DO & BO (Temprorary Relocation to China), Re [2017] EWHC 858 (Fam) (12 April 2017)

Application by mother for permission to take children to China for a holiday. Permission refused.

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B (Children) [2017] EWCA Civ 1635 (23 August 2017)

Care proceedings. Appeal by local authority against the making of an interim child arrangement order for one child, placing her in the care of her paternal grandmother, under an interim supervision order. Appeal allowed.

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The County Council of the City and County of Cardiff -v- Matthew Scully-Hicks and Others [2016] EWFC (16 December 2016)

Fact-finding hearing in care proceedings, relating to the death of the child's sibling.

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W (Children), Re SW (No 2) [2017] EWFC 74 (20 November 2017)

Claim for damages by social worker relating to criticism of them by judge in the course of care proceedings. Application for permission to disclose documents relating to the proceedings.

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X (A child : care order) [2017] EWFC B84 (13 October 2017)

Care proceedings in respect of a 'toddler'. Care order made and child placed with an extended family member and her husband.

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X (A child : care order) [2017] EWFC B83 (13 October 2017)

Care and placement proceedings in relation to a five month old child.

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S -v- S (Application to Prevent Solicitor Acting) [2017] EWHC 2660 (Fam) (24 October 2017)

Application by husband for an order that the wife's solicitor be debarred from acting for her in divorce proceedings, on the basis of a conflict of interest.

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Radseresht v Radseresht-Spain [2017] EWHC 2932 (Fam) (13 October 2017)

Application by husband for, inter alia, declaration recognising divorce granted in Dubai.

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H (A Child : Surrogacy Breakdown) [2017] EWCA Civ 1798 (17 November 2017)

Appeal by surrogate mother and her husband against orders made following the breakdown of an intended surrogacy arrangement. Appeal dismissed.

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R (A Child : whether to revoke Placement Order) [2017] EWHC 2924 (Fam) (09 November 2017)

Application by mother for permission to revoke placement order.

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K (A Child : Care Order) [2017] EWFC 71 (26 July 2017)

Care proceedings concerning two children who were believed to have entered this country illegally.

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D, E, F and G (Children : Art 15 - transfer of the proceedings ) [2017] EWFC B82 (OJ) (19 September 2017)

Care proceedings in relation to 4 children whose parents are Romanian nationals of Roma heritage.  Application for a transfer of the proceedings to Romania.

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Bournemouth Borough Council v A Mother & Ors [2017] EWFC 18 (28 February 2017)

Care proceedings concerning 3 children of a Polish family. Fact-finding hearing into, inter alia, cause of death of sibling.

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G (A Child : Fact-Finding Hearing) [2017] EWHC 2591 (Fam) (10 October 2017)

Fact-finding hearing in care proceedings concerning a 12 year old child.

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Re X (A Child) (Female Genital Mutilation Protection Order) (Restrictions on Travel) [2017] EWHC 2898 (Fam) (15 November 2017)

Case involving concerns over about the possibility of a 14 month old child suffering female genital mutilation should she be taken to Egypt.

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His Royal Highness the Duke of Windsor (Deceased), Re [2017] EWHC 2887 (Fam) (15 November 2017)

Application by Librarian and Assistant Keeper of the Queen's Archives for a copy of the will of the Duke of Windsor.

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University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust v JT [2017] EWCOP 25 (12 October 2017)

Application by NHS relating to treatment of breast cancer for a woman lacking capacity.

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The London Borough of Merton v SB & Ors [2017] EWFC B81 (20 April 2017)

Application by mother within care proceedings to make a request of the court in Slovakia to assume jurisdiction for the proceedings.

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GM v KZ [2017] EWFC 73 (14 November 2017)

Proceedings following the removal by the mother of the children to Poland, including consideration of issue of jurisdiction.

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Stockton Borough Council v M & Ors [2017] EWFC B80 (28 July 2017)

Final hearing of care proceedings relating to three children.

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A Local Authority v M & Ors [2017] EWHC 2851 (Fam) (13 November 2017)

Final welfare decision concerning four children, three of whom are, or have been, severely radicalised.

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Shand, (A Child), Re London Borough of Barking & Dagenham v Richards [2017] EWHC 2863 (Fam) (08 November 2017)

Application by local authority for committal of child's grandmother for alleged breach of collection order. Application dismissed for procedural irregularities.

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T (A Child: Adoption or Special Guardianship), Re [2017] EWCA Civ 1797 (10 November 2017)

Appeal by guardian against making of placement order rather than special guardianship order. Appeal dismissed.

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M (A Child), Re [2017] EWFC B79 (02 August 2017)

Care proceedings in relation to a child born in May 2016. Fact-finding hearing concerning cause of two episodes in which she stopped breathing.

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H (A Child), Re [2017] EWFC B78 (27 January 2017)

Care proceedings in relation to a six month old child.

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J v J [2017] EWFC B77 (02 February 2017)

Final hearing of wife's financial remedies claim.

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NAA (a child: findings on death of parents: convenient forum) [2017] EWFC B76 (07 November 2017)

Judgment in care proceedings in which the child's parents were both dead, including consideration of issue of jurisdiction.

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Richardson-Ruhan v Ruhan [2017] EWHC 2739 (Fam) (09 November 2017)

Judgment in complex financial remedy proceedings, dealing with findings of fact, i.e. computation, rather than distribution.

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Hayes v Hayes [2017] EWHC 2806 (Ch) (18 October 2017)

Appeal by ex-wife against dismissal of application to set aside statutory demand in respect of various debts pursuant to a number of court orders in proceedings between her and her former husband. Appeal dismissed.

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Grasso v Naik (twenty-one irregular divorces) [2017] EWHC 2789 (Fam) (08 November 2017)

Applications by the Queen's Proctor to dismiss 21 divorce and also, in several of the cases, to set aside decrees obtained, in consequence of a conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

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ABC (A child), Re [2017] EWFC B75 (30 October 2017)

Special guardianship order made in favour of grandmother, who was dissatisfied with the way she had been treated by LA, and wished to make her story known. Judgment dealing with issue of whether LA should be named.

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MA v RA [2017] EWHC 2744 (Fam) (27 October 2017)

Application by father for return of child to America, where mother may have defence, but second child resides with father and mother will have to return to America to resolve position.

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C (long-term foster care or adoption), Re [2017] EWFC B74 (13 October 2017)

Local authority's application for a placement order in respect of a six year old child.

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N v J (Power to Set Aside Return Order) [2017] EWHC 2752 (Fam) (03 November 2017)

Application by mother to set aside order requiring her to return children from the USA.

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ES v OS [2017] EWHC 2735 (Fam) (31 October 2017)

Application by father for return of children to Lithuania. Application adjourned for father to attend, he having on a previous occasion failed to keep a promise not to take the children from the mother upon her return.

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S (Child As Parent: Adoption : Consent) [2017] EWHC 2729 (Fam) (02 November 2017)

Adoption of child of 14 year old mother, raising issue of whether the mother was competent to consent to the adoption.

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Akyuz v Akyuz & Anor [2017] EWHC 2726 (Fam) (25 October 2017)

Application by woman of Turkish heritage for a declaration of parentage, essentially to establish whether a man who died in Turkey in 2016 was her genetic or biological father.

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D (A Child) [2017] EWCA Civ 1695 (31 October 2017)

Appeal in proceedings concerning issue of deprivation of liberty of 16 year old placed in a residential unit.

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M, Re Mental Capacity Act 2005 [2017] EWCOP 24 (31 May 2017)

Judgment in proceedings concerning the welfare of an incapacitated person, dealing with various claims made by his parents.

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M (Children) (Suspected Trafficking: Competent Authority), Re [2017] EWFC 56 (02 March 2017)

Care proceedings in respect of two children suspected of being trafficked.

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J (A Minor : Revocation of Adoption Order) [2017] EWHC 2704 (Fam) (30 October 2017)

Judgment revoking adoption order, in case in which there was "a complete absence of due process and a wholesale abandonment of correct procedure and guidance".

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LG (Re-opening of Fact-finding), Re [2017] EWHC 2626 (Fam) (03 October 2017)

Appeal by mother in private law proceedings against refusal of application for the reopening of findings made by magistrates earlier in the proceedings. Appeal allowed.

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Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust v Mrs P & Anor [2017] EWCOP 23 (30 October 2017)

Application to declare the best interests of a 72 year old woman who, following a fall in December 2016, now lacks the mental capacity to communicate her own wishes and feelings in respect of life sustaining medical treatment.

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Hannah (relinquished child and declaratory relief) [2017] EWFC B73 (06 February 2017)

Application by local authority for declaratory relief in relation to child relinquished by mother for adoption, where mother had not identified the child's father.

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Nottingham City Council v JT [2017] EWCOP 21 (12 October 2017)

Application by NHS Trust in relation to surgery to treat breast cancer on a 66 year old woman with paranoid schizophrenia.

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PL v Sutton Clinical Commissioning Group & Anor [2017] EWCOP 22 (11 September 2017)

Application by son of 79 year old incapacitated woman for declaration that it is not in her best interests that CANH should be continued.

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GP (A Child) [2017] EWCA Civ 1677 (30 October 2017)

Appeal by mother against order that child should be returned to Italy, following her wrongful abduction. Appeal allowed.

