Stockton On Tees Borough Council v F (the Father) [2016] EWHC 2689 (Fam) (27 May 2016)

Final hearing in care proceedings relating to four children, in which the care plan was for the father to engage with the Local Authority, in the hope that he would be able to resume caring for the children.

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A (A Child), Re [2016] EWHC 1397 (Fam) (17 May 2016)

Care proceedings concerning child of Czech parentage. Judgment concerning issue of jurisdiction.

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M v B [2016] EWHC 1657 (Fam) (10 June 2016)

Appeal by father against orders directing the registration and enforcement of a French residence order regarding the parties' two sons. Appeal dismissed.

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J v U [2016] EWHC 2481 (Fam) (29 September 2016)

Judgment declining jurisdiction in respect of two children habitually resident in Bosnia.

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Parkinson v Daley [2016] EWFC B78 (19 October 2016)

Application by wife for committal of husband for failure to comply with order to file Form E.

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A Local Authority v X [2016] EWCOP 44 (25 October 2016)

Judgment in proceedings concerning residence and care of 32 year old man who suffered profound injuries as a result of falling off of a roof.

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AB (Surrogacy Consent), Re [2016] EWHC 2643 (Fam) (25 October 2016)

Surrogacy. Judgment explaining why applications for parental orders could not be made, i.e. the refusal of the respondents to give their consent.

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Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council v M & Ors [2016] EWHC 2660 (Fam) (25 October 2016)

Judgment concerning applications for orders to protect a child from exploitation and for a reporting restriction order.

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Gloucestershire County Council v M & Ors [2016] EWFC B77 (02 October 2016)

Final hearing of proceedings concerning a three year old girl, to determine whether she should live with foster parents or her paternal aunt.

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Thum v Thum [2016] EWHC 2634 (Fam) (21 October 2016)

Application by husband to dismiss or stay the wife's petition due to delay in service, where the husband subsequently issued a petition in Germany. Application dismissed.

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J (A Minor), Re [2016] EWHC 2595 (Fam) (21 October 2016)

Application for reporting restriction order, in care proceedings concerning a 7 year old boy, who the mother was convinced perceived himself as a girl.

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J (A Minor), Re [2016] EWHC 2430 (Fam) (21 October 2016)

Final hearing of care proceedings concerning a 7 year old boy, who the mother was convinced perceived himself as a girl.

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London Borough of Redbridge v A, B and E (Failure to Comply with Directions) [2016] EWHC 2627 (Fam) (17 October 2016)

Application by local authority to adjourn final hearing of care proceedings, due to its own failure to comply with the court's directions.

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Thakkar v Thakkar [2016] EWHC 2488 (Fam) (08 June 2016)

Application by respondent husband to make decree nisi absolute, notwithstanding that wife's financial remedies application had not been determined. Application dismissed.

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R (Final), Re [2016] EWCA Civ 1016 (20 October 2016)

Appeal by father against dismissal of application for an order that the mother should return to the family home in Kent with the child, who she took to stay with her family in the North East. Appeal dismissed.

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M & L (Children), Re [2016] EWHC 2535 (Fam) (14 October 2016)

Proceedings concerning two children, one residing with the father in England and the other with the mother in Norway. Judgment concerning submission of a request to the court of Norway to assume jurisdiction under 1996 Hague Convention.

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Z & Ors (Children), Re [2016] EWFC B76 (15 July 2016)

Care proceedings, originally in respect of six children.

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N (Children: Welfare Decision), Re [2016] EWFC 44 (23 September 2016)

Care proceedings concerning two children whose parents are Hungarian citizens from the Roma community.

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JH v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and LH (CSM) (Child support : other) [2016] UKUT 440 (AAC) (06 October 2016)

Appeal by father against decision of FTT on which shared care band should apply. Appeal allowed.

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RA (Baby Relinquished for Adoption), Re [2016] EWFC 47 (14 October 2016)

Application for adoption of 14 month old child by his current carers. Cross application by maternal grandmother for a Child Arrangements Order and for leave to remove to Latvia.

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Central Bedfordshire Council v Markwick & Anor [2016] EWHC 2540 (Fam) (12 October 2016)

Application for committal of grandparents of children placed in care, for breach of a reporting restriction order.

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Roocroft v Ball [2016] EWCA Civ 1009 (14 October 2016)

Appeal against order dismissing application to set aside settlement on grounds of non-disclosure by deceased former civil partner. Appeal allowed.

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Re B-C (A Child) [2016] EWCA Civ 970 (28 July 2016)

Application for permission to appeal brought by a Local Authority following a determination to decline to list the Local Authority's application for an interim care order. Appeal allowed.

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M (Children) [2016] EWCA Civ 942 (9 August 2016)

Appeal against the decision of Russell J refusing the summary return of two children (JK aged five years eight months and DI aged four years ten months) to the United States of America. Appeal allowed.

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BK v NK (Suspension of Return Order) [2016] EWHC 2496 (Fam) (03 August 2016)

Application by father for summary return of child to Poland. Return order suspended to give mother time to make an application to Polish court for permission to remove the child from Poland.

