X Children, Re [2017] EWHC 120 (Fam) (27 January 2017)

Temporary reporting restriction order, in private law case where the mother died whilst in the court building.

Full report: Bailii

J v B (Ultra-Orthodox Judaism: Transgender) [2017] EWFC 4 (30 January 2017)

Contact application by transgender father of children belonging to Charedi Jewish community.

Full report: Bailii

MM (A Patient) [2017] EWCA Civ 34 (30 January 2017)

Appeal against order requiring appellant to sign documentation to facilitate the return of the patient from Portugal.

Full report: Bailii

P and O (Child Abduction: Anticipatory Breach) [2016] EWHC 3535 (Fam) (10 November 2016)

Application by father for return of children to Australia. Application dismissed, on the basis that the children had become habitually resident in the UK.

Full report: Bailii

Staffordshire County Council v B & Anor [2016] EWHC 3183 (Fam) (29 November 2016)

Care and placement proceedings in relation to a 12 month old child who had suffered serious injuries.

Full report: Bailii

London Borough of Hackney v Williams & Anor [2017] EWCA Civ 26 (26 January 2017)

Appeal by local authority against finding of breach of Art 8 rights of parents in care proceedings. Appeal allowed.

Full report: Bailii

C (a child), Re [2016] EWFC B110 (20 May 2016)

Care proceedings in which it was not found that the local authority had proved that the child sustained a skull fracture by a non-accidental impact caused by one of his parents.

Full report: Bailii

K (Minor : Temporary Removal from Jurisdiction), Re [2017] EWFC B4 (6 January 2017)

Application by mother for permission to temporarily remove child from England and Wales to the People's Republic of China.

Full report: Bailii

X v X (anonymisation) [2016] EWHC 3512 (Fam) (16 December 2016)

Judgment concerns an issue about the anonymisation, or not, of a financial remedy judgment.

Full report: Bailii

Iqbal v Iqbal [2017] EWCA Civ 19 (25 January 2017)

Appeals by husband against various orders made in financial remedy proceedings, including interim periodical payments, judgment summonses and final order.

Full report: Bailii

Briers v Briers [2017] EWCA Civ 15 (25 January 2017)

Appeal by husband against financial remedies order. Appeal dismissed.

Full report: Bailii

Medway Council v JL & Ors [2017] EWFC 5 (10 November 2016)

Care proceedings concerning three children.

Full report: Bailii

LV (a child), Re [2017] EWFC B3 (12 January 2017)

Care proceedings in which the child was returned to the mother, following the testing of medical evidence concerning injuries to the child.

Full report: Bailii

EF (a child), Re [2016] EWFC B106 (14 July 2016)

Care proceedings concerning a child who had suffered various injuries.

Full report: Bailii

EF (a child), Re [2016] EWFC B107 (15 September 2016)

Care proceedings. Fact-finding hearing concerning cause of injuries to child.

Full report: Bailii

V v V (Abduction: No Consent) [2016] EWHC 3477 (Fam) (22 June 2016)

Application by mother for the return of three children to Australia.

Full report: Bailii

Z (a child), Re [2106] EWFC B105 (05 December 2016)

Care proceedings concerning a three year old boy, in which the issue was whether he should remain with the maternal grandparents, or move to live with his father.

Full report: Bailii

DB v PB [2016] EWHC 3431 (Fam) (22 December 2016)

Final hearing of applications for ancillary relief, for provision pursuant to Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989, and for an order for sale of the former matrimonial home pursuant to section 17 of the Married Women's Property Act 1882.

Full report: Bailii

Bezeliansky v Bezelianskaya [2016] EWCA Civ 76 (24 January 2017)

Applications by husband for permission to appeal against variation of capital provision in consent order and to appeal against three committal orders.

Full report: Bailii

N (Hague Convention: Habitual Residence), Re [2017] EWHC 63 (Fam) (24 January 2017)

Application by mother, seeking return of 3 year old daughter to Canada. Application dismissed.

Full report: Bailii

Goyal v Goyal (No. 3) [2017] EWFC 1 (16 January 2017)

Further judgment in long-running ancillary relief proceedings, dealing with outstanding issues, including the variation of a periodical payments order.

Full report: Bailii

Kacper Nowakowski v Poland (Application No 32407/13) (European Court of Human Rights, 10 January 2017)

Private law children – Contact – Art 8, European Convention – Father had communication difficulties due to hearing and speech impairment – Contact reduced in part due to difficulties – Whether there had been a breach of Art 8, European Convention.

Full report: Family Law

SNM v TNM [2017] EWFC B2 (19 January 2017)

Application by mother for permission to permanently remove two children from this jurisdiction to Canada.

