An NHS Trust v C NHS Trust & Ors [2019] EWHC 3033 (Fam) (30 October 2019)

Application by NHS Trusts for declaration that it is lawful to administer blood and blood products to 14 year old boy with lymphatic cancer, whose mother is a Jehovah's Witness.

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Various applications concerning foreign representative powers, Re [2019 EWCOP 52 (08 November 2019)

Judgment concerning five unrelated applications asking the Court to make orders to give effect in England and Wales to representative powers originating in a foreign jurisdiction.

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A Hospital NHS Trust v LP & Anor [2019] EWHC 2989 (Fam) (25 July 2019)

Application by NHS Trust for authority to administer blood transfusion to seriously injured 13 year old child whose parents are Jehovah's Witnesses.

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Potanin v Potanina [2019] EWHC 2956 (Fam) (08 November 2019)

Application by husband to set aside grant of leave to wife to apply for financial relief pursuant to Part III MFPA 1984. Application granted.

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Shokrollah-Babaee v Shokrollah-Babaee [2019] EWHC 2975 (Fam) (19 September 2019)

Hearing of cross-applications relating to the enforcement, implementation and variation of a financial remedies order.

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H (Children: Relocation), Re [2019] EWHC 2881 (Fam) (30 October 2019)

Application by father for permission to relocate children to the Netherlands.

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A Local Authority v H (No 2) [2019] EWCOP 51 (19 February 2019)

Judgment reviewing capacity and best interests provisions in relation to woman who had originally been found to lack capacity in 2011.

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PQ v RS and others (Legal Parenthood: Written consent) [2019] EWFC 65 (15 October 2019)

Cross applications for a declaration of parentage and for a declaration of non-parentage, in relation to two children conceived following fertility treatment.

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CD v London Borough of Croydon [2019] EWHC 2943 (Fam) (14 August 2019)

Application by local authority for declarations regarding care and accommodation of 65-year-old man suffering from a range of medical problems.

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S (A Child: Adequacy of Reasoning), Re [2019] EWCA Civ 1845 (31 October 2019)

Appeal following fact finding hearing in care proceedings. Appeal allowed, on the basis that the judge's conclusions as eventually expressed were inadequately reasoned.

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Mundell v Name 1 [2019] EWCOP 50 (18 September 2019)

Application by man's Deputy for Property and Affairs for declaration that he lacks capacity to enter into marriage. Application dismissed.

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Royal Borough of Greenwich v CDM [2019] EWCOP 32 (20 February 2019)

Judgment concerning issue of capacity of 64 year old woman to make decisions about her diabetes management.

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SMcD v SSWP and LT(CSM) (Child support - calculation of income) (30 August 2019)

Appeal by NRP against calculation of income decision by FTT. Appeal allowed.

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C v C (Jersey) [2019] UKPC 40 (31 October 2019)

Appeal by father against child maintenance order made by Jersey court, on basis that Latvian court had declared him to be the child's father. Appeal dismissed.

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G v M (FHDRA Appeal) [2019] EWFC B59 (11 October 2019)

Appeal by grandparent against dismissal of his application for a child arrangements order. Appeal allowed.

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DL v v London Borough of Enfield [2019] EWCOP B1 (15 August 2019)

Judgment concerning living arrangements for 81 year old woman lacking capacity.

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A North East Local Authority v AC & Anor [2019] EWCOP 44 (21 May 2019)

Further hearing in application concerning 49 year old woman lacking capacity, in relation to her residence and contact.

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A North East Local Authority v AC & Anor [2018] EWCOP 34 (21 November 2018)

Application concerning 49 year old woman lacking capacity, relating to deprivation of liberty and arrangements for her care.

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J, Re [2019] EWFC B58 (20 September 2019)

Final hearing of care and placement proceedings relating to a nine-month old child of Bulgarian heritage.

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X (A Child), Re [2019] EWFC B57 (6 August 2019)

Care proceedings relating to child born in 2016, whose sibling had died. Child placed with maternal grandparents, under special guardianship order.

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NY (A Child), Re [2019] UKSC 49 (30 October 2019)

Appeal by mother against order made under inherent jurisdiction requiring her to return child to Israel. Appeal allowed.