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Wilmot v Maughan [2017] EWCA Civ 1668 (27 October 2017)

Appeal by husband against dismissal of his deemed application to set aside all orders made in financial remedy proceedings since 2010 on the basis that service of orders and documents on him by email were invalid. Appeal dismissed.

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ZS v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and SN (CSM) (Child support - tribunal practice) [2017] UKUT 402 (AAC) (9 October 2017)

Assets variation - whether the tribunal erred in excluding an asset on the ground that it was the non-resident parent's home - whether tribunal failed to make a determination as to the "principal home" where it found that the non-resident parent had two homes - whether the tribunal properly addressed the evidence, made adequate findings of fact and gave adequate reasons.

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KW v Secretary of Setate for Work and Pensions and KE (CSM) (Child support - variation/departure directions: diversion of income) [2017] UKUT 400 (AAC) (5 October 2017)

Injury benefit paid to former police officers is a pension within paragraph 15 of the Schedule to the Child Support (Maintenance Calculations and Special Cases) Regulations 2000.

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Alireza v Radwan & Ors [2017] EWCA Civ 1545 (12 October 2017)

Appeal by W against financial remedies order, considering whether the judge was right to regard her future inheritance from her father as a resource that she was likely to have in the foreseeable future; and whether she had been wrong in making an order granting W an occupational interest in the former matrimonial home rather than ordering H to pay a lump sum to W sufficient to enable her to buy a property of her own.

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Kent County Council v A,B,C and D (children) (Weight to be attached to evidence of child after flawed ABE interviews) [2017] EWFC B72 (01 March 2017)

Care proceedings concerning 4 children, in which the police had failed to observe ABE guidelines whilst interviewing one of the children.

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The Hospital Trust v V & Ors [2017] EWCOP 20 (20 October 2017)

Application by hospital trust for a declaration that it is in the best interests of a 21 year old woman with a severe learning disability to be provided with contraception.

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The Royal Borough of Kingston-Upon-Thames v SK (A Child) & Ors [2017] EWHC 2636 (Fam) (31 January 2017)

Application by local authority for, inter alia, a special guardianship order in respect of a child of unknown age and parentage.

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A Local Authority v Y [2017] EWFC 69 (14 March 2017)

Application by local authority for directions on the need to give a father without parental responsibility notice of the intention to place a child for adoption.

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The London Borough of Brent v D & Ors (Compliance with Guidelines on Judges Meeting Children) [2017] EWHC 2452 (Fam) (05 July 2017)

Final hearing in care proceedings concerning 3 children, in which the issue of compliance with guidelines on judges meeting children was raised.

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MQ v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and SQ (CS) (Child support - tribunal practice) [2017] UKUT 392 (AAC) (2 October 2017)

Child support - liberty to apply (LTA) application wrongly refused by FTT but no further appeal - whether Secretary of State can issue new revised or 'corrected' decision which is contrary to FTT's incorrect LTA ruling - whether LTA ruling correctly set aside by a different FTT for procedural irregularity - composition of FTT on LTA application where original panel included accountant member - whether PWC denied appeal rights.

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CL v AL [2017] EWHC 32 (Fam) (24 August 2017)

Further judgment in proceedings concerning whether two children should live with the father in this country or with the mother in Australia dealing, inter alia, with issue of fresh evidence.

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CL v AL [2017] EWHC 2154 (Fam) (11 August 2017)

Judgment concerning issue of whether two children should live with the father in this country or with the mother in Australia.

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B (A Child), Re [2017] EWCA Civ 1579 (18 October 2017)

Appeal by father against order allowing publication of judgment in relation to his contact application, in case where he had covertly recorded conversations he had had with a social worker, a Cafcass officer and a solicitor.

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Pickard & Anor v Constable [2017] EWHC 2475 (Ch) (06 October 2017)

Appeal by the trustee in bankruptcy against an order that the sale of the matrimonial home be delayed until the death or earlier permanent vacation of the property by the husband. The appeal was allowed and order for sale was made for 12 months time with permission for the husband to apply for a further postponement.

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Mazhar v The Lord Chancellor [2017] EWHC 2536 (Fam) (12 October

HRA claim in relation to an order authorising the removal of the claimant to a hospital for medical treatment.

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R v R & Anor [2017] EWCA Civ 1588 (17 October 2017)

Appeal by husband against dismissal of application to extend reporting restrictions order made in proceedings under Part III MFPA 1984. Appeal dismissed.

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Lancashire CC v Z (Parental Hostility) [2017] EWFC B71 (24 August 2017)

Care proceedings concerning 2 children. Fact-finding hearing to determine the truth of allegations made by each of the parents.

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Lancashire Couny Council v Y (Domestic Violence; Adoption) [2017] EWFC B70 (23 June 2017)

Application for care and placement orders in respect of child born in late 2016, where the major issue was whether the father's behaviour prevented placement with the mother.

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FE v MR & Ors [2017] EWHC 2298 (Fam) (14 September 2017)

Judgment dealing with issue of whether the court should submit a request to the courts of Spain for the transfer of proceedings concerning two children.

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DP v PC [2017] EWHC 2387 (Fam) (01 September 2017)

Appeal by father against summary dismissal of contact application. Appeal allowed.

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ES (And Related Children) [2017] EWFC B69 (08 April 2017)

Care proceedings concerning 3 children. Fact-finding hearing regarding the mother’s care of two of the children.

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P & Ors (Human Fertilisation And Embryology Act 2008) (No 2) [2017] EWHC 2532 (Fam) (13 October 2017)

Further judgment in cases where there had been administrative failures by clinic providing IVF treatment, concerning the need for the failures to be resolved by obtaining an order of the court.

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E-R (Child Arrangements Order No.2 : Costs) [2017] EWHC 2535 (Fam) (12 October 2017)

Judgment dealing with issue of costs following the making of a child arrangements order.

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L-S (Child) [2017] EWCA Civ 1551 (12 October 2017)

Application by mother for permission to appeal against decisions made in 2016 concerning arrangements for a 12 year old child, focusing on whether the judge was wrong to refuse to re-open his original findings in the light of new material.

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Northumberland County Council v S (Mother) & Ors [2017] EWHC 2432 (Fam) (23 June 2017)

Application by local authority for permission to invoke the inherent jurisdiction of the High Court in relation to a 14 year old boy in care, in order to place him at a residential school in Scotland.

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S v S (Relocation) [2017] EWHC 2345 (Fam) (14 September 2017)

Application by father to remove his two sons, to live with him in Switzerland. Application granted, but father and lawyers for children criticised by judge.

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H (A Child : Hair Strand Testing) [2017] EWFC 64 (29 September 2017)

Judgment in care proceedings considering the science of hair-strand testing for cocaine, and the way in which expert reports on the test results are presented.

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M (A Child : care order) [2017] EWFC B68 (04 September 2017)

Care and placement proceedings in relation to a child aged almost one year old.

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The London Borough of Wandsworth v M & Ors (Rev 2) [2017] EWHC 2435 (Fam) (03 October 2017)

Care proceedings concerning three boys with ‘narcissistic cult’ mindset.

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Egeneonu v Egeneonu [2017] EWHC 2451 (Fam) (30 August 2017)

Adjourned hearing of application by mother for father's committal to prison for breaches of orders made in connection with the retention of the parties' children in Nigeria.

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A Child (no approved secure accommodation available; deprivation of liberty) [2017] EWHC 2458 (Fam) (14 September 2017)

Judgment in proceedings concerning the accommodation of a 13 year old boy with a history of seriously uncontrolled behaviour.

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Zimina v Zimin [2017] EWCA Civ 1429 (05 October 2017)

Appeal against lump sum order made under Part III MFPA 1984, where a foreign order had already been made. Appeal allowed.

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Egeneonu v Egeneonu [2017] EWHC 2336 (Fam) (19 September 2017)

Application by mother for father's committal to prison for breaches of orders made in connection with the retention of the parties' children in Nigeria.

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Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust v YZ & Ors [2017] EWHC 2211 (Fam) (27 July 2017)

Application by NHS Trust for an order declaring, inter alia, that it was in the best interests of a 14 year old child to receive as a matter of urgency treatment for a suspected overdose of paracetamol.

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ES (A Child), Re [2017] EWFC B67 (28 April 2017)

Care proceedings concerning three children. Fact-finding hearing regarding the mother's care of  two of the children.

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A Local Authority v M & Ors [2017] EWFC B66 (10 August 2017)

Application for care and placement orders in relation to a 14 month old child.

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M v G [2017] EWHC 1712 (Fam) (22 June 2017)

Application by father for summary return of children to Romania. Return ordered.

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London Borough of Tower Hamlets v H & Anor [2017] EWFC B65 (14 September 2017)

Judgment in proceedings in which the parents sought to discharge a care order in respect of a child who had already been placed for adoption, the parents claiming not to have received notice of the placement.

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Adams v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and Green (CSM) (Child support - tribunal practice) [2017] UKUT 9 (AAC) (13 January 2017)

Appeal relating to, inter alia, the issue of whether a tribunal decision should have been published in an anonymised form.

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Adams v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and Green (CSM) (Child support : variation/departure directions : other) [2014] UKUT 359 (AAC) (05 August 2014)

Appeal by NRP against decision that trust assets were relevant assets for variation purposes.

