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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