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PISICA v. THE REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA - 23641/17 (Judgment : Article 8 - Right to respect for private and family life : Second Section) [2019] ECHR 779 (29 October 2019)

Art 8 • Respect for family life • Failure to enforce final judgment awarding mother custody • Children’s alienation from their mother • Failure to act with requisite diligence • Positive obligations.

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FRB v DCA [2019] EWHC 2816 (Fam) (28 October 2019)

Application by wife to strike out husband's claim for damages in respect of W's deceit in maintaining that he was the father of W's child.

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Begum v Ahmed [2019] EWCA Civ 1794 (28 October 2019)

Appeal against refusal of application to make inheritance claim out of time. Appeal allowed.

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Bagguley v E [2019] EWCOP 49 (25 October 2019)

Application on behalf of Property and Affairs Deputy for man suffering dementia, seeking authority for buccal cell samples to be taken from him for the purposes of DNA testing.

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C (A Child) (Judicial Conduct) [2019] EWFC B53 (16 October 2019)

Appeal against care and placement orders. Appeal allowed. Conduct of district judge in court below criticised.

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AA & 25 Ors (Children) [2019] EWFC 64 (16 April 2019)

Care proceedings concerning 25 children, in case in which the local authorities alleged the existence of a paedophile ring.

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University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust v PR [2019] EWCOP 46 (09 August 2019)

Application by NHS Trust for declarations relating to the capacity of a 20 year old patient and, if he lacked capacity, to approve a palliative care plan to allow him to die, with the minimum of pain and stress.

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B (Application for leave to withdraw care proceedings) [2019] EWFC B25 (28 March 2019)

Application by local authority for permission to withdraw care proceedings.

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London Borough of Southwark v NP & Ors [2019] EWCOP 48 (24 October 2019)

Judgment considering treatment and living arrangements for 17 year old suffering from cerebral palsy and anorexia.

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JDO, Re (authorisation of deprivation of liberty) [2019] EWCOP 47 (22 October 2019)

Application for authorisation of deprivation of liberty in the living arrangements of 24 year old man with cerebral palsy.

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G (Children) [2019] EWCA Civ 1779 (09 October 2019)

Appeal by local authority against an order discharging a care order in respect of six children. Appeal allowed.

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C (A Child) [2019] EWCA Civ 1777 (22 October 2019)

Care proceedings. Appeal by mother from an order reversing a decision to reopen a finding of fact. Appeal allowed.

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Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council v PR [2019] EWHC 2800 (Fam) (23 October 2019)

Application under the inherent jurisdiction in relation to a vulnerable adult. Judgment dealing with issue of costs.

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Maughan v Wilmot [2019] EWHC 2765 (Fam) (22 October 2019)

Further judgment in long-running financial remedy proceedings dealing, inter alia, with costs application by wife, following vexatious litigation by husband.

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An NHS Foundation Trust v AB & Ors [2019] EWCOP 45 (21 October 2019)

Application by NHS Trust for declaration that patient lacking capacity can be fitted with an IUD at the time she undergoes a caesarean section.

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Cumbria County Council v R (Special Guardianship Order or Interim Care Order) [2019] EWHC 2782 (Fam) (17 July 2019)

Final welfare hearing in respect of child aged 1 year 8 months. Held that she be placed with her paternal grandparents, initially under the auspices of a further interim care order.

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Ali v Barbosa [2019] EWHC 2776 (Fam) (02 October 2019)

Application by husband for decree absolute and other divorce orders to be set aside due to procedural errors.

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A, B, C (Children : care orders) No. 5 [2019] EWFC 55 (19 July 2019)

Final hearing in long-running care proceedings concerning three children, dealing with various applications, including by parents to discharge care orders in respect of two of the children.

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C (A Child) (Schedule 2, Paragraph 19, Children Act 1989) [2019] EWCA Civ 1714 (17 October 2019)

Appeal by Local Authority against refusal to give the court's "approval" to the Local Authority arranging for child to live in Scotland in a residential home in which he had been placed.

