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.

Full report: Bailii

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.

Full report: Bailii

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.

Full report: Bailii

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.

Full report: Bailii

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.

Full report: Bailii

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

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

Full report: Bailii

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.

Full report: Bailii

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.

Full report: Bailii

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.

Full report: Bailii

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.

Full report: Bailii

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.

Full report: Family Law

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.

Full report: Bailii

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

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

Full report: Bailii

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.

Full report: Bailii

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.

Full report: Bailii