X (A Child : FGMPO) [2018] EWCA Civ 1825 (31 July 2018)

Appeal by father against provision in FGM protection order forbidding removal of child from jurisdiction. Appeal allowed.

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West Sussex County Council & Anor v F & Ors [2018] EWHC 1702 (Fam) (22 June 2018)

Fact-finding hearing within applications for forced marriage protection orders and care orders in relation to three children.

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MT v OT (No.2) [2018] EWHC 2003 (Fam) (24 May 2018)

Further judgment in relation to Children Act Sch. 1 applications by mother and father.

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Ford v Halil [2018] EWHC 1997 (Fam) (12 July 2018)

Further 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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A (A Patient, Now Deceased), Re (No 4) [2018] EWCOP 17 (27 July 2018)

Application by nephew of now deceased patient to withdraw earlier judgment from public record.

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PS v BP [2018] EWHC 1987 (Fam) (27 July 2018)

Appeal by father against orders and findings following a fact-finding hearing, including judicial observations upon issue of father cross-examining mother.

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A (Relinquished Baby: Risk of Domestic Abuse) [2018] EWHC 1981 (Fam) (27 July 2018)

Application by LA for declaration that it would be permissible for them to make arrangements for the adoption of child without notifying the putative father, paternal or maternal extended family members, as requested by mother.

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Lancashire County Council v A, B and Z (A Child : Fact Finding Hearing: Police Disclosure) [2018] EWHC 1819 (Fam) (02 July 2018)

Fact-finding hearing in care proceedings concerning a girl aged 22 months.The hearing was beset by problems arising from the late disclosure of material held by the police. Judgment includes suggested solutions as to how such problems may be avoided.

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H (care and placement application), Re [2018] EWFC B36 (20 April 2018)

Care and placement proceedings in relation to four children.

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C (permission to withdraw; medical evidence; interim threshold not crossed), Re [2018] EWFC B37 (09 July 2018)

Judgment in application for permission to withdraw care application, including schedule of 'lessons to be learned' arising out of the circumstances of the case, to be shared with treating clinicians.

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KW v RM [2017] EWHC 3814 (Fam) (25 October 2017)

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

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Egeneonu v Egeneonu [2018] EWCA Civ 1714 (18 July 2018)

Appeal by father against committal for breach of orders relating to the return of children from Nigeria. Appeal dismissed.

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ABCDE, Re [2018] EWHC 1841 (Fam) (16 July 2018)

Application by a local authority for permission to withdraw care proceedings in respect of five children, including consideration of costs order against local authority.

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D (A Child) (Temporary Relocation) [2018] EWHC 1571 (Fam) (23 May 2018)

Appeal against order allowing mother to remove child temporarily to Japan. Appeal allowed.

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M v M [2017] EWCA Civ 129 (01 February 2017)

Appeal by wife against refusal to upwardly vary spousal maintenance order. Appeal allowed.

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Mills v Mills [2018] UKSC 38 (18 July 2018)

Appeal by husband against order increasing spousal maintenance, on the basis that the increase took into account the wife's housing costs, which had already been provided for in the capital settlement. Appeal allowed.

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Williams & Anor v London Borough of Hackney [2018] UKSC 37 (18 July 2018)

This appeal considered the lawfulness of the accommodation of the appellants’ children by the respondent under the Children Act 1989, s 20.

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ER v BF [2018] EWFC 18 (23 February 2018)

Application by husband for wife's petition to be stayed, on the basis that the divorce should be heard in New Zealand. Application refused.

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A (A Patient, Now Deceased), Re (No 3) [2018] EWCOP 16 (13 July 2018)

Application by nephew of now deceased patient to rescind costs orders made against him. Application dismissed.

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SS and ES (Children) [2018 EWFC B35 (23 May 2018)

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

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Barker v Winter [2018] EWHC 1785 (QB) (09 July 2018)

Claim for damages after the claimant cohabitee claimed that she had been deceived by the defendant in spending her divorce settlement money on a lavish lifestyle after he promised to pay her back and buy her a house when his own divorce had concluded.

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B (A Child), Re [2018] EWHC 1643 (Fam) (15 June 2018)

Application by father for the return to Spain of child abducted by mother in 2014, and his linked application to enforce custody orders made in his favour by the Spanish courts.

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Thum v Thum [2018] EWCA Civ 624 (12 July 2018)

Appeal by husband against decision that the English court, rather than the German court, was first seised of divorce proceedings. Appeal dismissed.

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M (BIIa Article 19: Court First Seised) [2018] EWCA Civ 1637 (12 July 2018)

Appeal concerning issue of whether English or Polish courts should have jurisdiction to deal with children dispute.

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BA & Anor v JA & Ors (female genital mutilation protection orders and immigration appeals) [2018] EWHC 1754 (Fam) (03 July 2018)

Application by Nigerian parents seeking asylum for FGM protection orders in respect of their two daughters, should they have to go to Nigeria.

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Mantegazza v Mantegazza [2017] EWHC 3811 (Fam) (05 May 2017)

Application by husband pursuant to section 5(6) and paragraph 9 of Schedule 1 to the Domicile and Matrimonial Proceedings Act 1973 for a discretionary stay of divorce proceedings commenced in England by the wife.

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The Child and Family Agency (Ireland) v M & Ors [2018] EWHC 1581 (Fam) (22 June 2018)

Application by the Child and Family Agency of Ireland for transfer of care proceedings from the courts of Ireland to the courts of Wales.

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G (A Baby Girl) [2018] EWFC B32 (02 March 2018)

Application by local authority for female genital mutilation protection order in relation to 9 month old child.

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M v F & Ors [2018] EWHC 1720 (Fam) (16 February 2018)

Wardship proceedings in which the mother alleged that she had been stranded by the father in Pakistan with one of the four children, since August 2017.

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Royal Borough of Greenwich v CDM [2018] EWCOP 15 (29 June 2018)

Application by local authority seeking declarations relating to, inter alia, capacity and accommodation of patient.

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O (A Child : Fact Finding Hearing - Parents Refusing to Participate) [2018] EWFC 48 (29 June 2018)

Care proceedings concerning child born in 2017. Fact-finding hearing to ascertain cause of injuries to child. Parents neither present nor represented.

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RD (Deprivation or Restriction of Liberty), Re [2018] EWFC 47 (28 June 2018)

Judgment concerning issue of whether regime applied to 14 year old child deprives her of her liberty in such a way as to engage her Article 5 ECHR rights.

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