London Borough of Ealing v C (Children) [2017] EWCA Civ 2696 (06 July 2017)

Appeal by local authority against decision that there be no order on its application for permission to refuse contact between parents and children in foster care under care orders. Appeal allowed.

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W-C-T (Children) [2019] EWCA Civ 845 (04 April 2019)

Appeal by father against finding of fact in care proceedings concerning four children. Appeal dismissed.

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Uhd v McKay [2019] EWHC 1239 (Fam) (15 May 2019)

Application by father for summary return of child to Australia, in case in which an order was made permitting details of the case to be reported in the media, in an effort to locate the child in this jurisdiction.

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AF v SF [2019] EWHC 1244 (Fam) (01 March 2019)

Final hearing of wife's financial remedies claim, in which the husband was found to lack the capacity to litigate.

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NB, Re (Consent to sex) [2019] EWCOP 17 (07 May 2019)

Proceedings concerning issue of whether woman with learning difficulty had capacity to consent to sexual relations.

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Purvis v Purvis [2019] EWFC 31 (01 May 2019)

Application by husband for an order that a letter of request be issued to the authorities of the USA for the wife be examined in Florida, to ascertain what became of assets held by her there.

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Adzic v Croatia (No. 2) (Application no. 19601/16) (European Court of Human Rights, 2 May 2019)

Practice and procedure – Abduction – Refusal to grant return order – No hearing – Whether there had been a breach of Arts 6 and 8, European Convention. The ECHR held that the father’s Art 6 and 8 rights had been breached in refusing to make a return order without an oral hearing.

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Harrow Clinical Commissioning Group v IPJ & Ors [2018] EWCOP 44 (30 April 2019)

Proceedings concerning issue of where 24 year old man with autism and learning difficulties should live, and how he should be cared for.

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PBM v TGT & Anor [2019] EWCOP 6 (08 March 2019)

Application by Property and Affairs Deputy seeking orders as to capacity of Donor, including his capacity to marry.

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CQ, DQ & EQ (Children), Re [2018] EWHC 3979 (Fam) (17 November 2018)

Fact-finding hearing within application for forced marriage protection order in relation to 17 year old girl and care proceedings in relation to her two younger siblings.

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Lancashire County Council v TP & Ors(Permission to Withdraw Care Proceedings) [2019] EWFC 30 (09 May 2019)

Application by local authority for permission to withdraw care proceedings in respect of 5 children.

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A Local Authority v A Mother & Ors [2019] EWCA Civ 799 (09 May 2019)

Appeal by local authority against finding relating to cause of injuries, made in care proceedings concerning a baby girl. Appeal allowed.

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University Hospitals of Derby And Burton NHS Foundation Trust v J (Medical Treatment: Best Interests) [2019] EWCOP 16 (02 May 2019)

Application by NHS Trust for declarations that it is in best interests of patient lacking capacity to undergo a hysterectomy and other procedures.

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Gloucester County Council v JD & Ors (Child Arrangements [2019] EWHC 1101 (Fam) (01 May 2019)

Care proceedings concerning two children. Children placed with father and his new partner.

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L (A Child) [2019] EWHC 867 (Fam) (08 April 2019)

Appeal by mother against order transferring home of child from that of mother and maternal grandmother in London to that of father and the father's new partner in Northern Ireland. Appeal dismissed.

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R (A Child) [2019] EWCA Civ 482 (15 February 2019)

Appeal against a reporting restrictions order made  at the conclusion of care proceedings in relation to a young child.

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A (A Child), Re [2019] EWFC B18 (05 April 2019)

Care proceedings concerning an 8 year old child, in which the local authority sought a final care order with a plan of long term foster care. Ordered that the child return to the mother's care under a supervision order.

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O (A Child: International Placement), Re [2019] EWFC B20 (02 April 2019)

Care proceedings, in which an option was to place the child with the paternal aunt and uncle in the country from which the paternal family originate.

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Vilinova v Vilinov & Anor [2019] EWHC 1107 (Fam) (17 April 2019)

Final hearing of wife's claims under Part III MFPA 1984 for financial relief after an overseas divorce.

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PQR (Supported Parenting For Learning Disabled Parents) (Rev 1) [2018] EWFC B72 (30 October 2018)

Care proceedings concerning three children, in which a significant feature of the case was that the mother is learning disabled.

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R (Children) [2018] EWCA Civ 3050 (21 August 2018)

Appeal by guardian against care orders made in respect of two children then aged 12 and 10. Appeal allowed.

