrangement; Contact With Birth Family) [2016] EWFC 55 (11 November 2016)

Further judgment in surrogacy case, dealing with issue of contact with the child by the birth family.

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H-C (Finding of Fact: Rehearing) [2016] EWFC 48 (28 October 2016)

Care proceedings. Re-hearing of fact-finding regarding cause of death of half-sibling of children.

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K, Re [2016] EWHC 2607 (Fam) (26 July 2016)

Application by father for direct contact with his son, who is 32 years of age and who the father alleged lacked capacity to be able to decide contact. Application dismissed.

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X (A Child) No. 1 (Private Surrogacy Arrangement; Summary Dismissal of Renewed Application To Reopen Living Arrangement) [2016] EWFC 54 (08 November 2016)

Surrogacy. Application by the birth mother that the decision as to with whom the child should live should be reconsidered. Application dismissed.

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JS (Disposal of Body), Re [2016] EWHC 2859 (Fam) (10 November 2016)

Judgment concerning issue of whether the body of a terminally ill 14 year old girl should be cryogenically frozen.

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AD & AM (Fact-Finding: Re-Hearing) [2016] EWHC 2912 (Fam) (16 November 2016)

Re-hearing of fact-finding in care proceedings concerning two children.

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RBW&M v T&T [2016] EWFC B88 (17 November 2016)

Final hearing following fact-finding in which it was found that the child had suffered an unexplained skull fracture whilst in the care of her mother.

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W (A Child), Re [2016] EWCA Civ 1140 (17 November 2016)

Appeal concerning issue of whether a witness in Family proceedings, who is the subject of adverse judicial findings and criticism, and who asserts that the process in the lower court was so unfair as to amount to a breach of his/her rights to a personal and private life under ECHR Art 8, can challenge the judge's findings on appeal.

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R (on the application of Cunningham) v Hertfordshire County Council & Another [2016] EWCA Civ 1108 (11 November 2016)

Appeal by grandmother in connection with alleged failure of local authority to provide her with support for the care of her grandson.

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T-B-N (Children), Re [2016] EWCA Civ 1098 (15 November 2016)

Appeal concerning findings of fact made in care proceedings. Appeal dismissed.

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Gloucestershire County Council v M & Ors [2016] EWFC B87 (9 November 2016)

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

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P v A Local Authority [2016] EWHC 2779 (Fam) (04 November 2016)

Human rights claim by 17 year old in local authority accommodation against the authority for disclosing personal information about him.

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Clarke, Re [2016] EWCOP 46 (11 October 2016)

Judgment dealing with issue of jurisdiction in respect of the welfare of a 76 year old woman currently believed to be residing in Spain.

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Refusal of Final Orders: Evidence of Change, Re S applied [2016] EWFC B86 (30 June 2016)

Judgment explaining reasons for not making final care and placement orders, and allowing the mother's proposal for an assessment by an Independent Social Worker.

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B (A Child), Re [2016] EWCA Civ 1088 (13 September 2016)

Application by father for permission to appeal various orders made in private law children proceedings, including an order allowing publication of judgment in relation to father's contact application.

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C v C [2015] EWFC B236 (13 April 2015)

Appeal by husband against financial remedies order. Appeal dismissed.

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A & B (Children), Re [2016] EWCA Civ 1101 (09 November 2016)

Appeal by parents against care orders in respect of their children, in particular against findings of fact made within the care proceedings.

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J (A Child), Re [2016] EWFC B85 (29 September 2016)

Application by local authority for a committal order in respect of the parents in previous care proceedings, for a breach of an injunction.

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AS v TH (No 2) (Jurisdiction to Make Final Orders) [2016] EWHC 2825 (Fam) (04 November 2016)

Child arrangements proceedings concerning two children brought to England from Scotland by their mother, including consideration of issue of jurisdiction.

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G (A Child), (Fact Finding) [2016] EWFC B84 (07 July 2016)

Fact-finding hearing in care proceedings, regarding cause of serious injuries to child.

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H v H (Maintenance Pending Suit) [2015] EWHC B30 (Fam) (03 December 2015)

Applications by wife for maintenance pending suit and legal services order.

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P v A (Summary Return) [2015] EWHC 3818 (Fam) (04 December 2015)

Application by father for summary return of child to Poland.

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S (Children), Re [2016] EWCA Civ 1090 (08 November 2016)

Appeal by mother against care and placement orders in respect of the middle of three children. Appeal dismissed.

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R v R [2016] EWHC 2815 (Fam) (28 September 2016)

Application by father to set aside order for return of children from India, and make another order in similar terms.

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Y (Children), Re [2016] EWCA Civ 1091 (08 November 2016)

Appeal by parents against care and placement orders made in respect of two children.

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London Borough of X v CD & Ors (Care Proceedings : Placement in Pakistan) [2016] EWFC 51 (8 June 2016)

Care proceedings concerning a one year old child of an Indian mother and Pakistani father.

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J (Fact Finding), Re [2016] EWFC B83 (14 September 2016)

Fact-finding hearing in care proceedings concerning a 13 year old girl.

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A (Fact Finding), Re [2016] EWFC B82 (24 May 2016)

Fact-finding hearing within care proceedings concerning two brothers, to establish the cause of injuries to one of them.

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H v H [2016] EWFC B81 (04 March 2016)

Combined hearing of divorce and ancillary relief, including whether an order should not be made in the terms of a prenuptial agreement.

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Goyal v Goyal [2016] EWFC 50 (04 November 2016)

Judgment in long-running ancillary relief proceedings, concerned with whether a pension sharing order can be made in respect of a foreign pension arrangement.

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D (Discharge of care order) [2016] EWFC B80 (23 September 2016)

Mother's application for discharge of care order in respect of her 9 year old daughter.

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M v F [2016] EWHC B12 (Fam) (25 July 2016)

Judgment dealing with costs of contested Children Act Sch 1 proceedings.

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Y (A Child) (Care proceedings: Fact finding), Re [2016] EWFC 30 (24 May 2016)

Care proceedings concerning a 2 year old boy whose mother is serving a six-year sentence following her convictions for intentionally encouraging acts of terrorism and being a member of a terrorist organisation.

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Re S (Children) [2016] EWCA Civ 1020 (21 July 2016)

Care proceedings. Appeal by mother against finding that she was a possible perpetrator of injury to the child.

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J (A Minor), Re (application for permission to Appeal) [2016] EWHC 2766 (Fam) (21 October 2016)

Application for permission to appeal against reporting restriction order made in care proceedings. Permission refused.

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Sandhu v Sandhu [2016] EWCA Civ 1050 (06 October 2016)

Appeal concerning the correct apportionment of beneficial interest in a family property.

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X (A Child) (No 3), Re [2016] EWHC 2755 (Fam) (02 November 2016)

Care proceedings, in which re-opening of fact-finding hearing was directed, in the light of new evidence. Decision to proceed, notwithstanding withdrawal of parents.

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Watt v ABC [2016] EWCOP 2532 (02 November 2016)

Judgment considering whether patient's damages for personal injury should be paid to and administered by patient's property and affairs deputy or should be held on trust.

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T (A Child), Re [2016] EWFC B79 (30 September 2016)

Care proceedings concerning a 6 year old child, in which local authority put forward plan to place child with maternal grandparents.

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B-C (A Child), Re [2016] EWCA Civ 970 (28 July 2016)

Application by local authority for permission to appeal against refusal to list interim care order application. Appeal allowed.

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W (A Child) [2016] EWCA Civ 1051 (01 November 2016)

Appeal by 16 year old against order refusing to permit her to be separately represented in relation to the local authority's application for a recovery order and in relation to her own application to discharge the care order imposed in relation to her.

