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.

Full report: Bailii

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.

Full report: Bailii

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.

Full report: Bailii

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

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

Full report: Bailii

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.

Full report: Bailii

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.

Full report: Bailii

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.

Full report: Bailii

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.

Full report: Bailii

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.

Full report: Bailii

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.

Full report: Bailii

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.

Full report: Bailii

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.

Full report: Bailii

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

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

Full report: Bailii

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.

Full report: Bailii

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.

Full report: Bailii

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.

Full report: Bailii