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W-L (A Child) [2017] EWCA Civ 2690 (22 August 2017)

Appeal by mother against dismissal of her application to vary a contact order. Appeal dismissed.

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B (Children) [2018] EWCA Civ 3049 (14 August 2018)

Care proceedings concerning six children. Appeal against decision that one of the children should be separately represented. Appeal dismissed.

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MB v TB (Art 13 Alleged Risk of Oppressive Litigation) [2019] EWHC 1019 (Fam) (12 April 2019)

Application by father for summary return of child to Israel. Mother raised Art 13(b) defence alleging, inter alia, oppressive litigation by father in Israel. Return ordered.

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Lachaux v Lachaux [2019] EWCA Civ 738 (01 May 2019)

Appeal by wife against order recognising Dubai divorce. Appeal dismissed.

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DJO v SEO [2018] EWHC 1758 (Fam) (02 February 2018)

Application by father for summary return of son to California. return ordered.

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Guest v Guest & Anor [2019] EWHC 869 (Ch) (16 April 2019)

A claim based on proprietary estoppel for a share in a family business where a son worked for 30 years at a reduced wage.

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Office of the Public Guardian v PGO & Ors, Re: BGO [2019] EWCOP 13 (5 April 2019)

Judgment considering whether LPAs were valid, notwithstanding that they had been witnessed by one of the attorneys.

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W v H [2019] EWFC B19 (05 March 2019)

Application by wife to set aside consent order on grounds of undue influence, duress, fraudulent non-disclosure, and lack of legal advice.

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NKR & Anor v The Thomson Snell And Passmore Trust Corporation Ltd [2019] EWCOP 15 (21 March 2019)

Application for the discharge of the appointment of an existing professional property and affairs deputy, and the appointment of another instead.

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Giusti v Ferragamo [2019] EWCA Civ 691 (17 April 2019)

Appeal by wife against order staying her English divorce petition, and dismissing her application for a single joint expert to be instructed to provide an opinion on Italian law.

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G-L-T (Children) [2019] EWCA Civ 717 (17 April 2019)

Care proceedings. Appeal by father against finding that he had 'failed to protect' his son by failing to inform various medical professionals that he was no longer suffering from seizures or apnoea. Appeal allowed.

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Vasilyeva v Shemyakin [2019] EWHC 932 (Fam) (16 April 2019)

Application by wife for leave to apply for financial relief in England and Wales following Russian divorce. Leave granted.

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Thum v Thum [2019] EWFC 25 (16 April 2019)

Judgment in financial remedy proceedings concerning disclosure of the contents of a flash drive belonging to the husband.

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Grandison & Anor v Joseph [2019] EWHC 977 (Fam) (01 April 2019)

Appeal by husband against order requiring him to transfer the legal title to 42 properties from either the joint names of the parties or the wife's name into his sole name, and obtain the release of the wife from her obligations under the mortgages on the properties. Appeal dismissed.

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SR v MA (Temporary Leave To Remove From the Jurisdiction) [2019] EWHC 435 (Fam) (25 February 2019)

Application by mother for permission to remove child temporarily from the jurisdiction of England & Wales for the purposes of spending holiday time with her at her home in Brazil.

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ET v ST [2018] EWHC 1109 (Fam) (13 April 2018)

Application by husband for costs in relation to enforcement of order requiring wife to deliver painting to him, including consideration of approach to dealing with false statement made by wife.

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H-L (Children: Summary Dismissal of Care Proceedings) [2019] EWCA Civ 704 (17 April 2019)

Appeal by local authority against summary dismissal of care proceedings. Appeal allowed.

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Baron & Ors (4 Defective Divorces) [2019] EWFC 26 (17 April 2019)

Applications by the Queen's Proctor for the setting aside of decrees in four different cases on the ground that the petitions had been presented before the expiration of the period of one year from the date of the marriage.

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H (Abduction: Retention In Non-Contracting State), Re [2019] EWCA Civ 672 (16 April 2019)

Appeal by mother against order under Hague Convention for return of child to Australia, on ground that the act relied on as constituting the alleged wrongful retention took place in a state which is not a party to the Convention. Appeal dismissed.

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RP (Appeal costs) [2019] EWCA Civ 680 (16 April 2019)

Application for  costs by foster carer, following successful appeal against care order.

