S (Abduction: Hague Convention Or BIIa) [2018] EWCA Civ 1226 (25 May 2018)

Appeal dealing with issue of whether, after child removed to/retained in another EU Member State, English court should order summary return, or wait until determination of proceedings under the 1980 Convention in the other Member State.

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Y (Children) [2018] EWCA Civ 1208 (25 May 2018)

Appeal by mother against refusal to set aside order made in September 2017 requiring the children to be returned to Ontario, from where she had wrongly removed them in October 2016. Appeal dismissed.

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R-T (No. 2), Re [2018] EWFC B22 (23 May 2018)

Final hearing of care and placement proceedings concerning four children of the same father, but of two different mothers.

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Northumberland County Council v LW [2018] EWFC B21 (23 February 2018)

Care proceedings in relation to three children, aged 14, 13 & 10, the 14 year old having given birth to a child, also the subject of care proceedings, in 2018.

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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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