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FR (A Child : care order : placement order) [2017] EWFC B64 (4 August 2017)

Care and placement proceedings in relation to a one year old child.

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E-R (Child Arrangements)(No.2) [2017] EWHC 2382 (Fam) (11 September 2017)

Judgment varying terms of child arrangements order providing for the child to live with family friends, following the death of the mother.

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CH v WH [2017] EWHC 2379 (Fam) (28 September 2017)

Judgment concerning the power of the court to order an indemnity, in respect of liability under a mortgage.

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SCC v MSA & Anor [2017] EWCOP 18 (20 September 2017)

Hearing dealing with issue of whether patient's mother should act as his Rule 3A representative, given that she is the person responsible for implementing restrictive care arrangements that constitute a deprivation of liberty.

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Kent County Council v Z (Family Assistance Order or Supervision Order) [2017] EWFC B63 (18 July 2017)

Final hearing of public law proceedings concerning two children, the issue being whether there should be a supervision order or a family assistance order.

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LFL v LSL (McKenzie Friends : breach of court orders) [2017] EWFC B62 (18 August 2017)

Final hearing of wife's application for financial remedies, including explanation of refusal of application for rights of audience by McKenzie friend for husband.

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M v A Hospital [2017] EWCOP 19 (20 September 2017)

Application, in effect, for the court to determine that it would be in best interests of a woman suffering from Huntington's disease not to continue to receive clinically assisted nutrition and hydration, with the consequence that she would die.

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D, Re (Medical Treatment) [2017] EWCOP 15 (05 September 2017)

Application by mother of 27 year old man lacking capacity for a declaration and order that it is in his best interests to receive stem cell treatment for his brain injury at a clinic in Belgrade in Serbia.

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M (Lack of Secure Accommodation), Re [2017] EWFC B61 (13 September 2017)

Care proceedings concerning a 15 year old boy who had been involved in a range of criminal activities, and for whom a secure placement could not be found.

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FE v YE [2017] EWHC 2165 (Fam) (25 August 2017)

Application by father for summary return of children to Israel, where mother was seeking asylum for herself and children.

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C (A Child : care order : placement order) [2017] EWFC B60 (04 May 2017)

Care and placement proceedings in relation to a ten month old child.

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A Local Authority v The Mother & Anor [2017] EWFC B59 (13 September 2017)

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

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Re J (Care Proceedings: Apportionment of Experts' Fees) [2017] EWFC (8 August 2017)

Costs – Care proceedings – Experts’ fees – Apportionment of cost. The court ordered that the cost of expert reports should be apportioned equally between the local authority and the guardian.

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O-M (Care Order) [2017] EWFC B58 (6 September 2017)

Application for care and placement orders in respect of 8 month old twin boys.

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Hart v Hart [2017] EWCA 1306 Civ (31 August 2017)

Appeal by wife against financial award, concerns the approach which the court should take to non-matrimonial property, in this case pre-acquired assets.

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E & N (No. 3), Re [2017] EWFC B57 (28 July 2017)

Final hearing in care and placement proceedings concerning two children.

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A, B, C, D and E (Children : Care Plans) [2017] EWFC B56 (24 August 2017)

Care proceedings in relation to five children, in case where the parents have a long-standing history of drug abuse.

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Elatawna v Elatawna and the Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] EWHC 2165 (Fam) (25 August 2017)

Abduction – Immigration – Hague Convention application – Pending asylum appeal – Whether a return order could be made. The return order was stayed until 15 days after the determination of the mother’s asylum appeal.

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Lancashire County Council v A (Adoption) [2017] EWFC B55 (08 August 2017)

Final hearing of application for care and placement orders in relation to 6 children, the real issue being whether the youngest child should be placed for adoption.

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The Public Guardian v Matrix Deputies Ltd & Anor [2017] EWCOP 14 (19 July 2017)

Applications by public guardian for discharge of appointments of property and affairs deputies for 44 individuals.

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F (A Minor : secure accommodation resources) [2017] EWHC 2189 (Fam) (24 August 2017)

Judgment concerning the accommodation of a 14 year old boy with conduct disorder.

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The Child AB: Case Management Order – No. 7 [2017] EWFC B53 (30 August 2017)

Judgment in proceedings relating to placement of Christian child with Muslim foster parents.

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Richards v Martin [2017] EWHC 2187 (Fam) (11 August 2017)

Application for committal of father for failure to comply with contact order.

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S (A Child) [2017] EWCA Civ 249 (24 February 2017)

Appeal by mother against care and placement orders in relation to 16 month old child. Appeal dismissed.

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M v F & SM (Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008) [2017] EWHC 2176 (Fam) (23 August 2017)

Application for parental order in relation to child born as a result of a gestational surrogacy arrangement between the applicant and her former partner, where the child was born to a surrogate mother. Wardship continued until law changed to permit applications for parental orders by a single applicant.

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Wolverhampton City Council v JA & Ors [2017] EWFC 62 (18 August 2017)

Fact-finding hearing in care proceedings relating to two children aged 13 and 12.

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CH v A Metropolitan Council [2017] EWCOP 12 (28 July 2017)

Application on behalf of claimant for approval of a proposed settlement of his claim for damages against Local Authority pursuant to HRA 1998.

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W (Children) [2017] EWFC 61 (17 August 2017)

Judgment in connection with claim for damages by social worker relating to identification of judge who had criticised them in the course of care proceedings.

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X (A Child) (No 5) [2017] EWHC 2141 (Fam) (17 August 2017)

Further judgment in care proceedings concerning a 17 year old girl who has made determined attempts to commit suicide on a large number of occasions.

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X, R v [2016] EWFC 75 (08 November 2016)

Application for an adoption order in respect of a 10 year old girl who was found abandoned outside a temple in Delhi in June 2008.

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Gaspar v Zaleski & Ors [2017] EWHC 1770 (Ch) (12 July 2017)

Wife was seeking a declaration that she was part owner of a property and an order for sale pursuant to the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 so that she could realise her interest.

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G (Children) (Habitual Resident), Re [2017] EWHC 2111 (Fam) (19 June 2017)

Judgment concerning issue of whether the court has jurisdiction in relation to proceedings issued by the mother under the inherent jurisdiction concerning two children currently staying in Abu Dhabi.

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R v P [2017] EWHC 1804 (Fam) (03 March 2017)

Application by father for summary return of child to Lithuania. Application dismissed.

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B (Foreign Surrogacy), Re [2016] EWFC 77 (29 September 2016)

Application for a parental order in respect of a six year old girl born as a result of a surrogacy arrangement in India.

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K (Children : injuries) [2016] EWFC B120 (01 November 2016)

Care proceedings concerning two children. Judgment holding that the injuries suffered by one child were not inflicted.

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Medway Council v MI & Ors [2017] EWFC 59 (03 February 2017)

Welfare hearing in care proceedings concerning five children brought into the country by the mother of three of them, who was seeking asylum for herself and the children.

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Medway Council v MI & Ors [2016] EWFC 74 (04 August 2016)

Fact-finding hearing in care proceedings concerning five children brought into the country by the mother of three of them, who was seeking asylum for herself and the children.

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Kent CC v C & Ors [2016] EWFC 73 (28 July 2016)

Care proceedings concerning two children brought to this country from Slovakia by their mother. Judgment considering procedure involved in returning them to Slovakia.

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Kent CC v C & Ors [2016] EWFC 72 (25 May 2016)

Care proceedings concerning two children brought to this country from Slovakia by their mother.

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S (Children), Re [2017] EWFC B20 (15 December 2016)

Long-running care proceedings concerning two children, in which the principle issue was whether the children should remain in local authority foster care but placed separately, or whether they should be placed together in the care of their father.

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Five children, Re [2017] EWFC B52 (14 July 2017)

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

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Borg v El-Zubaidy [2017] EWFC 58 (10 August 2017)

Application by mother for committal of father for breach of various provisions of orders made in proceedings in which the father took the children to Libya, and has failed to return them.

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Joy-Morancho v Joy (Dismissal of Variation Application) [2017] EWHC 2086 (Fam) (11 August 2017)

Judgment dismissing husband's application for downward variation of spousal maintenance order.

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A Local Authority v A Mother & Ors [2017] EWFC B52 (08 August 2017)

Care proceedings concerning 4 year old boy, in which the issue was whether he should remain living with his grandfather, or move under a care order to live with identified agency foster carers.

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AK, Re Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 [2017] EWHC 1154 (Fam) (28 July 2017)

Further case in which partner of mother of child born as a result of IVF treatment seeks a declaration that they are the child's legal parent, following administrative failure by clinic providing treatment.

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S v S [2017] EWHC 1298 (Fam) (28 May 2017)

Interim judgment in application by father for return of child to Iran, dealing with issue of expert evidence as to Iranian law and practice.

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K and P (Children : Discharge of care order) [2017] EWFC B51 (23 March 2017)

Application by local authority for discharge of care order in respect of two children.

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M (Care Proceedings: Finding of Fact Hearing: Fractures) [2017] EWFC B50 (14 July 2017)

Care proceedings concerning two children. Fact-finding hearing to ascertain cause of multiple fractures suffered by one of the children.

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J (A Child : Care Proceedings : Apportionment of Experts' fees) [2017] EWFC B49 (3 August 2017)

Care proceedings involving possible non-accidental injuries to child. Judgment concerning how medical experts' fees should be apportioned between the parties.