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O (Committal: Legal Representation) [2019] EWCA Civ 1721 (17 October 2019)

Appeal against committal, following breach of order made in family proceedings. Appeal allowed, on basis that appellant wished to be represented, but was not.

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RH (Parental Alienation) [2019] EWHC 2723 (Fam) (03 October 2019)

Application by father to transfer care of 12 year old child to him. Application granted, following finding that mother had alienated child from his father.

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S (No. 3) (Care Proceedings) (Article 56: Placement in the Republic of Ireland), Re [2019] EWFC 36 (03 June 2019)

Final hearing of care proceedings concerning 18 month old child, the parents having moved to the Republic of Ireland, in an attempt to put the child beyond the reach of the English family justice system.

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The Hospital v JJ [2019] EWCOP 41 (15 August 2019)

Application by NHS Trust for order allowing the use of reasonable restraint on patient.

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Read v Panzone & Anor [2019] EWCA Civ 1662 (09 October 2019)

The district judge had found that the husband was the beneficial owner of a Panamanian property, held by a company of which his mother owned all the shares. King LJ found that there had been no procedural irregularity in that finding.

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C and D (Children), Re [2019] EWCA Civ 1692 (03 October 2019)

Appeal against care orders made in respect of two boys aged nine and six.

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K (CESSATION OF PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY) [2019] EWFC B54 (09 October 2019)

Judgment considering whether father should retain parental responsibility, the father having assaulted the child by shaking him, causing catastrophic injuries.

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Dorset Council v A (Residential Placement: Lack of Resources) [2019] EWFC 62 (10 October 2019)

Judgment in care proceedings concerning 15 year old girl, highlighting the resource issues that local authorities face looking after young vulnerable people at risk of harm.

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B v A [2019] EWHC 2613 (Fam) (07 October 2019)

Appeal by father against dismissal of application for a prohibited steps order prohibiting child's removal from this jurisdiction, in case where mother had sought permission to temporarily remove the child to Iraq. Appeal dismissed.

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NY (A Child : 1980 Hague Abduction Convention : Inherent Jurisdiction) [2019] EWCA Civ 1065 (18 June 2019)

Mother's appeal from the order ordering the summary return of her child to Israel.

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K, T and U (Placement of Children with Kinship Carers Abroad) [2019] EWFC 59 (23 September 2019)

Application by local authority for care orders in relation to 3 children, including issue of potential placement of the children with their paternal family members in Bermuda

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Foster carers v A, B & A Welsh Local Authority [2019] EWFC B52 (27 June 2019)

Applications by foster carers for wardship and permission to make an adoption application.

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North Yorkshire County Council v Elliot [2019] EWFC 37 (01 March 2019)

Committal proceedings concerning breach of injunction prohibiting respondent from contacting young woman with a learning disability, the subject of Court of Protection proceedings.

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B & C, Re [2019] EWHC 2593 (Fam) (04 October 2019)

Application by father for summary return of 3 children to the Federal Republic of Germany. Return ordered.

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Tafida Raqeeb -v- Barts NHS Foundation Trust and others [2019] EWHC 2531 (Admin) and [2019] EWHC 2530 (Fam) (3 October 2019)

Judgment upon applications by parents for judicial review of decision of NHS Trust not to agree to child being transferred to a hospital in Italy for continued medical treatment and by Trust regarding the withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment.

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Lincolnshire County Council v AB [2019] EWCOP 43 (08 May 2019)

Application by local authority for the court to determine man's capacity and best interests, specifically with regard to contact with sex workers.

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A, B, C and D (Children),Re [2017] EWFC 95 (28 July 2017)

Fact-finding hearing in care proceedings concerning four children.

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P, Re [2019] EWCOP 42 (01 October 2019)

Application for authority to execute a statutory will on behalf of man lacking capacity.

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A County Council v Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) [2019] EWHC 2369 (Fam) (20 September 2019)

Care proceedings. Judgment considering issue of whether court has power to to request Cafcass to undertake an assessment of a child not the subject of the proceedings.

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A (Children), Re [2019] EWHC 2334 (Fam) (25 September 2019)

Judgment following fact-finding rehearing within wardship proceedings regarding four children, in case in which the father brought the children to this country from Pakistan.

