SH v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, CH and Revenue and Customs (CSM) (Child support - calculation of income) [2018] UKUT 157 (AAC) (3 May 2018)

Appeal concerning issue of whether NRP's income for child support purposes should be before or after any deductions are made for expenses.

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TK v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (CSM) (Child support - tribunal practice) [2018] UKUT 163 (AAC) (8 May 2018)

Appeal by PWC against FTT decision, which had been made despite the NRP's failure to comply in full with directions to make disclosure.

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LKH v TQA AL Z (Interim maintenance and costs funding) [2018] EWHC 1214 (Fam) (19 April 2018)

Application by a wife and mother for interim periodical payments in the context of proceedings under Part III of the 1984 Act after a foreign divorce.

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R (A Child), Re [2018] EWFC 28 (09 February 2018)

Care proceedings concerning eleven year old child who suffers from a number of profound disabilities.

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Ford v Halil & Anor [2018] EWHC 1213 (Fam) (09 May 2018)

Preliminary hearing in case in which the mother allegedly abducted the children to Alaska in October 2015, but has recently been extradited to this country, the children remaining with their stepfather in Alaska.

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Villiers v Villiers [2018] EWCA Civ 1120 (17 May 2018)

Appeal by husband against order made on wife's s27 MCA 1973 application, considering issue of whether England or Scotland has jurisdiction.

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PW v Chelsea And Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust& Ors (Rev 1) [2018] EWCA Civ 1067 (11 May 2018)

Application for permission to appeal against decision that it was not in the best interests of a 77-year-old man with end stage dementia to be discharged home with a nasogastric tube inserted for feeding purposes. Application refused.

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Y (Fact Finding), Re [2018] EWFC B20 (27 April 2018)

Care proceedings. Fact-finding hearing to determine cause of brain injury to child.

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G v G & Anor [2018] EWHC 1100 (Fam) (04 May 2018)

Application by the police to delay service of a Cafcass report in a child abduction case, pending investigation of allegations that father had abused one of the children.

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Ahmad v Wood & Anor [2018] EWHC 996 (QB) (11 May 2018)

In this financial remedy case, the Claimant showed that there was sufficient evidence to show that further material should have been before the District Judge and that there was a substantial chance that such material would have led to a materially different order. In respect of his damages claim, the court ruled that the alleged consequential losses set out in the Particulars of Claim were outside the scope of the Defendants' duty and as such are irrecoverable; the damages claim would therefore need to be reformulated.

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GT v RJ [2018] EWFC 26 (27 April 2018)

Application by mother for leave to remove children to the Ukraine. Application dismissed.

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Tish & Ors v Olley & Ors [2018] EWHC 1069 (Ch) (09 May 2018)

The Claimants brought a claim under the Inheritance Act against the executors of their late father that their father, who had remarried since divorcing their mother, intended that following his death his estate should take over responsibility for making payments to them equivalent to those set out in the ancillary relief Order in 2007.

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Local Authority v M and F [2018] EWFC B19 (12 January 2018)

Final hearing in care proceedings concerning five year old child who suffered injuries whilst in his mother's care. Child arrangements order made for child to live with father.

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Hart v Hart [2018] EWCA Civ 1053 (11 May 2018)

Appeal by husband from committal order made for contempt in relation to implementation of financial remedies order.

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Dobson v Griffey [2018] EWHC 1117 (Ch) (10 May 2018)

Claim by former cohabitee for share of property, based on doctrines of constructive trust and/or proprietary estoppel. Claim dismissed.

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VS v RE [2018] EWFC 30 (10 May 2018)

Judgment transferring Children Act Sch 1 proceedings from the High Court to the family court.

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A, Re (Wardship: 17 year old: s.20 accommodation) [2018] EWHC 1121 (Fam) (07 March 2018)

Applications for a care order and secure accommodation order in respect of a 17 year old said to be beyond parental control, and to engage the inherent jurisdiction in order to seek a deprivation of liberty order.

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A v B [2018] EWFC 4 (26 January 2018)

Application by a former wife to strike out a claim for financial remedies made by her former husband, from whom she was divorced twenty-five years previously.

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Versteegh v Versteegh [2018] EWCA Civ 1050 (10 May 2018)

Appeal by wife against financial remedies orders, alleging "profound deficiencies and errors which permeate the evaluations and exercise of discretion in the judgments". Appeal dismissed.

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R-E (Children) [2018] EWCA Civ 953 (01 May 2018)

Appeal by parents against summary disposal of their application for a rehearing of care proceedings. Appeal dismissed.

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Venables, Re [2018] EWHC 1037 (Fam) (03 May 2018)

Application to vary injunction conferring lifelong anonymity on child convicted of murder.

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Y (A Child) (S.38(6) Assessment) [2018] EWCA Civ 992 (26 March 2018)

Appeal by local authority against a direction that they finance the placement of a child, together with her mother and father, in a residential unit. Appeal allowed.

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M (A Child) [2017] EWCA Civ 2445 (19 December 2017)

Appeal from a finding of fact in care proceedings concerning six children. Appeal dismissed.

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M (A Child) [2017] EWCA Civ 2356 (13 December 2017)

Appeal by father against order giving permission to mother to relocate with child to her native Columbia. Appeal allowed.

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C (A Child : Care proceedings : Welfare) [2018] EWHC 1031 (Fam) (03 May 2018)

Welfare hearing in care proceedings concerning a 14 year old boy with disabilities.

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AB v CD [2018] EWHC 1021 (Fam) (11 April 2018)

Application by father for summary return of child from Spain. Application dismissed on basis that child was habitually resident in Spain.