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M (Children), Re [2016] EWCA Civ 1059 (01 November 2016)

Appeal by father against order granting permission to mother to relocate with the children to Moscow. Appeal dismissed.

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FQ v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and MM (CSM) (Child support : calculation of income) [2016] UKUT 446 (AAC) (11 October 2016)

Appeal by parent with care against calculation of non-resident parent's income.

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PS v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and LM (CSM) (Child support : other) [2016] UKUT 437 (AAC) (05 October 2016)

Appeal by parent with care against decision of First-tier Tribunal in relation to child support due since  application, made in 2001.

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Stockton On Tees Borough Council v F (the Father) [2016] EWHC 2689 (Fam) (27 May 2016)

Final hearing in care proceedings relating to four children, in which the care plan was for the father to engage with the Local Authority, in the hope that he would be able to resume caring for the children.

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A (A Child), Re [2016] EWHC 1397 (Fam) (17 May 2016)

Care proceedings concerning child of Czech parentage. Judgment concerning issue of jurisdiction.

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M v B [2016] EWHC 1657 (Fam) (10 June 2016)

Appeal by father against orders directing the registration and enforcement of a French residence order regarding the parties' two sons. Appeal dismissed.

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J v U [2016] EWHC 2481 (Fam) (29 September 2016)

Judgment declining jurisdiction in respect of two children habitually resident in Bosnia.

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Parkinson v Daley [2016] EWFC B78 (19 October 2016)

Application by wife for committal of husband for failure to comply with order to file Form E.

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A Local Authority v X [2016] EWCOP 44 (25 October 2016)

Judgment in proceedings concerning residence and care of 32 year old man who suffered profound injuries as a result of falling off of a roof.

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AB (Surrogacy Consent), Re [2016] EWHC 2643 (Fam) (25 October 2016)

Surrogacy. Judgment explaining why applications for parental orders could not be made, i.e. the refusal of the respondents to give their consent.

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Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council v M & Ors [2016] EWHC 2660 (Fam) (25 October 2016)

Judgment concerning applications for orders to protect a child from exploitation and for a reporting restriction order.

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Gloucestershire County Council v M & Ors [2016] EWFC B77 (02 October 2016)

Final hearing of proceedings concerning a three year old girl, to determine whether she should live with foster parents or her paternal aunt.

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Thum v Thum [2016] EWHC 2634 (Fam) (21 October 2016)

Application by husband to dismiss or stay the wife's petition due to delay in service, where the husband subsequently issued a petition in Germany. Application dismissed.

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J (A Minor), Re [2016] EWHC 2595 (Fam) (21 October 2016)

Application for reporting restriction order, in care proceedings concerning a 7 year old boy, who the mother was convinced perceived himself as a girl.

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J (A Minor), Re [2016] EWHC 2430 (Fam) (21 October 2016)

Final hearing of care proceedings concerning a 7 year old boy, who the mother was convinced perceived himself as a girl.

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London Borough of Redbridge v A, B and E (Failure to Comply with Directions) [2016] EWHC 2627 (Fam) (17 October 2016)

Application by local authority to adjourn final hearing of care proceedings, due to its own failure to comply with the court's directions.

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Thakkar v Thakkar [2016] EWHC 2488 (Fam) (08 June 2016)

Application by respondent husband to make decree nisi absolute, notwithstanding that wife's financial remedies application had not been determined. Application dismissed.

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R (Final), Re [2016] EWCA Civ 1016 (20 October 2016)

Appeal by father against dismissal of application for an order that the mother should return to the family home in Kent with the child, who she took to stay with her family in the North East. Appeal dismissed.

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M & L (Children), Re [2016] EWHC 2535 (Fam) (14 October 2016)

Proceedings concerning two children, one residing with the father in England and the other with the mother in Norway. Judgment concerning submission of a request to the court of Norway to assume jurisdiction under 1996 Hague Convention.

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Z & Ors (Children), Re [2016] EWFC B76 (15 July 2016)

Care proceedings, originally in respect of six children.

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N (Children: Welfare Decision), Re [2016] EWFC 44 (23 September 2016)

Care proceedings concerning two children whose parents are Hungarian citizens from the Roma community.

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JH v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and LH (CSM) (Child support : other) [2016] UKUT 440 (AAC) (06 October 2016)

Appeal by father against decision of FTT on which shared care band should apply. Appeal allowed.

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RA (Baby Relinquished for Adoption), Re [2016] EWFC 47 (14 October 2016)

Application for adoption of 14 month old child by his current carers. Cross application by maternal grandmother for a Child Arrangements Order and for leave to remove to Latvia.

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Central Bedfordshire Council v Markwick & Anor [2016] EWHC 2540 (Fam) (12 October 2016)

Application for committal of grandparents of children placed in care, for breach of a reporting restriction order.

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Roocroft v Ball [2016] EWCA Civ 1009 (14 October 2016)

Appeal against order dismissing application to set aside settlement on grounds of non-disclosure by deceased former civil partner. Appeal allowed.

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Re B-C (A Child) [2016] EWCA Civ 970 (28 July 2016)

Application for permission to appeal brought by a Local Authority following a determination to decline to list the Local Authority's application for an interim care order. Appeal allowed.

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M (Children) [2016] EWCA Civ 942 (9 August 2016)

Appeal against the decision of Russell J refusing the summary return of two children (JK aged five years eight months and DI aged four years ten months) to the United States of America. Appeal allowed.

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BK v NK (Suspension of Return Order) [2016] EWHC 2496 (Fam) (03 August 2016)

Application by father for summary return of child to Poland. Return order suspended to give mother time to make an application to Polish court for permission to remove the child from Poland.

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MA, Re (Judgement Hearing) [2016] EWFC 46 (05 October 2016)

Judgment in care and placement proceedings concerning a young child whose 8 siblings had previously been the subject of care proceedings.

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Al-Baker v Al-Baker [2016] EWHC 2510 (Fam) (12 October 2016)

Final hearing of wife's application under Part III MFPA 1984. Order made, despite the non-appearance of the husband.

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Jefferies v BMI Healthcare Ltd (Human Fertilisation And Embryology) [2016] EWHC 2493 (Fam) (12 October 2016)

The relief claimed was a declaration that it is lawful for embryos to be stored for a period of 10 years despite Form MT giving consent to the storage of the embryos for a period of 10 years but subsequently amended to substitute a storage period of only 2 years. The relief was granted.

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H (Child), Re [2016] EWCA Civ 988 (11 October 2016)

Appeals by mother and child against orders made relating to an application by the father for the child to be returned to Pakistan.

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AB v CD [2016] EWHC 2482 (Fam) (11 October 2016)

Judgment re: costs of H's successful application to set aside a consent order on the basis that W failed to make full and frank disclosure in relation to a company of which she was both a director and shareholder.

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M, Re [2016] EWCOP 42 (18 August 2016)

Application by local authority for committal for contempt for failure to comply with order to sign declaration of authority so that 80 year old man lacking capacity could be released to the local authority.

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Glamorgan v ABC (Welfare) [2016] EWHC 4239 (Fam) (10 December 2015)

Welfare hearing in care proceedings involving four children.

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Glamorgan v ABC (Fact Finding) [2016] EWHC 4238 (Fam) (21 October 2015)

Fact-finding hearing in care proceedings involving four children.

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Horton v Henry (Rev 1) [2016] EWCA Civ 989 (07 October 2016)

Appeal by trustee in bankruptcy against dismissal of application for income payments order in respect of income which might become payable to the respondent from his personal pension policies.
Appeal dismissed.

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MCR (A Child -finding of fact hearing), Re [2016] EWFC B74 (22 June 2016)

Fact-finding hearing in care proceedings, to establish cause of injuries to child.

