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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