A (Children), Re (Care Proceedings: No threshold) [2017] EWFC B8 (19 February 2017)

Care proceedings in relation to three children of Somalian heritage. Threshold not made out in respect of two of the children.

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G v S [2017] EWHC 365 (Fam) (24 February 2017)

Final hearing of Schedule 1 Children Act application made by mother of two year old child.

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R (A Child : Care Order) [2017] EWHC 364 (Fam) (24 February 2017)

Re-hearing of application for care order and placement orders in respect of two year old child, including issues relating to drug testing on the mother.

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A Local Authority & Anor v MC & Ors (Care proceedings)(Inherent Jurisdiction) [2017] EWHC 370 (Fam) (24 February 2017)

Application by NHS Trust for a declaration that it is lawful to withhold certain invasive treatment from child who is the subject of both care proceedings and proceedings brought under the inherent jurisdiction.

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Fraser v A Mother & Anor [2016] EWFC 68 (11 July 2016)

Application for permission to appeal by a social worker against findings made by a district judge in a judgment in care proceedings.

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Wodzicki v Wodzicki [2017] EWCA Civ 95 (24 February 2017)

Appeal by the daughter of the deceased, who had died intestate, that she was the sole beneficial owner of a property, and not, as the judge found, a joint owner with the father's second wife. Appeal dismissed.

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K v K [2016] EWHC 3380 (Fam) (24 November 2016)

Nullity petition, in which the respondent claimed that there was nothing capable of recognition as a marriage, and that the petition should therefore be dismissed.

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BH (A Child : Human Rights Act : Injunction) [2017] EWFC 15 (23 February 2017)

Judgment granting injunction prohibiting local authority from removing 2-year old child from the care of her paternal great-aunt, notwithstanding that the child is in the care of the local authority pursuant to a final care order.

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ZH (A Child), Re [2017] EWFC 14 (20 February 2017)

Care proceedings in relation to an 8 year old child, taken following concerns over the mother's mental health.

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S (A Child) (Care Proceedings; Surrogacy) [2015] EWFC 99 (08 December 2015)

Care proceedings in relation to a child born as a result of a surrogacy arrangement.

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Stevenson v Stevenson [2016] EWFC B114 (11 November 2016)

Application by husband for committal of wife for failure to comply with order to file Form E.

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H (A Minor) v Northamptonshire County Council & Anor [2017] EWHC 282 (Fam) (17 February 2017)

Care proceedings and HRA claim on behalf of child. Application by local authority seeking an order for costs against the Lord Chancellor.

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ZA Council v MT & Ors [2017] EWFC 12 (14 February 2017)

Care proceedings concerning a three year old child whose father killed his mother.

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B v L [2016] EWFC 67 (20 October 2016)

Divorce proceedings in which the husband, a devout Muslim, claimed that as he was married pursuant to Sharia law, that is a religious contract, and therefore only Pakistan had the jurisdiction to hear the divorce.

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Roberts & Anor v Fresco [2017] EWHC 283 (Ch) (17 February 2017)

The court held that a potential Inheritance Act claim by a surviving husband against his deceased wife's estate abates on the death of the husband.

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Thakkar v Thakkar & Ors [2017] EWFC 13 (10 February 2017)

Hearing of two preliminary issues in relation to a financial remedy application by wife, concerning the husband's interests in various companies.

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London Borough Of Hillingdon v A & B [2017] EWFC B113 (1 September 2016)

Care proceedings concerning a three year old child. Special guardianship order made in favour of maternal aunt and uncle, who live in Poland.

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J (A Child) (Finland)(Habitual Residence) [2017] EWCA Civ 80 (21 February 2017)

Appeal by father against decision that the English court did not have jurisdiction in relation to proceedings concerning five year old child. Appeal dismissed.

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Steinfeld and Keidan v Secretary of State for Education [2017] EWCA Civ 81 (21 February 2017)

Appeal against dismissal of claim for judicial review of decision that the bar against heterosexual couples entering into a civil partnership did not violate the rights of the appellants under Article 14 taken with Article 8.

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W v X (Jurisdiction in matters of parental responsibility) [2017] EUECJ C-499/15 (15 February 2017)

Judgment concerning jurisdiction, in case where the father resides in Canada and the mother and child were living in Lithuania.

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AF v MF & Ors [2016] EWFC 65 (20 October 2016)

Heavily contested cross financial remedy applications, including numerous factual and computational disputes between the parties.

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M (Children : Care Proceedings : Passport Order) [2017] EWCA Civ 69 (14 February 2017)

Appeal against order refusing return of father's Libyan and British passports.

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D v D [2016] EWHC 3546 (Fam) (15 December 2016)

Application under the inherent jurisdiction by the father for the return to Northern Cyprus of his son.

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Re S (Adoption; Time with Father) [2016] EWFC B112 (01 July 2016)

Judgment concerning child of Asian racial origin, whether he should spend time with his father and whether he should be adopted by his step-father.