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QS v RS & Anor [2016] EWHC 2470 (Fam) (10 October 2016)

Final hearing in proceedings concerning a girl believed to be 12 years old, regarding issues of recognition of Nepalese adoption and future arrangements for her.

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A (Children), Re [2016] EWFC B73 (14 July 2016)

Applications for care orders and placement orders in respect of four children.

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MOOG v. GERMANY - 23280/08 (Judgment (Merits and Just Satisfaction) : Court (Fifth Section)) [2016] ECHR 839 (06 October 2016)

Claim by father that his Art 8 rights had been breached by decisions on contact with his son, in particular a decision to suspend contact for 3 years.

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X, Y and Z (Disclosure to the Security Service) [2016] EWHC 2400 (Fam) (06 October 2016)

Care proceedings in which the father was allegedly involved in Islamic extremism and terrorist related activity. Judgment giving permission to local authority to disclose the mother's statement to the security services.

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WBC v A [2016] EWFC B70 (05 October 2016)

Care proceedings concerning 14 year old boy who was adopted in 2008, following earlier care proceedings.

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Y v W & Anor [2016] EWHC 2431 (Fam) (15 April 2016)

Fact-finding hearing in private law children proceedings, considering allegations that the father had abused the child.

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X, Y And Z (Children) (Retrospective Leave To Remove From the Jurisdiction) [2016] EWHC 2439 (Fam) (31 August 2016)

Application by mother for permission to retain children in Spain, where they have lived since about March 2013.

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Ames v Jones & Ors [2016] EW Misc B67 (CC) (19 August 2016)

Unsuccessful Inheritance Act claim by daughter of deceased.

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W, Re [2016] EWHC 2437 (Fam) (20 May 2016)

Judgment considering whether a 2 year old child should be placed with adopters or with paternal grandparents, under a special guardianship order.

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K (Child) [2016] EWCA Civ 931 (05 October 2016)

Appeal against an order permitting the mother of a 10 year old girl to take her to live permanently in the Republic of Ireland. Appeal dismissed.

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BHCC v KD [2016] EWCOP B2 (30 August 2016)

Judgment concerning accommodation and medication of an 80 year old woman lacking capacity.

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A Local Authority v X, Y & Z [2016] EWFC B72 (02 September 2016)

Final hearing of care proceedings concerning four children.

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B (Litigants In Person: Timely Service of Documents), Re [2016] EWHC 2365 (Fam) (30 September 2016)

Judgment dealing with issue of late service of documents upon non-English-speaking litigant in person.

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Alcott (No. 2) [2016] EWHC 2414 (Fam) (29 September 2016)

Further judgment in application by father for summary return of child to Australia, dealing with issue of reporting.

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Alcott (No. 1) [2016] EWHC 2413 (Fam) (27 September 2016)

Application by father for summary return of child to Australia.

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HN (Out of Hours Application) [2016] EWCOP 43 (23 September 2016)

Decision made at an out of hours hearing, when permission was granted for an urgent operation to be performed on a person lacking decision-making capacity.

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Wakefield Metropolitan District Council v CM & Ors [2016] EWHC 2026 (Fam) (02 August 2016)

Care and placement proceedings in respect of a seven month old child.

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Case V (Human Fertilisation And Embryology Act 2008) [2016] EWHC 2356 (Fam) (30 September 2016)

Application by partner of mother of child born as a result of IVF treatment for a declaration that she is the child's legal parent, following administrative failure by clinic providing treatment.

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FD (Inherent Jurisdiction: Power of Arrest) [2016] EWHC 2358 (Fam) (28 September 2016)

The issue before the court was whether a power of arrest may be attached to an injunction granted by the High Court under its inherent jurisdiction in the case of a vulnerable adult who has capacity.

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Welch v Welch [2016] EWFC B65 (15 September 2016)

Supplementary judgment in long-running ancillary relief proceedings, regarding enforcement of an order for sale.

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Welch v Welch [2016] EWFC B64 (12 September 2016)

Further judgment in long-running ancillary relief proceedings, regarding enforcement of an order for sale.

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Taylor v Taylor [2016] EWFC (11 March 2016)

Financial remedies hearing in high-money case, in which the husband was a professional darts player.

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A County Council v AB & Ors (Participation of P in Proceedings) [2016] EWCOP 41 (31 May 2016)

Case Management Hearing in proceedings concerning arrangements for a 25 year old man with lifelong physical and mental disabilities.

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Waudby v Aldhouse (Financial Remedies: Delay in Application) [2016] EWFC B63 (31 May 2016)

Appeal by husband against lump sum and periodical payments orders made in favour of wife in excess of 20 years after the parties separated. Appeal allowed and orders discharged.

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Al-Jeffery v Al-Jeffery (Vulnerable adult; British citizen : No 2) [2016] EWHC 2309 (Fam) (13 September 2016)

Further hearing relating to a vulnerable adult who claimed to be held against her will in Saudi Arabia. Direction for solicitor to meet her in Saudi Arabia, to ascertain her wishes.

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ZDRAVKOVIC v. SERBIA - 28181/11 (Judgment (Merits and Just Satisfaction) : Court (Third Section)) [2016] ECHR 770 (20 September 2016)

Complaint by mother that failure to enforce interim access and custody orders breached her Article 6 & 8 rights. Held, there had been no violation.

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Kent County Council v S & M (Fact Finding re multiple bruises & healing fractures) [2016] EWFC B62 (21 July 2016)

Fact-finding hearing in relation to injuries suffered by a two year old child.

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D-C (A Child) [2016] EWFC B61 (17 August 2016)

Application by 14 year old child to discharge care order made in respect of her.

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AB (A child) [2016] EWFC B60 (25 August 2016)

Care proceedings concerning child of minor parents.

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M v F (change of surname : terminating Parental Responsibility) [2016] EWFC B59 (13 September 2016)

Application by mother for specific issue order permitting a change of children's surname and order terminating father's parental responsibility for each child.

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Medway Council v W (3) (Further Fact Finding re Further Allegations) [2015] EWFC B234 (01 June 2015)

Further fact-finding hearing in care proceedings concerning four children and involving allegations of familial abuse.

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Medway Council v W (2) (Welfare Hearing) [2015] EWFC B233 (18 March 2015)

Welfare hearing in care proceedings concerning four children and involving allegations of familial abuse.

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Medway Council v W (Fact Finding: Familial Abuse allegations and Local Authority's Approach) [2014] EWFC B190 (1 October 2014)

Fact-finding hearing in care proceedings concerning four children and involving allegations of familial abuse.

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W (Minors), Re [2016] EWHC 2226 (Fam) (10 August 2016)

Application by father for child arrangements order and for order forbidding mother from removing child from the jurisdiction. Cross-application by mother for non-molestation order.

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Lancashire County Council v M & Ors [2016] EWFC 9 (04 February 2016)

Care proceedings concerning four children, in which there was a concern that the father of the youngest two children might take them to Syria.

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Case O (Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008) [2016] EWHC 2273 (Fam) (13 September 2016)

Application by partner of mother of child born as a result of IVF treatment for a declaration that she is the child's legal parent, following administrative failure by clinic providing treatment, in case where the partner had obtained an adoption order.

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An English Local Authority v X, Y and Z (English Care Proceedings : Scottish Child) [2015] EWFC 89 (22 November 2015)

Care proceedings issued in respect of a Scottish boy who had been in foster care in England.

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E (A Child : Medical Treatment) [2016] EWHC 2267 (Fam) (12 September 2016)

Judgement considering the issue of whether a child who is the subject of care proceedings should undergo a cranioplasty.

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Case L (Human Fertilisation And Embryology Act 2008) [2016] EWHC 2266 (Fam) (12 September 2016)

Application by mother of child born as a result of IVF treatment for a declaration that her former partner is not the child's legal parent, following administrative failure by clinic providing treatment.

