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 (Final No. 3) [2016] EWCOP B4 (25 November 2016)

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

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Newcastle-Upon-Tyne City Council v TP (Capacity of TP No. 2) [2016] EWCOP B4 (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-Upon-Tyne City Council v TP (Best interests of TP No. 1) [2016] EWCOP B3 (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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Lachaux v Lachaux [2017] EWHC 385 (Fam) (02 March 2017)

Cross-applications by mother for contact and by father seeking recognition of Dubai divorce and dismissal of mother's application on ground of lack of jurisdiction.

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T (A Child) [2017] EWFC 19 (14 February 2017)

Adoption application. Adjourned for service upon birth mother.

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A v B [2017] EWFC B9 (3 February 2017)

Applications by husband under CA Sch 1 and to set aside financial remedies order on basis of change of circumstances, the children having subsequently moved from the mother to the father.

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A v R & Anor (Declaration of Parentage) [2017] EWHC 396 (Fam) (25 January 2017)

Application by couple for declaration of parentage in respect of child born as a result of fertility treatment, following clerical error by clinic.

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A (Children), Re (Care Proceedings: No threshold) [2017] EWFC B8 (19 February 2017)

Care proceedings in relation to three children of Somalian heritage. Threshold not made out in respect of two of the children.

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G v S [2017] EWHC 365 (Fam) (24 February 2017)

Final hearing of Schedule 1 Children Act application made by mother of two year old child.

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R (A Child : Care Order) [2017] EWHC 364 (Fam) (24 February 2017)

Re-hearing of application for care order and placement orders in respect of two year old child, including issues relating to drug testing on the mother.

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A Local Authority & Anor v MC & Ors (Care proceedings)(Inherent Jurisdiction) [2017] EWHC 370 (Fam) (24 February 2017)

Application by NHS Trust for a declaration that it is lawful to withhold certain invasive treatment from child who is the subject of both care proceedings and proceedings brought under the inherent jurisdiction.

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A and B (Findings against social worker) (Rev 1) [2016] EWFC 68 (11 July 2016)

Application for permission to appeal by a social worker against findings made by a district judge in a judgment in care proceedings.

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Wodzicki v Wodzicki [2017] EWCA Civ 95 (24 February 2017)

Appeal by the daughter of the deceased, who had died intestate, that she was the sole beneficial owner of a property, and not, as the judge found, a joint owner with the father's second wife. Appeal dismissed.

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K v K [2016] EWHC 3380 (Fam) (24 November 2016)

Nullity petition, in which the respondent claimed that there was nothing capable of recognition as a marriage, and that the petition should therefore be dismissed.

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BH (A Child : Human Rights Act : Injunction) [2017] EWFC 15 (23 February 2017)

Judgment granting injunction prohibiting local authority from removing 2-year old child from the care of her paternal great-aunt, notwithstanding that the child is in the care of the local authority pursuant to a final care order.

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ZH (A Child), Re [2017] EWFC 14 (20 February 2017)

Care proceedings in relation to an 8 year old child, taken following concerns over the mother's mental health.

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S (A Child) (Care Proceedings; Surrogacy) [2015] EWFC 99 (08 December 2015)

Care proceedings in relation to a child born as a result of a surrogacy arrangement.

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Stevenson v Stevenson [2016] EWFC B114 (11 November 2016)

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

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H (A Minor) v Northamptonshire County Council & Anor [2017] EWHC 282 (Fam) (17 February 2017)

Care proceedings and HRA claim on behalf of child. Application by local authority seeking an order for costs against the Lord Chancellor.

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ZA Council v MT & Ors [2017] EWFC 12 (14 February 2017)

Care proceedings concerning a three year old child whose father killed his mother.

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B v L [2016] EWFC 67 (20 October 2016)

Divorce proceedings in which the husband, a devout Muslim, claimed that as he was married pursuant to Sharia law, that is a religious contract, and therefore only Pakistan had the jurisdiction to hear the divorce.

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Roberts & Anor v Fresco [2017] EWHC 283 (Ch) (17 February 2017)

The court held that a potential Inheritance Act claim by a surviving husband against his deceased wife's estate abates on the death of the husband.