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X (A Child) (No 4) [2017] EWHC 2084 (Fam) (07 August 2017)

Further judgment in care proceedings concerning a 17 year old girl who has made determined attempts to commit suicide on a large number of occasions.

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L & Ors (Children : care proceedings) [2017] EWHC 2081 (Fam) (05 May 2017)

Hearing in care proceedings concerning four children of mixed Latvian/Lithuanian heritage.

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FW (A Minor : Leave to Remove from Jurisdiction) [2017] EWFC 53 (17 July 2017 )

Application by mother for permission for child to continue living with her in one of the United Arab Emirates.

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Green v Adams [2017] EWFC 52 (03 August 2017)

Applications arising from order requiring the father to pay a lump sum to the mother, under Schedule 1 CA 1989.

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ER (A Child) Re (No 2) [2017] EWHC 2033 (Fam) (01 August 2017)

Application by father for permission to appeal against various orders made in proceedings concerning the father's 6 year old daughter. Permission refused.

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AM v DF [2017] EWHC 2034 (Fam) (01 August 2017)

Appeal by father against order allowing mother to take children to Iraq for four weeks. Appeal allowed.

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X (A Child) (No 3) [2017] EWHC 2036 (Fam) (03 August 2017)

Further judgment in care proceedings concerning a 17 year old girl who has made determined attempts to commit suicide on a large number of occasions.

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W (A Child : care proceedings) [2017] EWFC B48 (11 May 2017)

Final hearing of care proceedings concerning 15 month old child, in which hair strand testing for drugs gave conflicting results.

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DM v Y City Council [2017] EWCOP 13 (15 June 2017)

Proceedings concerning issue of whether an incapacitous man who is an abstinent alcoholic, should continue to reside and be cared for at a care home which forbids alcohol, or whether he should be moved, as he wishes to be, to a home which does allow the consumption of alcohol.

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DB (A Minor), Re [2017] EWFC 45 (25 July 2017)

Application by parents for permission to oppose adoption application in respect of their 4 year old son. Permission refused.

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K (A Child) [2017] EWHC 2017 (Fam) (09 June 2017)

Cross-applications by parents relating to various issues concerning their 6 year old child.

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Gloucestershire County Council v A Mother & Ors (discharge of care order) [2017] EWFC B47 (27 July 2017)

Application by mother for discharge of care order, in case in which the child was wrongly removed from the mother's care.

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TG (A Child : location order and disclosure orders) [2017] EWHC 514 (Fam) (15 February 2017)

Application by father for return of child to Ireland, Application refused.

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Southend Borough Council v CO & Anor [2017] EWHC 1949 (Fam) (28 July 2017)

Application by local authority for an injunction preventing the parents of children subject to care orders from publishing information about the proceedings.

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JS v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and another (CSM) (Child support - maintenance assessments/calculations) [2017] UKUT 296 (AAC) (13 July 2017)

Appeal by father against maintenance assessment, on the basis that he shared care of the child equally with the mother, and should not therefore be treated as a non-resident parent.

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A (A Child : Adoption) [2017] EWFC B46 (9 May 2017)

Care and placement proceedings in relation to an 8 month old child.

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P and O (Child Abduction: Anticipatory Breach) [2016] EWHC 3535 (Fam) (10 November 2016)

Application by father for summary return of children to Australia, including consideration of whether it is possible for an anticipatory breach of an agreement to amount to a wrongful retention.

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Amin v Amin [2017] EWCA Civ 1114 (25 July 2017)

Appeal by husband against order made pursuant to Part III MFPA 1984. Appeal dismissed.

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D (Appeal : Failure of Case Management) [2017] EWHC 1907 (Fam) (24 July 2017)

Appeal by mother in proceedings relating to contact, against decision that allegedly abusive father could cross-examine the mother. Appeal allowed.

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J (Child Refugees) [2017] EWFC 44 (23 January 2017)

Application for care orders in respect of two child refugees.

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BC v EF (No.2) (Parental Responsibility : Immunisation) [2017] EWFC 49 (21 April 2017)

Further hearing in case concerning immunisation of children, the father having a change of mind following an order that immunisation take place.

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L (Children) [2017] EWCA Civ 1137 (27 July 2017)

Appeal against care orders in relation to two children. Appeal dismissed.

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Tobias v Tobias [2017] EWFC 46 (29 June 2017)

Application by husband for freezing order in relation to the former matrimonial home.

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A (Letter to a Young Person), Re [2017] EWFC 48 (26 July 2017)

Application by father to remove child to a Scandinavian country. Judgment in form of letter to the child.

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C (A Child : Removal of forename). ), Re [2017] EWFC B44 (26 July 2017)

Appeal by father against order giving mother permission to remove child's middle name. Appeal dismissed.

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Birch v Birch [2017] UKSC 53 (26 July 2017)

Appeal by wife against decision that the court had no jurisdiction to hear an application to be released from undertaking to sell former matrimonial home. Appeal allowed.

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N-S (Children), Re [2017] EWCA Civ 1121 (25 July 2017)

Appeal by father against care and placement orders in respect of four children, complaining of lack of adequate judicial reasoning for the orders. Appeal dismissed.

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AB (Adoption or Rehabilitation) [2017] EWFC B44 (4 July 2017)

Final hearing of adoption application of two year old child, following care and placement orders.

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McILWRATH v. RUSSIA - 60393/13 [2017] ECHR 679 (18 July 2017)

Application by father alleging a disruption of his family life by the failure of the Russian authorities to assist him in being reunited with his children, after they had been removed to Russia by their mother from their habitual place of residence in Italy.

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Carmarthenshire County Council v Y [2017] EWFC 36 (30 June 2017)

Care proceedings. Fact-finding hearing in respect of historic abuse allegations against father.

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Great Ormond Street Hospital -v- Yates and Gard [2017] EWHC 1909 (Fam) (24 July 2017)

Application by NHS Trust for an order that it is lawful and in best interests of child with brain damage for artificial ventilation to be withdrawn. Further hearing to consider fresh evidence.

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T (A Child : early permanence or kinship carers) [2017] EWFC B43 (14 July 2017)

Care proceedings concerning eleven month old child. Judgment considering whether to place him with foster parents, or paternal aunt and uncle.

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Casey v Cervi [2017] EWHC 1669 (Fam) (05 July 2017)

Appeal by mother against orders recognising and permitting enforcement of Irish custody order in favour of the father. Appeal allowed.

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W (A Child), Re [2017] EWFC B42 (03 May 2017)

Appeal by local authority against care order, which was considered to be disproportionate and unnecessary.

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A Local Authority v A & Ors [2016] EWHC 2635 (Fam) (19 September 2016)

Care proceedings in respect of a child living with a Nigerian couple who were not the biological parents.

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A (Refusal of Article 15 application for transfer) [2017] EWFC B41 (14 July 2017)

Care proceedings relating to child of Latvian parents. Judgment concerning application for transfer of the proceedings to Latvia.

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An NHS Hospital Trust v GM & Ors [2017] EWHC 1710 (Fam) (30 June 2017)

Judgment concerning the continued treatment of a child who had suffered severe brain damage.

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Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council v M & Ors [2016] EWFC 13 (11 March 2016)

Care proceedings. Fact-finding hearing in relation to the death of father's child by previous relationship.

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R (Closed Material Procedure : Special Advocates : Funding) [2017] EWHC 1793 (Fam) (13 July 2017)

Judgment concerning issue of how the costs of a Special Advocate instructed in connection with a closed material procedure in public law proceedings should be funded.

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Human Fertilisation And Embryology Act (Cases AD, AE, AF, AG and AH : No 2) [2017] EWHC 1782 (Fam) (13 July 2017)

Guidance by President for use in cases in which partner of mother of child born as a result of IVF treatment seeks a declaration that they are the child's legal parent, following administrative failure by clinic providing treatment.

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W (A Child : No 4) [2017] EWHC 1760 (Fam) (10 July 2017)

Application by father to set aside adoption order. Application dismissed.

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X (A Child : care order) (3) [2017] EWFC B40 (23 June 2017)

Care proceedings concerning five month old child. 12 month supervision order made in favour of local authority.

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B (A Child : guardianship order) [2017] EWFC B39 (09 June 2017)

Care proceedings concerning one year old child. Special guardianship order made in favour of paternal grandparents.

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C (Children) [2017] EWCA Civ 980 (12 July 2017)

Appeal by father against refusal of application for summary return of children to Australia.

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P-K (Children) [2017] EWCA Civ 965 (12 July 2017)

Application for permission to appeal findings of fact made in public law children proceedings.

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S-F (A Child) [2017] EWCA Civ 964 (12 July 2017)

Appeal by local authority against refusal to make a placement order. Appeal dismissed.

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E and N (No 2), Re [2017] EWFC B27 (06 July 2017)

Judgment concerning the admission of potentially illegally obtained surveillance evidence in care proceedings.

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SA v FA (setting aside consent order on ground of duress) [2017] EWHC 1731 (Fam) (16 May 2017)

Application by mother to set aside consent order dismissing proceedings relating to the return of children from Iraq, on the ground of duress. Application granted.