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N (Surrogacy: Enduring Family Relationship; Child's Home) [2019] EWFC 21 (07 February 2019)

Application for parental order in relation to child born as a result of surrogacy arrangement, and for child arrangements order to determine how much time the child should spend with each parent.

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RJ v Tigipko [2019] EWHC 448 (Fam) (01 March 2019)

Proceedings concerning the removal of the children to the Ukraine by the mother. Further hearing relating to application by father to relax reporting restrictions.

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RJ v Tigipko [2019] EWHC 105 (Fam) (25 January 2019)

Proceedings concerning the removal of the children to the Ukraine by the mother. Application by father to relax reporting restrictions.

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MFS (Appeal: Transfer of Primary Care) [2019] EWHC 768 (Fam) (29 March 2019)

Application by mother for permission to appeal against order that child move to live with his father. Permission refused.

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FT v MM & Anor [2019] EWHC 935 (Fam) (12 April 2019)

Application by mother for return of adult child lacking capacity from USA.

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A Metropolitan District Council v M & Ors [2019] EWFC 15 (08 March 2019)

Care proceedings concerning six children, in which the central issue was how genital injuries to one of the children were caused.

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Pierburg v Pierburg [2019] EWFC 24 (11 April 2019)

Judgment considering whether there was jurisdiction for the petitioner wife to apply for divorce in England and Wales.

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TB v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions & Ors (Child support - other) [2019] UKUT 79 (AAC) (27 February 2019)

Upper Tribunal Judge Ward allowed the appeal by the non-resident father. who was applying for a supersession on the basis that his daughter had ceased to be a qualifying "child", being no longer in full-time non-advanced education. The First-tier Tribunal had made an error of law in refusing the application on the grounds that child benefit was still being paid.

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XW v XH [2019] EWCA Civ 549 (02 April 2019)

Application for a reporting restrictions order made on behalf of the Appellant wife, in advance of the hearing of her appeal in financial remedy proceedings.

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C (A Child: NAI) [2019] EWFC B15 (24 January 2019)

Fact-finding hearing in care proceedings, to ascertain the cause of injuries to the child.

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A (A Child) [2019] EWFC B16 (12 March 2019) U

Care and placement proceedings, in which the primary issue was domestic violence, and its impact on the parental relationship, and the consequential relevance for the child.

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ND v KD (Unsupervised Contact) [2019] EWFC B17 (20 February 2019)

Judgement concerning issue of whether father should have unsupervised contact with his children.

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A (Children) [2019] EWCA Civ 609 (07 March 2019)

Appeal by father against dismissal of application for leave to oppose the making of adoption orders in respect of his two children. Appeal dismissed.

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O (A Child: Interim Care Order) [2019] EWCA Civ 583 (28 March 2019)

Appeal by local authority against decision to replace interim care order with interim supervision order. Appeal allowed.

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M (Children) [2018] EWCA Civ 3038 (20 December 2018)

Application for permission to appeal considering whether an interim care order with a plan for removal immediately into foster care was necessary.

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Ipekçi v McConnell [2019] EWFC 19 (04 April 2019)

Judgment on husband's financial remedy claim. No weight given to prenuptial agreement.

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B (Children: Uncertain Perpetrator) [2019] EWCA Civ 575 (04 April 2019)

Care proceedings. Appeal raising question of principle about the proper approach to the identification of a perpetrator in circumstances where children had suffered significant harm as a result of alleged ill-treatment.

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JN (A Child) [2019] EWHC 850 (Fam) (04 April 2019)

Care and placement proceedings in relation to a profoundly deaf 16 month old child whose parents are living in Pakistan.

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Hammoud v Zawawi [2019] EWHC 839 (Fam) (15 March 2019)

Final hearing of wife's claim under Part III MFPA 1984.

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Office of the Public Guardian v Stalter [2018] EWCOP 27 (19 September 2018)

Application by the Public Guardian for the committal of respondent for alleged breaches of transparency orders.

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P-G (Children) V [2015] EWCA Civ 1025 (29 July 2015)

Appeal by father against findings of fact in child arrangements proceedings. Appeal allowed.

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G (Children : Intractable Dispute) [2019] EWCA Civ 548 (03 April 2019)

Appeal by father against refusal of application for orders that children should live with him or have contact with him, and order preventing him from bringing further applications without permission for three years. Appeal dismissed.

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Rogan v Rogan [2019] EWHC 814 (Fam) (18 March 2019)

Hearing of the judgment summons issued by wife for the committal of husband, for significant arrears of maintenance.