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S (A Child), Re (Article 16 and 18 BIIa and Article 19 EU Service Regulation [2017] EWHC 3768 (Fam) (18 October 2017)

Application by father seeking return of child from Spain. Judgment dealing with jurisdiction issue.

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IH v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and EH (CSM) (Child support - calculation of income) [2018] UKUT 142 (AAC) (20 April 2018)

Appeal by NRP against assessment of his income by FTT under 2012 scheme. Appeal allowed.

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X (A Child) (No 6) V [2018] EWHC 1005 (Fam) (02 May 2018)

Further judgment in care proceedings concerning a teenage girl who had made determined attempts to commit suicide on a large number of occasions.

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A Local Authority v M & N (Female Genital Mutilation Protection Order - FGMPO) [2018] EWHC 870 (Fam) (19 April 2018)

Application by local authority for a Female Genital Mutilation Protection Order to prevent infant child travelling to the Sudan with her mother.

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J (A Child : care order : adoption), Re [2018] EWFC B18 (16 March 2018)

Care and placement proceedings concerning youngest of 3 siblings, the older two having already been made subject of care and adoption orders.

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Juszkiewicz v Juszkiewicz [2018] EWHC 997 (Fam) (20 April 2018)

Application by father for summary return of daughter to Poland. Return ordered.

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MOHAMED HASAN v. NORWAY - 27496/15 (Judgment : No Article 8 - Right to respect for private and family life : Fifth Section) [2018] ECHR 375 (26 April 2018)

Claim by mother that domestic decisions in which her parental responsibility for her two children had been removed, and in which consent had been given for their foster parents to adopt them, had violated her Art 8 rights.

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TONELLO v. HUNGARY - 46524/14 (Judgment : Article 8 - Right to respect for private and family life : Fourth Section Committee) [2018] ECHR 366 (24 April 2018)

Claim by father that failure of Hungarian authorities to enforce return order breached his Art 8 rights.

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Evans & Anor v Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust & Anor [2018] EWCA Civ 984 (25 April 2018)

Applications by parents for permission to appeal against decisions relating to the removal of their child from life support, and his transfer to a hospital in Italy. Applications dismissed.

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Wall v Munday [2018] EWHC 879 (Ch) (27 April 2018)

Appeal against a finding that the divorced ex-partner of the deceased and the estate of the deceased himself were entitled to half each of the beneficial interest in a property. Appeal also against a costs order. First appeal dismissed and the costs order allowed.

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L, D & J (Children : application for care and placement orders) [2018] EWFC B17 (11 January 2018)

Application for care and placement orders in relation to three children, two of whom suffer from chromosomal disorder, and all of whom suffer from global developmental delay.

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C (A Child : Application for dismissal or withdrawal of proceedings) (No. 3) [2017] EWFC 37 (27 June 2017)

Application by local authority for permission to dismiss care proceedings, in case in which it was believed that the father was an Islamist terrorist.

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JY v RY [2018] EWFC B16 (27 April 2018)

Fact-finding hearing to consider allegations by mother in private law proceedings, in which neither parent was represented. Concerns expressed about unsatisfactory procedural history, preparation, process and outcome.

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CFA (Ireland) v F [2018] EWHC 939 (Fam) (12 April 2018)

Judgment concerning issue of whether public law children proceedings should be heard in Ireland or England.

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DE v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and AE (CSM) (Child support - tribunal practice) [2018] UKUT 128 (AAC) (9 April 2018)

Proceedings concerning appeal by PWC against refusal to vary child support calculation on the basis that the NRP had additional finances in the form of company dividends. Concerns expressed about the dynamics of the First-tier Tribunal proceedings.

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Z (A Child) [2018] EWFC 25 (26 April 2018)

Judgment approving care plan for 16 year old with behavioural problems.

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Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust v Evans & Anor [2018] EWHC 953 (Fam) (24 April 2018)

Application by parents for permission to remove child with neurodegenerative condition  to a hospital in Rome.

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M-A (A Child), Re [2018] EWCA Civ 896 (25 April 2018)

Appeal by mother against order that child should live with his father, who lives in Canada, and spend holidays with his mother, who lives in England.

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Buckinghamshire County Council v RT [2018] EWCOP B12 (23 April 2018)

Application by local authority for an order depriving 17 year old of his liberty, due to his behavioural issues.

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Coulibaly v Coulibaly & Ors (Alleged incompatibility of the Children Act 1989 with the ECHR) [2018] EWHC 936 (Fam) (09 March 2018)

Applications alleging that a number of sections of the Children Act 1989, and also the whole of the Child Abduction Act 1984, are incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights. Applications dismissed.

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Akhmedova v Akhmedov [2018] EWFC 23 (Fam) (19 April 2018)

The wife was seeking to enforce financial provision orders totalling over £450million in a case where the husband had taken elaborate steps to conceal his wealth and evade enforcement of the judgment.

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Evans v. the United Kingdom - 18770/18 [2018] ECHR 357 (23 April 2018)

ECHR finds fresh application from family of Alfie Evans inadmissible.

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Matthews v Matthews & Anor [2018] EWHC 906 (Fam) (11 April 2018)

Judgment setting out reasons for adjournment of final hearing of inheritance claim.

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NHS Windsor And Maidenhead Clinical Commissioning Group v SP (Withdrawal of CANH) [2018] EWCOP 11 (20 April 2018)

Application by Clinical Commissioning Group for a declaration that it is not in patient's's best interests for Clinically Assisted Nutrition and Hydration (CANH) to be continued.

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A Local Authority v X & Ors [2018] EWHC 874 (Fam) (19 April 2018)

Care proceedings concerning 4 children of foreign nationality, who have been living in the UK since 2013. Final hearing, including dealing with issue of jurisdiction.