Full report: Bailii

Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust v Z [2016] EWCOP 56 (30 December 2016)

Application brought by NHS Trust in respect of the treatment of a 46 year old woman with a history of anorexia nervosa.

Full report: Bailii

Johnson v Takieddine & Anor [2016] EWHC 1895 (Fam) (02 June 2016)

Application made by a former wife under Part III of the Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984.

Full report: Bailii

C (Children : phased rehabilitation) [2016] EWHC 3484 (Fam) (21 December 2016)

Final hearing of care proceedings in respect of 2 children, where the care plan is for a phased rehabilitation of the children to the parents, under the auspices of full care orders.

Full report: Bailii

A (A Child : female genital mutilation : FGM) [2016] EWFC B103 (10 November 2016)

Care proceedings. Hearing dealing with issue of whether or not one of the children had undergone a female genital mutilation (FGM) procedure.

Full report: Bailii

K (Human Fertilisation And Embryology Act 2008) [2017] EWHC 50 (Fam) (19 January 2017)

Application by partner of mother of children born as a result of IVF treatment for a declaration that he is the children's legal parent, following administrative failure by clinic providing treatment.

Full report: Bailii

P & Ors (Human Fertilisation And Embryology Act 2008) [2017] EWHC 49 (Fam) (19 January 2017)

Hearing of 8 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.

Full report: Bailii

Re CA (Natural Delivery or Caesarean Section) [2016] EWCOP 51 (08 December 2016)

Application for an order facilitating the delivery of a baby by Caesarean section performed on a 24-year-old woman with a diagnosis of autism and learning disability.

Full report: Bailii

Medway v R & Ors (Participation of vulnerable parties) [2016] EWFC B104 (16 December 2016)

Care proceedings concerning a 2 year old child, where both parents and both interveners had very low cognitive function.

Full report: Bailii

A v B (jurisdiction : Brussels II) [2016] EWHC 2982 (Fam) (16 August 2016)

Application for a s.8 order by mother, in respect of a child living in Dubai. Judgment dealing with issue of jurisdiction.

Full report: Bailii

Egeneonu v Egeneonu [2017] EWHC 43 (Fam) (18 January 2017)

Application by mother for declaration that father's contempts in relation to his failure to return children from Nigeria were criminal, so that she could seek father's extradition.

Full report: Bailii

GAKHARIA v. GEORGIA - 30459/13 (Judgment (Merits and Just Satisfaction) : Court (Fourth Section)) [2017] ECHR 41 (17 January 2017)

Complaint by father that his right of access to a court and his right to respect for family life had been infringed because his parental rights had been restricted by domestic court judgments made by default in his absence.

Full report: Bailii

W (Care Proceedings: Jurisdiction) [2017] EWFC B1 (17 January 2017)

Care proceedings concerning two children of Polish parents. Preliminary hearing dealing with issue of jurisdiction.

Full report: Bailii

BABIARZ v. POLAND - 1955/10 (Judgment (Merits and Just Satisfaction) : Court (Fourth Section)) [2017] ECHR 13 (10 January 2017)

The applicant complained under Articles 8 and 12 of the Convention that by refusing to grant him a divorce the authorities had prevented him from marrying the woman with whom he had been living.

Full report: Bailii

A & Ors (Children : Scottish adoptions) [2017] EWHC 35 (Fam) (17 January 2017)

Judgment dealing with procedural points in cases involving English adoption of Scottish children.

Full report: Bailii

ES (A Child), Re [2016] EWHC 3213 (Fam) (07 September 2016)

Application by a father for the discharge of long-running wardship proceedings concerning his daughter, who is believed to be living with the paternal family in Egypt.

Full report: Bailii

London Borough of Brent v A & B [2016] EWFC B102 (26 September 2016)

Care proceedings concerning two children. Fact-finding hearing concerning the cause of injuries to one of the children.

Full report: Bailii

AB (Surrogacy; Domicile) [2016] EWFC 63 (07 March 2016)

Application for Parental Orders in relation to two children who were born in 2015, where both applicants were born in Germany and the question of their domicile therefore arose.

Full report: Bailii

MB v GK & Ors (No 2) Wardship (Welfare) [2017] EWHC 16 (Fam) (17 November 2016)

Wardship proceedings concerning 4 year old child currently living in Singapore in the care of his paternal grandparents.

Full report: Bailii

N (Deprivation of Liberty Challenge) [2016] EWCOP 47 (21 November 2016)

Deprivation of liberty challenge by man in his 40s under continuous supervision and control.

Full report: Bailii

A (A Child), Re [2016] EWFC B101 (25 August 2016)

Application for a final care order in respect of a six month old child.

Full report: Bailii