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X (A Child) and Y (A Child) [2016] EWHC 2271 (Fam) (12 September 2016)

Two cases which raise cross-border issues as between England and Scotland in relation to the making of secure accommodation orders.

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M (Children), Re [2016] EWCA Civ 937 (09 September 2016)

Appeal concerning the extent of the court's jurisdiction, if any, to make orders in wardship and/or under the inherent jurisdiction for the accommodation of a young person who is 17 years of age.

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FCC v WF & Ors [2016] EWFC B58 (18 July 2016)

Application by mother for permission to revoke a Placement Order made in respect of two children.

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AB (fact finding), Re [2016] EWFC B57 (8 July 2016)

Care proceedings. Fact-finding hearing to determine the cause and, if relevant, the perpetrator or perpetrators of a serious head injury suffered by the child.

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Hart v Hart [2016] EWCA Civ 497 (24 May 2016)

Renewed application by husband for permission to appeal in ancillary relief proceedings. Permission refused.

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London Borough of Barking and Dagenham v C & Ors [2015] EWHC 4227 (Fam) (11 February 2015)

Third final hearing of care proceedings concerning a two year old child.

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K v K [2016] EWHC 2002 (Fam) (29 July 2016)

Appeal by father against order recognising order of Russian court, on the basis that the 1996 Hague Convention was not in force between England and Wales and the Russian Federation on the date that the Russian order was made.

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A Local Authority v H & W [2016] EWFC B56 (11 August 2016)

Final hearing of application for care and placement orders in respect of three children.

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C (Children) [2016] EWFC B55 (05 August 2016)

Final hearing of care proceedings concerning two children aged 9 and 8.

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Al-Jeffery v Al-Jeffery (Vulnerable adult; British citizen) [2016] EWHC 2151 (Fam) (03 August 2016)

Applications for forced marriage protection order and orders to protect a vulnerable adult who claimed to be held against her will in Saudi Arabia.

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B (A Minor : Habitual Residence) [2016] EWHC 2174 (Fam) (24 August 2016)

Application by mother for summary return of child to USA. Held that the child was habitually resident in the UK.

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Torbay council v M, F Re A B C [2015] EWFC B218 (17 November 2015)

Final hearing of application for care and placement orders in respect of three children.

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S Local Authority v T, UN & Ors [2016] EWFC 41 (21 July 2016)

Care proceedings in respect of eight children.

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L (Child), Re [2016] EWCA Civ 821 (25 August 2016)

Appeal by father against orders made in public law proceedings, on the ground that the court had no jurisdiction, there already being proceedings in France. Appeal allowed.

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The Friendly Trust's Bulk Application [2016] EWCOP 40 (29 July 2016)

'Bulk application' made by trust concerning subsisting orders appointing its office-holders as property and affairs deputies and a number of new deputyship applications, and also seeking order that the trust is permitted to charge fixed costs up to the amount allowed to solicitors.

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A (Child) [2016] EWCA Civ 820 (24 August 2016)

Appeal by mother against care order made in respect of a two year old child. Appeal allowed.

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M (Children : Residency/Contact : No 3) [2016] EWHC 1998 (Fam) (26 May 2016)

Final hearing of case concerning two children, in which the mother claimed that she was sent back to her family in Pakistan and deliberately abandoned and stranded there, including issue of costs.

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M (Children : Welfare Hearing : No 2) [2015] EWHC 4211 (Fam) (08 October 2015)

Welfare hearing in case concerning two children, in which the mother claimed that she was sent back to her family in Pakistan and deliberately abandoned and stranded there.

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M (Children : Fact Finding: No 1) [2015] EWHC 2257 (Fam) (18 June 2015)

Fact-finding hearing in case concerning two children, in which the mother claimed that she was sent back to her family in Pakistan and deliberately abandoned and stranded there.

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F (A Minor), Re [2016] EWHC 2149 (Fam) (18 August 2016)

Care proceedings. Judgment concerning issue of probity and reliability of a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, who had provided a report for the Court.

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W (A Child), Re [2016] EWCA Civ 804 (28 July 2016)

Appeal by child against the making of a secure accommodation order. Appeal dismissed.

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A (A Patient), Re (No 2) [2016] EWCOP 39 (18 August 2016)

Judgment dealing with numerous matters raised by nephew of patient, in relation to earlier judgment.

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A (A Patient), Re [2016] EWCOP 38 (10 August 2016)

Judgment considering various applications made by nephew of elderly lady lacking capacity.

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M, Re (No 2) [2016] EWHC 1658 (Fam) (19 May 2016)

Care proceedings. Rehearing of an application in relation to two boys after their adoptive placement broke down.

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D v D (Fertility Treatment: Paperwork Error) [2016] EWHC 2112 (Fam) (05 July 2016)

Another fertility case where an error in the paperwork, which was not spotted by the fertility clinic, has once again led to serious legal consequences for the parents.

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P (A Child : Special Guardianship) [2016] EWFC B54 (22 July 2016)

Care proceedings concerning a ten month old child. Special guardianship order made in favour of grandmother.

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Butler and Another v Butler and Another [2016] EWHC 1793 (Ch) (20 July 2016)

Rigorous analysis of power under section 188 of the Law of Property Act 1925.

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Mrs P v Rochdale Borough Council & Anor [2016] EWCOP B1 (18 July 2016)

Application to remove Deputy for Property and Affairs of woman lacking capacity.

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MB v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2016] UKSC 53 (10 August 2016)

Supreme Court judgment as to whether the Council Directive 97/7/EEC on the Progressive Implementation of the Principle of Equal Treatment for Men and Women in Matters of Social Security precludes the imposition in national law of a requirement that, in addition to satisfying the physical, social and psychological criteria for recognising a change of gender, a person who has changed gender must also be unmarried in order to qualify for a state retirement pension. The appellant, a transgender woman who has not applied for a full gender recognition certificate, has been denied a state retirement pension after her 60th birthday. Referral made to the European Court of Justice.

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Morris v Morris [2016] EWCA Civ 812 (10 August 2016)

Appeal by husband against, inter alia, committal order made on the wife's application by way of judgment summons for maintenance arrears and variation of maintenance order.

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A & Anor v C & Anor [2016] EWFC 42 (11 July 2016)

Application for parental orders in respect of three children born in 2002 and 2004, following surrogacy arrangements entered into in the United States.

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A, Re [2015] EWHC 1756 (Fam) (31 March 2015)

Application for a parental order in relation to a child born in South Africa following a surrogacy arrangement.

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R (C & Others) v London Borough of Southwark [2016] EWCA Civ 707 (12 July 2016)

Appeal against order dismissing the appellants' claims for judicial review and damages challenging the lawfulness of the accommodation and the level of financial support provided to a family by a local authority.

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BB (A Child), Re [2016] EWFC B53 (26 June 2016)

Care proceedings concerning an eleven year old child, including claim on behalf of child that LA had breached her Art 6 & 8 rights. Judgment concerning issue of costs.

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T (parent not attending final hearing), Re [2016] EWFC B52 (22 June 2016)

Care proceedings, in which the father failed to attend the final hearing, despite indicating he sought a child arrangements order providing for the child to live with him.

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VEIGA DA SILVA BRAGA v. PORTUGAL - 39507/13 (Judgment (Merits and Just Satisfaction) : Court (Fourth Section Committee)) [2016] ECHR 702 (26 July 2016)

Claim that delay in enforcing child support arrears amounted to a breach of Article 6. Held, there had been a breach.

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DB, Re [2016] EWCOP 30 (17 June 2016)

Proceedings concerning the welfare of two Scottish men with profound learning disabilities. Judgment dealing with issue of whether they had acquired habitual residence in England, where they have been receiving treatment.

