Robert v Woodall [2016] EWHC 2987 (Ch) (25 November 2016)

Trustee in bankruptcy was seeking to renew his application for permission to appeal against an order striking out his claim for a lump sum or a property adjustment order under ss.23 & 24 MCA. Cross-appeal to set aside an order in so far as it gave the Trustee permission to appeal against the decision striking out his claim that the payments were transactions at an undervalue pursuant to s.339 of the Insolvency Act 1986.

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Goddard-Watts v Goddard-Watts [2016] EWHC 3000 (Fam) (23 November 2016)

Rehearing of wife's financial remedy application, the previous final order having been set aside by because of the husband's non-disclosure in respect of his interest in two trusts.

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X (Number 3 : Division of Religious Festivals) [2016] EWFC B91 (12 October 2016)

Further judgment dealing with arrangements for children who live with their mother in a Yiddish speaking home.

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X (Number 2 : Orthodox Schools) [2015] EWFC B237 (9 May 2015)

Further judgment dealing with arrangements for children who live with their mother in a Yiddish speaking home.

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X (Number 1 : Religious Differences : Schools) [2014] EWFC B230 (4 November 2014)

Judgment dealing with arrangements for children who live with their mother in a Yiddish speaking home, including which schools they should attend.

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X v X [2016] EWHC 1995 (Fam) (26 July 2016)

Financial remedies application by wife, raising issues as to the computation of the size of the wealth and the proper approach to the decision as between the "needs" approach and the "sharing" approach.

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Briggs v Briggs & Ors [2016] EWCOP 48 (24 November 2016)

Judgment dealing with preliminary issue of whether proceedings were properly brought under s. 21A of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

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X (No: 2. Declaration that X has capacity) [2016] EWCOP 50 (21 November 2016)

Further judgment in proceedings concerning 32 year old man who suffered profound injuries as a result of falling off of a roof, declaring that he has the capacity to make decisions regarding his residence and care.

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L (Children) [2016] EWCA Civ 1110 (20 September 2016)

Appeal against interim care order in respect of two children.

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H (Children) [2016] EWCA Civ 1131 (7 September 2016)

Appeal by mother against care orders made in respect of three children.

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P (A Child) [2016] EWCA Civ 1127 (28 July 2016)

Application for permission to appeal by mother against orders refusing her application for contact and under section 91(14) Children Act 1989.

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Z (A Child) (Egyptian fostering UK adoption) [2016] EWHC 2963 (Fam) (23 November 2016)

Application for an adoption order in respect of a six year old girl who was born in Egypt on or about 29th October 2010 to unknown parents and was found abandoned.

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FC (A Child: Care or Supervision Order), Re [2016] EWFC B90 (16 November 2016)

Appeal by local authority against decision to make a final care order, rather than a supervision order. Appeal dismissed.

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Hogg v Crutes LLP [2016] EW Misc B29 (CC) (01 November 2016)

Solicitors for the husband were found liable for not advising him that he need only transfer 58% of his pension to the wife, not 100%.

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Z (A Child), Re [2016] EWFC 56 (15 November 2016)

Care proceedings concerning a child of Polish parentage. Judgment staying proceedings, on the basis that the matter would be transferred to Poland.

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An NHS Foundation Trust v T [2016] EWHC 2980 (Fam) (18 November 2016)

Application by NHS Trust for permission to administer blood products to a child whose parents belong to the Jehovah's Witness faith.

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Akester v Fitzgerald [2016] EWHC 2961 (Fam) (21 November 2016)

Judgment dealing with application by litigant in person, seeking to stay execution of an order made in the course of financial remedy proceedings.

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A (A Child) (New born baby; designation of local authority) [2016] EWFC 53 (03 November 2016)

Care proceedings concerning new-born baby. Judgment dealing with designation of local authority.

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L (A Child) (Need for fact finding hearing) [2016] EWFC 52 (02 November 2016)

Judgment adjourning final hearing in care proceedings for a fact-finding concerning injuries to child.