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Hounslow Clinical Commissioning Group v RW & Ors [2019] EWCOP 12 (29 March 2019)

Application by the Clinical Commissioning Group concerning the care of a 78-year-old man suffering from vascular dementia.

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East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust v PW [2019] EWCOP 10 (21 March 2019)

Application by NHS Trust for orders that patient lacks capacity to make a decision regarding whether to undergo the leg amputation surgery, and that it is lawful to carry out that surgery.

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P v O [2019] EWHC 818 (Fam) (12 February 2019)

Application by father to vary non-molestation order that was made without time limit.

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PR v JES & Anor (Appeal: Sexual Abuse, Fact Finding) [2019] EWHC 791 (Fam) (29 March 2019)

Appeal by father against findings of fact in child arrangements proceedings. Appeal allowed.

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LR v A Local Authority & Ors [2019] EWCA Civ 525 (31 January 2019)

Application by foster carer for permission to appeal out of time against a care order. Permission granted and appeal allowed.

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G (Notice to Parents: Duty of Local Authority under s22(4) CA 1989) [2018] EWHC 3939 (Fam) (19 November 2018)

Application by local authority for a declaration that they are not under any duty to inform parents of referral of child in care to gender identity clinic.

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C (Declaration of Parentage Written Consent), Re [2019] EWHC 648 (Fam) (12 February 2019)

Application for declaration of parentage in respect of child conceived following IVF treatment with donor sperm, the issue of the child's legal parentage arising as a result of an administrative error made by the IVF clinic.

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KD v AM & Ors [2018] EWFC 64 (10 August 2018)

Application by mother for leave to remove child to US. Judgment considering issue of whether the court had jurisdiction, the child having been in the US for more than a year.

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H (Domestic Surrogacy Arrangment), Re [2016] EWFC 80 (13 December 2016)

Judgment concerning arrangements for a child born as a result of a surrogacy agreement, following the breakdown of that agreement.

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Birmingham City Council v MM & Anor [2018] EWFC 94 (13 November 2018)

Application by local authority to withdraw care proceedings, following expert evidence indicating that injury caused to child could have been accidental.

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CM v CM [2019] EWFC 16 (01 March 2019)

Judgment considering amendments made to letter of instruction to expert accountant, as had been ordered by the court.

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L, Re [2019] EWFC B14 (18 February 2019)

Care and placement proceedings in relation to a one year old child.

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NHS Cumbria CCG v Rushton [2018] EWCOP 41 (21 December 2018)

Application regarding the proposed withdrawal of clinically assisted nutrition and hydration in respect of 85 year old patient in persistent vegetative state.

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Hammoud v Al Zawawi [2019] EWHC 736 (Fam) (26 February 2019)

Further judgment in contempt application regarding respondent's failure to comply with orders made within proceedings under Part III MFPA, dealing with lack of affidavit evidence which confirmed that the respondent had failed to comply with those orders.

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Hammoud v Al Zawawi [2019] EWHC 697 (Fam) (26 February 2019)

Contempt application regarding respondent's failure to comply with orders made within proceedings under Part III MFPA.

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A (A Child) (Hague Abduction; Art 13(B): Protective Measures) [2019] EWHC 649 (Fam) (14 February 2019)

Application by father for summary return of child to Latvia. Consideration of protective measures offered by father in response to mother's Art 13(b) defence.

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Rothschild v Charmaine De Souza [2018] EWHC 1855 (Fam) (19 July 2018)

Judgment in financial remedy proceedings dealing with issue of who really owns a company and certain properties.

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E (care and placement orders) [2019] EWFC B13 (21 March 2019)

Judgment in care and placement proceedings concerning a six-month old child, written in plain English for the parents.

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Somerset County Council v RS [2019] EWFC B12 (15 January 2019)

Appeal against decision to acquit parent of offence relating to failure of daughter to attend school.

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South Gloucestershire Council v NM & Anor [2018] EWFC 93 (06 November 2018)

Care proceedings in relation to three children, in which the local authority considered that an attempt should be made to return or rehabilitate the two younger children to their mother.

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X and Y (fact finding - threshold) [2019] EWFC B11 (18 March 2019)

Fact-finding hearing in care proceedings, in relation to injuries caused to one of the two children.

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M v P [2019] EWFC 14 (22 March 2019)

Application by Queen's Proctor to set aside a decree nisi of divorce by reason of non-compliance with section 1(2)(d) MCA 1973.