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A (A Child: Female Genital Mutilation: Asylum) [2019] EWHC 2475 (Fam) (25 September 2019)

Application by local authority for an FGM protection order in relation to a 10 year old girl of Sudanese heritage.

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AR & ML [2019] EWFC 56 (27 September 2019)

Appeal by husband against order allowing wife to introduce further evidence relating to housing needs after financial remedies judgment had been delivered, but not perfected. Appeal allowed.

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D (A Child) [2019] UKSC 42 (26 September 2019)

Appeal considering whether it is within the scope of parental responsibility to consent to living arrangements for a 16 or 17-year-old child which would otherwise amount to a deprivation of liberty within the meaning of article 5 ECHR, in particular where the child lacks the mental capacity to make the decision for himself.

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R-B (A child) (No 2) [2019] EWFC 57 (19 September 2019)

Re-hearing of care and placement proceedings in relation to a 15 month old boy.

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R (on the application of TT) -v- The Registrar General for England and Wales and others [2019] EWHC 2384 (Fam) (25 September 2019)

Judgment in case considering the issue: where a person, who was born female, but who has subsequently undergone gender transition and acquired full legal recognition as male, becomes pregnant and gives birth to a child, is that person to be registered as their child’s ‘mother’ or ‘father’?

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London Borough of Croydon v KR & Anor [2019] EWHC 2498 (Fam) (25 September 2019)

Application for injunction under the inherent jurisdiction that would prevent 59 year old disabled man from living in a property together with his wife.

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Various Lasting Powers of Attorney, Re [2019] EWCOP 40 (20 September 2019)

Applications by Public Guardian for the Court to determine the meaning and effect of words set out in eleven applications to register Lasting Powers of Attorney.

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S-L (Children : Adjournment) [2019] EWCA Civ 1571 (19 September 2019)

Appeal by local authority against decision to adjourn applications for care and placement orders in respect of two young children. Appeal allowed.

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JB (Capacity: Consent To Relations And Contact With Others) [2019] EWCOP 39 (17 September 2019)

Judgment concerning capacity of 36 year old man to have relations and contact with others.

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TP and TS (Children) [2019] EWHC B51 (17 September 2019)

Application for care orders in relation to twin girls, arising from concerns that both children suffered significant injuries which were considered to be non-accidental.

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Ogunware v Ogunware [2019] EWHC 2428 (Fam) (25 July 2019)

Application for declaration that purported marriage entered into in Nigeria did not take place. Application dismissed, on the basis that the court did not have power to make such a declaration.

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Hammoud v Al Zawawi [2018] EWHC 2956 (Fam) (01 November 2018)

Mother's application for child arrangements order, in case where the father lives in Oman.

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R-B (A Child) [2019] EWCA Civ 1560 (02 July 2019)

Appeal by mother against care and placement orders made in relation to a 13 month old child. Appeal allowed.

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E (Through Her Children's Guardian) & Anor v A Mother & Anor [2019] EWCA Civ 1557 (12 September 2019)

Appeal by local authority and children's guardian against an order refusing an application for a placement order in respect of a 10 month old child. Appeal allowed.

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K v L Re M, N [2019] EWFC B50 (15.May 2019)

Application by father of 2 young children to have them live with him, considering the impact of domestic abuse on child arrangements and an allegation of parental alienation supported by one of the experts.

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K (A child) (Care and Placement), Re [2019] EWFC B48 (14 June 2019)

Judgment in care proceedings concerning 8 month old child.

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J, B, P (Children)(Care), Re [2019] EWFC B47 (10 June 2019)

Judgment in care proceedings concerning three children.

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A-F (Children) (Care and SGO - older children), Re [2019] EWFC B45 (24 May 2019)

Final hearing in care proceedings, concerning the welfare of a 6-child sibling group.

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L (A Child) (Placement with mother or father), Re [2019] EWFC B49 (09 January 2019)

Care proceedings concerning child born in December 2017. Ordered that child should be cared for by his father.

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B (A Child)(Fact Finding) [2019] EWFC B46 (28 August 2019)

Fact-finding judgment in care proceedings concerning eleven year old child born in unnamed country.

