A Local Authority v G (Parent with Learning Disability) [2017] EWFC B94 (18 December 2017)

Proceedings concerning 3 children, where the primary issue was whether the 2 youngest children could safely be returned to their parents under either a child arrangements order with a supervision order or under a care order, or whether their welfare required that they be placed outside the family for adoption.

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B, Re [2017] EWFC B93 (06 November 2017)

Application for a declaration that it is lawful for the local authority to deprive child subject to interim care order of his liberty in order to prevent him causing harm to himself or others.

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L v F [2017] EWCA Civ 2121 (20 December 2017)

Appeal by father against decision allowing an appeal by mother against refusal of her application to relocate with child to Italy. Appeal allowed.

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F v L [2017] EWHC 1377 (Fam) (09 June 2017)

Appeal from a decision refusing an application by mother to relocate to Italy with her son aged five, and a child arrangements order. Appeal allowed.

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L-S (A Child) [2017] EWCA Civ 2177 (20 December 2017)

Appeal by mother against order requiring the return of the child to the United States. Appeal allowed.

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Lewis v Warner [2017] EWCA Civ 2182 (19 December 2017)

Appeal by the daughter against an order that the property of her deceased mother's estate be transferred to the surviving unmarried partner for full value (or possibly more than full value), such transfer being regarded as “reasonable financial provision” for the partner’s “maintenance” within the meaning of those terms in subsections 1(1) and 1(2)(b) and sections 2 and 3 of the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975. The appeal was dismissed.

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AI and AJ, Re Human Fertilisation And Embryology Act 2008 [2017] EWHC 3351 (Fam) (20 December 2017)

Two 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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L (Children), Re [2017] EWCA Civ 2173 (20 December 2017)

Application by mother for permission to appeal order refusing her permission to oppose adoption applications in respect of the children. Application refused.

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M (Children), Re [2017] EWCA Civ 2164 (20 December 2017)

Appeal by transgender father of children belonging to Charedi Jewish community against order dismissing his application for direct contact with the children. Appeal allowed.

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F v H & Anor [2017] EWHC 3358 (Fam) (19 December 2017)

Appeal by father against contact order in favour of mother after a break of almost 2 years, following the child's abduction to Israel by the mother. Appeal allowed.

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Whittingham v Whittingham [2017] EWHC 3318 (Fam) (06 November 2017)

Application by husband for permission to appeal against an interim order refusing to discharge a receiver appointed in enforcement proceedings. Permission refused.

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Z (A Child : Production Orders) [2017] EWFC B92 (06 July 2017)

Care proceedings in relation to a young child whose mother was serving a prison sentence. Production order wrongly drafted.

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Lancashire County Council v C (injured baby; adoption) [2017] EWFC B91 (17 November 2017)

Final hearing of the local authority's application for care and placement orders in relation to a child who had suffered multiple fractures.

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B and C (Change of Names: Parental Responsibility: Evidence) [2017] EWHC 3250 (Fam) (12 December 2017)

Proceedings concerning 2 children, whose father is believed to be living in Iran.
Application by mother, who fears father may attempt to remove the children to Iran, for leave to change their names and restrict father's parental responsibility.

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HC v FW [2017] EWHC 3162 (Fam) (29 November 2017)

Financial remedies claim by wife, in which the issues included her capacity to litigate and the wealth of the couple was pre-acquired and/or inherited by the husband.

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W - C (Children) [2017] EWCA Civ 250 (28 February 2017)

Appeal by guardian against order authorising local authority to place child for adoption, as against long-term fostering. Appeal allowed.

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MB v Surrey County Council [2017] EWCOP B27 (16 October 2017)

Hearing concerning issue of whether a man had capacity to make decisions about his residence and future care.

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M (A Child; Welfare Hearing) [2017] EWFC B89 (24 November 2017)

Care proceedings concerning 18 month old girl. Welfare hearing following finding that her father had caused her to suffer an acute life-threatening episode which necessitated her urgent admission to hospital.

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S v S [2017] EWHC 3184 (Fam) (12 July 2017)

Judgment in proceedings arising from the mother's removal of the child from Iran.

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AB v CD (Jurisdiction Global Maintenance Orders) [2017] EWHC 3164 (Fam) (06 December 2017)

Appeal by husband against financial remedies order considering, inter alia, whether the court had jurisdiction to make a global maintenance order for the benefit of the wife and the children.

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HRS Louis Xavier Marie Guillaume Prince of Luxembourg, Prince of Nassau and Prince of Bourbon-Parma v HRH Tessy Princess of Luxembourg, Princess of Nassau and Princess of Bourbon-Parma & Anor [2017] EWHC 3095 (Fam) (05 December 2017)

Application to vary reporting restriction order in ongoing financial remedy proceedings.

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A Local Authority v M, F, & A [2017 EWFC B88 (11 October 2017)

Care proceedings in relation to a seven year old child whose mother suffers from mental health difficulties which, it is said, prevent her from providing safe, secure and consistent parenting.

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D & Ors (Children), Re [2017] EWFC B87 (06 April 2017)

Care and placement proceedings in respect of three children, including consideration of the circumstances of the death of a sibling, who drowned whilst on a family outing to a water park.

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Strand Lobben and Others v Norway (Application no. 37283/13) (European Court of Human Rights, 30 November 2017)

Public law children – Care proceedings – Termination of parental responsibility – Whether there had been a breach of Art 8, European Convention. The European Court of Human Rights found that there had been no violation of Art 8 during care proceedings.

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D (A Child), Re [2017] EWHC 3075 (Fam) (29 November 2017)

Re-hearing of fact-finding in relation to the cause of injuries to a child then aged four months. Held that the injuries were non-accidental in origin and are likely to have been inflicted by the father in a momentary loss of self-control.

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PP, Re [2017] EWCOP 29 (16 March 2017)

Judgment on costs in application for revocation of Lasting Powers of Attorney.

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PP, Re [2016] EWCOP 65 (13 September 2016)

Application concerning the revocation of Lasting Powers of Attorney for Property and Financial Affairs and for Health and Welfare given by a woman now aged 78 and suffering from dementia.

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PP, Re [2015] EWCOP 93 (15 May 2015)

Application by son in law of 78 year old woman with dementia for retrospective ratification of gifts out of her funds.

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