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KA v MA (Prenuptial Agreement: Needs) [2018] EWHC 499 (Fam) (13 March 2018)

Application by wife for financial remedies, and cross-application by husband seeking an order reflecting the terms of a prenuptial agreement.

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Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust v Evans & Ors [2018] EWHC 818 (Fam) (11 April 2018)

Judgment endorsing care plan constructed by NHS Trust, setting out the provisions for the end of child's life.

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Proles v Kohli [2018] EWHC 767 (Ch) (17 April 2018)

Judgment in Inheritance act claim, dealing with preliminary issue of whether the deceased was domiciled in England at the date of his death.

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C (Children : Fact-Finding) [2018] EWCA Civ 801 (18 April 2018)

Appeal by local authority against refusal to make all the findings of fact it sought in care proceedings.

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S v S [2018] EWHC 627 (Fam) (23 March 2018)

Appeal by husband against orders made in financial remedy proceedings, in which the judge had declined to re-open findings made against the husband, after the husband had produced new evidence. Appeal dismissed.

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X and Y (fact finding), Re [2018] EWFC B15 (23 March 2018)

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

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K and L (fact finding) [2018] EWFC B14 (02 March 2018)

Fact-finding hearing in care proceedings concerning two children, one of whom has a serious life-limiting genetic disorder.

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Hermens v Hermens & Anor [2017] EWHC 3742 (Fam) (15 December 2017)

Application by the Queen's Proctor to dismiss a divorce petition and set aside a decree of divorce.

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Valcheva v Babanarakis (Case C‑335/17) (Court of Justice of the European Union, 12 April 2018)

The CJEU held that the concept of ‘rights of access’ referred to in Article 1(2)(a) and Article 2(10) of BIIA must be interpreted as meaning that it extended to the rights of access of grandparents to their grandchildren.

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Evans & Anor v Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust & Anor [2018] EWCA Civ 805 (16 April 2018)

Appeal by parents against order declaring that it would be lawful for artificial ventilation, which is currently being provided to child, to be withdrawn at the date and time specified in the order.

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M (Children), Re [2018] EWCA Civ 607 (28 March 2018)

Applications by mother for permission to appeal against a finding of fact in private law proceedings and, in care proceedings, against refusal to admit expert evidence and to re-open fact-finding hearing.

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A Local Authority v T (No.2) [2018] EWHC 816 (Fam) (22 March 2018)

Further judgment concerning the placement of a child in a secure environments in a place not authorised pursuant to the regulations made under section 25 of the Children Act.

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A Local Authority v T (No.1) [2018] EWHC 576 (Fam) (23 January 2018)

Judgment concerning the placement of a child in a secure environments in a place not authorised pursuant to the regulations made under section 25 of the Children Act.

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E (A Child), Re [2018] EWCA Civ 550 (06 March 2018)

Application for permission to appeal from an order that NHS Tust would be acting lawfully by withholding from child certain medical treatment including all forms of ventilation, and that thereafter he receive only palliative care.

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LEONOV v. RUSSIA - 77180/11 (Judgment : No Article 8 - Right to respect for private and family life : Third Section) [2018] ECHR 312 (10 April 2018)

Application by father alleging that refusal to make a residence order in his favour in respect of his son, and an interim measure as regards contact rights applied while the proceedings had been pending, had violated his right to respect for his family life.

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A Local Authority v X, Y and Z (Permission to Withdraw) [2017] EWHC 3741 (Fam) (08 December 2017)

Application by local authority for permission to withdraw care proceedings in respect of three children.

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MAGOMADOVA v. RUSSIA - 77546/14 (Judgment : Article 8 - Right to respect for private and family life : Third Section) [2018] ECHR 308 (10 April 2018)

Application by mother alleging that a refusal to issue a residence order in her favour in respect of her son had violated her right to respect for her family life.

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L (A Child), Re [2017] EWHC 3707 (Fam) (22 December 2017)

Care proceedings. Fact-finding hearing to ascertain cause of death of child. Suggested guidance given relating to future police disclosure in cases involving a death of a child or children and/or an alleged serious assault against a child or children.

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Leicestershire County Council v AB & Ors [2018] EWHC 539 (Fam) (16 March 2018)

Care proceedings concerning three children, in which both the father and the mother of two of the children were convicted of offences of Modern Day Slavery.

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Waggott v Waggott [2018] EWCA Civ 727 (11 April 2018)

Appeal by wife against financial remedies order, on the basis that the judge failed to award her a fair share of the husband's post-separation earned income. Appeal dismissed.

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P (A Child), Re [2018] EWCA Civ 720 (11 April 2018)

Appeal against care order, arguing that the process had been fatally compromised by the court's inability to produce adequately precise findings. Appeal allowed.

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Tlapak and Others v Germany (App nos. 11308/16 and 11344/16) (European Court of Human Rights, 22 March 2018)

Public law children –Physical abuse – Practices of religious community – Removal of children and of parental rights – Whether there had been a breach of Art 8. The ECHR held that there had been no violation of Art 8 by domestic courts in removing the parental rights of parents involved in corporal punishment against their children as part of their religious beliefs.

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Wetjen and Others v Germany (App nos. 68125/14 and 72204/14) (European Court of Human Rights, 22 March 2018)

Public law children - Physical abuse – Practices of religious community – Removal of children and of parental rights – Whether there had been a breach of Art 8. The ECHR held that there had been no violation of Art 8 by domestic courts in removing the parental rights of parents involved in corporal punishment against their children as part of their religious beliefs.

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Doktorov v Bulgaria (Application no 15074/08) (European Court of Human Rights, 5 April 2018)

Private law children – Paternity – DNA test refuted paternity – Application outside of one-year time limit for challenging paternity before court – Whether there had been a breach of Art 8. The ECHR held that the domestic court’s refusal to permit the father to challenge the paternity of the child constituted a breach of Art 8.