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Veluppillai v Chief Land Registrar & Ors [2017] EWHC 1693 (Fam) (11 April 2017)

Applications by Chief Land Registrar and Bank of Scotland Plc to strike out claims made by husband, in breach of civil restraint order, with intention of thwarting implementation of financial remedies order.

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Miller & Anor v Miller & Anor (Jamaica) [2017] UKPC 21 (6 July 2017)

Appeal by a Jamaican husband against a ruling of the Court of Appeal of Jamaica that the beneficial interest of a property bought by a married couple was to be held in equal shares. Appeal dismissed.

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W v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] EWHC 1733 (Fam) (07 July 2017)

Application for recognition of a Nigerian adoption order.

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B and C (whether to hold fact find where NAI alleged), Re [2017] EWFC B38 (10 February 2017)

Care proceedings. Hearing to determine whether to hold fact-finding hearing, where non-accidental injury alleged.

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The London Borough of Tower Hamlets v M & Ors [2017] EWHC 692 (Fam) (31 March 2017)

Care proceedings in which a disclosure order was made against the Secretary of State for the Home Department (SSHD), seeking information about any extremist or radicalised conduct by the adults in the family. Application by SSHD for public interest immunity.

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A (kinship carer welfare determination) [2017] EWFC B36 (7 March 2017)

Care proceedings concerning a two year old child. Child placed with great-aunt, in whose favour a child arrangements order was made.

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J and K (care orders) [2017] EWFC B37 (7 March 2017)

Care proceedings in respect of two children, taken following concerns about the parents’ drug misuse, domestic violence and their mental health.

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Gibbs v Gibbs [2017] EWHC 1700 (Fam) (29 June 2017)

Application by father for committal of mother for breach of order restraining her from disclosing material relating to earlier Children Act proceedings.

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G (interim threshold) [2017] EWFC B34 (20 June 2017)

Care proceedings. Hearing today to determine whether the interim threshold for making public law orders was crossed.

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A B C and D (fact-finding and welfare) [2017] EWFC B33 (16 June 2017)

Fact-finding hearing in care proceedings concerning four children.

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Q v R (intractable contact) [2017] EWFC B35 (28 June 2017)

Final hearing of intractable contact case concerning two children.

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CB (International Relocation: Domestic Abuse: Child Arrangements), Re [2017] EWFC 39 (30 June 2017)

Cross applications by father for child arrangements order and by mother for permission to remove child from the jurisdiction to reside with her permanently in Portugal.

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Welch v Welch [2017] EWFC B32 (19 June 2017)

Application by husband for declaration that sale documents could be sent to wife without naming purchasers, to prevent wife frustrating order for sale.

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NHS Foundation Trust v QZ [2017] EWCOP 11 (06 June 2017)

Application by NHS Trust seeking an order permitting a hysteroscopy and endometrial biopsy under general anaesthetic, upon a woman lacking capacity.

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M (Children) [2017] EWCA Civ 891 (29 June 2017)

Appeal by father against refusal to enforce Estonian contact order, on the basis that the order required the contact to be supervised, and there was no child welfare authority or child care professional willing to supervise the contact and no order could be made to compel this. Appeal dismissed.

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H (Children : exclusion of Mackenzie friend) [2017] EWFC B31 (05 March 2017)

Application by mother in contact proceedings for permission to appeal against order excluding McKenzie friend from future involvement with the proceedings. Permission refused.

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X (A Child : No 2) [2017] EWHC 1585 (Fam) (28 June 2017)

Care proceedings in relation to a 17 year old girl currently held in secure accommodation.

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A Local Authority v The Mother & Anor [2017] EWHC 1515 (Fam) (19 May 2017)

Care proceedings regarding baby of mother from ethnic minority community, in which the mother agreed to adoption but did not want the father to be given notice of the proceedings, as the mother feared the reaction from her family and in the community within which she lives.

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CS & Anor v PD [2017] EWHC 1514 (Fam) (07 April 2017)

Application by mother to set aside order requiring her to return children to America, on the basis of a subsequent change in circumstances, namely a deterioration in her mental health, which could deteriorate further if the children had to return to America.

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A Local Authority v HB (Alleged Risk of Radicalisation and Abduction) [2017] EWHC 1437 (Fam) (26 May 2017)

Applications by local authority under inherent jurisdiction and for care orders in respect of two children who were believed to be at risk of being radicalised.

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ND v SD & Ors [2017] EWHC 1507 (Fam) (21 June 2017)

Preliminary hearing in financial remedies proceedings, dealing with issue of whether a trust was genuine or, as the wife claimed, a sham.

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GP (Wrongful Removal) [2017] EWHC 1480 (Fam) (20 June 2017)

Application by father for return of child to Italy, in a case in which the mother had been sentenced to 1 year in prison for the removal of the child by the Italian court.

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R v B & Ors [2017] EWFC 33 (17 March 2017)

Hearing of husband's financial remedies application, including finding that the husband had engaged in conduct that it would be inequitable to disregard.

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The Public Guardian's Severance Applications [2016] EWHC COP 10 (19 June 2017)

Case involving 17 electronic applications made by the Public Guardian for Lasting Powers of Attorney to be severed.

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Quan v Bray & Ors [2017] EWCA Civ 405 (16 June 2017)

Appeal against an order declaring that assets held within a Mauritian trust were not, for the purposes of section 25 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973, a resource of either the husband or the wife. Appeal dismissed.

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TB v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and RB (CSM) (Child support - cancellation) [2017] UKUT 218 (AAC) (5 October 2016)

Appeal concerning date from which a maintenance assessment should be cancelled due to an absent parent ceasing to be habitually resident, under the 1993 Scheme.

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Sharp v Sharp [2017] EWCA Civ 408 (13 June 2017)

Appeal by wife against award of half of the matrimonial assets to the husband, in short marriage/unequal contribution case. Appeal allowed.

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B (Care Proceedings : Finding of Fact Hearing : Skull Fractures) [2017] EWFC B30 (5 June 2017)

Care proceedings concerning two children. Fact-finding hearing to establish whether the father caused injuries to child.

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IH (Observance of Muslim Practice) [2017] EWCOP 9 (12 June 2017)

Applications relating to observance of religious custom and practice of 39 year old man lacking capacity, while in his supported care home.

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F v L [2017] EWHC 1377 (Fam) (09 June 2017)

Appeal by mother against refusal of application to relocate to Italy with child. Appeal allowed.

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C (Child: Involvement in Jehovah’s Witness Religion) [2017] EWFC B29 (9 May 2017)

Application by father for a child arrangements order and for a specific issues order allowing the child to be part of the father’s religious beliefs, namely to follow the teachings of the Jehovah’s Witness Church.

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M and T (Proposed Convention Adoption : Habitual Residence) [2015] EWFC B239 (16 July 2015)

Application for adoption of two children subject to placement orders by step-maternal great aunt, who resides in the United States. Judgment dealing with issue of habitual residence.

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B (A 14 Year Old Boy), Re [2017] EWFC B28 (11 May 2017)

Application by father for direct contact with his 14 year old son, in case involving allegations of parental alienation. Application refused and s.91(14) order made.

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AH v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Child Support Agency) [2017] EWFC B27 (20 January 2017)

Appeal against a final Lump Sum Deduction order made in respect of arrears which had accrued under a child support assessment. Appeal dismissed for being 3 days out of time.

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E and N, Re [2017] EWFC B26 (1 June 2017)

Care proceeding concerning two children, in which the central issue was whether the father was the perpetrator of the horrific acts of violence and domestic abuse upon the mother.

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U (Children : Residence order) [2016] EWCA Civ 1332 (20 October 2016)

Appeal by mother against residence order in favour of father. Appeal dismissed.

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HJB and MK (declaration as to marital status) [2017] EWFC B25 (19 May 2017)

Application by wife for declaration of marital status, where husband died prior to decree absolute.

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Yates & Anor v Great Ormond Street Hospital For Children NHS Foundation Trust & Anor 2017] EWCA Civ 410 (23 May 2017)

Appeal by parents against decision allowing NHS Trust to withdraw artificial ventilation from brain damaged child. Appeal dismissed.

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CD (Notice of care proceedings to father without parental responsibility) [2017] EWFC 34 (24 May 2017)

Care proceedings in respect of 3 children. Application by local authority for an order that the father of one of the children, who does not have parental responsibility, should not be served with notice of the proceedings.

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A and O (Children : Scotland), Re [2017] EWHC 1293 (Fam) (26 May 2017)

Application for an adoption order in relation to two Scottish children placed with applicants by a Scottish local authority, following the making by a Scottish Children's Hearing of a compulsory supervision order.

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WSCC v H & Ors (Children) (Care proceedings: Brain Injury), Re [2015] EWHC 2439 (Fam) (04 August 2015)

Care proceedings relating to two children. Fact-finding judgment concerning cause of brain injury to one child.

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NM v SM (Rights in custody in foreign court; acquiescence by that court) [2017] EWHC 1294 (Fam) (10 April 2017)

Application by civil partner of respondent for the summary return of a 2 year old child to the Republic of Ireland.

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YG v NM (Article 15 declaration; wrongful removal) [2017] EWHC 1276 (Fam) (06 April 2017)

Application by father for declaration pursuant to Art 15 of the Hague Convention, that the removal of his son from England and Wales was wrongful within the meaning of Art 3.

