YW, Re [2016] EWCOP 18 (24 March 2016)

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

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Southwark, (The London Borough of) v KA (Capacity to Marry) (rev 1) [2016] EWCOP 20 (23 March 2016)

Application under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 concerning a 29 year old learning disabled man of a Bangladeshi background, seeking declarations as to his capacity.

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NHS Trusts v C (Medical Treatment and Reporting Restrictions Order) (1) [2016] EWCOP 17 (01 March 2016)

Applications by NHS Trusts for an order (i) to permit the applicants to undertake various steps and measures in respect of forthcoming labour of woman with bipolar affective disorder, and (ii) a reporting restrictions order.

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D (A Child) [2016] EWFC B16 (11 March 2016)

Application by mother for leave to oppose an adoption order in respect of her youngest child.

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V, Re [2016] EWHC 668 (Fam) (23 March 2016)

Application under s.27 MCA, involving issue of whether England or Scotland had jurisdiction.

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FM (A Child) [2016] EWCA Civ 189 (23 March 2016)

Appeal by a mother against a special guardianship order in respect of her son.

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FY v MY & Ors [2016] EWFC 16 (23 March 2016)

Private law proceedings concerning arrangements for three boys of dual British and Saudi Arabian nationality.

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SM & Ors (Welfare) [2016] EWFC 15 (22 March 2016)

Final hearing in care proceedings concerning seven children of a Muslim family of Pakistani origin.

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SB & Ors (Fact-Finding) [2015] EWFC 60 (07 July 2015)

Fact-finding hearing in care proceedings concerning a Muslim family of Pakistani origin.

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A v London Borough of Enfield [2016] EWHC 567 (Admin) (16 March 2016)

Public law children – Radicalisation – Child in need status – Whether the girl was homeless – Whether the local authority had a discretionary responsibility to treat the girl as a child in need.

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Sands v Singh & Ors [2016] EWHC 636 (Ch) (22 March 2016)

The husband's trustee in bankruptcy claimed that 2 charges against the FMH were a sham and that a Trust Deed and Consent Order should be set aside as constituting a transaction defrauding creditors under section 423 of the Insolvency Act 1986 or a transaction at an undervalue for the purposes of section 339 of the Insolvency Act 1986.

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K, Re [2015] EWHC 3921 (Fam) (13 November 2015)

Application for an adoption order in respect of a three year old Bulgarian girl placed with the applicants by the local authority.

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L (A Child) [2016] EWCA Civ 173 (22 March 2016)

Appeal from a committal order made on 18 January 2016, for breach of a collection order which had been made over eleven years previously. Appeal allowed.

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Besharova v Berezovsky [2016] EWCA Civ 161 (22 March 2016)

Appeal by wife relating to the construction of a term of a consent order.

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Al-Juffali v Estrada[2016] EWCA Civ 176 (22 March 2016)

Appeal against order dismissing application of H to strike out W's claim for financial relief pursuant to Part III MFPA 1984 on the basis that H was entitled to diplomatic immunity. Appeal dismissed.

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County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust v SS & Ors [2016] EWHC 535 (Fam) (11 March 2016)

Application by NHS Trust for declarations relating to continuance of medical treatment upon a profoundly neurologically disabled 7 year old child.

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BP v DP (Children: Habitual Residence) [2016] EWHC 633 (Fam) (21 March 2016)

Application by mother for return to Australia of two children, who had been living with their father in England since August 2014.

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Robertson v Robertson [2016] EWHC 613 (Fam) (08 March 2016)

Wife's claim for financial remedies, in which the central issue was how shares owned by the husband prior to the marriage should be treated, and to what extent the wife should share in their value.

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Madonna Louise Ciccone -v- Guy Stuart Ritchie (Hague Convention) [2016] EWHC 616 (Fam) (21 March 2016)

Final hearing of mother's application for the summary return of child to the United States, concerned primarily with her application for permission to withdraw application.

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Madonna Louise Ciccone -v- Guy Stuart Ritchie (Hague Convention) [2016] EWHC 608 (Fam) (3 February 2016)

First hearing of mother's application for the summary return of child to the United States.