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AJ v DM [2019] EWHC 702 (Fam) (06 March 2019)

Judgment considering, inter alia, issue of jurisdiction in divorce proceedings, where the parties had last lived together in St Lucia.

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B v M [2018] EWHC 1473 (Fam) (26 April 2018)

Judgment in care proceedings, in case in which for the whole of his life, bar the first 8 weeks, the child had been cared for by the second cousin of the father and his partner, in an unlawful placement.

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Re W (Children) (Abduction: Implementation of Return Order) [2019] EWHC 357 (Fam) (22 February 2019)

Application made by the father in child abduction proceedings for directions to implement a return order.

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DCC v NLH [2019] EWCOP 9 (19 March 2019)

Order retrospectively authorising the taking of DNA sample from man lacking capacity.

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ABCDEF, Re (Fact Finding: Honour Based Violence) [2019] EWHC 406 (Fam) (10 January 2019)

Application by father for a spend time with order in respect of his son. Fact-finding hearing to consider allegations of abuse by the father.

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CS v SBH & Ors [2019] EWHC 634 (Fam) (18 March 2019)

Appeal by child against dismissal of application for variation of order that child live with father.

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London Borough of Hackney v SJF & Anor [2019] EWCOP 8 (12 March 2019)

Judgment considering whether a 56 year old woman with physical and mental health issues had capacity, and if not, whether she should leave residential placement.

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VB v JD & Ors [2019] EWHC 612 (Fam) (05 February 2019)

Appeal by mother against order stopping all direct contact with child.

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Downes v Downes & Anor [2019] EWHC 491 (Ch) (13 March 2019)

The Claimant claimed that he was the sole beneficial owner of three properties and sought declarations to that effect, orders that they be transferred into his sole name and consequential relief. His claims were successful.

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Bogonosovy v Russia (Application no. 38201/16) (European Court of Human Rights, 5 March 2019)

The European Court of Human Rights found that the refusal to consider the grandparent’s application for post-adoption contact constituted a violation of Art 8 of the European Convention.

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A and B (Children : Care Order) [2019] EWFC B10 (15 February 2019)

Care proceedings in relation to two siblings, in which the care plan was for them to be placed separately.

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King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust v FG [2019] EWCOP 7 (29 January 2019)

Application by NHS Trust for declarations in relation to a patient undergoing surgery.

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S (No. 2) (Care Proceedings) (Article 15: Second Application for Second Transfer) [2019] EWFC 12 (27 February 2019)

Application for court to request the courts of the Republic of Ireland to assume jurisdiction for care proceedings.

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M v F (Appeal : Fact Finding) [2019] EWHC 572 (Fam) (12 March 2019)

Cross applications by father for child arrangements order and by mother for non-molestation order. Application by mother for permission to appeal in relation to fact-finding hearing. Permission refused.

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K (A Child: Stranding: Forum Conveniens: Anti-Suit Injunction) [2019] EWHC 466 (Fam) (01 March 2019)

Application by mother in wardship for return of child from India. Application by father challenging the jurisdiction of the English court.

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P (Notice of care proceedings to father without parental responsibility) [2019] EWFC 13 (11 March 2019)

Care proceedings. Application by local authority for the requirement to serve Form C6A upon father to be disapplied. Application allowed.

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X and Y (Delay : Professional Conduct of Expert) [2019] EWFC B9 (11 March 2019)

Short judgment in care proceedings to address concerns relating to the professional conduct of the medico-legal expert instructed to prepare reports in respect of the children.

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L (special guardianship order), Re [2019] EWFC B7 (28 February 2019)

Care proceedings concerning one year old child. Special guardianship order made in favour of maternal grandfather's niece.

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SS v CCG & Anor [2018] EWCOP 40 (31 October 2018)

Application seeking a declaration that it is lawful and in best interests for CANH to be withdrawn and and for palliative care only in relation to woman in vegetative state.

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S (A Child : Hague Convention 1980 : Return To Third State) [2019] EWCA Civ 352 (07 March 2019)

Appeal against order that child be returned to Hungary, despite being habitually resident in Germany. Appeal allowed.

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Q (Child: Interim Care Order: Jurisdiction), Re [2019] EWHC 512 (Fam) (07 March 2019)

Judgment considering issue of whether an interim care order can persist after the subject child reaches their seventeenth birthday.

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M (Female Genital Mutilation Protection Order: No Order on Application), Re [2019] EWHC 527 (Fam) (18 February 2019)

Hearing considering whether an FGM protection order made without notice to the parents should continue.