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Marr v Collie [2017] UKPC 17 (25 May 2017)

Appeal concerning the beneficial ownership of certain property, following the breakdown of a personal relationship. Appeal allowed, in particular as no proper examination of the actual intentions of the parties had taken place.

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ADS v DSM [2017] EWCOP 8 (24 May 2017)

Appeal against an order authorising the execution of a will for an 86 year old woman lacking capacity. Appeal allowed.

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J (Children), Re [2017] EWCA Civ 398 (23 May 2017)

Mother's appeal against final care orders made in respect of three of her sons. Appeal allowed.

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Westminster City Council v H [2017] EWHC 1221 (Fam) (19 May 2017)

Further hearing in care proceedings concerning 15 year old boy with a connective tissue disorder and orthostatic tachycardia, including consideration of behaviour of journalist who visited him in hospital.

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M & N (Twins: Relinquished Babies: Parentage), Re [2017] EWFC 31 (24 May 2017)

Application by Local authority for, inter alia, care and placement orders in respect of 6 month old twins relinquished by their mother at birth for adoption.

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A.H. v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Child Support Agency) [2017] EWFC 9 (20 January 2017)

Appeal against a final Lump Sum Deduction order made against appellant by the respondent in respect of arrears which had accrued under a child support assessment in respect of his children.

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L v L (Child : Arrangements Following Treatment) [2017] EWHC 1212 (Fam) (19 May 2017)

Application by father for child arrangements order in respect of 14 year old child currently being held for treatment under s 3 of the Mental Health Act 1983.

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H v K (Return Order) [2017] EWHC 1141 (Fam) (11 May 2017)

Application by father for summary return of children to Hawaii. Return ordered.

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A (A Minor : Fact Finding; Unrepresented Party) [2017] EWHC 1195 (Fam) (19 May 2017)

Proceedings concerning arrangements for a child brought by the mother to this country from Pakistan. Fact-finding hearing to consider mother's allegations against father.

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Assoun v Assoun [2017] EWCA Civ 370 (18 May 2017)

Application by wife for payment-out of £30,000 that was ordered to be paid into court by way of security for the wife's costs of husband's failed appeal against Hadkinson Order. Application allowed.

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A, Re [2017] EWHC 1178 (Fam) (02 May 2017)

Adoption application by aunt, in respect of her 18 year old niece, who is a citizen of Pakistan.

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Christoforou v Christoforou [2016] EWHC 2988 (Fam) (22 November 2016)

Judgment determining wife's financial remedy application, in long marriage case involving assets worth in the region of £50/55 million.

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A (Children Retained in Iraq), Re [2017] EWHC 1163 (Fam) (28 February 2017)

Proceedings concerning two children retained in Iraq by their father. Direction given for CAFCASS to interview children via Skype or similar means, to ascertain their wishes.

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K (Remo -Power of Magistrates To Issue Bench Warrant) [2017] EWFC 27 (12 May 2017)

Judgment addressing question of whether magistrates sitting in the Family Court have the power to issue a warrant for the arrest of an alleged maintenance debtor who has failed to obey an order to attend for questioning as to his means.

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FF v KF [2017] EWHC 1093 (Fam) (12 May 2017)

Appeal by husband against lump sum award to wife, on the basis that the judge had gone beyond an assessment of the wife's needs. Appeal dismissed.

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CM v FC (Abduction: Consent) [2017] EWHC 1104 (Fam) (06 April 2017)

Application by mother for return of child to Romania. Defence of consent not established and return ordered.

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B (A Child : Application for Leave To Revoke Placement Order) [2017] EWFC 26 (10 May 2017)

Judgment dealing, inter alia, with application by parents for permission to apply for revocation of a placement order.

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AAZ v BBZ & Ors [2016] EWHC 3361 (Fam) (20 December 2016)

Further judgment in financial remedies case, setting aside dispositions by H that were designed to make enforcement by W more difficult.

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AAZ v BBZ & Ors [2016] EWHC 3349 (Fam) (20 December 2016)

Further judgment in financial remedies case, dealing with issue of privilege, in connection with H's solicitor giving evidence.

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AAZ -v- BBZ and others [2016] EWHC 3234 (Fam) (15 December 2016)

Final hearing of wife's financial remedies application, in case involving total assets exceeding £1 billion.

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EL, R (On the Application Of) v Essex County Council [2017] EWHC 1041 (Admin) (08 May 2017)

Application by mother for judicial review of decision to place child for adoption, in such a way as to prevent the mother from applying to revoke the placement order.

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WM v HM [2017] EWFC 25 (09 May 2017)

Big money financial remedies case in which H argued there should be a departure from equality as he brought great value into the relationship and had made contributions of a special nature.

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Gloucestershire County Council v Henry & Anor [2017] EWHC 1083 (Fam) (24 March 2017)

Care proceedings, in which the child's half-sibling had died. Judgment dealing with the issue of that child's burial.

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Hillingdon Council v SM & Ors [2016] EWHC 3658 (Fam) (14 July 2016)

Care proceedings in respect of a young child of Afghan origin, who was discovered at Heathrow Airport as an unaccompanied asylum-seeking child.

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B v B (Maintenance Regulation -Stay) [2017] EWHC 1029 (Fam) (09 May 2017)

Final hearing of application by wife for enforcement of financial order, including dealing with issue of jurisdiction, the husband having issued an application in the Italian court to vary the maintenance provisions of the order.

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C v G [2017] EWHC 762 (Fam) (29 March 2017)

Application by mother for return of two children from Madagascar. Return ordered.

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B (change of residence; parental alienation), Re [2017] EWFC B24 (22 March 2017)

Application by father for change of residence in respect of 9 year old child.

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X and Y (Children : Final judgment) [2017] EWFC B118 (11 November 2016)

Final hearing of care proceedings concerning two children, in which it was found that the mother had fabricated and exaggerated medical symptoms in respect of both children.

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X and Y (Children : Fact-Finding judgment) [2017] EWFC B117 (25 February 2016)

Care proceedings concerning two children. Fact-finding hearing, dealing in particular with allegations of the mother's 'over medicalisation' of the children.

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AD & Ors, Re Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 [2017] EWHC 1026 (Fam) (05 May 2017)

Hearing of five further cases in which partner of mother of child born as a result of IVF treatment seeks a declaration that they are the child's legal parent, following administrative failure by clinic providing treatment.

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W (A Child) (No 3), Re [2017] EWHC 1032 (Fam) (05 May 2017)

Judgment dealing with issue of whether adoption order should be dated when it was made or whether it should be treated as not being made until after the determination of appeal proceedings.

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A (A Child) (Error of Fact in Judgment), Re [2016] EWHC 382 (Fam) (16 December 2016)

Appeal by father for amendment of error in order relating to his contact with his daughter.

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R (Serious Medical Treatment), Re [2016] EWCOP 60 (14 December 2016)

Application by acute trust for declaration that it is lawful and in his best interests for 40 year old man who suffers from chronic paranoid schizophrenia and has been diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour not to undergo treatment for the tumour but rather to be provided with palliative care only.

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Northamptonshire County Council v M & Ors [2017] EWHC 997 (Fam) (01 February 2017)

Care proceedings in respect of a four year old child. Child placed with maternal grandmother and special guardianship order in favour of her and her partner.

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A Ward of Court, Re [2017] EWHC 1022 (Fam) (04 May 2017)

Judgment concerning issue of whether an officer of the Security Service should seek the prior authority of the court before approaching someone who is a ward of court.

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N v P [2017] EWHC (19 April 2017)

Application by husband to stay wife's divorce petition, after he had issued divorce proceedings in India. Application dismissed.

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MS v MN [2017] EWHC 324 (Fam) (02 February 2017)

Appeal by mother against contact order. Appeal allowed, on grounds that judge had failed to consider PD 12J, or relevant cases where there had been domestic violence.

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S v SP and CAFCASS [2016] EWHC 3673 (Fam) (09 December 2016)

Application by father for committal of children's guardian for contempt, for the alleged unlawful disclosure of information relating to proceedings to a police officer. Application dismissed.

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Y v S [2017] EWHC 1020 (Fam) (17 February 2017)

Application by mother for summary return of child to Pakistan. Return ordered.

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SK v BK [2017] EWHC 976 (Fam) (17 March 2017)

Application by father for return of child to Poland. Return ordered.

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O, (A Child), Re (application for a final care order-return to Nigeria) No 2 [2017] EWHC 1021 (Fam) (17 February 2017)

Application for a care order in respect of an 11 year old girl, in which it was suggested that the child should reside with the maternal grandparents in Nigeria.

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AJA v FIA [2017] EWHC 1009 (Fam) (11 April 2017)

Application by father for summary return of two children to the Republic of Ireland. application dismissed.

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Roxar v Jaledoust [2017] EWHC 977 (Fam) (28 April 2017)

Appeal by husband against order varying periodical payments order for wife, the husband seeking a clean break.

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SS v MSS [2017] EWHC 1016 (Fam) (03 April 2017)

Fact-finding hearing in connection with father's application for contact.

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Green v Adams [2017] EWFC 24 (03 May 2017)

Mother's application for further capital provision, for her son.

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Great Ormond Street Hospital -v- Yates and Gard [2017] EWHC 972 (Fam) (11 April 2017)

Application by NHS Trust for an order that it is lawful and in best interests of child with brain damage for artificial ventilation to be withdrawn, and for his treating clinicians to provide him with palliative care only.

