P v Kent County Council [2015] EWCOP 89 (17 December 2015)

Application for an order discharging standard authorisation authorising a deprivation of liberty in the applicant's current accommodation.

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PB v RB & Anor [2016] EWHC COP 12 (26 February 2016)

Case concerning whether it is in the best interests of a 74 year old woman who has dementia to remain at a care home or to return to her home.

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W (Children) [2016] EWCA Civ 113 (25 February 2016)

Appeal against publicity order in Poppi Worthington case.

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A (A child) [2016] EWFC B6 (27 January 2016)

Care proceedings concerning five month old child whose four siblings had already been the subject of care proceedings.

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M, R (on the application of) v Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority [2016] EWCA Civ 102 (24 February 2016)

Application for permission to appeal order dismissing claim for judicial review of a decision of the HFEA refusing a special direction permitting the export of the claimants' daughter's gametes to a treatment centre in New York so that they could be fertilised and implanted into her mother.

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D v E [2016] EWFC 3 (18 January 2016)

Case considering whether child should live with his aunt in London or move to live with his father in Manchester or his mother in Mozambique.

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DB v DLJ [2016] EWHC 324 (Fam) (24 February 2016)

Husband's application that the wife do show cause why an arbitral award should not be made an order of the court. Application granted.

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AD & AM (Fact-Finding hearing) (Application for re-hearing) [2016] EWHC 326 (Fam) (24 February 2016)

Care proceedings. Judgment directing a re-consideration of findings of fact, following earlier finding that the mother had caused injuries sustained by child.

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AD & AM (Non-Accidental Injury: Welfare) [2014] EWHC 4899 (Fam) (25 March 2014)

Care proceedings concerning two children, following finding that mother perpetrated injuries sustained by younger child.

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AD & AM (Finding of Fact: Non-Accidental Injury) [2013] EWHC 4859 (Fam) (19 July 2013)

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

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G (A Child) [2015] EWFC B209 (17 December 2015)

Care proceedings concerning a 9 year old boy with complex needs.

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Clarke, Re [2016] EWCOP 11 (22 February 2016)

Application by son of 75 year old woman lacking capacity to vary an earlier order so as to allow the sale of her property.

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NR v AB & Ors [2016] EWHC 277 (Fam) (22 February 2016)

Application by a former wife for financial remedy orders, in case involving issues including relating to the husband's ownership of properties and whether there was a nuptial settlement.

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W v G [2015] EW Misc B47 (CC) (11 December 2015)

Father's application to change the residence or living with arrangements in relation to two children.

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SA (A Child) (Inherent Jurisdiction Local Authority) [2015] EWHC 3997 (Fam) (27 November 2015)

Application by a local authority for permission to apply under inherent jurisdiction for orders in respect of a nine year old girl, including for her return from Saint Kitts to this jurisdiction.

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CS (Termination of Pregnancy) [2016] EWCOP 10 (22 January 2016)

Application by Hospital Trust in respect of a young woman who is said to lack capacity and in respect of whom the Trust seeks an order that it would be in her best interests to undergo surgery terminating her current pregnancy.

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K (Children), Re [2016] EWCA Civ 99 (19 February 2016)

Appeal by father against child arrangements order providing for the children to live with the mother and for there to be only indirect contact with the father. Appeal allowed.

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Birmingham City Council v SK [2016] EWHC 310 (Fam) (19 February 2016)

Care proceedings in which the child was believed to be a victim of CSE. Application by local authority for permission to withdraw application for an injunction against the alleged perpetrator of the CSE.

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Mann v Mann [2016] EWHC 314 (Fam) (18 January 2016)

Application made by a former wife for a suspended order for the husband's committal to prison in respect of his alleged refusal to pay to her a lump sum.

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Rapp v Sarre (Formerly Rapp) [2016] EWCA Civ 93 (18 February 2016)

Appeal by husband against ancillary relief order giving the wife a greater share of the capital assets. Appeal dismissed.

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

Application by local authority for permission by to seek to invoke the inherent jurisdiction of the High Court to authorise child's placement at a children's home.

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Queen on the application of Rights for Women v The Lord Chancellor [2016] EWCA Civ 91 (18 February 2016)

Appeal in respect of refusal of application to quash regulation 33 of the Civil Legal Aid (Procedure) Regulations 2012, which specifies the types of supporting evidence of domestic violence which must be provided in support of an application for legal aid. Appeal allowed.

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W (Children) (Abduction: Striking Out) [2015] EWHC 4002 (Fam) (26 November 2015)

Application to strike out application by a father for the return to Spain of two children. Application refused.