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Jack (A Child : care and placement orders) [2018] EWFC B12 (27 March 2018)

Judgment in care and placement proceedings, written to be understandable by parents.

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Constandas v Lysandrou & Ors [2018] EWCA Civ 613 (27 March 2018)

Appeal against dismissal of TOLATA claim to a half share in a property on the grounds that when it was bought in 1959 the claimant paid a deposit of £100 and a further £500 as a down payment, which comprised half the purchase price. Appeal dismissed.

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Thompson v Ragget & Ors (Rev 1) [2018] EWHC 688 (Ch) (29 March 2018)

The claimant claimed reasonable financial provision under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 out of the estate of her late partner, who had left her nothing. An order was made which transferred one of the properties to her.

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W, Re [2018] EWCA Civ 664 (27 March 2018)

Appeal by mother against provision requiring return of children to USA even if she is refused a visa. Appeal allowed.

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AR, Re [2018] EWCOP B8 (28 March 2018)

Judgment dealing with application for appointment of property and affairs deputy, raising issues relating to the validity of the orders relied on by the deputy to enable him to charge remuneration.

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SHC NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group v LB & Anor [2018] EWCOP 7 (28 March 2018)

Application for costs by Official Solicitor in relation to withdrawn test cases by NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group seeking clarification of the law concerning the deprivation of liberty of mentally incapacitated adults.

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P v C & Ors [2018] EWHC 693 (Fam) (28 March 2018)

Welfare judgment in child arrangement proceedings, following finding that the children had suffered significant emotional harm as a result of their mother's behaviour.

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B (Children) [2018] EWCA Civ 614 (27 March 2018)

Appeal against dismissal of application by mother for summary return of children to Spain. Appeal allowed.

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A County Council v KO & Ors [2018] EWFC 21 (01 March 2018)

Final hearing of care and placement proceedings in relation to two children.

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T (A Child), Re [2018] EWCA Civ 650 (28 March 2018)

Appeal by paternal grandmother against order placing child for adoption. Appeal allowed.

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C (A Child), R v [2018] EWHC 557 (Fam) (16 March 2018)

Application by mother for permission to appeal against order that the child should live with her father. Permission refused.

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Lancashire County Council v P (Injured Child to Poland) [2017] EWFC B100 (06 July 2017)

Final hearing of care proceedings concerning child of Polish parents.

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S (Care Proceedings Extremism) [2018] EWHC 645 (Fam) (27 March 2018)

Judgment dealing with interim care plans and placement for two younger children of a sibling group of four, where children alleged that parents tried to influence them into adopting extremist views.

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Z & Y (Children : Care Proceedings) [2018] EWHC 644 (Fam) (27 March 2018)

Care proceedings concerning two children, involving concerns regarding their safety and welfare, arising from criminal charges brought against the father of the younger child.

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Lukjanenko v Medway Council [2018] EWCA Civ 612 (27 March 2018)

Appeal by father of child taken into care against committal order for breach of RRO and POHA order. Appeal dismissed.

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K, C and D (Care Order) [2017] EWFC B110 (24 July 2017)

Final hearing of care proceedings concerning three children of different fathers.

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SR v HR [2018] EWHC 606 (Fam) (23 March 2018)

Appeal by husband against financial remedies order made in 2017, to replace orders made in 2012 and 2013, which were not implemented. Appeal allowed.

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AB, Re [2016] EWCOP 66 (20 December 2016)

Judgment approving HIV treatment regime for woman lacking capacity, involving the administration of medication to her on a basis of deception.

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H (A Child) [2018] EWHC 610 (Fam) (07 March 2018)

Judgment considering issue of possible fact-finding hearing regarding historic abuse allegations against partner of child's aunt, with whom the child is residing.

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Secretary of State for the Home Department -v- Skripal and Another [2018] EWCOP 6 (22 March 2018)

Judgment allowing Salisbury NHS Trust to take blood samples from Sergei and Yulia Skripal and provide them to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

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A v R & Anor (Appeal of Summary Determination) [2018] EWHC 521 (Fam) (21 March 2018)

Appeal by father against child arrangements order. Appeal allowed in part.

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EA v NA [2018] EWHC 583 (Fam) (02 March 2018)

Claim by wife seeking a declaration that her husband had either died or, alternatively, had not been known to be alive for a period of at least seven years.

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Rothschild v Rothschild [2017] EWHC 3709 (Fam) (28 November 2017)

Application by mother for summary return of children to America. Return ordered.

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Borg v El Zubaidy [2018] EWHC 432 (Fam) (26 February 2018)

Judgment on the mother's application to commit the father to prison for breach of an order requiring him to cause the return of three children to the jurisdiction.

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Y v H & Anor [2017] EWHC 3698 (Fam) (22 December 2017)

Judgment considering issue of whether the courts of England and Wales have jurisdiction over child in respect of matters of parental responsibility or whether jurisdiction now rests with the courts of Northern Ireland.

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SW (No 2), Re [2017] EWCOP 30 (07 December 2017)

Application by son of woman lacking capacity for a declaration that it shall be unlawful for the Inland Revenue to effect forced entry of her property, or to restrict her liberty of movement without permission from the Court of Protection.

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OCC v L [2018] EWFC B13 (23 February 2018)

Final hearing of care proceedings in respect of two children.

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AAM v KG [2018] EWHC 283 (Fam) (12 January 2018)

Appeal by a husband against orders granting a decree of nullity, and refusing to set the decree aside. Appeal dismissed.

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DO & BO (Temprorary Relocation to China), Re [2017] EWHC 858 (Fam) (12 April 2017)

Application by mother for permission to take two children to China for a holiday. Permission refused.