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X (A Child) No. 2 (Private Surrogacy Arrangement; Contact With Birth Family) [2016] EWFC 55 (11 November 2016)

Further judgment in surrogacy case, dealing with issue of contact with the child by the birth family.

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H-C (Finding of Fact: Rehearing) [2016] EWFC 48 (28 October 2016)

Care proceedings. Re-hearing of fact-finding regarding cause of death of half-sibling of children.

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K, Re [2016] EWHC 2607 (Fam) (26 July 2016)

Application by father for direct contact with his son, who is 32 years of age and who the father alleged lacked capacity to be able to decide contact. Application dismissed.

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X (A Child) No. 1 (Private Surrogacy Arrangement; Summary Dismissal of Renewed Application To Reopen Living Arrangement) [2016] EWFC 54 (08 November 2016)

Surrogacy. Application by the birth mother that the decision as to with whom the child should live should be reconsidered. Application dismissed.

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JS (Disposal of Body), Re [2016] EWHC 2859 (Fam) (10 November 2016)

Judgment concerning issue of whether the body of a terminally ill 14 year old girl should be cryogenically frozen.

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AD & AM (Fact-Finding: Re-Hearing) [2016] EWHC 2912 (Fam) (16 November 2016)

Re-hearing of fact-finding in care proceedings concerning two children.

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RBW&M v T&T [2016] EWFC B88 (17 November 2016)

Final hearing following fact-finding in which it was found that the child had suffered an unexplained skull fracture whilst in the care of her mother.

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W (A Child), Re [2016] EWCA Civ 1140 (17 November 2016)

Appeal concerning issue of whether a witness in Family proceedings, who is the subject of adverse judicial findings and criticism, and who asserts that the process in the lower court was so unfair as to amount to a breach of his/her rights to a personal and private life under ECHR Art 8, can challenge the judge's findings on appeal.

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R (on the application of Cunningham) v Hertfordshire County Council & Another [2016] EWCA Civ 1108 (11 November 2016)

Appeal by grandmother in connection with alleged failure of local authority to provide her with support for the care of her grandson.

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T-B-N (Children), Re [2016] EWCA Civ 1098 (15 November 2016)

Appeal concerning findings of fact made in care proceedings. Appeal dismissed.

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Gloucestershire County Council v M & Ors [2016] EWFC B87 (9 November 2016)

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

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P v A Local Authority [2016] EWHC 2779 (Fam) (04 November 2016)

Human rights claim by 17 year old in local authority accommodation against the authority for disclosing personal information about him.

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Clarke, Re [2016] EWCOP 46 (11 October 2016)

Judgment dealing with issue of jurisdiction in respect of the welfare of a 76 year old woman currently believed to be residing in Spain.

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Refusal of Final Orders: Evidence of Change, Re S applied [2016] EWFC B86 (30 June 2016)

Judgment explaining reasons for not making final care and placement orders, and allowing the mother's proposal for an assessment by an Independent Social Worker.

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B (A Child), Re [2016] EWCA Civ 1088 (13 September 2016)

Application by father for permission to appeal various orders made in private law children proceedings, including an order allowing publication of judgment in relation to father's contact application.

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C v C [2015] EWFC B236 (13 April 2015)

Appeal by husband against financial remedies order. Appeal dismissed.

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A & B (Children), Re [2016] EWCA Civ 1101 (09 November 2016)

Appeal by parents against care orders in respect of their children, in particular against findings of fact made within the care proceedings.

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J (A Child), Re [2016] EWFC B85 (29 September 2016)

Application by local authority for a committal order in respect of the parents in previous care proceedings, for a breach of an injunction.

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AS v TH (No 2) (Jurisdiction to Make Final Orders) [2016] EWHC 2825 (Fam) (04 November 2016)

Child arrangements proceedings concerning two children brought to England from Scotland by their mother, including consideration of issue of jurisdiction.

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G (A Child), (Fact Finding) [2016] EWFC B84 (07 July 2016)

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

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H v H (Maintenance Pending Suit) [2015] EWHC B30 (Fam) (03 December 2015)

Applications by wife for maintenance pending suit and legal services order.