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JB, Re [2016] EWFC B15 (07 March 2016)

Judgment following fact-finding hearing regarding cause of injuries to child.

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R (fact finding re-opened) [2016] EWFC B14 (18 March 2016)

Care proceedings. Re-opened fact-finding hearing regarding cause of injuries to child.

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London Borough Of Newham v BR & Ors [2016] EWFC B13 (12 January 2016)

Care proceedings concerning three children, arising out of their father’s criminal offending.

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S v J & Ors [2016] EWHC 586 (Fam) (14 March 2016)

Application by former cohabitee for declarations as to the ownership of four properties in which either or both parties had an interest during their former relationship.

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C v V [2016] EWHC 559 (Fam) (15 March 2016)

Hague wrongful retention case brought by a mother living in Spain against a father living in England.

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HAMMERTON v. THE UNITED KINGDOM - 6287/10 (Judgment (Merits and Just Satisfaction) : Court (First Section)) [2016] ECHR 272 (17 March 2016)

Claim by applicant alleging that his committal to prison for civil contempt, and the subsequent civil proceedings by which he sought to obtain redress, violated his rights under Articles 5 and 6 of the Convention.

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BD v FD (No 2) [2016] EWHC 594 (Fam) (17 March 2016)

Judgment determining wife's financial remedy application, in case where there was a substantial disparity between the parties' assessment of the wife's needs.

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DV (Adoption or Rehabilitation) [2016] EWFC B12 (04 March 2016)

Final hearing of application for care and placement orders in respect of child born in 2013, considering options of rehabilitation with mother or adoption.

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A Local Authority v P & Anor [2015] EWCOP B2 (16 November 2015)

Judgment considering alleged breaches of orders forbidding respondent from attending or entering the home of elderly disabled man.

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Work v Mandy Gray (Phase II: Computation and Distribution) [2016] EWHC 562 (Fam) (15 February 2016)

Second part of judgment in wife's financial remedies application, dealing with issues relating to the means of delivering full value to her in terms of her 50% share of the available net wealth so as to produce a fair outcome for both parties.

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J, Re [2016] EWFC 12 (25 February 2016)

Care proceedings concerning 3 children. Fact-finding judgment in relation to brain injuries suffered by one of the children.

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H (Children), Re [2015] EWFC B232 (20 November 2015)

Judgment in care proceedings concerning two boys aged 5 and 4, including criticism of the conduct of the case.

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A Local Authority v M & Ors [2014] EWCOP 33 (11 August 2014)

Judgment dealing with issue of costs of proceedings concerning a 24-year-old man who has been diagnosed with autism and a learning disability.

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M, Re [2015] EWCOP 69 (07 July 2015)

Final hearing in long-running proceedings concerning a 24-year-old man who has been diagnosed with autism and a learning disability, concerning the appointment of his deputy for welfare and property and affairs.

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C, D & E (Children), Re [2015] EWFC 92 (22 May 2015)

Care proceedings. Fact-finding hearing relating to historic allegations against father.

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London Borough of Newham v KA (Mother) & Ors [2016] EWFC B11 (04 March 2016)

Final hearing of care proceedings in respect of four children. Child arrangements order in respect of all children made in favour of their father, together with a supervision order to the local authority.

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A (A Child), Re [2014] EWFC B228 (02 January 2014)

Final hearing of care proceedings relating to 15 month old child of Bosnian/Nigerian Muslim heritage.

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FK v ML (Child's Objections) [2016] EWHC 517 (Fam) (11 March 2016)

Application by father for summary return of 13 year old child to Ireland. Return ordered, despite child's objections.

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Re VE (Deprivation of Liberty) [2016] EWCOP 16 (10 March 2016)

Case seeking welfare orders to authorise deprivation of liberty, where Rule 3A representative available.

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Re J and Others (Deprivation of Liberty) [2016] EWCOP 15 (10 March 2016)

Five cases seeking welfare orders to authorise deprivation of liberty.

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Y v Z [2015] EWHC 3987 (Fam) (10 September 2015)

Application by father for committal to prison of mother for alleged contempt of an order to return two children to England and Wales from India.