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Hart v Hart [2018] EWHC 548 (Fam) (23 February 2018)

Application by wife for husband's committal for contempt in relation to implementation of financial remedies order.

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JMK, Re [2018] EWCOP 5 (13 March 2018)

Application for an order to recognise a Canadian Power of Attorney.

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Hart v Hart [2018] EWHC 549 (Fam) (15 March 2018)

Sentencing judgment following finding that husband had been in contempt in relation to implementation of financial remedies order.

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Herefordshire Council v AB [2018] EWFC 10 (1 February 2018)

Judgment concerning two unconnected young people accommodated by the local authority for a number of years prior to the issue of care proceedings.

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A, B, C, D and E (Children: Placement Orders: Separating Siblings) [2018] EWFC B11 (15 March 2018)

Care and placement proceedings concerning 5 children, in which the issues related to placement and contact options.

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Bloom v Bloom [2018] EWFC B10 (02 February 2018)

Further hearing in financial remedy proceedings, concerning publication of judgments.

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Bloom v Bloom [2017] EWFC B109 (04 December 2017)

Final hearing of wife's financial remedies application.

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Bloom v Bloom [2017] EWFC B108 (02 May 2017)

Preliminary hearing in financial remedy proceedings, to determine issues relating to the beneficial ownership of a French property acquired in the name of the husband.

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JAL v LSW [2017] EWHC 3699 (Fam) (06 December 2017)

Proceedings concerning arrangements for an 8 year old child, in which the mother sought permission to take him to live with her in Hong Kong.

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Egeneonu v Egeneonu & Anor [2018] EWHC 524 (Fam) (28 February 2018)

Further hearing in proceedings in which the children were taken to Nigeria and not permitted to return.

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Northamptonshire County Council v AB & Anor [2017] EWHC 3695 (Fam) (31 July 2017)

Care and placement proceedings in relation to 4 children. Care plan for children to be rehabilitated to the mother, following admission by parents that there had been serial domestic abuse by the father of the mother.

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French v The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions & Anor [2018] EWCA Civ 470 (13 March 2018)

Appeal by father against decision in the Upper Tribunal that his income from gambling was earnings from gainful employment such that it could be part of a child support assessment. Appeal allowed.

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Maughan v Wilmot [2018] EWHC 273 (Fam) (25 January 2018)

Further judgment in long-running financial remedy proceedings dealing, inter alia, with variation of a child maintenance order and enforcement of arrears.

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X (A Child : foreign surrogacy) [2018] EWFC 15 (13 March 2018)

Application for a parental order following a foreign surrogacy arrangement, considering issues of the applicants' platonic relationship and the fact that they lived in separate households.

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C (interim judgment on expert evidence) [2018] EWFC B9 (24 January 2018)

Care and placement proceedings concerning a 1 year old child. Interim judgment explaining the need for further expert evidence.

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M, Re [2018] EWCOP 4 (08 February 2018)

Appeal by mother and father in law of woman lacking capacity against order relating to where she should reside. Appeal allowed.

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ROYER v. HUNGARY - 9114/16 (Judgment : Respect for family life : Fourth Section) [2018] ECHR 215 (06 March 2018)

Application by father alleging breach of Art 8 rights by Hungarian court, for failure to order return of abducted child. Held, no breach as court found Art 13(b) defence made out, as it was entitled to do.

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Mensah v Mensah [2018] EWHC 484 (Fam) (09 March 2018)

Appeal by wife against registration of French divorce order, on the basis that she did not receive proper notice of the French divorce. Appeal dismissed.

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RS v LS & LMP [2018] EWHC 449 (Fam) (07 March 2018)

Application by wife to set aside judgment for costs obtained by her former solicitors, who acted for her in the context of financial remedy proceedings.

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Kirklees Council v LS & Anor [2018] EWFC 12 (20 February 2018)

Care proceedings, where the issue was whether a boy should be placed for adoption, or left to live within the care and fostering system for the remainder of his childhood, but remaining in close contact with his sisters.

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C (A Child : Serious Physical Injuries : Fact Finding) [2018] EWFC 13 (22 February 2018)

Fact-finding hearing in care proceedings in relation to a 7 month old child, concerned with issue of which parent caused her injuries.

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X and Y (Children) [2018] EWHC 451 (Fam) (08 March 2018)

Care and placement proceedings concerning two teenage girls. Applications by local authority concerning what role, if any, the girls' father should play in the proceedings.

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DAM (Children), Re [2018] EWCA Civ 386 (08 March 2018)

Appeal by mother against care orders in relation to two of three children. Appeal dismissed.

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AB v HT & Ors [2018] EWCOP 2 (26 January 2018)

Fact-finding hearing in complex proceedings concerning a 37-year-old woman lacking capacity.

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AG and AB (Children) [2018] EWHC 381 (Fam) (28 February 2018)

Appeal against order that children habitually resident in Canada and that court had no jurisdiction to determine father's application for a child arrangements order. Appeal dismissed.

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Habberfield v Habberfield [2018] EWHC 317 (Ch) (23 February 2018)

Application by daughter claiming entitlement to the entirety of the family farm, owned by her deceased father, or such lesser sum as the court thought fit. The claim was brought against her mother in proprietary estoppel and alternatively under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.

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MB, Re [2017] EWCOP 35 (14 August 2017)

Application to challenge standard DoL authorisation on behalf of man with learning disability, an autism spectrum disorder and complex epilepsy.

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G (A Child - Female Genital Mutilation) [2017] EWFC B106 (31 October 2017)

 Application for a female genital mutilation protection order in relation to a 9 month old child.