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P v A (Summary Return) [2015] EWHC 3818 (Fam) (04 December 2015)

Application by father for summary return of child to Poland.

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S (Children), Re [2016] EWCA Civ 1090 (08 November 2016)

Appeal by mother against care and placement orders in respect of the middle of three children. Appeal dismissed.

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R v R [2016] EWHC 2815 (Fam) (28 September 2016)

Application by father to set aside order for return of children from India, and make another order in similar terms.

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Y (Children), Re [2016] EWCA Civ 1091 (08 November 2016)

Appeal by parents against care and placement orders made in respect of two children.

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London Borough of X v CD & Ors (Care Proceedings : Placement in Pakistan) [2016] EWFC 51 (8 June 2016)

Care proceedings concerning a one year old child of an Indian mother and Pakistani father.

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J (Fact Finding), Re [2016] EWFC B83 (14 September 2016)

Fact-finding hearing in care proceedings concerning a 13 year old girl.

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A (Fact Finding), Re [2016] EWFC B82 (24 May 2016)

Fact-finding hearing within care proceedings concerning two brothers, to establish the cause of injuries to one of them.

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H v H [2016] EWFC B81 (04 March 2016)

Combined hearing of divorce and ancillary relief, including whether an order should not be made in the terms of a prenuptial agreement.

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Goyal v Goyal [2016] EWFC 50 (04 November 2016)

Judgment in long-running ancillary relief proceedings, concerned with whether a pension sharing order can be made in respect of a foreign pension arrangement.

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D (Discharge of care order) [2016] EWFC B80 (23 September 2016)

Mother's application for discharge of care order in respect of her 9 year old daughter.

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M v F [2016] EWHC B12 (Fam) (25 July 2016)

Judgment dealing with costs of contested Children Act Sch 1 proceedings.

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Y (A Child) (Care proceedings: Fact finding), Re [2016] EWFC 30 (24 May 2016)

Care proceedings concerning a 2 year old boy whose mother is serving a six-year sentence following her convictions for intentionally encouraging acts of terrorism and being a member of a terrorist organisation.

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Re S (Children) [2016] EWCA Civ 1020 (21 July 2016)

Care proceedings. Appeal by mother against finding that she was a possible perpetrator of injury to the child.

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J (A Minor), Re (application for permission to Appeal) [2016] EWHC 2766 (Fam) (21 October 2016)

Application for permission to appeal against reporting restriction order made in care proceedings. Permission refused.

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Sandhu v Sandhu [2016] EWCA Civ 1050 (06 October 2016)

Appeal concerning the correct apportionment of beneficial interest in a family property.

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X (A Child) (No 3), Re [2016] EWHC 2755 (Fam) (02 November 2016)

Care proceedings, in which re-opening of fact-finding hearing was directed, in the light of new evidence. Decision to proceed, notwithstanding withdrawal of parents.

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Watt v ABC [2016] EWCOP 2532 (02 November 2016)

Judgment considering whether patient's damages for personal injury should be paid to and administered by patient's property and affairs deputy or should be held on trust.

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T (A Child), Re [2016] EWFC B79 (30 September 2016)

Care proceedings concerning a 6 year old child, in which local authority put forward plan to place child with maternal grandparents.

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

Application by local authority for permission to appeal against refusal to list interim care order application. Appeal allowed.

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W (A Child) [2016] EWCA Civ 1051 (01 November 2016)

Appeal by 16 year old against order refusing to permit her to be separately represented in relation to the local authority's application for a recovery order and in relation to her own application to discharge the care order imposed in relation to her.

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M (Children), Re [2016] EWCA Civ 1059 (01 November 2016)

Appeal by father against order granting permission to mother to relocate with the children to Moscow. Appeal dismissed.

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FQ v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and MM (CSM) (Child support : calculation of income) [2016] UKUT 446 (AAC) (11 October 2016)

Appeal by parent with care against calculation of non-resident parent's income.

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PS v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and LM (CSM) (Child support : other) [2016] UKUT 437 (AAC) (05 October 2016)

Appeal by parent with care against decision of First-tier Tribunal in relation to child support due since  application, made in 2001.

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