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LL v Lord Chancellor [2017] EWCA Civ 237 (10 April 2017)

Enforcement – Contempt – Appeal – Committal overturned – Application for damages and a declaration.

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W (A Child) (No 2), Re [2017] EWHC 917 (Fam) (17 April 2017)

Application by father for permission to appeal adoption order and for stay.

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R and E (Children), Re (Costs) [2017] EWFC B23 (24 March 2017)

Claim for damages by father against local authority, alleging that the local authority acted unlawfully in causing two of his children to be known by the surname of their prospective adopters. Judgment dealing with costs.

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R and E (Children), Re (Claim) [2017] EWFC B22 (17 February 2017)

Claim for damages by father against local authority, alleging that the local authority acted unlawfully in causing two of his children to be known by the surname of their prospective adopters.

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N (No 2), Re Human Fertilisation And Embryology Act 2008 [2017] EWHC 965 (Fam) (28 April 2017)

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. Judgment dealing with issue of costs.

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F and H (No 2), Re Human Fertilisation And Embryology Act 2008 [2017] EWHC 964 (Fam) (28 April 2017)

Judgment relating to issue of costs in two fertility treatment cases, each raising the question of whether there were valid consents as required by Part 2 of the 2008 Act.

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Y (A Child) (No 2), Re [2017] EWHC 967 (Fam) (28 April 2017)

Care proceedings relating to a 16 year old boy.

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X (A Child), Re [2017] EWFC B21 (06 April 2017)

Application for care and placement orders in respect of a 5 month old child, four of whose five siblings were already in care.

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S (Children), Re [2017] EWHC B20 (15 December 2016)

Care proceedings in which the issue was whether the two children should remain in local authority foster care but placed separately, or whether they should be placed together in the care of their father.

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Benmusa (No 3), Re [2017] EWHC 966 (Fam) (28 April 2017)

Two further application to unseal the will of the late Princess Margaret. Applications struck out.

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A Local Authority v Y [2017] EWHC 968 (Fam) (27 April 2017)

Proceedings concerning a 17 year old child believed to be at risk of radicalisation.

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F v M & Anor [2017] EWHC 949 (Fam) (26 April 2017)

Judgment dealing with preliminary matters relating to rehearing of application by father for return of child to Pakistan.

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An NHS Trust v SK (Best Interests Decision - Palliative Care) [2016] EWHC 2860 (Fam) (04 November 2016)

Judgment concerning the treatment of an 11-year-old boy suffering from end stage high grade recurrent osteosarcoma and metastatic lung disease.

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JZ v FZ [2017] EWHC 750 (Fam) (14 March 2017)

Application for permission to appeal by a father against a child arrangements order and a specific issue order relating to choice of schools, made in Children Act proceedings concerning his two children.

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Buckinghamshire County Council v Andrew & Ors [2017] EWFC B19 (26 April 2017)

Application by local authority for permission to withdraw application for a care order, following finding that child suffered from Ehlers Danloss Syndrome, which could have accounted for her injuries.

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C (A Child), Re [2017] EWFC B16 (07 March 2017)

Application by local authority for a secure accommodation order in respect of a 17 year old child.

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G (Children), Re [2017] EWFC B15 (30 January 2017)

Care proceedings concerning two children from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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R-T, Re [2017] EWFC B17 (25 April 2017)

Fact-finding hearing in care proceedings concerning two year old child.

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A (A Child : application for a care order) [2016] EWHC 3707 (Fam) (03 September 2016)

Application for a care order in respect of an 11 year old girl, in which it was suggested that the child should reside with the maternal grandparents in Nigeria.

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Newcastle-Upon-Tyne City Council v TP (Best Interests) [2016] EWCOP 61 (21 December 2016)

Final hearing of case concerning best interests of 62 year old woman born with cerebral palsy.

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Newcastle City Council v TP & Anor (Capacity) [2016] EWCOP 62 (25 November 2016)

Second hearing of case concerning best interests of 62 year old woman born with cerebral palsy, dealing with issue of capacity

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Newcastle City Council v TP & Anor (Judgment findings) [2016] EWCOP 63 (22 November 2016)

First hearing of case concerning best interests of 62 year old woman born with cerebral palsy, dealing with findings of fact.

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Armstrong v Onyearu & Anor [2017] EWCA Civ 268 (11 April 2017)

Appeal by trustee in bankruptcy against findings that the wife of a bankrupt husband should not be held liable under the doctrine of equity of exoneration. Appeal dismissed.

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C v D [2017] EWHC 807 (Fam) (08 March 2017)

Final hearing of mother's application for an order for the summary return of two children to Canada. Application granted.

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C v P & Ors [2017] EWFC 23 (11 April 2017)

Proceedings concerning arrangements for two children of a British mother and Swedish father, in which the mother sought findings that they had been abused by their paternal grandmother and father.

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B (Child), Re [2017] EWCA Civ 264 (12 April 2017)

Appeal by mother against dismissal of application for leave to oppose adoption. Appeal dismissed.

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Work v Gray [2017] EWCA Civ 270 (11 April 2017)

Appeal by husband against decision that he and the wife were entitled to an equal share of the marital wealth, rejecting the husband's case that he had made a special financial contribution which justified an unequal division of that wealth in his favour. Appeal dismissed.

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MBC v M [2016] EWFC 71 (8 December 2016)

Application by local authority for committal of mother and step-father of children subject to care orders, for breach of injunction restricting contact with children.

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SW, Re [2017] EWCOP 7 (12 April 2017)

Application seeking authority for a bone marrow transplant from a woman lacking capacity.

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Kirk v Devon County Council & Anor [2017] EWCA Civ 260 (12 April 2017)

Judgment dealing with issue of costs of successful appeals against orders made by the Court of Protection.

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W (A Child), Re [2017] EWHC 829 (Fam) (06 March 2017)

Judgment considering applications by local authority for permission to withdraw its applications for care and placement orders in respect of child, and by prospective adopters for an adoption order.

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Case K (No 2), Re Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 [2017] EWHC 783 (Fam) (12 April 2017)

Judgment dealing with issue of costs of judicial review proceedings relating to registration of birth of child born as a result of IVF treatment, in case where partner of mother had to apply for a declaration that he is the children's legal parent, following administrative failure by clinic providing treatment.

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Cases Y, Z, AA, AB & AC, Re Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 [2017] EWHC 784 (Fam) (12 April 2017)

Hearing of further cases in which partner of mother of child born as a result of IVF treatment seeks a declaration that they are the child's legal parent, following administrative failure by clinic providing treatment.

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Benmusa (No 2), Re [2017] EWHC 785 (Fam) (12 April 2017)

Further application to unseal the will of the late Princess Margaret. Application struck out.

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Giggs v Giggs [2017] EWHC 822 (Fam) (17 February 2017)

Application within financial remedy proceedings for exclusion of media and reporting restriction order.

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Chai v Peng & Ors [2017] EWHC 792 (Fam) (06 April 2017)

Final hearing of wife's application for financial remedies, in case involving a 'kitty' of £205 million.

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Al-Jeffery v Al-Jeffery (Vulnerable adult; British citizen) (No.3) [2017] EWHC 774 (Fam) (05 April 2017)

Further judgment in proceedings concerning a vulnerable adult who claimed to be held against her will in Saudi Arabia.

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BC v EF (Parental Responsibility : Immunisation) [2016] EWFC 69 (05 December 2016)

Judgment dealing with specific issue of immunisation of children, opposed by vegan mother.

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Davis (As Trustee In Bankruptcy of Jackson) v Jackson & Anor [2017] EWHC 698 (Ch)

Consideration of equitable accounting where the trustee in bankruptcy was enforcing an estranged husband's share of a house he had never lived in but where his estranged wife lived with the couple's children. The house had been re-mortgaged in joint names for financial reasons after estrangement (previously it had been in the wife's sole name) but the husband had not contributed to any mortgage repayments.

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A (A Child) -Inability of mother to prioritise [2016] EWFC B116 (09 December 2016)

Care and placement proceedings concerning 2 year old girl, in which the mother was unable to prioritise the child over her need to have a relationship with the father.

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Re M (Child) [2017] EWCA Civ 228 (06 April 2017)

Appeal against child arrangements order in respect of a child born as a result of a surrogacy arrangement.

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SL, Re [2017] EWCOP 5 (31 March 2017)

Application by LA for order authorising deprivation of liberty occasioned care regime of 60 year old woman diagnosed as having schizophrenia and obsessive compulsive disorder. Judgment concerning issue of capacity to conduct the proceedings.

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Mickovski v Liddell [2017] EWCA Civ 251 (05 April 2017)

Application by husband for permission to appeal against refusal of application to vary periodical payments order. Permission refused.

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M and N, Re [2016] EWFC 69 (05 December 2016)

Application for a specific issue order in relation to the immunisation of the child.

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Lincolnshire County Council v J K [2016] EWCOP 59 (17 November 2016)

Judgment concerning the mental capacity of a 73 year old woman.

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AK (a child)(role of the IRO), Re [2017] EWFC B13 (14 January 2017)

Care proceedings concerning 5 year old girl of Lithuanian origin. LA sought approval of plan to leave her in the care of her foster carer under the auspices of a SGO. Plan not approved by IRO.