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Thakkar v Thakkar & Ors [2017] EWFC 13 (10 February 2017)

Hearing of two preliminary issues in relation to a financial remedy application by wife, concerning the husband's interests in various companies.

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London Borough Of Hillingdon v A & B [2017] EWFC B113 (1 September 2016)

Care proceedings concerning a three year old child. Special guardianship order made in favour of maternal aunt and uncle, who live in Poland.

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J (A Child) (Finland)(Habitual Residence) [2017] EWCA Civ 80 (21 February 2017)

Appeal by father against decision that the English court did not have jurisdiction in relation to proceedings concerning five year old child. Appeal dismissed.

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Steinfeld and Keidan v Secretary of State for Education [2017] EWCA Civ 81 (21 February 2017)

Appeal against dismissal of claim for judicial review of decision that the bar against heterosexual couples entering into a civil partnership did not violate the rights of the appellants under Article 14 taken with Article 8.

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W v X (Jurisdiction in matters of parental responsibility) [2017] EUECJ C-499/15 (15 February 2017)

Judgment concerning jurisdiction, in case where the father resides in Canada and the mother and child were living in Lithuania.

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AF v MF & Ors [2016] EWFC 65 (20 October 2016)

Heavily contested cross financial remedy applications, including numerous factual and computational disputes between the parties.

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M (Children : Care Proceedings : Passport Order) [2017] EWCA Civ 69 (14 February 2017)

Appeal against order refusing return of father's Libyan and British passports.

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D v D [2016] EWHC 3546 (Fam) (15 December 2016)

Application under the inherent jurisdiction by the father for the return to Northern Cyprus of his son.

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Re S (Adoption; Time with Father) [2016] EWFC B112 (01 July 2016)

Judgment concerning child of Asian racial origin, whether he should spend time with his father and whether he should be adopted by his step-father.

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

Application concerning issue of whether judgment of Upper Tribunal should be published in an anonymised or unanonymised form.

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Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Local Health Board v RY & Anor [2017] EWCOP 2 (08 February 2017)

Further hearing in proceedings concerning the provision of life-sustaining treatment for 81 year old patient.

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K and D (Wardship Without Notice Return Order) [2017] EWHC 153 (Fam) (02 February 2017)

Application by local authority seeking permission to invoke the inherent jurisdiction and, thereafter, orders in wardship in respect of two children, including orders for their summary return to the jurisdiction from Cyprus.

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CZ (Human Rights Claim: Costs) [2017] EWFC 11 (16 February 2017)

Claim for damages by parents and child in relation to an interim care order obtained by the local authority.

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A Local Authority v J & Y [2017] EWHC 10 (Fam) (01 February 2017)

Application for placement orders in respect of two children.

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Hayatleh v Mofdy [2017] EWCA Civ 70 (14 February 2017)

Appeal against a decision where a marriage in Syria was found to be valid and therefore open to divorce proceedings in the UK.

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OCC v R & H [2017] EWFC B7 (14 February 2017)

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

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Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children Foundation NHS Trust v NO & KK & Ors [2017] EWHC 241 (Fam) (14 February 2017)

Application by NHS Trust for declaration that it would be lawful and in the best interests of a terminally ill child to continue to receive medical treatment.

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Martins, Re [2016] EWCOP 45 (10 June 2016)

Court of Protection proceedings concerning 81 year old man with dementia, who was currently living in Portugal.

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MS v PS (Case 283/16) (Court of Justice of the European Union, 9 February 2017)

Financial Remedies – Maintenance Regulation – Preliminary ruling – Procedure for enforcement under Regulation.

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WDOWIAK v. POLAND - 28768/12 (Judgment (Merits and Just Satisfaction) : Court (Fourth Section)) [2017] ECHR 133 (07 February 2017)

Claim by father that his Article 8 rights had been breached by the failure of the authorities to enforce his right to have contact with his son.

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M v F (Travel to Non-Convention Country) [2017] EWFC 7 (17 January 2017)

Application by mother to vary prohibited steps order, to allow her to take children to Iran.