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CA v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and EG (CSM) (Child support - tribunal practice) [2017] UKUT 9 (AAC) (13 January 2017)

Application concerning issue of whether judgment of Upper Tribunal should be published in an anonymised or unanonymised form.

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Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Local Health Board v RY & Anor [2017] EWCOP 2 (08 February 2017)

Further hearing in proceedings concerning the provision of life-sustaining treatment for 81 year old patient.

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K and D (Wardship Without Notice Return Order) [2017] EWHC 153 (Fam) (02 February 2017)

Application by local authority seeking permission to invoke the inherent jurisdiction and, thereafter, orders in wardship in respect of two children, including orders for their summary return to the jurisdiction from Cyprus.

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CZ (Human Rights Claim: Costs) [2017] EWFC 11 (16 February 2017)

Claim for damages by parents and child in relation to an interim care order obtained by the local authority.

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A Local Authority v J & Y [2017] EWHC 10 (Fam) (01 February 2017)

Application for placement orders in respect of two children.

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Hayatleh v Mofdy [2017] EWCA Civ 70 (14 February 2017)

Appeal against a decision where a marriage in Syria was found to be valid and therefore open to divorce proceedings in the UK.

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OCC v R & H [2017] EWFC B7 (14 February 2017)

Applications for care and placement orders in respect of a five month old child.

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Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children Foundation NHS Trust v NO & KK & Ors [2017] EWHC 241 (Fam) (14 February 2017)

Application by NHS Trust for declaration that it would be lawful and in the best interests of a terminally ill child to continue to receive medical treatment.

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Martins, Re [2016] EWCOP 45 (10 June 2016)

Court of Protection proceedings concerning 81 year old man with dementia, who was currently living in Portugal.

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MS v PS (Case 283/16) (Court of Justice of the European Union, 9 February 2017)

Financial Remedies – Maintenance Regulation – Preliminary ruling – Procedure for enforcement under Regulation.

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WDOWIAK v. POLAND - 28768/12 (Judgment (Merits and Just Satisfaction) : Court (Fourth Section)) [2017] ECHR 133 (07 February 2017)

Claim by father that his Article 8 rights had been breached by the failure of the authorities to enforce his right to have contact with his son.

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M v F (Travel to Non-Convention Country) [2017] EWFC 7 (17 January 2017)

Application by mother to vary prohibited steps order, to allow her to take children to Iran.

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A v W & Ors No 2 (Welfare) [2017] EWFC 8 (27 January 2017)

Care proceedings concerning two children. Welfare hearing following finding that the father had caused the acute injuries, and both parents were in the pool of perpetrators for the chronic injuries, suffered by one of the children.

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A v W & Ors No 1 (Fact Finding) [2016] EWFC 64 (15 December 2016)

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

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X (A Child), Re [2017] EWHC 158 (Fam) (27 January 2017)

Application by father for a without notice location order and disclosure of information order, in case where the mother had removed the child from Scotland to England.

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C v HE/GR [2016] EWFC B109 (14 November 2016)

Care and placement proceedings in respect of two boys born in 2014 and 2015.

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A London Borough v B and Ors (female genital mutilation : FGM) [2016] EWFC B111 (18 October 2016)

Care proceedings where the risk of harm to the two girls involved centres upon female genital mutilation.

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SAD & Anor v SED [2017] EWCOP 3 (04 November 2016)

Judgment concerning, inter alia, issue of whether respondent lacked capacity to revoke LPA.

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EE & ME (Children) (Habitual Residence) [2016] EWHC 3363 (Fam) (20 December 2016)

Judgment considering issue of whether the court has jurisdiction to hear an application by a father in respect of two children who were removed to Latvia by the mother.

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Norman v Norman [2017] EWCA Civ 49 (08 February 2017)

Application by wife for extension of anonymity order in relation to financial remedy proceedings. Application dismissed.

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M, Re (relinquished baby,threshold, habitual residence and Art 15) [2017] EWFC B6 (10 January 2017)

Care and placement proceedings concerning child of a Romanian mother.

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Kent County Council v B, W & S (Combined Judgment : Delay : Refusal to Split Siblings) [2017] EWFC B5 (12 January 2017)

Care proceedings, in which there was an issue as to whether or not to split the three children concerned.

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EQ, Re [2016] EWHC 3418 (Fam) (14 December 2016)

Judgment concerning issue of whether a child should undergo surgery to treat her bilateral congenital cataracts.

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SL (Permission to Vaccinate), Re 2017 EWHC 125 (Fam) [2017] EWHC 125 (Fam) (30 January 2017)

Care proceedings in respect of four children. Application by local authority for a declaration that it is in the best interests of one of the children for the local authority to be given permission to arrange for him to receive vaccinations.

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S (A Child), Re [2017] EWCA Civ 44 (02 February 2017)

Appeal by mother against findings of fact made in the context of private law proceedings concerning 8 year old child.

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TJ (Relinquished Baby: Sibling Contact), Re [2017] EWFC 6 (02 February 2017)

Adoption of 15 month old child. Judgment dealing with issue of whether the Court should authorise the Adoption Agency not to notify his wider family of his existence.

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