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Nasrullah Mursalin, Re [2019] EWCA Civ 1559 (03 September 2019)

Appeal by paralegal against suspended committal order imposed after he erroneously placed a number of documents relating to a client’s family case in the bundle which went to an immigration judge. Appeal allowed.

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Wakefield Metropolitan District Council & Anor v DN & Anor [2019] EWHC 2306 (Fam) (05 September 2019)

Case concerning capacity and accommodation of 25 year old man suffering from various mental disorders.

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Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council v PR & Ors [2019] EWHC 2305 (Fam) (05 September 2019)

Final judgment in proceedings relating to a capacitous but apparently vulnerable adult, further examining the circumstances in which interim orders under the inherent jurisdiction were made, and whether injunctive-type orders could and/or should have been made against the adult for whom protection was sought.

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X Health Authority v D [2019] EWHC 2311 (Fam) (22 August 2019)

Application by Health Authority for continuation of orders relating to the treatment of a 12 year old girl with eating disorders.

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Twah, Re [2019] EWCOP 36 (21 August 2019)

Application by Trust Corporation for appointment as property and affairs deputy for  man lacking capacity.

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Moher v Moher [2019] EWCA Civ 1482 (21 August 2019)

Appeal by husband against financial remedies order, considering issue of whether a judge is required to evaluate the scale of undisclosed wealth, by providing a figure or a bracket of figures.

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H (A Child) [2019] EWHC 1509 (Fam) (24 May 2019)

Application by father for summary return of child. Application by father for disclosure of mother's asylum file. Application refused.

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GC v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions & AE (CSM) (Child support - other) [2019] UKUT 199 (AAC) (14 June 2019)

Appeal by NRP dealing with issue of whether his son by previous relationship who lives in Denmark should be taken into account in child support calculation.

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R (A Child) [2019] EWFC B42 (18 June 2019)

Applications by parents for permission to oppose the making of an adoption order, following the making of care and placement orders.

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Z v Y [2019] EWHC 2255 (Fam) (09 August 2019)

Application by mother for specific issue order that child undergo brain surgery to alleviate epileptic seizures.

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Guys and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust v X [2019] EWCOP 35 (25 July 2019)

Application by NHS Trust for declaration regarding capacity and orders for serious medical treatment relating to a woman in the advanced stages of her pregnancy.

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E (Children: Reopening Findings of Fact) [2019] EWCA Civ 1447 (14 August 2019)

Appeal considering the options open to someone wishing to challenge findings of fact in family proceedings on the basis of further evidence that was not available at the trial.

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X and Y (Children : Welfare: Fabricated Induced Illness) [2018] EWHC 4021 (Fam) (09 July 2018)

Welfare hearing in care proceedings concerning two children, in which it had been found that one of the children had suffered harm due to his mother's interference with his medical treatment.

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Y (A Child : Fact Finding : Fabricated Induced Illness) [2018] EWHC 4020 (Fam) (23 February 2018)

Care proceedings concerning two children. Fact-finding hearing to establish whether one of the children had suffered harm due to his mother's interference with his medical treatment.

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Root v Medway Council (Application to Purge Contempt) [2019] EWHC 1640 (Fam) (29 March 2019)

Application by contemnor whose children were made subject to care orders in 2011,to purge contempt in relation to breach of orders prohibiting her from certain behaviour.

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LR v A Local Authority & Ors (Application to Terminate Appointment of Guardian) [2019] EWFC 49 (01 March 2019)

Care proceedings in relation to child aged nearly 2 years. Application by foster carer for the court to exercise its discretion to terminate the appointment of the current children's guardian.

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R v P (No 2) [2019] EWHC 2175 (Fam) (14 March 2019)

Hearing of two applications in relation to 7 year old child whose father lives in Lithuania, by mother to change child's name and by father for an order that he could spend time and have contact with the child.

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AB (Foreign Surrogacy -Children Out of The Jurisdiction) [2019] EWFC 22 (22 February 2019)

Application for parental orders in relation to children born following the parties entering into a surrogacy arrangement in Iran, and who were residing in Iran.