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LC (A Child) (Habitual Residence), Re [2016] EWFC 31 (08 June 2016)

Care proceedings. Judgment giving reasons for transfer of proceedings to courts of the Republic of Ireland.

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LM v DR (Return to Non-Convention Country) [2016] EWHC 1943 (Fam) (27 July 2016)

Application by mother for return of child to the jurisdiction of Azerbaijan. Return ordered.

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West Sussex County Council v Alma [2016] EWHC 2009 (Fam) (28 July 2016)

Care and placement proceedings concerning a girl believed to have been the subject of child trafficking.

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C (A Child) [2016] EWCA Civ 798 (29 July 2016)

Appeal against decision to block publication of judgment of Eleanor King J in the Ellie Butler case. Appeal allowed.

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W (A Child) [2016] EWCA Civ 793 (29 July 2016)

Appeal by prospective adopters against dismissal of adoption application, in favour of special guardianship order to paternal grandparents. Appeal allowed.

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Goyal v Goyal [2016] EWCA Civ 792 (29 July 2016)

Appeal against an order transferring a pension annuity held in India to the ex-wife on the grounds that there was no jurisdiction. McFarlane concluded the judge had no jurisdiction to make that order, set it aside and remitted the case for consideration of a pension sharing application.

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Grant & Another v Baker [2016] EWHC 1782 (Ch) (18 July 2

Successful appeal by the trustees in bankruptcy of the first respondent against an order that the sale of a property owned by the first and second respondents be postponed until the respondents’ disabled adult child no longer resided at the property.

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MG v FG [2016] EWHC 1964 (Fam) (28 July 2016)

Mother's application under Sch 1 Children Act. Application by father for application to be struck out and by mother for legal costs funding order.

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A & B (Children : Restrictions on Parental Responsibility : Extremism & Radicalisation in Private Law) [2016] EWFC 40 (22 July 2016)

Application by mother for orders under the Children Act, in case in which it was alleged that the father had been "radicalised" and that he supported Islamic State.

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Ali v Ansar-Ali [2016] EWCA Civ 781 (26 July 2016)

Appeal by husband against a financial remedy order. Appeal allowed in part.

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Ely v Robson [2016] EWCA Civ 774 (26 July 2016)

Appeal against an order declaring the parties' beneficial interests in a property owned by the respondent. Appeal dismissed.

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A Child, Re [2016] EWFC B50 (22 July 2016)

Application for care and placement orders in respect of a child whose parents moved to Portugal.

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Lancashire County Council v AB (injured child) [2016] EWFC B49 (12 May 2016)

Final hearing of care proceedings concerning child who had suffered injuries. Child placed with members of the maternal family and special guardianship order made.

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London Borough of Hillingdon v DS & Ors [2016] EWHC 1858 (Fam) (13 June 2016)

Care proceedings concerning two children who arrived at a London airport from Pakistan, considering issue of jurisdiction.

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L (Habitual Residence: Domestic Abuse), Re [2016] EWHC 1844 (Fam) (22 July 2016)

Judgment considering issue of jurisdiction in care proceedings concerning child of Ukrainian mother and British father.

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R v D [2016] EWHC 1154 (Fam) (29 April 2016)

Application by father under Brussels IIa for return of child from Poland, following failed Hague convention application. Return ordered.

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BC v DE [2016] EWHC 1806 (Fam) (21 July 2016)

Application by mother for orders for financial provision from under Schedule 1 Children Act 1989. Interlocutory judgment concerning issue of costs.

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G.N. v. POLAND - 2171/14 (Judgment (Merits and Just Satisfaction) : Court (Fourth Section)) [2016] ECHR 667 (19 July 2016)

Application by father alleging breach of Art 8 rights by Polish court for failing to order return of child to Canada under Hague Convention.

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F & M (Children) (Thai Surrogacy) (Enduring family relationship), Re [2016] EWHC 1594 (Fam) (12 January 2016)

Application for parental orders concerning twins born in Thailand as a result of a commercial surrogacy agreement entered into by the Applicants and a gestational surrogate.

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Y (A Child) (Care proceedings: Fact finding), Re [2016] EWFC 30 (24 May 2016)

Care proceedings concerning two year old boy removed from his mother's care when she arrived back in the UK from Syria and was arrested by the Counter Terrorism Unit.

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Lewis v Warner [2016] EWHC 1787 (Ch) (18 July 2016)

An appeal under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 by the daughter of the deceased mother against an order that the deceased's house be transferred for a sum of £385,000 to the Defendant, who had lived with the deceased in the house for 20 years. The appeal was dismissed.

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H (Care Order : Designated Local Authority) [2016] EWFC 39 (10 June 2016)

Care proceedings in respect of four children. Judgment considering which should be designated local authority.

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Cambridgeshire County Council v D [2016] EWFC B48 (29 April 2016)

Care and placement proceedings concerning three children.

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D (A Child : Jurisdiction : Habitual Residence) [2016] EWHC 1689 (Fam) (07 July 2016)

Judgment concerning issue of jurisdiction, in proceedings relating to child whose mother had removed her to France.

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London Borough Tower Hamlets v B [2016] EWHC 1707 (Fam) (13 July 2016)

Judgment following application by local authority to remove children from household, in case where it was feared that child will seek to join ISIS.

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A (A Child), Re [2016] EWCA Civ 759 (13 July 2016)

Appeal against the making of a declaration that it was lawful to remove respiratory support from tetraplegic child. Appeal dismissed.

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Z v Z & Ors [2016] EWHC 1720 (Fam) (13 July 2016)

Final judgment in relation to application under Part III MFPA 1984, dealing with issue of quantum.

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Re N (Children) [2016] EWCA Civ 656 (19 April 2016)

Appeal by brother of girl subject to pending care proceedings against refusal of permission to apply for contact. Appeal allowed.

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Rodwell, Re [2016] EWHC 1731 (Fam) (10 June 2016)

Hague Convention proceedings concerning children removed from Portugal by mother. Order requiring mother's solicitor to attend court to give such evidence as they may have as to the whereabouts of the mother or the children.

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KRAPIVIN v. RUSSIA - 45142/14 (Judgment (Merits and Just Satisfaction) : Court (Third Section)) [2016] ECHR 644 (12 July 2016)

Application by father claiming that his Art 8 rights had been breached because the domestic courts had denied him the right to have contact with his son. Held, there had been no violation.

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AO (Care Proceedings), Re [2016] EWFC 36 (30 June 2016)

Judgment setting out reasons for dismissal of application for a care order in respect of a six month old child.

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Northamptonshire County Council v The Mother & Ors [2016] EWFC 37 (11 March 2016)

Application for care orders in respect of three children, of three different fathers.

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B/W, Re [2016] EWFC B47 (30 March 2016)

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

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IW v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and DW (CSM) (Child support : calculation of income) [2016] UKUT 312 (AAC) (05 May 2015)

Appeal against child support calculation under 2012 scheme, based upon NRP gross income figure provided by PWC, rather than older figure from HMRC. Appeal dismissed.

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X (A Child) (No 2), Re [2016] EWHC 1668 (Fam) (08 July 2016)

Care proceedings. Application for reporting restriction order to keep the identities of the adult parties confidential.

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D (A Child) [2015] EWFC B157 (25 August 2015)

Care proceedings concerning a 20 month old child, in which local authority seeks child arrangements order in favour of maternal grandparents.

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R, Re [2016] EWCOP 33 (23 June 2016)

Proceedings relating to 23 year old man with intellectual disabilities, epilepsy and autism, concerning issue of whether he was being deprived of his liberty.

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Juffali v Juffali [2016] EWHC 1684 (Fam) (30 June 2016)

Application for financial relief under Part III of the Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984 where the judge had to consider needs in a context of an extremely opulent lifestyle.

