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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