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CB v Medway Council & Anor (Appeal) [2019] EWCOP 5 (06 March 2019)

Appeal against dismissal of application relating to accommodation and care of 91 year old woman lacking capacity. Appeal allowed.

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Wodehouse v Wodehouse [2018] EWCA Civ 3009 (29 November 2018)

Appeal against lump sum order made against third party. Appeal allowed, on basis that court had no jurisdiction to make order.

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B-S (A Child), Re [2017] EWCA Civ 2680 (7 September 2017)

Care proceedings. Appeal by mother against finding that she was the sole perpetrator of injuries sustained by child. Appeal dismissed.

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ST (A Child) (Surrogacy: Iran), Re [2018] EWHC 3439 (Fam) (12 April 2018)

Application by commissioning parents for parental orders in relation to child born in Iran under surrogacy arrangement.

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Q & V (1980 Hague Convention and Inherent Jurisdiction Summary Return) [2019] EWHC 490 (Fam) (06 February 2019)

Application by father for return of children to Poland. Return ordered.

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Venables & Anor v News Group Papers Ltd & Ors [2019] EWHC 494 (Fam) (04 March 2019)

Application to vary anonymity injunction in relation to the person formally known as Jon Venables. Application refused.

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DM v Dorset County Council [2019] EWCOP 4 (11 February 2019)

Application for permission to appeal decision that appellant lacked capacity to litigate in proceedings concerning the appointment of a deputy to manage his property and affairs. Permission refused.

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Manchester University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust v M & Anor [2019] EWHC 468 (Fam) (27 February 2019)

Application by NHS Trust in relation to the treatment of a 13 month old child born with end stage renal failure.

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Southend-On-Sea Borough Council v Meyers [2019] EWHC 399 (Fam) (20 February 2019)

Application by local authority for declarations that they had discharged their obligations to a 98 year old man, in relation to his accommodation.

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P & N (Section 91(14): Application for Permission To Apply: Appeal) [2019] EWHC 421 (Fam) (27 February 2019)

Appeal by mother against order granting leave to father to apply for child arrangements order, following making of s.91(14) order. appeal allowed.

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Saxton v Bruzas [2018] EWHC 3879 (Fam) (19 December 2018)

Application by wife to set aside consent order, alleging perjury and perverting the course of justice by husband and his legal team, following disclosure of documents by "whistle blower" on H's legal team.

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Button v Salama & Anor [2019] EWHC 363 (Fam) (26 February 2019)

Judgment in wardship proceedings, in which the father has retained the child in Egypt since 2011.

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Cowan v Foreman & Ors [2019] EWHC 349 (Fam) (25 February 2019)

Application by wife for permission to make Inheritance Act claim against estate of deceased husband out of time. Application dismissed.

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Simonetta v Tomon [2018] EWHC 3904 (Fam) (18 December 2018)

Inheritance Act claim by first wife and children of deceased.

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MF, Re [2018] EWHC 3841 (Fam) (17 December 2018)

An order which ordered the wife to pay £20,000 towards the husband's costs after the breakdown of the marriage was left undisturbed as the order was not outside the spectrum of reasonable decisions that might have been made.

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G (A Baby Girl : Female Genital Mutilation) [2018] EWFC B89 (12 January 2018)

Application for a female genital mutilation protection order in relation to a nine month old baby.

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Y and E (Children) (Sexual Abuse Allegations), Re [2019] EWCA Civ 206 (21 February 2019)

Appeal by father against finding made in care proceedings that he had sexually abused his daughter. Appeal dismissed.

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B (Capacity: Social Media: Care and Contact) [2019] EWCOP 3 (21 February 2019)

Hearing considering capacity and best interests decisions in relation to a woman in her 30s with a learning disability, including residence, contact (with family and others), her care arrangements, her property and financial affairs, her capacity to consent to sexual relations, and her internet and social media use.

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A (Capacity: Social Media and Internet Use: Best Interests) [2019] EWCOP 2 (21 February 2019)

Hearing considering capacity and best interests decisions in relation to a young man with a learning disability, including residence, contact (with family and others), his care arrangements, his property and financial affairs, his capacity to consent to sexual relations, and his internet and social media use.

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K (Children), Re [2019] EWCA Civ 184 (19 February 2019)

Care proceedings. Appeal by father against finding that he had sexually abused his daughter. Appeal dismissed.