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MCJ v MAJ (Financial Provision: Treatment of Non-Matrimonial Property) [2016] EWHC 1672 (Fam) (6 July 2016)

Judgment in financial remedy proceedings where Roberts J had to factor in a pre-acquired property portfolio of the husband. The wife was award over 50% of the marital acquest as her needs required it.

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AG, Re [2016] EWCOP 37 (6 July 2016)

Proceedings concerning arrangements for a 92 year old woman lacking capacity.

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K (A Child) [2016] EWCA Civ 462 (14 April 2016)

Appeal by mother against dismissal of application for permission to oppose the adoption application. Appeal allowed.

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London Borough of Sutton v Gray & Ors v Guardian News and Media Ltd [2016] EWHC 1608 (Fam) (22 June 2016)

Application for the publication of the judgment of Eleanor King J in the Ellie Butler case.

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W (Care Order) [2016] EWFC B46 (01 July 2016)

Final hearing of care proceedings concerning a five month old child.

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B v C [2016] EWHC 1462 (Fam) (20 June 2016)

Supplemental judgment in case where mother given permission to relocate with child to Israel.

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B v C [2016] EWHC 1586 (Fam) (18 March 2016)

Application by father for child arrangements order and by mother for permission to relocate to Israel.

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D, Re [2016] EWCOP 35 (01 July 2016)

Appeal against an order allowing an applicant for an order authorising her to execute a statutory will to be released from the obligation to serve the papers on someone who is currently entitled to a half share of the estate on intestacy and will be disinherited if the proposed statutory will is executed.

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JB v D [2016] EWHC 1607 (Fam) (28 June 2016)

Proceedings brought by mother seeking return of child, who is believed to be in Algeria with her paternal family.

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K (Children), Re [2016] EWHC 1606 (Fam) (08 June 2016)

Public law proceedings concerning three children whose parents were feared to have become involved with terrorism.

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A B and C (UK surrogacy expences) [2016] EWFC 33 (10 June 2016)

Applications for parental orders in respect of three children, who were all born as the result of surrogacy agreements entered into by the applicants with three surrogate mothers.

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DM v KM [2016] EWHC 1282 (Fam) (20 May 2016)

Application by father for summary return of two children to the USA. Return refused.

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Z (surrogacy agreements : Child arrangment orders) [2016] EWFC 34 (30 June 2016)

Application for a child arrangements order in respect of a child born as a result of a surrogacy arrangement.

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M, R (on the application of) v Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority [2016] EWCA Civ 611 (30 June 2016)

Appeal by parents against refusal to set aside decision of HFEA to allow late daughter's eggs to be exported for the purpose of fertilisation and implanting in the mother. appeal allowed.

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M, Re [2016] EWHC 1572 (Fam) (30 June 2016)

Application by partner of mother of child born as a result of IVF treatment for a declaration that he is the child's legal parent, following administrative failure by clinic providing treatment.

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W (A Child), Re [2016] EWCA Civ 542 (03 June 2016)

Care proceedings involving possible non-accidental injury. Application by mother for permission to appeal against refusal to direct a report from an expert obstetrician. Application refused.

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A Local Authority v K & Anor [2016] EWFC 35 (01 March 2016)

Care proceedings concerning two children. Held that injuries to child were accidental, and therefore threshold not met.

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PKA v CJC [2016] EWHC 1567 (Fam) (22 June 2016)

Application by mother for order preventing American father from removing child from jurisdiction, after the father obtained a custody order in America.

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MALEC v. POLAND - 28623/12 (Judgment (Merits and Just Satisfaction) : Court (Fourth Section)) [2016] ECHR 588 (28 June 2016)

Application by father alleging that the Polish authorities had breached his Article 8 rights, by failing to take effective steps to enforce his right to have contact with his daughter.

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QS v RS (No 2) (Application to Terminate Appointment of Guardian) [2016] EWHC 1443 (Fam) (16 June 2016)

Application by mother for an order terminating the appointment of the children's guardian.

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C (Children) [2016] EWFC B45 (4 February 2016)

Fact-finding hearing in care proceedings concerning three children, to establish cause of injuries to one of the children.

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Elliott v Simmonds [2016] EWHC 962 (Ch) (29 April 2016)

Costs judgment following failed challenge to the validity of a will.

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A Local Authority v D & Ors [2016] EWHC 1438 (Fam) (10 June 2016)

Application to extend supervision order, in case where previous order expired.

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M v Press Association [2016] EWCOP 34 (23 June 2016)

Application to vary reporting restriction order, in case that concerned provision of life-sustaining treatment to a patient.

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A (A Child), Re [2016] EWCA Civ 572 (23 June 2016)

Appeals against collection order and order requiring return of child to Sweden. Appeal against collection order dismissed and appeal against return order allowed.

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M (A Child), Re [2016] EWHC B17 (Fam) (02 March 2016)

Care and placement proceedings commenced shortly after child's birth, due to extremely serious health issues of both child and his mother, who subsequently died.

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In the matter of D (A Child) [2016] UKSC 34 (22 June 2016)

Appeal by father against refusal to recognise Romanian custody order. Held that the Supreme Court did not have jurisdiction to entertain the appeal, which was therefore struck out.

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QQ, Re [2016] EWCOP 22 (07 March 2016)

Application by psychiatric hospital in relation to medical treatment of 26 year old woman who has a diagnosis of an emotionally unstable personality disorder and schizophrenia.

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Harb v HRH Prince Abdul Aziz Bin Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz [2016] EWCA Civ 556 (16 June 2016)

Financial remedies – Contract – Agreement to withdraw claim in return for a lump sum payment and property transfer – Agreement by the son of the husband – Whether the agreement was legally enforceable.

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University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v G [2016] EWCOP 28 (27 May 2016)

Application by Health Trust for the variation of a reporting restriction order in proceedings concerning a woman in a permanent vegetative state.

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E (Children -Fact Finding), Re [2015] EWFC B217 (28 April 2015)

Fact-finding hearing in care proceedings concerning two children.

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KB & RJ v RT [2016] EWHC 760 (Fam) (07 April 2016)

Surrogacy. Application for a parental order where the child was outside the jurisdiction.

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LM, Re [2015] EWCOP 91 (08 December 2015)

Application by property and affairs deputy to execute a statutory will.

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KC v RC & Anor [2015] EWFC B216 (24 November 2015)

Second judgment in ancillary relief case, dealing with further matters arising, including costs.

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KC v RC & Anor [2015] EWFC B215 (24 November 2015)

Final hearing of ancillary relief proceedings in which husband claimed to have nothing, following a failed investment.

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X, Y & Z, Re (Damages : Inordinate Delay in Issuing Proceedings) [2016] EWFC B44 (23 February 2016)

Application by mother for declarations and damages pursuant to the Human Rights Act following the two children being subject to a (purported) s.20 agreement to be accommodated by local authority when an interim care order was granted.

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X (A Child) [2016] EWFC B43 (11 March 2016)

Application by mother for leave to oppose an adoption order.

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P (a child), Re [2016] EWFC B42 (11 May 3016)

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

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A Child, Re [2016] EWFC B41 (09 May 2016)

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

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V v Associated Newspapers Ltd & Ors [2016] EWCOP 29 (14 June 2016)

Judgment concerning application for costs in respect of application for reporting restriction order.

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S, Re [2016] EWCOP 32 (16 May 2016)

Application for directions concerning the withdrawal of medical treatment from a woman in a permanent vegetative state.

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R v R [2016] EWHC 1339 (Fam) (29 April 2016)

Application by father for summary return of children to Canada. Return ordered.

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A, L and R (Children), Re [2016] EWFC B40 (3 May 2016)

Care proceedings concerning three children of Slovakian mother.

