MBC v X & Ors [2018] EWFC 42 (14 June 2018)

Care and placement proceedings in relation to four children.

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Kelly v Pyres [2018] EWCA Civ 1368 (14 June 2018)

Appeal against finding that at the date of her divorce petition the applicant wife was domiciled in England and Wales. Appeal allowed.

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MK v RP (Hague Child Abduction Convention) [2018] EWHC 1475 (Fam) (12 June 2018)

Application by father for summary return of child to Israel. Return ordered.

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GM v Carmarthenshire County Council & Anor [2018] EWFC 36 (06 June 2018)

Mother's application to discharge care order made in 2016. Application granted.

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Novotny v The Czech Republic (Application no 16314/13) (European Court of Human Rights, 7 June 2018)

The European Court of Human Rights held that the domestic courts’ refusal to permit the applicant to challenge a decision on paternity constituted a breach of Art 8 of the European Convention.

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KP v LO (Case C-83/17) (Court of Justice of the European Union, 7 June 2018)

The Court of Justice of the European Union gave a preliminary ruling as to the interpretation of Art 4(2) of the Hague Protocol 2007 on the law applicable to maintenance obligations as approved by the Maintenance Regulation 2009.

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Gee v Gee & Anor [2018] EWHC 1393 (Ch) (11 June 2018)

Proprietary estoppel case concerning a family farm where the son claimed that his father had promised that he would inherit the lion's share of the farm. The claim was made out.

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P (A Child : Jurisdiction), Re [2018] EWFC 38 (08 June 2018)

Care proceedings in respect of a child habitually resident in Slovakia.

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MT v OT [2018] EWHC 868 (Fam) (20 April 2018)

Hearing of four Children act Sch. 1 applications by mother and father.

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M-Y (Children), Re [2018] EWCA Civ 1306 (07 June 2018)

Appeals by parents from findings of fact, a final care order in respect of a 15 year old girl, and interim supervision orders in respect of 3 younger children.

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Egeneonu v Egeneonu & Anor [2018] EWHC 1392 (Fam) (06 June 2018)

Application by mother for father's committal to prison for breaches of orders made in connection with the retention of the parties' children in Nigeria.

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JS v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and ZS (CSM) (Child support - other) [2018] UKUT 181 (AAC) (24 May 2018)

Appeal by NRP against decision on issue of shared care. Appeal dismissed.

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L (a child) Abduction Turkey Protective Measures under Hague 96 [2017] EWHC 3797 (Fam) (01 September 2017)

Application by father for summary return of child to turkey. Consideration of sufficiency of protective measures in Turkey under Hague 96.

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S & H-S (Children), Re [2018] EWCA Civ 1282 (06 June 2018)

Appeal by mother against care order, on the ground that the threshold criteria had not been met. Appeal dismissed. Guidance given on setting out court's findings on threshold.

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X (care and placement orders), Re [2018] EWFC B25 (11 May 2018)

Final hearing of applications for care and placement orders in relation to a two year old child.

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HH (attorney's application for retrospective approval), Re [2018] EWFC B26 (08 May 2018)

Application by attorney for retrospective approval of gifts to him from donor's accounts.

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Thompson v Thompson [2018] EWHC 1338 (Ch) (01 June 2018)

The question in this case was whether a proprietory estoppel operated in favour of the claimant son such as to give him an interest in the family farm and, if so, what interest. The judge held that the son made out his case.

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London Borough of Newham v L [2016] EWFC B125 (02 December 2016)

Care proceedings in relation to a one year old child, including issues of whether a costs order should be made against the local authority, and whether the judgment should be published with the local authority named.

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SCST v O, A & U V [2018] EWFC B24 (17 May 2018)

Final hearing of care proceedings in relation to three children.

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