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A Local Authority v X & Ors [2019] EWHC 1634 (Fam) (11 April 2019)

Hearings of applications by local authority for a care order in relation to a teenaged child, and on behalf of the child to revoke an adoption order.

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A Local Authority v M & Ors (Placement Order) [2019] EWFC 50 (24 May 2019)

Application for care and placement orders in relation to 2 year old child whose mother is Polish and father is Romanian.

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ZH v HS & Ors (Application to Revoke Adoption Order) [2019] EWHC 2190 (Fam) (05 March 2019)

Application by birth mother to revoke adoption order made on 12 October 2016 in favour of paternal aunt and uncle, in relation to 4 year old child.

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SE (Serious Medical Treatment) [2018] EWCOP 45 (08 November 2018)

Application by two NHS Trusts for the court to make declarations in relation to the amputation of patient's leg.

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PG v CD [2019] EWFC 38 (25 January 2019)

Application by stepparent to adopt 16 year old child born in Sierra Leone. Adoption order made.

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Medway Council v Root [2019] EWHC 669 (Fam) (25/02/2019 A 6/03/2019)

Application to commit mother of children made subject to care orders in 2011, for breach of orders prohibiting her from certain behaviour.

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Joy v Joy [2019] EWHC 2152 (Fam) (12 June 2019)

Financial remedies proceedings, in which the husband claimed to have no assets available to him. Hearing to determine whether wife's capital claims should be dismissed or adjourned.

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H & E (Statute Barred Application by Foster Carers - Children Act 1989 Section 9(3)) [2019] EWFC B37 (18 May 2018)

Applications by local authority foster carers for leave to apply for Child Arrangement Orders and for leave to apply revoke Placement Orders.

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J and K (Flawed ABE Interview) [2019] EWFC B36 (14 February 2019)

This is an extract from a Judgment that was handed down in the course of care proceedings brought in respect of two children, J (aged 6) and K (aged 4 months).

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Shokrollah-Babaee v Shokrollah-Babae [2019] EWHC 2135 (Fam) (25 July 2019)

Judgment considering issue of whether judge who had conducted an FDR appointment during the earlier stages of financial remedy proceedings can later hear and rule upon disputed cross-applications in relation to the enforcement and/or variation of the substantive order which was made after a contested hearing.

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Staffordshire County Council v Palmer [2019] EWFC B35 (27 June 2019)

Committal proceedings relating to respondent's breaches of injunction forbidding him from, inter alia, living with his father.

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Power v Vidal [2019] EWHC 2101 (Fam) (31 July 2019)

Judgment in case in which all records of a decree absolute made in 1997 had been lost.

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M (Children) [2019] EWCA Civ 1364 (31 July 2019)

Care proceedings in which the parents had spent 4 years or more in Syria and were believed to have aligned themselves with a radical terrorist organisation during that time.  Appeal by parents against order for disclosure of material to police. Appeal dismissed.

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Royal Borough Of Greenwich v CDM [2019] EWCOP 32 (20 February 2019)

Further judgment in proceedings concerning the capacity of a 64 year old woman to make decisions about her residence and care.

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Quan v Bray [2019] EWFC 46 (23 July 2019)

Further hearing in protracted divorce proceedings, concerning wife's application for enforcement.

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Cowan v Foreman & Ors [2019] EWCA Civ 1336 (30 July 2019)

Appeal by wife of deceased against refusal of permission to make inheritance claim out of time. Appeal allowed.

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P (A Child) [2019] EWCA Civ 1346 (30 July 2019)

Appeal by intervenor against findings of fact made in care proceedings. Appeal allowed.

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A v Cardiff City Council & Ors [2019] EWCA Civ 1360 (11 July 2019)

Appeal by mother against care order in relation to two children, with a plan for them to remain placed with their maternal grandparents. Appeal allowed.

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Hendry v Hendry & Ors [2019] EWHC 1976 (Ch) (27 June 2019)

Former wife sought permission to bring a claim out of time for reasonable financial provision from the estate of the deceased. No provision had been made for her in the will, and a pre-nuptual agreement had provided that in the event of the marriage failing she would receive a lump sum of £10,000 and a flight to the Philippines, but no maintenance, property or financial provision. Master Shuman found that the former wife had not given a sufficient explanation for the delay, and decided that permission should not be granted.