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AB v CD [2016] EWHC 10 (Fam) (11 January 2016)

Application by a husband to set aside a consent order on the basis that the wife 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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DM and LK, Re [2016] EWHC 270 (Fam) (13 January 2016)

Application for a parental order in respect of a child born following a surrogacy agreement between the applicants and the surrogate mother and her husband.

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Kebbeh v Farmer & Ors [2015] EWHC 3827 (Ch) (23 December 2015)

Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants Act) 1975 application where the deceased's second wife was claiming that he was domiciled in the UK at the time of his death, but defendants to the claim argued that he was domiciled in Gambia and thus the wife had no claim under the 1975 Act.

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RS (A Child), Re [2015] EWHC 2880 (Fam) (29 July 2015)

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

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D (Children : Abduction) [2015] EWHC 3990 (Fam) (21 September 2015)

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

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N and P, Re [2016] EWFC 4 (22 January 2016)

Care and placement proceedings in respect of two children of parents from Slovakia, alleged to be the victims of people trafficking.

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A Local Health Board v Y (A Child) & Ors [2016] EWHC 206 (Fam) (08 February 2016)

Application by a Health Board for a declaration in respect of medical treatment to be given to a baby.

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P (A Child) [2015] EWCA Civ 1428 (24 November 2015)

Mother's appeal against a child arrangements order limiting her contact with 18 month old child to indirect contact only. Appeal dismissed.

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D (Children) [2016] EWCA Civ 89 (11 February 2016)

Application by father for permission to appeal against order for supervised contact and s.91(14) order. Permission refused.

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U (a judgement) [2015] EWFC B208 (18 November 2015)

Care proceedings in relation to an eight year old child.

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W (a judgement) [2015] EWFC B207 (24 September 2015)

Care proceedings in respect of four children. Care orders made in relation to three of the children and a supervision order in relation to the fourth.

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NTS and Others v Georgia (Application No. 71776/12) (2 February 2016)

Private law children – Residence – Children moved to live with maternal family after mother died and father in poor mental health – Court ordered transfer of residence to father after his health improved – Representation of the children – Whether a return to the father was in the best interests of the children with regard to Art 8, European Convention.

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S (Children) [2016] EWCA Civ 83 (09 February 2016)

Appeal by father in relation to findings of fact made against him in the course of care proceedings relating to his two children.

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Estrada v Walid Bin Ahmed Abdallah Al-Juffali [2016] EWHC 213 (Fam) (08 February 2016)

Part III MFPA proceedings in which the respondent, a Saudi national, claimed diplomatic immunity.

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Burns v Burns [2016] EWCA Civ 37 (28 January 2016)

The appeal from a decision finding that the deceased had testamentary capacity and that the will was valid, was dismissed.

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C (A Child), Re [2015] EWFC B206 (17 November 2015)

Care and placement proceedings in respect of an eight month old child.

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J, Y and others (Children;Care & Placement), Re [2015] EWFC B205 (04 December 2015)

Care proceedings in respect of five children, with a care plan of long term foster care for the older three children and a care plan of placement for adoption for the younger two.

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BG v BA [2015] EWHC 3947 (Fam) (18 December 2015)

Application for the court to construe a consent order, with the underlying issue as to which party has to bear certain French tax.

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Aburn v Aburn [2016] EWCA Civ 72 (04 February 2016)

Second appeal from financial provision orders relating to provision for automatic increase in level of periodical payments payable to the wife following the date upon which the youngest child ceased privately funded secondary education.

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GN v MA [2015] EWHC 3939 (Fam) (22 December 2015)

Application under Sch.1 of the Children Act 1989 by the mother for a substantial increase in periodical payments for the child.

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AZ (Child : Relocation to Poland), Re [2016] EWFC 8 (03 February 2016)

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

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In the matter of B (A child) [2016] UKSC 4 (3 February 2016)

Appeal by non-biological mother against decision that court did not have jurisdiction to deal with application seeking return of child from Pakistan. Appeal allowed.

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Gloucestershire County Council v M [2016] EWFC B4 (01 February 2016)

Public law proceedings concerning a six year old child. Special guardianship orders made in favour of foster carers.

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M (Children) [2016] EWCA Civ 61 (02 February 2016)

Appeal from a care order in respect of one of two boys of adoptive parents. Appeal allowed.

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AH, Re [2016] EWCOP 9 (02 February 2016)

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

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C (leave to relocate), Re [2015] EWFC B204 (29 May 2015)

Application by mother to relocate to Ireland. Application refused.

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C (A Child : Refusal To Make Interim Care Order) [2016] EWFC 6 (26 January 2016)

Judgment explaining refusal to make interim care order, where child to be cared for by maternal grandmother.

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B (A Child), Re [2015] EWCA Civ 1053 (04 September 2015)

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

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