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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