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A v W & Ors No 2 (Welfare) [2017] EWFC 8 (27 January 2017)

Care proceedings concerning two children. Welfare hearing following finding that the father had caused the acute injuries, and both parents were in the pool of perpetrators for the chronic injuries, suffered by one of the children.

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A v W & Ors No 1 (Fact Finding) [2016] EWFC 64 (15 December 2016)

Care proceedings concerning two children. Fact-finding hearing regarding cause of injuries to one of the children.

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X (A Child), Re [2017] EWHC 158 (Fam) (27 January 2017)

Application by father for a without notice location order and disclosure of information order, in case where the mother had removed the child from Scotland to England.

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C v HE/GR [2016] EWFC B109 (14 November 2016)

Care and placement proceedings in respect of two boys born in 2014 and 2015.

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A London Borough v B and Ors (female genital mutilation : FGM) [2016] EWFC B111 (18 October 2016)

Care proceedings where the risk of harm to the two girls involved centres upon female genital mutilation.

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SAD & Anor v SED [2017] EWCOP 3 (04 November 2016)

Judgment concerning, inter alia, issue of whether respondent lacked capacity to revoke LPA.

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EE & ME (Children) (Habitual Residence) [2016] EWHC 3363 (Fam) (20 December 2016)

Judgment considering issue of whether the court has jurisdiction to hear an application by a father in respect of two children who were removed to Latvia by the mother.

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Norman v Norman [2017] EWCA Civ 49 (08 February 2017)

Application by wife for extension of anonymity order in relation to financial remedy proceedings. Application dismissed.

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M, Re (relinquished baby,threshold, habitual residence and Art 15) [2017] EWFC B6 (10 January 2017)

Care and placement proceedings concerning child of a Romanian mother.

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Kent County Council v B, W & S (Combined Judgment : Delay : Refusal to Split Siblings) [2017] EWFC B5 (12 January 2017)

Care proceedings, in which there was an issue as to whether or not to split the three children concerned.

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EQ, Re [2016] EWHC 3418 (Fam) (14 December 2016)

Judgment concerning issue of whether a child should undergo surgery to treat her bilateral congenital cataracts.

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SL (Permission to Vaccinate), Re 2017 EWHC 125 (Fam) [2017] EWHC 125 (Fam) (30 January 2017)

Care proceedings in respect of four children. Application by local authority for a declaration that it is in the best interests of one of the children for the local authority to be given permission to arrange for him to receive vaccinations.

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S (A Child), Re [2017] EWCA Civ 44 (02 February 2017)

Appeal by mother against findings of fact made in the context of private law proceedings concerning 8 year old child.

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TJ (Relinquished Baby: Sibling Contact), Re [2017] EWFC 6 (02 February 2017)

Adoption of 15 month old child. Judgment dealing with issue of whether the Court should authorise the Adoption Agency not to notify his wider family of his existence.

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X Children, Re [2017] EWHC 120 (Fam) (27 January 2017)

Temporary reporting restriction order, in private law case where the mother died whilst in the court building.

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J v B (Ultra-Orthodox Judaism: Transgender) [2017] EWFC 4 (30 January 2017)

Contact application by transgender father of children belonging to Charedi Jewish community.

Full report: Bailii

MM (A Patient) [2017] EWCA Civ 34 (30 January 2017)

Appeal against order requiring appellant to sign documentation to facilitate the return of the patient from Portugal.

Full report: Bailii

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

Application by father for return of children to Australia. Application dismissed, on the basis that the children had become habitually resident in the UK.

Full report: Bailii

Staffordshire County Council v B & Anor [2016] EWHC 3183 (Fam) (29 November 2016)

Care and placement proceedings in relation to a 12 month old child who had suffered serious injuries.

Full report: Bailii

London Borough of Hackney v Williams & Anor [2017] EWCA Civ 26 (26 January 2017)

Appeal by local authority against finding of breach of Art 8 rights of parents in care proceedings. Appeal allowed.

