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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