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Z and Y (Leave to Withdraw Application for a Parental Order) [2019] EWFC 43 (18 June 2019)

Application for permission to withdraw application for parental order in relation to two children born as a result of a surrogacy arrangement.

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LB Barking & Dagenham v A (Therapeutic Residential Placement) [2019] EWHC 2017 (Fam) (25 July 2019)

Application by local authority for care order and the continuation of a declaration that the deprivation of liberty resulting from child's current therapeutic residential placement is lawful.

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W v L (Forum Conveniens) [2019] EWHC 1995 (Fam) [2019] EWHC 1995 (Fam) (19 July 2019)

Judgment considering issue of jurisdiction in respect of matters concerning parental responsibility for 6 year old child of Jordanian heritage.

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J (Children) [2019] EWCA Civ 1335 (04 July 2019)

Appeal from orders for costs made against those responsible for a notorious child abduction. Appeal dismissed.

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X (Female Genital Mutilation Protection Order No.2), Re [2019] EWHC 1990 (Fam) (24 July 2019)

Application for a Female Genital Mutilation Protection Order in relation to a girl who is now aged nearly three years old.

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Fl v Mjl (By His Litigation Friend, the Official Solicitor) [2019] EWCOP 31 (10 July 2019)

Application for ratification of gifts previously made, and authority to make prospective gifts, on behalf of man in persistent vegetative state.

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Imperial College Healthcare An NHS Trust v MB & Ors [2019] EWCOP 29 (08 May 2019)

Application by NHS Trust relating to the treatment of a 24 year old man suffering from dyskonetic tetraplegic cerebral palsy.

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Birmingham City Council v SR [2019] EWCOP 28 (17 July 2019)

Hearing of two applications under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 for authorisations relating to the Respondents' care plans involving, inter alia, deprivation of liberty.

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Worcestershire County Council v AA [2019] EWHC 1855 (Fam) (15 July 2019)

Care proceedings concerning 13 year old child who had spent nearly 8 years of his life living in foster care pursuant to s.20.

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AB v CD [2019] EWHC 1695 (Fam) (02 July 2019)

Judgment concerning, inter alia, issue of whether child should be told that mother's husband is not his father, and the identity of his father.

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H v W [2019] EWHC 1897 (Fam) (17 July 2019)

Cross-applications by husband and wife, raising issue of whether amended arbitration award should be given effect, or whether it should be remitted, set aside or varied.

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London Borough of Tower Hamlets -v- NB and AU (Court of Protection) [2019] EWCOP27 (16 July 2019)

Further judgment in proceedings concerning issue of whether woman with learning difficulty had capacity to consent to sexual relations.

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In the matter of TT and YY [2019] EWHC 1823 (Fam) (11 July 2019)

Application by media for removal of anonymity order, in case concerning man who sought to be registered as father of child he gave birth to after he had transitioned to male.

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F (A Child) (Fact-Finding Appeal), Re [2019] EWCA Civ 1244 (16 July 2019)

Appeal by father from a fact-finding judgment given in the course of care proceedings. Appeal allowed.

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The Metropolitan Police Service v Bile & Anor [2019] EWHC 1868 (Fam) (01 July 2019)

Application for forced marriage protection order, raising issue of whether, where the proceedings had been triggered by the Forced Marriage Unit, the appropriate applicant should be the police or the FMU.

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A (Child), Re [2019] EWFC B34 (25 June 2019)

Applications for care and placement orders in relation to a 7 month old child. Care order agreed, but as to placement, the 'nothing else will do' test not established by the local authority.

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PQ & Anor v RS & Ors (Rev 1) [2019] EWHC 1643 (Ch) (04 July 2019)

Application by trustees of a discretionary settlement created in 1968 seeking the Court’s confirmation and approval that they have the power to execute a Deed of Appointment to include a child born out of wedlock (who otherwise may not be a beneficiary due to common law rules of construction) as a beneficiary of the trust. Application granted.