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C (Interim threshold not crossed) [2019] EWFC B5 (15 February 2019)

Application for an interim care order in relation to a six year old boy. Application dismissed.

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L (Sexual Abuse: Applied) [2019] EWFC B4 (1 February 2019)

Care proceedings concerning an 8 month old boy, in which two of his siblings had been abused by the paternal grandfather.

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L-W Children [2019] EWCA Civ 159 (14 February 2019)

Care proceedings. Appeal by mother against finding that she had failed to protect children. Appeal allowed.

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Re E (Abduction Article 13B Deferred Return Order) [2019] EWHC 256 (Fam)

Application by father for summary return to Spain of child subject to care proceedings. Application dismissed.

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H (Care and Adoption: Assessment of wider family) [2019] EWFC 10 (14 February 2019)

Care proceedings concerning issue of whether local authority is required to notify wider family members of the existence of the subject child, and/or assess them, when they are not proposed by parents as potential alternative carers, and where the parents (or either of them) specifically do not wish the wider family to be involved.

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C (A child : care and a placement order) [2018] EWFC B87 (23 November 2018)

Care and placement proceedings in respect of a child born in 2017. Special guardianship order made in favour of mother's friend.

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S (Care plans in discharge applications), Re [2018] EWFC B88 (01 November 2018)

Applications by parents to discharge care orders in relation to four children, the parents having made 'extraordinary progress' since the orders were made.

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P (A Child) (Application to Revoke Placement Order), Re [2018] EWHC 3854 (Fam) (25 June 2018)

Application by parents for the revocation of a placement order in respect of their 23 month old daughter. Application dismissed.

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University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust v HB [2018] EWCOP 39 (30 August 2018)

Application by NHS Trust in relation to plan for patient that would rule out further treatments in the event of deterioration in her condition.

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R ( A Child : Appeal : Termination of Contact) [2019] EWHC 132 (Fam) (29 January 2019)

Appeal by father against order allowing indirect contact only. Appeal allowed in part.

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H (Childen) v (Appeal: Case Management: Part 25 Expert of Treatment) [2019] EWHC 237 (Fam) (21 January 2019)

Appeal by mother against case management decision in proceedings to enforce and vary child arrangements order. Appeal dismissed.

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L v M [2019] EWHC 219 (Fam) (08 February 2019)

Application by father for return of children from China.Held that the children were habitually resident in China on the date they were unlawfully retained under article 10, and therefore the Court had no jurisdiction.

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G (Children: Fair Hearing), Re [2019] EWCA Civ 126 (07 February 2019)

Appeal by mother from interim care orders made in respect of two young children. Appeal allowed, on the basis that the judge subjected her to improper pressure, as a result of which she did not freely consent to the ICO.

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X (Wardship : Foreign Proceedings : Child's Evidence) [2019] EWHC 91 (Fam) (22 January 2019)

Case concerning issue of whether a ward should travel to India to give evidence in the trial of his mother, who is charged with his father's murder.

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E (Scottish Adopters: English Adoption Proceedings) [2019] EWFC 9 (06 February 2019)

Judgment considering whether an adoption application in respect of a child placed for adoption in Scotland with Scottish adopters can be determined in England.

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LCN v KF & Ors [2019] EWCOP 1 (3 January 2019)

Application under section 18(1)(h) of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 for the settlement of property of child on trust.

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A Mother v Dorset County Council (Older children : Long-term fostering or Adoption) [2018] EWFC B3 (4 February 2019)

Judgment concerning issue of whether local authority should have a time limited opportunity to find an adoptive placement for two children aged 8, and 5 together, or whether they should remain in long-term foster care.

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A (a child : Article 8 rights of a father who murdered the mother) [2018] EWHC 3795 (Fam) (13 December 2018)

Care proceedings, in which the father had murdered the mother.

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A (Children) [2019] EWCA Civ 74 (01 February 2019)

Appeal by mother from a fact finding judgment given in the course of private law proceedings concerning four children. Appeal allowed.

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QC v UC & Ors [2019] EWHC 167 (Fam) (31 January 2019)

Application by father for permission to appeal in respect of findings of fact made against him in child arrangements/specific issues proceedings. Appeal dismissed.

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G-P (A Child) [2019] EWCA Civ 56 (31 January 2019)

Care proceedings. Appeal by childminder against findings of fact in in relation to injuries suffered by child. Appeal dismissed.