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In the matter of D (Children) (Child abduction: practice) [2016] EWHC 504 (Fam) (10 March 2016)

Application by father for return of children to USA. Father successfully challenged ex parte order in USA allowing mother to remove children from USA. Father given permission to withdraw Hague proceedings.

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B (A Child) [2016] EWFC B10 (29 January 2016)

Claim on behalf of child for damages from the local authority, in relation to three year delay in applying to revoke placement order.

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F and J (Children) [2015] EWFC B231 (11 December 2015)

Care proceedings. Fact-finding hearing regarding cause of injuries to child. Allegations against parents not proved.

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PD v SD & Anor [2015] EWHC 4103 (Fam) (26 August 2015)

Application by looked after 16 year old for declaration that his adoptive parents should not receive any information about his day-to-day life, nor about his assessment and possible treatment at the Tavistock Clinic or other medical facility.

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AA (A Child), Re [2015] EWHC 1178 (Fam) (24 April 2015)

Application by NHS Trust for a declaration that it would be lawful to carry out the implantation of an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator on a 7 year old child.

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QS v RS [2015] EWHC 4050 (Fam) (15 October 2015)

Judgment concerning jurisdiction of the English court in relation to child adopted by parents in Nepal.

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Bi v Mohammed [2016] EWHC 506 (Fam (09 February 2016)

Judgment in connection with application by mother stranded in Pakistan for child to reside with her.

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KJ v Poland (Application No. 30813/14) (1 March 2016)

Abduction – Hague Convention 1980 – Art 8, European Convention – Dismissal of Hague proceedings – Whether the respondent state had failed in its positive obligations and violated Art 8 of the European Convention.

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K (A Child), Re [2015] EWFC B211 (15 October 2015)

Application for a Care Order in respect of a fourteen month-old child.

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L, J, K and E (Children), Re [2016] EWFC B9 (05 February 2016)

Applications for Care Orders with regard to a sibling group of four children, and applications with regard to Placement Orders for the two youngest children in the group.

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FH, Re [2016] EWCOP 14 (01 March 2016)

Objection by the children of a woman suffering from Alzheimer's dementia to an application by her husband to be appointed as her deputy for property and affairs.

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Kanev-Lipinski v Aharon Lipinski & Ors [2016] EWHC 475 (QB) (01 March 2016)

Substantive return date for the court's consideration of freezing and asset preservation orders obtained by the wife in respect of companies where the husband was the sole director and shareholder. The hearing was adjourned while a valuation of the companies was completed.

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J (A Child : Removal from the jurisdiction) [2015] EWFC B230 (28 September 2015)

Application by father for leave to remove child permanently to Canada. Application granted.

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L (Case Management: Wasted Costs), Re [2016] EWFC B8 (04 March 2016)

Care proceedings. Judgment concerning wasted costs relating to adjournment of fact-finding hearing.

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SB v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and & Anor (Child support : calculation of income) [2016] UKUT 84 (AAC) (12 February 2016)

Appeal by NRP against child maintenance calculation under 2012 scheme, based upon out of date figure for his gross income provided by HMRC.

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WA v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions & Anor (Child support : tribunal practice) [2016] UKUT 86 (AAC) (14 January 2016)

Appeal raising the issue of how the FTT should exercise its case management powers to ensure that, in a child support case, a parent is not prevented from attending a hearing due to fear of intimidation.

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JL, Re [2016] EWHC 440 (Fam) (03 March 2016)

Judgment concerning two cases involving babies born to mothers from Eastern Europe but relinquished at birth for adoption.

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Nottingham City Council v LW & Ors [2016] EWHC 11 (Fam) (19 February 2016)

Application for interim care order in respect of 12 day old child.

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M and K, Re (temporary leave to remove to non-convention country) [2015] EWFC B229 (26 November 2015)

Application by Malaysian mother to discharge an order restraining her from leaving the jurisdiction with the children, to enable her to take them to Malaysia on holiday.

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S, Re [2016] EWFC B7 (26 January 2016)

Final hearing of care proceedings in respect of two disabled children of Indian nationality, whose parents are in India and indicated that they would only return to the UK to collect the children and return them to India.

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C (A Child), Re [2015] EWFC B210 (19 March 2015)

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

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