Full report: Bailii

C (a child), Re [2016] EWFC B110 (20 May 2016)

Care proceedings in which it was not found that the local authority had proved that the child sustained a skull fracture by a non-accidental impact caused by one of his parents.

Full report: Bailii

K (Minor : Temporary Removal from Jurisdiction), Re [2017] EWFC B4 (6 January 2017)

Application by mother for permission to temporarily remove child from England and Wales to the People's Republic of China.

Full report: Bailii

X v X (anonymisation) [2016] EWHC 3512 (Fam) (16 December 2016)

Judgment concerns an issue about the anonymisation, or not, of a financial remedy judgment.

Full report: Bailii

Iqbal v Iqbal [2017] EWCA Civ 19 (25 January 2017)

Appeals by husband against various orders made in financial remedy proceedings, including interim periodical payments, judgment summonses and final order.

Full report: Bailii

Briers v Briers [2017] EWCA Civ 15 (25 January 2017)

Appeal by husband against financial remedies order. Appeal dismissed.

Full report: Bailii

Medway Council v JL & Ors [2017] EWFC 5 (10 November 2016)

Care proceedings concerning three children.

Full report: Bailii

LV (a child), Re [2017] EWFC B3 (12 January 2017)

Care proceedings in which the child was returned to the mother, following the testing of medical evidence concerning injuries to the child.

Full report: Bailii

EF (a child), Re [2016] EWFC B106 (14 July 2016)

Care proceedings concerning a child who had suffered various injuries.

Full report: Bailii

EF (a child), Re [2016] EWFC B107 (15 September 2016)

Care proceedings. Fact-finding hearing concerning cause of injuries to child.

Full report: Bailii

V v V (Abduction: No Consent) [2016] EWHC 3477 (Fam) (22 June 2016)

Application by mother for the return of three children to Australia.

Full report: Bailii

Z (a child), Re [2106] EWFC B105 (05 December 2016)

Care proceedings concerning a three year old boy, in which the issue was whether he should remain with the maternal grandparents, or move to live with his father.

Full report: Bailii

DB v PB [2016] EWHC 3431 (Fam) (22 December 2016)

Final hearing of applications for ancillary relief, for provision pursuant to Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989, and for an order for sale of the former matrimonial home pursuant to section 17 of the Married Women's Property Act 1882.

Full report: Bailii

Bezeliansky v Bezelianskaya [2016] EWCA Civ 76 (24 January 2017)

Applications by husband for permission to appeal against variation of capital provision in consent order and to appeal against three committal orders.

Full report: Bailii

N (Hague Convention: Habitual Residence), Re [2017] EWHC 63 (Fam) (24 January 2017)

Application by mother, seeking return of 3 year old daughter to Canada. Application dismissed.

Full report: Bailii

Goyal v Goyal (No. 3) [2017] EWFC 1 (16 January 2017)

Further judgment in long-running ancillary relief proceedings, dealing with outstanding issues, including the variation of a periodical payments order.

Full report: Bailii

Kacper Nowakowski v Poland (Application No 32407/13) (European Court of Human Rights, 10 January 2017)

Private law children – Contact – Art 8, European Convention – Father had communication difficulties due to hearing and speech impairment – Contact reduced in part due to difficulties – Whether there had been a breach of Art 8, European Convention.

Full report: Family Law

SNM v TNM [2017] EWFC B2 (19 January 2017)

Application by mother for permission to permanently remove two children from this jurisdiction to Canada.

Full report: Bailii

Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust v Z [2016] EWCOP 56 (30 December 2016)

Application brought by NHS Trust in respect of the treatment of a 46 year old woman with a history of anorexia nervosa.

Full report: Bailii

Johnson v Takieddine & Anor [2016] EWHC 1895 (Fam) (02 June 2016)

Application made by a former wife under Part III of the Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984.

Full report: Bailii

C (Children : phased rehabilitation) [2016] EWHC 3484 (Fam) (21 December 2016)

Final hearing of care proceedings in respect of 2 children, where the care plan is for a phased rehabilitation of the children to the parents, under the auspices of full care orders.