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X (A Child), Re [2016] EWHC 1342 (Fam) (10 June 2016)

Judgment concerning re-opening of fact-finding hearing in care proceedings, on the ground that there was fresh evidence now available.

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London Borough of Sutton v MH (No 2) [2016] EWHC 1371 (Fam) (10 June 2016)

Care proceedings in respect of a 16 year old child. Order granting local authority permission to withdraw its application, following the abduction of the child from the jurisdiction of England and Wales by his mother.

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F (Children), Re [2016] EWCA Civ 546 (09 June 2016)

Appeals from an order made in Hague Convention proceedings concerning the return of three children to Hungary.

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London Borough of Sutton v MH (No 1) [2016] EWHC 1375 (Fam) (22 March 2016)

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

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Wyatt v Vince [2016] EWHC 1368 (Fam) (10 June 2016)

Judgment setting out terms of settlement of wife's claim, issued 19 years after decree absolute.

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AS v TH (False Allegations of Abuse) [2016] EWHC 532 (Fam) (11 March 2016)

Wardship proceedings. Hearing to determine whether certain alleged incidents of serious abuse had taken place.

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Batailion & Anr v Shone & Anr 2016 EWHC 1174 QB (20 May 2016)

Claim by husband's creditors that transfers to the wife were made at an undervalue.

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De Renee v Galbraith- Marten 2016 EWCA Civ 537 (13 April 2016)

Application by wife for permission to appeal against an order dismissing her application for permission to apply for financial relief after an overseas divorce pursuant to Part III of the MFPA 1984. Permission refused.

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Cambridgeshire County Council v P [2016] EWFC B39 (11 May 2016)

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

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N, Re [2016] EWHC 1329 (Fam) (08 June 2016)

Application by partner of mother of child born as a result of IVF treatment for a declaration that he is the child's legal parent, following administrative failure by clinic providing treatment.

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J, Re [2016] EWHC 1330 (Fam) (08 June 2016)

Application by partner of mother of child born as a result of IVF treatment for a declaration that he is the child's legal parent, following administrative failure by clinic providing treatment.

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Buckinghamshire County Council v MA & Anor [2016] EWHC 1338 (Fam) (16 May 2016)

Proceedings brought by Buckinghamshire County Council to make three children wards of court and also pursuant to the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003.

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London Borough of Brent v C [2016] EWHC 1335 (Fam) (28 April 2016)

Applications by local authority for declarations as to medical treatment of child with terminal illness.

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J, Re [2016] EWFC B38 (26 April 2016)

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

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Cambridgeshire County Council v X and Y [2016] EWFC B37 (26 April 2016)

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

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Hart v Hart [2016] EWCA Civ 497 (24 May 2016)

Renewed application by husband for permission to appeal in ancillary relief proceedings. Permission refused.

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SM v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and BM (CSM) (Child support : variation/departure directions: just and equitable) [2016] UKUT 245 (AAC) (20 May 2016)

Appeal by NRP against variation on the ground of assets. Appeal allowed.

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Kent CC v D & Ors (5) (Re-hearing) [2015] EWFC 96 (19 October 2015)

Re-hearing to consider certain findings made in care proceedings concerning 6 children from 3 families.

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Kent CC v D & Ors (4) (Re W) [2015] EWFC 95 (22 July 2015)

Care proceedings concern 6 children from 3 families. Judgment to give reasons for the refusal of the application for a 17 year old child, to give oral evidence.

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Kent CC v D & Ors (3) (Application for Re-hearing) [2015] EWFC 94 (29 April 2015)

Application for re-hearing in care proceedings concerning 6 children from 3 families.

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Kent CC v D & Ors (2) (Fact Finding) [2015] EWFC 93 (05 January 2015)

Fact-finding hearing in care proceedings concerning 6 children from 3 families.

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Kent CC v D & Ors (1) (Re W) [2015] EWHFC 59 (11 November 2014)

Care proceedings concerning 6 children from 3 families.

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Randall v Randall [2016] EWCA Civ 494 (27 May 2016)

Appeal by H against order that he had no standing to contest validity of W's mother's will, which had the effect of leaving him with nothing from the estate. Appeal allowed.

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S (A Child) [2016] EWCA Civ 495 (27 May 2016)

Appeal by father against decision to make a child arrangements order in favour of the mother. Appeal dismissed.

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S (Child Abduction: Joinder of Sibling: Child's Objections) [2016] EWHC 1227 (Fam) (27 May 2016)

Application by father for return of child to France, in which the child's 17 year old sister sought to be joined as a party.

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H (Jurisdiction), Re [2016] EWHC 1252 (Fam) (26 May 2016)

Judgment requiring father to disclose whereabouts of a six year old child of dual Afghan/British nationality, who is not known to have been present in this country at any stage.

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Birmingham City Council v LC & Ors [2016] EWHC 1278 (Fam) (27 May 2016)

Care proceedings concerning four children. Child arrangements order made in respect of eldest child, in favour of father. Care and placement orders made in respect of other three children.

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LB Hounslow v M and F [2015] EWFC B214 (17 December 2015)

Fact-finding and threshold criteria hearing in care proceedings concerning two children, one of whom had sustained head injuries.

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Tattersall v Tattersall [2016] EWCA Civ 486 (25 May 2016)

Husband's application for permission to appeal in respect of 3 orders made in relation to the enforcement of a financial remedy order made in December 2012.

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V-Z (Children), Re [2016] EWCA Civ 475 (25 May 2016)

Appeal against care orders in respect of four children of Czech heritage, and placement orders in respect of the youngest two. Appeal allowed.

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Staffordshire County Council v SRK [2016] EWCOP 27 (24 May 2016)

Judgment concerning issue of whether care regime for a man lacking capacity is a deprivation of liberty that has to be authorised by the Court of Protection

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M v F (Covert Recording of Children) [2016] EWFC 29 (16 May 2016)

Judgment including judicial warning about covert recording of children involved in family proceedings.

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S, Re [2015] EWHC 4159 (Fam) (20 August 2015)

Judgment concerning reporting restriction order in case concerning the 'radicalisation' of minors.

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X (A Child: Profound Needs) [2016] EWFC B36 (22 April 2016)

Care and placement proceedings concerning a five year old boy with profound needs.

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Z (A Child) (No 2) [2016] EWHC 1191 (Fam) (20 May 2016)

Surrogacy. Father refused parental order on the basis that the court cannot make an order on the application of a single parent. Application for a declaration of incompatibility.

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Davies & Anor v Davies [2016] EWCA Civ 463 (19 May 2016)

Appeal by parents against amount of award to daughter in respect of successful proprietary estoppel claim.

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Trott v Trott & Anor [2016] EWFC B35 (29 April 2016)

Applications to commit the husband and his new wife to prison for breaching orders made within financial remedy proceedings.

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E (A Child) [2016] EWCA Civ 473 (19 May 2016)

Appeal against findings of abuse made against a father and his teenage son in the course of care proceedings. Appeal allowed.

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A & B (children), Re [2016] EWFC B34 (26 April 2016)

Final hearing in application for care orders in respect of a girl aged 11 years and a boy aged 10 years, with a plan that they should be placed in long term foster care.

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Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v BF [2016] EWCOP 26 (18 May 2016)

Application by NHS Trust for declaration as to capacity of a patient with paranoid schizophrenia to consent to or to refuse medical treatment for ovarian cancer, specifically a total abdominal hysterectomy.

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TJB v RJB [2016] EWHC 1171 (Fam) (06 May 2016)

Application by husband for declarations as to the meaning or effect of an order which was made by consent in March 2012.

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CP v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (CSM) (Child support : calculation of income) [2015] UKUT 391 (AAC) (09 July 2015)

Appeal by PWC in respect of calculation of NRP's income. Appeal allowed and case remitted for rehearing by FTT.