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Y (Children) (Radicalisation) (Finding of Fact 2), Re [2016] EWHC 3825 (Fam) (7 December 2016)

Final hearing in wardship/care proceedings concerning 3 children suspected of being subjected to Islamic radicalisation.

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Y (Children) (Radicalisation: Interim Removal), Re [2016] EWHC 3827 (Fam) (24 August 2016)

Further hearing in wardship/care proceedings concerning 3 children suspected of being subjected to Islamic radicalisation.

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Y children (Findings of Fact as to Radicalisation) Part 1, Re [2016] EWHC 3826 (Fam) (19 August 2016)

Fact-finding hearing in wardship/care proceedings concerning 3 children suspected of being subjected to Islamic radicalisation.

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A v A [2018] EWHC 340 (Fam) (28 February 2018)

Appeal by husband against order varying terms of consent order made in 2011, on the basis of a change in circumstances. Appeal allowed in part.

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G (A Child) [2018] EWCA Civ 305 (28 February 2018)

Appeal against provision in child arrangements order in favour of artificial insemination donor where child's parents are civil partners, allowing contact with donor's parents. Appeal dismissed.

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WS v HS (appeal - sale of matrimonial home) [2018] EWFC 11 (28 February 2018)

Application for permission to appeal against interim order for the immediate sale of a former matrimonial home. Permission granted, and appeal allowed, on the basis that there was no application before the DJ on which he could make such an order.

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Cooke v Parker & Anor [2018] EWHC 371 (Fam) (02 February 2018)

Pre-trial review in heavily contested financial remedies application.

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X (a child - adoption order) [2018] EWFC B8 (27 February 2018)

Care and placement proceedings in relation to the child of a mother lacking litigation capacity.

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Kerman v Akhmedova [2018] EWCA Civ 307 (27 February 2018)

Appeal by solicitor against order made on application of wife in financial remedy proceedings requiring him to attend court to give evidence. Appeal dismissed.

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ROL v HML (Child abduction and immigration problems) [2017] EWHC 3654 (Fam) (13 December 2017)

Interim judgment in proceedings concerning application for summary return of the children to New York.

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P v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and P (CSM) (Child support - property and capital transfers) [2018] UKUT 60 (AAC) (19 February 2018)

Where a private company is carried on as a ‘quasi-partnership’, for the purposes of regulation 18 of the 2000 Variation Regulations it may be appropriate to value the shares on the basis of the value of the company’s shareholders’ funds without discounting to reflect the difficulty of realising the shareholding.

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H (A child : placement order) [2017] EWFC B105 (21 November 2017)

Application for a placement order in relation to a 14 month old child.

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A v B [2018] EWHC 328 (Fam) (06 February 2018)

Appeal by mother against refusal of application for permission to take child out of the jurisdiction to live with her in Poland. Appeal allowed.

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MJ v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and FD (CSM) (Child support - cancellation) [2018] UKUT 42 (AAC) (5 February 2018)

Appeal dealing with issue of whether FTT had jurisdiction to hear an appeal after the terminal date for a child support assessment to be in force had been reached.

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Kent County Council v A, M & Ors (Hair strand testing) [2017] EWFC B104 (01 December 2017)

Fact-finding hearing in care proceedings in relation to 8 year old boy who suffers from Down’s syndrome and epilepsy, including consideration of concerns about the impact of and interpretation of hair strand testing.

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L (A Child) [2018] EWCA Civ 238 (21 February 2018)

Applications by mother and grandparents for permission to appeal against care orders made in respect of two children. Permission refused.

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Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust v Evans & Anor [2018] EWHC 308 (Fam) (20 February 2018)

Application by NHS Trust for a declaration that continued ventilatory support is not in child's best interests, and in the circumstances it is not lawful that such treatment continue.

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Buehrlen v Buehrlen [2017] EWHC 3643 (Fam) (24 November 2017)

Appeal by husband against dismissal/refusal of application to instruct an employment expert, to give evidence as to the wife's earning capacity. Appeal dismissed.

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M (A Child) [2018] EWCA Civ 240 (20 February 2018)

Appeal by mother against dismissal of application to discharge care order. Appeal allowed.

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R (Children) [2018] EWCA Civ 198 (16 February 2018)

Appeal by father against finding that he had "used unreasonable force and unlawfully killed the mother", dealing with issue of the extent to which, if at all, the Family Court should import elements of criminal law into a fact-finding determination within child care proceedings.

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Re J [2018] EWFC 8 (13 February 2018)

Application by father to appeal against adoption order made in 2013 in favour of step-father. Appeal allowed and order set aside, on basis that father had not been a party to the proceedings, the mother having stated that she did not know the father's identity.

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M (A Child) [2017] EWCA Civ 245 (19 December 2017)

Appeal from a finding of fact made in care proceedings involving six children. Appeal dismissed.

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M (A Child) [2017] EWCA Civ 2356 (13 December 2017)

Appeal by father against order that mother could relocate with child to Columbia. Appeal allowed.

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In the matter of C (Children) [2018] UKSC 8 (14 February 2018)

Appeal by mother against decision of Court of Appeal to allow father's appeal against refusal of application for summary return of children to Australia, dealing with issue of "repudiatory retention". Appeal allowed.

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DB v CB [2017] EWHC 3559 (Fam) (06 November 2017)

Application by father for summary return of child to Switzerland. Application dismissed, on the basis that the child was habitually resident in England and Wales.

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EB v TN & Ors [2017] EWHC 3624 (Fam) (01 December 2017)

Application by woman for a declaration that a deceased man is her father.

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Baby N (Child : Fact Finding) [2018] EWFC B5 (19 January 2018)

Fact-finding hearing in care proceedings to determine cause of injury to child, after mother initially failed to tell the truth. Injury found to have been accidental.

