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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