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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