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T (A Child: Care Order: Beyond Parental Control: Deprivation of Liberty: Authority to Administer Medication) (No 2) [2018] EWFC B7 (8 February 2018)

Further judgment in proceedings concerning a child aged 13 years and residing in a specialist residential unit under the auspices of an interim care order, including issue of administering medication.

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Re J (A Child - Intractable Contact) [2017] EWFC B103 (19 December 2017)

Application by father for leave to withdraw contact application, following intractable contact dispute.

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BL v TC & Anor [2017] EWHC 3363 (Fam) (24 November 2017)

Application by mother for the return of 14 year old child to the USA, and by father for orders to secure the child living in England. Mother's application withdrawn.

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An NHS Trust v S & L (A Child) (Witholding Life Sustaining Invasive Treatment) [2017] EWHC 3619 (Fam) (10 November 2017)

Application by NHS Trust for declarations relating to the continued treatment of a young child suffering from a terminal condition.

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Dorset County Council v Goodall [2017] EWFC 87 (27 November 2017)

Application by local authority for committal of father of children taken into care, for breaching a series of injunctions made against him.

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HB (Care & Placement Orders), Re [2018] EWFC B4 (30 January 2018)

Applications for care and placement orders in relation to a one year old child of unusually young parents.

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Anderson v Spencer [2018] EWCA Civ 100 (07 February 2018)

Appeal against order directing that DNA extracted from a deceased man should be tested against a bodily sample to be taken from the Respondent, to establish whether the deceased was or was not the Respondent's biological father. Appeal dismissed.

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J (DV Facts) [2018] EWCA Civ 115 (06 February 2018)

Appeal by father against no contact and indirect contact only orders in respect of two children. Appeal allowed, but no other order made, as it was considered too late to contemplate a re-hearing.

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Y & Z (Children : Hague Convention) [2017] EWFC 102 (13 October 2017)

Application by father for summary return of two children to USA. Return ordered.

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A and K (Children : Placement Orders) [2018] EWFC B3 (1 February 2018)

Applications for Care and Placement Orders in respect of two children aged six and four.

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London Borough of Brent v NB [2017] EWCOP 34 (25 October 2017)

Proceedings concerning a 22 year old man with dyskinetic tetraplegic cerebral palsy, in which the substantive question for determination was whether or not it was in his best interests to undertake a 12 week period of intensive support and assessment at a rehabilitation centre.

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ELO v CLO (recognition of a Nigerian adoption order) [2017] EWHC 3574 (Fam) (08 December 2017)

Application by adoptive parents for recognition of Nigerian adoption order in relation to their five year old daughter.

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B v P (Children's Objections) [2017] EWHC 3577 (Fam) (21 December 2017)

Application by father for the summary return of two children to the jurisdiction of Hungary. Application dismissed.

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A Local Authority v L & Ors [2017] EWHC 3532 (Fam) (3 November 2017)

Care and placement proceedings in relation to an 18 month old child.

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TG (A Child : future care arrangements) [2017] EWFC 85 (20 December 2017)

Judgment setting out future care arrangements for a child of mixed Gambian/Italian heritage.

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A-F (Children) [2018] EWHC 138 (Fam) (31 January 2018)

Test cases relating to seven children, raising various substantive and procedural questions in relation to the interface between care proceedings and the requirements of Article 5 of the Convention.

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Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust v Haastrup & Ors (No 2) (Permission to Appeal and for Stay) [2018] EWHC 147 (Fam) (31 January 2018)

Application by father for permission to appeal against declaration that the provision of life sustaining treatment is no longer in child’s best interests.

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Dunkley v Dunkley & Anor [2018] EWFC 5 (26 January 2018)

Application for a declaration of parentage under section 55A of the Family Law Act 1986.

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K (A Child) [2018] EWFC B2 (17 January 2018)

Judgment in proceedings concerning an application for a secure accommodation order in relation to a young person.

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GM v KZ (No 2) [2018] EWFC 6 (30 January 2018)

Application by mother to set aside order requiring children to be returned to this jurisdiction from Poland.

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EDINA TOTH v. HUNGARY - 51323/14 (Judgment : Article 8 - Right to respect for private and family life : Fourth Section) [2018] ECHR 111 (30 January 2018)

Application by mother alleging disruption of her family life as a result of the respondent State's failure to assist her in being reunited with her abducted minor son.

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Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust -v- Thomas and Haastrup [2018] EWHC 127 (Fam) (29 January 2018)

Application by NHS Trust for a declaration that the provision of life sustaining treatment is no longer in child’s best interests.

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Various Incapacitated Persons, Re (Appointment of Trust Corporations As Deputies) [2018] EWCOP 3 (25 January 2018)

Applications in respect of 36 different persons seeking the appointment of a trust corporation as property and affairs deputy.

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Z (A Child) (FGMPO : Prevalence of FGM) [2017] EWHC 3566 (Fam) (06 November 2017)

Applications by mother for orders forbidding father from taking child abroad, and specifically to Guinea to protect her from genital mutilation.

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Nedescu v Romania (Application No 70035/10) (European Court of Human Rights, 16 January 2018)

Medical treatment – IVF – Clinic where embryos stored closed due to criminal investigation – Couple prevented from retrieving embryos – Art 8, European Convention.

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OLLER KAMINSKA v. POLAND - 28481/12 (Judgment : Right to respect for private and family life) [2018] ECHR 70 (18 January 2018)

Claim by mother alleging a violation of her Art 8 rights, on account of the Polish authorities’ inability to swiftly reunite her with her daughter, despite two Irish court orders, after she had been abducted by her father and taken to Poland.

