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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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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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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