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OCC v F & P [2016] EWFC B33 (5 May 2016)

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

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Kent CC v M and K (Section 20: Declaration and Damages) [2016] EWFC 28 (13 May 2016)

Judgment dealing with final hearing of care proceedings concerning a 14 year old girl, and a claim on her behalf that the LA had breached her Art 6 & Art 8 rights.

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D (deprivation of liberty declaration), Re [2016] EWFC B31 (13 May 2016)

Final hearing of care proceedings concerning a ten year old boy, including application by local authority to deprive child of his liberty by accommodating him in a care home.

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RBC v I & G [2016] EWFC B32 (13 May 2016)

Applications for care and placement orders in respect of a one year old child.

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Cumbria County Council v M & Ors [2016] EWFC 27 (06 May 2016)

Further hearing in care proceedings concerning child whose father was found to be responsible for the death of her younger brother, following disclosure of fresh evidence.

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Cumbria County Council v M & Ors [2014] EWFC 18 (15 July 2014)

Care proceedings concerning child who was removed from her parents when they were arrested on suspicion of having murdered her younger brother.

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PH v AH [2016] EWHC 1131 (Fam) (09 May 2016)

Application by a father for the return of his daughter to Poland.

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Local Authority X v HI & Ors [2016] EWHC 1123 (Fam) (12 May 2016)

Application by a Guardian for an order restraining a local authority from disclosing to the parents of a child in care a piece of information which that child has shared with professionals.

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X (Foreign Surrogacy: Child's Name), Re [2016] EWHC 1068 (Fam) (21 January 2016)

Application for a parental order in respect of child born following surrogacy arrangement in Nepal.

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RM, Re [2016] EWCOP 25 (12 May 2016)

Application by Public Guardian for the partial revocation of a Lasting Power of Attorney for property and financial affairs, and the revocation of an LPA for health and welfare.

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O, Re (Withdrawl of Medical Treatment) [2016] EWCOP 24 (25 April 2016)

Application by NHS Trust for a declaration that their staff may lawfully withdraw treatment from a woman who had suffered profound brain damage.

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K (Care Order), Re [2016] EWFC B30 (04 May 2016)

 Final hearing in care proceedings concerning 16 year old child.

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RA (Baby Relinquished for Adoption: Case Management) [2016] EWFC 25 (06 May 2016)

Case management hearing in adoption proceedings in which the maternal grandmother in Latvia has expressed interest in caring for the baby.

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E (Female Genital Mutilation and Permission to Remove) [2016] EWHC 1052 (Fam) (22 April 2016)

Application by father for permission to remove children to Nigeria, following false application by mother for FGM order.

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Migliaccio v Migliaccio [2016] EWHC 1055 (Fam) (26 April 2016)

Wife's application for a judgment summons against the husband in respect of arrears of child periodical payments and an unpaid costs order.

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N (A Child: Low Level Falls), Re [2016] EWFC B29 (25 April 2016)

Care proceedings concerning two children, one of whom had suffered head injuries.

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JC (Discharge of Care Order : Legal Aid) , Re [2015] EWFC B39 (14 April 2015)

Application to discharge care order, in which the father did not have legal aid.

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T v R (Maintenance after remarriage: agreement) [2016] EWFC 26 (02 March 2016)

Application by wife to strike out husband's application to vary agreement to pay spousal maintenance following wife's remarriage. Strike out declined.

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Singha v Heer [2016] EWCA Civ 424 (16 February 2016)

Appeal by wife against order declaring that third party held a 50% interest in former matrimonial home. Appeal dismissed.

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FJ [a child], Re [2016] EWFC B28 (04 May 2016)

Applications for care and placement orders in respect of child born on 7th November 2015.

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Buchleither v Germany (Application No 20106/13) (28 April 2016)

Private law children – Contact – Suspension – Art 8, European Convention.

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HA (A Child) (Care Proceedings: Final Order) [2015] EWHC 4172 (Fam) (07 September 2015)

Final judgment in long-running care proceedings concerning a Lithuanian boy.

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LN (A Child) (Without Notice Application for Summary Return) [2016] EWHC 1033 (Fam) (29 April 2016)

Application by father for summary return of child from Angola.

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Leicester City Council v T [2016] EWFC 20 (28 January 2016)

Care proceedings in respect of three children whose mother was believed to be intending to take them to Isis-controlled territory.

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A (False allegations of abuse) [2016] EWFC B27 (28 April 2016)

Fact finding hearing in private law proceedings concerning six year old child.

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K v K (Financial Remedy Final Order prior to Decree Nisi) [2016] EWFC 23 (28 April 2016)

Applications by wife to enforce and by husband for permission to appeal financial remedies order.

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TM v AH [2016] EWHC 572 (Fam) (04 March 2016)

Application by wife to join trustees of two trusts to the litigation.

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SG v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and CL (CSM) (No. 2) (Child support : calculation of income) [2016] UKUT 171 (AAC) (06 April 2016)

Appeal by father against calculation of his child support liability by First-tier Tribunal. Appeal allowed.

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X, Y & Z (Children), Re [2016] EWFC B25 (30 March 2016)

Care proceedings concerning three children all aged under seven.

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A Local Authority v C (The Mother) & Ors [2016] EWFC B26 (22 March 2016)

Care proceedings concerning three children aged 3. 2 and 5 months.

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Cardiff County Council v BI & Ors [2016 EWHC 887 (Fam) (23 March 2015)

Application for a care order and for a placement order in relation to a child who was six months old.

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V v Associated Newspapers Ltd and Others [2016] EWCOP 21

Application for a reporting restrictions order extending beyond the period of the reporting restrictions order granted at the first hearing for directions in the case.

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Y v Najmudin [2015] EWHC 3924 (Fam) (15 December 2015)

Application by father for mother's committal to prison for breach of order prohibiting contact with child, save as provided in order or agreed by father.

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Z v Z & Ors [2016] EWHC 911 (Fam) (22 April 2016)

Application for financial relief after an overseas divorce brought by a former wife under Part III of the Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984.

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R (A Child) 2015 EWCA Civ 1581 (16 December 2015)

Appeal by mother against care and placement orders in respect of her 16 month old child. Appeal dismissed.

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B (A Child), Re [2016] EWFC B23 (05 April 2016)

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

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A Local Authority v X & Ors [2016] EWFC B24 (17 March 2016)

Care proceedings concerning a three month old child.

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I (A Child), Re [2016] EWHC 910 (Fam) (18 April 2016)

Care proceedings relating to 15 year old boy. Judgment concerning whether information he imparted to a social worker should be disclosed to the other parties by the local authority.

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B (Children), Re [2016] EWFC 2 (13 January 2016)

Fact-finding hearing in private and public law proceedings concerning two children.

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Montalto v Popat and Others [2016] EWHC 810 (Ch) (13 April 2016)

Proceedings concerning the ownership of property following the breakdown of a co-habiting relationship.

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W (A Child : Designation of Local Authority) [2016] EWCA Civ 366 (19 April 2016)

Appeal concerning issue of which local authority should be designated as responsible for a baby girl who is now 8 months of age.

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Spencer v Anderson (Paternity Testing: Jurisdiction) [2016] EWHC 851 (Fam) (15 April 2016)

Proceedings raising the issue of whether the Court can direct scientific testing of the DNA of a person who has died for the purpose of providing evidence of paternity.

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L And B (Children : Specific Issues : temporary Leave To Remove From the Jurisdiction; Circumcision) [2016] EWHC 849 (Fam) (05 April 2016)

Applications by father of two children in relation to the amount of time they should spend with each parent, whether he should be permitted to remove the children from the jurisdiction for the general purposes of foreign travel and whether it is in the children's best interests to allow them to be circumcised.

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