B (Children) [2017] EWCA Civ 1635 (23 August 2017)

Care proceedings. Appeal by local authority against the making of an interim child arrangement order for one child, placing her in the care of her paternal grandmother, under an interim supervision order. Appeal allowed.

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The County Council of the City and County of Cardiff -v- Matthew Scully-Hicks and Others [2016] EWFC (16 December 2016)

Fact-finding hearing in care proceedings, relating to the death of the child's sibling.

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W (Children), Re SW (No 2) [2017] EWFC 74 (20 November 2017)

Claim for damages by social worker relating to criticism of them by judge in the course of care proceedings. Application for permission to disclose documents relating to the proceedings.

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X (A child : care order) [2017] EWFC B84 (13 October 2017)

Care proceedings in respect of a 'toddler'. Care order made and child placed with an extended family member and her husband.

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X (A child : care order) [2017] EWFC B83 (13 October 2017)

Care and placement proceedings in relation to a five month old child.

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S -v- S (Application to Prevent Solicitor Acting) [2017] EWHC 2660 (Fam) (24 October 2017)

Application by husband for an order that the wife's solicitor be debarred from acting for her in divorce proceedings, on the basis of a conflict of interest.

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Radseresht v Radseresht-Spain [2017] EWHC 2932 (Fam) (13 October 2017)

Application by husband for, inter alia, declaration recognising divorce granted in Dubai.

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H (A Child : Surrogacy Breakdown) [2017] EWCA Civ 1798 (17 November 2017)

Appeal by surrogate mother and her husband against orders made following the breakdown of an intended surrogacy arrangement. Appeal dismissed.

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R (A Child : whether to revoke Placement Order) [2017] EWHC 2924 (Fam) (09 November 2017)

Application by mother for permission to revoke placement order.

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K (A Child : Care Order) [2017] EWFC 71 (26 July 2017)

Care proceedings concerning two children who were believed to have entered this country illegally.

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D, E, F and G (Children : Art 15 - transfer of the proceedings ) [2017] EWFC B82 (OJ) (19 September 2017)

Care proceedings in relation to 4 children whose parents are Romanian nationals of Roma heritage.  Application for a transfer of the proceedings to Romania.

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Bournemouth Borough Council v A Mother & Ors [2017] EWFC 18 (28 February 2017)

Care proceedings concerning 3 children of a Polish family. Fact-finding hearing into, inter alia, cause of death of sibling.

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G (A Child : Fact-Finding Hearing) [2017] EWHC 2591 (Fam) (10 October 2017)

Fact-finding hearing in care proceedings concerning a 12 year old child.

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Re X (A Child) (Female Genital Mutilation Protection Order) (Restrictions on Travel) [2017] EWHC 2898 (Fam) (15 November 2017)

Case involving concerns over about the possibility of a 14 month old child suffering female genital mutilation should she be taken to Egypt.

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His Royal Highness the Duke of Windsor (Deceased), Re [2017] EWHC 2887 (Fam) (15 November 2017)

Application by Librarian and Assistant Keeper of the Queen's Archives for a copy of the will of the Duke of Windsor.

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University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust v JT [2017] EWCOP 25 (12 October 2017)

Application by NHS relating to treatment of breast cancer for a woman lacking capacity.

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The London Borough of Merton v SB & Ors [2017] EWFC B81 (20 April 2017)

Application by mother within care proceedings to make a request of the court in Slovakia to assume jurisdiction for the proceedings.

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GM v KZ [2017] EWFC 73 (14 November 2017)

Proceedings following the removal by the mother of the children to Poland, including consideration of issue of jurisdiction.

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Stockton Borough Council v M & Ors [2017] EWFC B80 (28 July 2017)

Final hearing of care proceedings relating to three children.

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A Local Authority v M & Ors [2017] EWHC 2851 (Fam) (13 November 2017)

Final welfare decision concerning four children, three of whom are, or have been, severely radicalised.

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Shand, (A Child), Re London Borough of Barking & Dagenham v Richards [2017] EWHC 2863 (Fam) (08 November 2017)

Application by local authority for committal of child's grandmother for alleged breach of collection order. Application dismissed for procedural irregularities.

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T (A Child: Adoption or Special Guardianship), Re [2017] EWCA Civ 1797 (10 November 2017)

Appeal by guardian against making of placement order rather than special guardianship order. Appeal dismissed.

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M (A Child), Re [2017] EWFC B79 (02 August 2017)

Care proceedings in relation to a child born in May 2016. Fact-finding hearing concerning cause of two episodes in which she stopped breathing.

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H (A Child), Re [2017] EWFC B78 (27 January 2017)

Care proceedings in relation to a six month old child.

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J v J [2017] EWFC B77 (02 February 2017)

Final hearing of wife's financial remedies claim.

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NAA (a child: findings on death of parents: convenient forum) [2017] EWFC B76 (07 November 2017)

Judgment in care proceedings in which the child's parents were both dead, including consideration of issue of jurisdiction.

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Richardson-Ruhan v Ruhan [2017] EWHC 2739 (Fam) (09 November 2017)

Judgment in complex financial remedy proceedings, dealing with findings of fact, i.e. computation, rather than distribution.

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Hayes v Hayes [2017] EWHC 2806 (Ch) (18 October 2017)

Appeal by ex-wife against dismissal of application to set aside statutory demand in respect of various debts pursuant to a number of court orders in proceedings between her and her former husband. Appeal dismissed.

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Grasso v Naik (twenty-one irregular divorces) [2017] EWHC 2789 (Fam) (08 November 2017)

Applications by the Queen's Proctor to dismiss 21 divorce and also, in several of the cases, to set aside decrees obtained, in consequence of a conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

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ABC (A child), Re [2017] EWFC B75 (30 October 2017)

Special guardianship order made in favour of grandmother, who was dissatisfied with the way she had been treated by LA, and wished to make her story known. Judgment dealing with issue of whether LA should be named.

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MA v RA [2017] EWHC 2744 (Fam) (27 October 2017)

Application by father for return of child to America, where mother may have defence, but second child resides with father and mother will have to return to America to resolve position.

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C (long-term foster care or adoption), Re [2017] EWFC B74 (13 October 2017)

Local authority's application for a placement order in respect of a six year old child.

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N v J (Power to Set Aside Return Order) [2017] EWHC 2752 (Fam) (03 November 2017)

Application by mother to set aside order requiring her to return children from the USA.

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ES v OS [2017] EWHC 2735 (Fam) (31 October 2017)

Application by father for return of children to Lithuania. Application adjourned for father to attend, he having on a previous occasion failed to keep a promise not to take the children from the mother upon her return.

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S (Child As Parent: Adoption : Consent) [2017] EWHC 2729 (Fam) (02 November 2017)

Adoption of child of 14 year old mother, raising issue of whether the mother was competent to consent to the adoption.

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Akyuz v Akyuz & Anor [2017] EWHC 2726 (Fam) (25 October 2017)

Application by woman of Turkish heritage for a declaration of parentage, essentially to establish whether a man who died in Turkey in 2016 was her genetic or biological father.

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D (A Child) [2017] EWCA Civ 1695 (31 October 2017)

Appeal in proceedings concerning issue of deprivation of liberty of 16 year old placed in a residential unit.

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M, Re Mental Capacity Act 2005 [2017] EWCOP 24 (31 May 2017)

Judgment in proceedings concerning the welfare of an incapacitated person, dealing with various claims made by his parents.

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