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MA, Re (Judgement Hearing) [2016] EWFC 46 (05 October 2016)

Judgment in care and placement proceedings concerning a young child whose 8 siblings had previously been the subject of care proceedings.

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Al-Baker v Al-Baker [2016] EWHC 2510 (Fam) (12 October 2016)

Final hearing of wife's application under Part III MFPA 1984. Order made, despite the non-appearance of the husband.

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Jefferies v BMI Healthcare Ltd (Human Fertilisation And Embryology) [2016] EWHC 2493 (Fam) (12 October 2016)

The relief claimed was a declaration that it is lawful for embryos to be stored for a period of 10 years despite Form MT giving consent to the storage of the embryos for a period of 10 years but subsequently amended to substitute a storage period of only 2 years. The relief was granted.

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H (Child), Re [2016] EWCA Civ 988 (11 October 2016)

Appeals by mother and child against orders made relating to an application by the father for the child to be returned to Pakistan.

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AB v CD [2016] EWHC 2482 (Fam) (11 October 2016)

Judgment re: costs of H's successful application to set aside a consent order on the basis that W 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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M, Re [2016] EWCOP 42 (18 August 2016)

Application by local authority for committal for contempt for failure to comply with order to sign declaration of authority so that 80 year old man lacking capacity could be released to the local authority.

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Glamorgan v ABC (Welfare) [2016] EWHC 4239 (Fam) (10 December 2015)

Welfare hearing in care proceedings involving four children.

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Glamorgan v ABC (Fact Finding) [2016] EWHC 4238 (Fam) (21 October 2015)

Fact-finding hearing in care proceedings involving four children.

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Horton v Henry (Rev 1) [2016] EWCA Civ 989 (07 October 2016)

Appeal by trustee in bankruptcy against dismissal of application for income payments order in respect of income which might become payable to the respondent from his personal pension policies.
Appeal dismissed.

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MCR (A Child -finding of fact hearing), Re [2016] EWFC B74 (22 June 2016)

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

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QS v RS & Anor [2016] EWHC 2470 (Fam) (10 October 2016)

Final hearing in proceedings concerning a girl believed to be 12 years old, regarding issues of recognition of Nepalese adoption and future arrangements for her.

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A (Children), Re [2016] EWFC B73 (14 July 2016)

Applications for care orders and placement orders in respect of four children.

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MOOG v. GERMANY - 23280/08 (Judgment (Merits and Just Satisfaction) : Court (Fifth Section)) [2016] ECHR 839 (06 October 2016)

Claim by father that his Art 8 rights had been breached by decisions on contact with his son, in particular a decision to suspend contact for 3 years.

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X, Y and Z (Disclosure to the Security Service) [2016] EWHC 2400 (Fam) (06 October 2016)

Care proceedings in which the father was allegedly involved in Islamic extremism and terrorist related activity. Judgment giving permission to local authority to disclose the mother's statement to the security services.

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WBC v A [2016] EWFC B70 (05 October 2016)

Care proceedings concerning 14 year old boy who was adopted in 2008, following earlier care proceedings.

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Y v W & Anor [2016] EWHC 2431 (Fam) (15 April 2016)

Fact-finding hearing in private law children proceedings, considering allegations that the father had abused the child.

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X, Y And Z (Children) (Retrospective Leave To Remove From the Jurisdiction) [2016] EWHC 2439 (Fam) (31 August 2016)

Application by mother for permission to retain children in Spain, where they have lived since about March 2013.

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Ames v Jones & Ors [2016] EW Misc B67 (CC) (19 August 2016)

Unsuccessful Inheritance Act claim by daughter of deceased.

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W, Re [2016] EWHC 2437 (Fam) (20 May 2016)

Judgment considering whether a 2 year old child should be placed with adopters or with paternal grandparents, under a special guardianship order.

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K (Child) [2016] EWCA Civ 931 (05 October 2016)

Appeal against an order permitting the mother of a 10 year old girl to take her to live permanently in the Republic of Ireland. Appeal dismissed.

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BHCC v KD [2016] EWCOP B2 (30 August 2016)

Judgment concerning accommodation and medication of an 80 year old woman lacking capacity.

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A Local Authority v X, Y & Z [2016] EWFC B72 (02 September 2016)

Final hearing of care proceedings concerning four children.

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B (Litigants In Person: Timely Service of Documents), Re [2016] EWHC 2365 (Fam) (30 September 2016)

Judgment dealing with issue of late service of documents upon non-English-speaking litigant in person.

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Alcott (No. 2) [2016] EWHC 2414 (Fam) (29 September 2016)

Further judgment in application by father for summary return of child to Australia, dealing with issue of reporting.

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Alcott (No. 1) [2016] EWHC 2413 (Fam) (27 September 2016)

Application by father for summary return of child to Australia.

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HN (Out of Hours Application) [2016] EWCOP 43 (23 September 2016)

Decision made at an out of hours hearing, when permission was granted for an urgent operation to be performed on a person lacking decision-making capacity.

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Wakefield Metropolitan District Council v CM & Ors [2016] EWHC 2026 (Fam) (02 August 2016)

Care and placement proceedings in respect of a seven month old child.

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