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DL (appointment of Guardian and Art 37 Vienna Convention), Re [2017] EWFC B14 (04 April 2017)

Application for adoption of child of Romanian mother. Haring considering issues of whether the putative father and the Romanian consulate should be given notice.

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N-A (Children), Re [2017] EWCA Civ 230 (05 April 2017)

Appeal by father against refusal of permission to take children to live permanently in Iran. Appeal dismissed.

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Bedford Borough Council v Moutiq & Ors [2017] EWFC 22 (28 February 2017)

Care proceedings concerning 3 year old child. Application to commit maternal grandmother for breach of a collection order.

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E (A Child), Re [2017] EWHC B11 (Fam) (23 February 2017)

Applications by local authority for permission to place child with maternal aunt in the Republic of Ireland, and by maternal aunt for a Special Guardianship Order.

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A (Foreign Surrogacy- Parental Responsibility), Re [2016] EWFC 70 (08 November 2016)

Application by biological father for child arrangements order in relation to child born as a result of a surrogacy arrangement.

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T (A Child : Hague Convention proceedings) [2016] EWHC 3554 (Fam) (16 December 2016)

Application by father for summary return of child to El Salvador. Application refused, on the basis of settlement and harm/intolerability.

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KCC v M and O (children, criticism of local authority) [2017] EWFC B12 (26 January 2017)

Care proceedings concerning one year old child, including consideration of criticisms of the conduct of the local authority raised by parents.

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C (A Child), Re (No 2) (Application for Public Interest Immunity) [2017] EWHC 692 (Fam) (31 March 2017)

Application of the Secretary of State for the Home Department for public interest immunity in relation to a disclosure order seeking information about any extremist or radicalised conduct by the adults in the family.

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H-W (Child), Re [2017] EWCA Civ 154 (30 March 2017)

Appeal by father against order limiting his contact with child to indirect contact only. Appeal dismissed.

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MH (A Child), Re [2017] EWHC 691 (Fam) (13 March 2017)

Application by mother for permission to appeal against order regulating holiday trips with the child to her native Poland.

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Re D and Others (Children) [2017] EWHC 284 (Fam)

Judgment on the issue of costs arising from an application under the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.

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W, Re [2016] EWCOP 58 (14 April 2016)

Application by sister of patient challenging standard authorisation, on the basis that she feels that patient's needs are not being adequately met in her current placement, due to her increasing healthcare needs.

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D (A Child) [2017] EWCA Civ 196 (29 March 2017)

Appeal by local authority against the dismissal of application for a care order, in which the central issue was whether the child had suffered a shaking/shaking impact injury whilst she had been in the sole care of her father. Appeal allowed.

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Z (A Child) [2017] EWCA Civ 157 (28 March 2017)

Appeal concerning issue of who should bear the costs of translating documents in public law proceedings.

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Assoun v Assoun [No 2] [2017] EWCA Civ 179 (28 March 2017)

Application by husband for permission to re-open appeal against Hadkinson Order, to amend his grounds of appeal and to rely upon further evidence. Application dismissed.

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Assoun v Assoun [No 1] [2017] EWCA Civ 21 (28 March 2017)

Appeal by husband against Hadkinson Order prohibiting him from proceeding with application to vary maintenance order whilst he was in breach of that order. Appeal dismissed.

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Hand and another v George and another [2017] EWHC 533 (Ch) (17 March 2017)

Inheritance – Adopted children – Will written in 1946 – Domestic law did not include adopted children within the term ‘children’ for the purposes of this will – Whether the Art 14 and Art 8 rights of the grandchildren could be upheld.

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B v B (Fertility Treatment: Paperwork Error) [2017] EWHC 599 (Fam) (23 March 2017)

Application for a declaration of parentage in relation to child born as a result of fertility treatment, where clinic made paperwork error.

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W (A Child: Temporary Removal From the Jurisdiction) [2016] EWFC 45 (20 April 2016)

Judgment in proceedings concerning the temporary removal of a child to a country that is not a signatory to the Hague Convention on child abduction.

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Owens v Owens [2017] EWCA Civ 182 (24 March 2017)

Appeal by wife against refusal of judge to grant decree nisi of divorce, even though he had found as a fact that the marriage has broken down. Appeal dismissed.

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H (A Child), Re (Interim Care Order : fact finding) [2017] EWHC 518 (Fam) (16 March 2017)

Fact-finding hearing in care proceedings concerning 15 year old boy with a connective tissue disorder and orthostatic tachycardia.

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AH v DT [2017] EWHC 36 (Fam) (27 January 2017)

Application by mother for permission to appeal against order for her to return child from Northern Ireland to England, and defined order contact. Application dismissed.

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HB v A Local Authority & Anor (Wardship - Costs Funding Order) [2017] EWHC 524 (Fam) (21 March 2017)

Judgment considering issue of whether High Court has power, under its inherent jurisdiction, to make costs funding order against local authority requiring it to fund legal advice and representation for parent in wardship proceedings brought by the local authority, where that parent has lawfully been refused legal aid.

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B (A Child) [2017] EWFC B11 (6 January 2017)

Final hearing of care proceedings concerning a four year old boy.

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B (A Child by her Guardian), Re [2017] EWHC 488 (Fam) (15 March 2017)

Application by non-biological mother for child arrangements order in respect of a child now living with the mother in Pakistan.

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East Sussex County Council v AG (Finding of Fact) [2017] EWHC 536 (Fam) (06 March 2017)

Care proceedings. Fact-finding hearing to determine how the child came, whilst an in-patient at hospital, to have extremely high levels of alcohol in his system, and to have the drug antihistamine in his system.

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DW & Anor v CG [2016] EWHC 2965 (Fam) (21 November 2016)

Appeal by husband against order holding that a 2009 consent order gave the wife an equitable interest in properties owned by the husband.

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SU & SA (Children) [2017] EWHC 441 (Fam) (06 March 2017)

Judgment concerning the renewal of British passports for children who were made wards of court under orders made some years ago following their abduction from this country by their father.

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TL, Re [2017] EWCOP 1 (18 January 2017)

Application for permission to appeal against orders made in proceedings concerning a 41-year-old woman who has a learning disability and some features of autism.

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Ilott v The Blue Cross & Ors [2017] UKSC 17 (15 March 2017)

Appeal against decision of Court of Appeal setting aside earlier award on Inheritance Act claim, and re-evaluating the award. Appeal allowed.

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Benmusa, Re [2017] EWHC 494 (Fam) (14 March 2017)

Application to unseal the will of the late Princess Margaret. Application struck out.

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Martin v Williams [2017] EWHC 491 (Ch) (13 March 2017)

Appeal by wife of deceased against Inheritance Act award in favour of deceased's new partner.

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Bath and North East Somerset Council v The mother & Ors [2017] EWFC B10 (27 February 2017)

Public law proceedings concerning four children of the same mother but with different fathers.

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C (A Child), Re [2016] EWHC 3473 (Fam) (08 March 2017)

Application by local authority under the inherent jurisdiction, to seek permission pursuant to section 100 CA 1989 to obtain the court's authorisation of what the local authority contended is child's deprivation of liberty in his current residential unit.

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J v U; U v J (No.2) (Domicile) [2017] EWHC 449 (Fam) (08 March 2017)

Application by respondent to strike out petition for want of jurisdiction, on the basis that the petitioner was not domiciled in England, as she claimed.

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SW & TW (Human Rights Claim: Procedure) (No.1) [2017] EWHC 450 (Fam) (08 March 2017)

Case concerning 2 children, involved in private law proceedings, public law proceedings and a claim for damages under the Human Rights Act, which suffered from a fundamental procedural defect.

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Cheshire East Borough Council v PN & Ors (Flawed Local Authority Assessments) [2017] EWFC 20 (03 March 2017)

Final hearing of care proceedings concerning 11 month old child. Hearing adjourned to allow further assessment of possible carers, following flawed assessments by local authority.

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Cheshire East Borough Council v PN & Ors (Finding of fact) [2016] EWFC 61 (20 December 2016)

Care proceedings concerning a 9 month old child. Fact-finding hearing regarding cause of head injuries to the child.

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Talpis v Italy ECHR 075 (2017)

The ECHR held that there had been a violation of Articles 2, 3 and 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights because the Italian authorities had failed to protect a mother and son by not taking prompt action on a complaint concerning conjugal violence.

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DJ v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and TJ (CSM) (Child support - receipt of benefit) [2017] UKUT 83 (AAC) (14 February 2017)

Appeal by NRP concerning date of termination of child support liability, where child benefit was still being paid but the child was in employment, and therefore the NRP argued that child benefit was being paid in error.

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B v G [2017] EWHC 223 (Fam) (17 January 2017)

Application by a former husband to vary an order for spousal and child periodical payments.

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I County Council v TD & Ors [2017] EWHC 379 (Fam) (23 February 2017)

Application by local authority in relation to four children, originally for care orders but subsequently for a twelve-month supervision order, on the basis the children will live with their mother. Also dealing with issues of contact.

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S (A Child), Re [2015] EWCA Civ 1345 (03 November 2015)

Appeal against directions given in rehearing of adoption application.

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Norman v Norman [2017] EWCA Civ 120 (03 March 2017)

Application for permission to appeal against order dismissing application to set aside a consent order made in financial remedy proceedings. Permission refused.

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