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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