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Daga v Bangur [2018] EWFC 91 (11 December 2018)

Application by husband for a lump sum payment, or other capital provision from the wife, focusing on two discretionary trust funds of which the wife was the settlor and is a beneficiary.

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HA (A Child : placement of a child abroad) [2019] EWFC B2 (09 January 2019 )

Care proceedings concerning 5 year old child of Pakistani heritage. Application by local authority for authority to take him to Kashmir for 3 months for assessment as to whether it is in his best interests to live with the paternal grandparents.

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K & C (Children: Finding of Fact), Re [2018] EWFC B85 (12 October 2018)

Care proceedings concerning twin. Fact-finding hearing to ascertain who caused the injuries to one of the children.

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R (A Child : application under s51A of the Adoption and Children Act 2002) [2018] EWFC B84 (14 November 2018)

Application by mother for permission to make an application for contact with adopted daughter. Permission refused.

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RC (A Child) [2019] EWHC 131 (Fam) (29 January 2019)

Appeal by mother against refusal of application for permission to permanently remove child to a country in Africa.

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BC v BG [2019] EWFC 7 (28 January 2019)

Application by W that the final arbitral award should not be made an order of the court. Application rejected.

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Gloucestershire County Council v JD & Ors [2018] EWHC 3553 (Fam) (07 December 2018)

Care proceedings. Fact-finding hearing to establish how one of the children sustained life-threatening head chest and abdominal injuries.

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Lemmens v Barbara Brouwers (Ex Lemmens) [2018] EWCA Civ 2963 (27 November 2018)

Appeal by husband against costs order made at the conclusion of a hearing determining his application for a variation of periodical payments. Appeal dismissed.

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NW (Care Proceedings) [2018] EWFC B83 (22 August 2018)

Hearing of local authority’s application for public law orders in respect of three children. Children placed with father under child arrangements order.

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X (A Child), Re [2018] EWFC B82 (19 December 2018)

Final hearing of uncontested care and placement proceedings in relation to a child aged under one, whose siblings had already been adopted.

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H, Re [2018] EWHC 3761 (Fam) (18 December 2018)

Judgment dismissing committal application due to fatal errors in the process.

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A Local Authority v BF [2018] EWCA Civ 2962 (21 December 2018)

Application for permission to appeal by a local authority against orders made under the inherent jurisdiction in relation to where a 97-year-old man should reside.

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Northamptonshire County Council v M & N [2018] EWFC 82 (02 February 2018)

Care proceedings in relation to a two year old boy, in which the local authority alleged that the mother had fabricated and exaggerated medical symptoms in him throughout the whole of his life.
Special guardianship order in favour of his maternal grandparents.

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The Royal Borough of Greenwich v A & Ors (Adoption: Special Guardianship) [2018] EWFC 87 (17 August 2018)

Hearing of a number of applications relating to two children, including for their adoption and for an SGO in favour of their maternal aunt.

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A (Foreign Adoption Recognition) [2018] EWHC 3468 (Fam) (05 November 2018)

Application for recognition of an adoption order made in the Philippines in 2006 relating to young person aged 18 years.

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B (Adoption: Surrogacy and Parental Responsibility) [2018] EWFC 86 (21 Novenber 2018)

Adoption application in relation to child who was born as a result of a surrogacy arrangement entered into in the Ukraine.

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A Local Authority v X and Y (Adoption) [2018] EWFC 55 (26 June 2018)

Application for an adoption order relating to a young person who was eighteen years old.

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M v Derbyshire County Council & Ors [2018] EWHC 3734 (Fam) (31 August 2018)

Application by mother for permission to reopen findings of fact made in the course of public law proceedings. Application dismissed.

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S v D (Hague Convention: Domestic Abuse: Undertakings: Return to Third State) [2019] EWHC 56 (Fam) (15 January 2019)

Application by father for summary return of child to Hungary. Mother sought to establish that there was a grave risk that return of child to Germany (where they were last habitually resident) or Hungary (where the father now lives) would expose him to physical or psychological harm.

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AR v JR [2018] EWHC 3626 (Fam) (28 November 2018)

Application for wife's financial remedies application to be struck out on the basis that it is (a), vexatious, and/or duplicative and/or (b), on the basis there has been prior compromise.

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AH v AMH F (Summary return of child to Sudan) [2018] EWHC 2981 (Fam) (19 October 2018)

Final hearing of the mother's application for the summary return of the parties' son to the Republic of the Sudan. Return ordered.

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