Full report: Bailii

A (A Child : female genital mutilation : FGM) [2016] EWFC B103 (10 November 2016)

Care proceedings. Hearing dealing with issue of whether or not one of the children had undergone a female genital mutilation (FGM) procedure.

Full report: Bailii

K (Human Fertilisation And Embryology Act 2008) [2017] EWHC 50 (Fam) (19 January 2017)

Application by partner of mother of children born as a result of IVF treatment for a declaration that he is the children's legal parent, following administrative failure by clinic providing treatment.

Full report: Bailii

P & Ors (Human Fertilisation And Embryology Act 2008) [2017] EWHC 49 (Fam) (19 January 2017)

Hearing of 8 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.

Full report: Bailii

Re CA (Natural Delivery or Caesarean Section) [2016] EWCOP 51 (08 December 2016)

Application for an order facilitating the delivery of a baby by Caesarean section performed on a 24-year-old woman with a diagnosis of autism and learning disability.

Full report: Bailii

Medway v R & Ors (Participation of vulnerable parties) [2016] EWFC B104 (16 December 2016)

Care proceedings concerning a 2 year old child, where both parents and both interveners had very low cognitive function.

Full report: Bailii

A v B (jurisdiction : Brussels II) [2016] EWHC 2982 (Fam) (16 August 2016)

Application for a s.8 order by mother, in respect of a child living in Dubai. Judgment dealing with issue of jurisdiction.

Full report: Bailii

Egeneonu v Egeneonu [2017] EWHC 43 (Fam) (18 January 2017)

Application by mother for declaration that father's contempts in relation to his failure to return children from Nigeria were criminal, so that she could seek father's extradition.

Full report: Bailii

GAKHARIA v. GEORGIA - 30459/13 (Judgment (Merits and Just Satisfaction) : Court (Fourth Section)) [2017] ECHR 41 (17 January 2017)

Complaint by father that his right of access to a court and his right to respect for family life had been infringed because his parental rights had been restricted by domestic court judgments made by default in his absence.

Full report: Bailii

W (Care Proceedings: Jurisdiction) [2017] EWFC B1 (17 January 2017)

Care proceedings concerning two children of Polish parents. Preliminary hearing dealing with issue of jurisdiction.

Full report: Bailii

BABIARZ v. POLAND - 1955/10 (Judgment (Merits and Just Satisfaction) : Court (Fourth Section)) [2017] ECHR 13 (10 January 2017)

The applicant complained under Articles 8 and 12 of the Convention that by refusing to grant him a divorce the authorities had prevented him from marrying the woman with whom he had been living.

Full report: Bailii

A & Ors (Children : Scottish adoptions) [2017] EWHC 35 (Fam) (17 January 2017)

Judgment dealing with procedural points in cases involving English adoption of Scottish children.

Full report: Bailii

ES (A Child), Re [2016] EWHC 3213 (Fam) (07 September 2016)

Application by a father for the discharge of long-running wardship proceedings concerning his daughter, who is believed to be living with the paternal family in Egypt.

Full report: Bailii

London Borough of Brent v A & B [2016] EWFC B102 (26 September 2016)

Care proceedings concerning two children. Fact-finding hearing concerning the cause of injuries to one of the children.

Full report: Bailii

AB (Surrogacy; Domicile) [2016] EWFC 63 (07 March 2016)

Application for Parental Orders in relation to two children who were born in 2015, where both applicants were born in Germany and the question of their domicile therefore arose.

Full report: Bailii

MB v GK & Ors (No 2) Wardship (Welfare) [2017] EWHC 16 (Fam) (17 November 2016)

Wardship proceedings concerning 4 year old child currently living in Singapore in the care of his paternal grandparents.

Full report: Bailii

N (Deprivation of Liberty Challenge) [2016] EWCOP 47 (21 November 2016)

Deprivation of liberty challenge by man in his 40s under continuous supervision and control.

Full report: Bailii

A (A Child), Re [2016] EWFC B101 (25 August 2016)

Application for a final care order in respect of a six month old child.

Full report: Bailii