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St Helens Council v M and F (Baby with Multiple Fractures: Rehearing) [2018] EWFC 1 (22 January 2018)

Application by mother to discharge a care order made in September 2015. Application dismissed.

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E (A Child) [2017] EWFC 100 (10 July 2017)

Applications by intervenor third parties complaining about reputational damage which might be occasioned to them by the publication of an earlier judgment in care proceedings, which identified a number of shortcomings in the child protection arrangements in North Wales.

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E (A Child) [2017] EWFC 101 (6 March 2017)

Application for a care order in respect of a child born in August 2016, identifying a number of shortcomings in the child protection arrangements in North Wales.

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Y v Z & Ors [2017] EWFC 83 (21 December 2017)

Application for costs in relation to an application for a declaration of parental responsibility that was withdrawn.

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DMM, Re (Alzheimer's : marriage : power of attorney ) [2017] EWCOP 33 (2 October 2017)

Further judgment in proceedings concerning issue of whether a man suffering from Alzheimer's disease had the capacity to revoke a power of attorney and to marry.

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DMM, Re (Alzheimer's : power of attorney) [2017] EWCOP 32 (26 July 2017)

Proceedings concerning issue of whether a man suffering from Alzheimer's disease had the capacity to revoke a power of attorney and to marry.

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Whitlock v Moree [2017] UKPC 44 (21 December 2017)

Appeal from the Court of Appeal of the Bahamas about the beneficial ownership of money held on joint account at a bank.

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O’Connell v Lovell (divorce : property) [2017] EWFC B99 (21 December 2017)

Application by husband for committal of wife for breach of term of financial remedies order requiring her to vacate property.

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G And H (Children: Article 15 Brussel Ii Revised Regulation) [2018] EWHC 60 (Fam) (16 January 2018)

Care proceedings in respect of two Latvian children. Application by Latvian Orphan's Court seeking transfer of proceedings to Latvia. Application refused.

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B (A Child) (care proceedings) [2018] EWCA Civ 20 (17 January 2018)

Appeal by father against care and placement orders. Appeal dismissed.

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The Prospective Adopters (AA AND BB) v CC [2017] EWHC 3506 (Fam) (30 November 2017)

Final hearing of adoption application in relation to an 18 year old woman who has lived with the adoptive parents since 2011, when she came from outside the UK to live with them.

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AB (A Child) [2018] EWFC 3 (16 January 2018)

Judgment giving permission to local authority to withdraw care proceedings in relation to a 4 year old boy who is profoundly neurologically disabled, on the basis that the care being given to him by his parents, with the supporting care package, is meeting his needs.

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KT & Ors, Re [2018] EWCOP 1 (15 January 2018)

Four test cases seeking welfare orders to authorise deprivation of liberty.

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W (Minors), Re [2017] EWFC 80 (20 December 2017)

Interlocutory judgment in proceedings concerning a father's contact with his two children aged 10 and 4. Both parents of Afghan origin, younger child has chromosomal abnormality. Mother alleges domestic abuse by the father.

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M (A Child) (Temporary Removal to Kurdistan) [2017] EWHC 3492 (Fam) (14 March 2017)

Application by father for orders preventing the mother from taking the child to Kurdistan.

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Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Local Health Board v Lewis [2017] EWCOP 31 (3 August 2017)

Application for orders that it is lawful to withdraw artificial nutrition and hydration for a 47 year old man with brain damage.

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L (Care and Placement order) [2017] EWFC B98 (18 September 2017)

Applications for a care and placement order in relation to a 20 month old child.

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Sargeant v Sargeant & Anor [2018] EWHC 8 (Ch) (09 January 2018)

Inheritance Act claim by wife against estate of late husband who died in 2005, made over 10 years after grant of probate. Permission to make claim out of time refused.

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B v C (temporary leave to remove to non-Hague Convention country) [2017] EWFC B97 (12 December 2017)

Cross-applications by the mother for permission to take the child on holidays, including to non-Hague Convention countries, and by the father for a child arrangements order that divides the child’s time broadly equally between his parents.

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ES (A Child), Re [2017] EWFC B96 (03 November 2017)

Care proceedings concerning a one year old child. Fact-finding hearing to consider the nature, extent and causation of injuries to her.

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T (A Child: Care Order: Beyond Parental Control: Deprivation of Liberty: Authority to Administer Medication) [2017] EWFC B1 (5 January 2018)

Care proceedings concerning a child aged 13 years and residing in a specialist residential unit under the auspices of an interim care order.

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A & Ors (Progress by adults with large family over 12 months. Finely balanced departure from experts opinions) [2017] EWFC B95 (17 July 2017)

Care proceedings concerning the four youngest children of a sibling group of eight.

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AO v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and JA (CSM) (Revisions, supersessions and reviews - late applications) [2017] UKUT 499 (AAC) (17 December 2017)

The analysis of mandatory reconsideration in R(CJ) and SG v SoSWP [2017] UKUT 324 (AAC) applies to child support as it does to social security. It applies if the Secretary of State has overlooked or ignored the lateness of the application - there has still been a consideration to found an appeal.

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CJ v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and VW (CSM) (Child support - calculation of income) [2017] UKUT 498 (AAC) (15 December 2017)

Child support - whether father lost habitual residence in the UK in 2006 - whether CSA 'closed the case' in 2007 - meaning of 'closing the case' where NRP argues that habitual residence has been lost - supersession needed of existing maintenance calculation - assessment of income (partnership profits) from tax deferral scheme in film industry.

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T v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and A (CSM) (Child support - variation/departure directions: other) [2017] UKUT 492 (AAC) (8 December 2017)

Debts incurred for the purposes of a trade or business; application of the 'debt recycling' provisions of regulation 12(5) of the Child Support (Variation) Regulations 2000.

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