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O'Dwyer v O'Dwyer [2019] EWHC 1838 (Fam) (12 July 2019)

Appeal by husband against spousal maintenance order, on the basis that the judge was wrong to identify the income stream of a business as matrimonial property. Appeal allowed.

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AB (Termination of Pregnancy), Re [2019] EWCA Civ 1215 (11 July 2019)

Appeal against order that would have allowed the termination of the pregnancy of a 24-year-old woman with moderate learning disabilities. Appeal allowed.

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A Local Authority v C [2019] EWHC 1782 (Fam) (12 April 2019)

Application for a care order in respect of two children, whose father had been convicted of murdering their mother.

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W-P (Children) [2019] EWCA Civ 1120

This case concerns an appeal by the mother against special guardianship orders that were made in respect of her two sons, L (10) and A (9) in favour of their paternal grandparents.

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LB Waltham Forest v X, Y, Z & Ors (Inherent Jurisdiction) [2019] EWHC 846 (Fam) (03 April 2019)

Application by local authority for permission to invoke inherent jurisdiction and thereafter orders in wardship in respect of two girls, the authority seeking an order for their summary return to this jurisdiction together with Forced Marriage Protection Orders and FGM Protection Orders.

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A (Withdrawal of Applications) [2019] EWHC 709 (Fam) (21 March 2019)

Application by local authority for permission to withdraw applications for FGM protection orders in relation to five girls.

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Akhmedova v Akhmendov & Ors (Injunctive Relief) [2019] EWHC 1705 (Fam) (03 July 2019)

Application by wife to extend freezing order, in connection with enforcement of a financial award.

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Gray v Hurley [2019] EWHC 1636 (QB) (25 June 2019)

Judgment in Queen's Bench Division providing international family lawyers with a meticulous overview on establishing forum. A claim issued first elsewhere in the world, may not of itself be determinative. World-wide assets were brought under the overarching jurisdiction of the High Court. The sophisticated construct of trust claims engaged specific Articles.

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United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust v CD [2019] EWCOP 24 (04 July 2019)

Application by NHS Trust relating to the care and treatment of a 35 week pregnant 27 year old woman suffering from paranoid schizophrenia and emotionally unstable personality disorder.

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J (Children: Relocation) [2018] EWCA Civ 1372 (08 May 2018)

Application by mother fort permission to appeal against refusal of application to relocate with children to Ukraine, and appeal by father against order allowing the mother to return temporarily to Ukraine with the children.

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An NHS Foundation Trust v AB & Ors [2019] EWCOP 26 (21 June 2019)

Application by NHS Trust regarding termination of the pregnancy of a 24 year old woman with moderate learning disability.

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Vladimir Ushakov v Russia (Application no. 15122/17) (European Court of Human Rights, 18 June 2019)

Abduction – Hague Convention – Wife took child to Russia – Father’s request for the return of child rejected by Russian courts. The ECHR held that the husband’s Art 8 ECHR rights had been breached and made an award for damages.

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NHS Trust v JP [2019] EWCOP 23 (18 June 2019)

Application by NHS Trust for declarations whether it is in patient's best interests to, inter alia, deliver her baby via a Caesarean section under general anaesthetic.

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MB v EB [2019] EWHC 1649 (Fam) (25 June 2019)

Preliminary hearing in financial remedy proceedings to determine: i) the length of the marriage between the parties; ii) the impact of a separation agreement entered into in 2011; and iii) whether there was any marital acquest.

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Lawson, Mottram and Hopton, Re (appointment of personal welfare deputies) [2019] EWCOP 22 (25 June 2019)

Hearing of three applications for permission to apply for the appointment of personal welfare deputies, with particular focus on the question as to whether such appointments should only be made "in the most difficult cases".

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SC v TC [2019] EWHC 1637 (Fam) (14 March 2019)

Appeal against order moving residence of child to father. The appeal was allowed, as the hearing was flawed due to there having been direct communication between the Judge and the solicitor at NYAS and others, without the knowledge of either parent.

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Z (care orders : designated local authority), Re [2019] EWFC B30 (11 June 2019)

Care proceedings concerning four children, in which the issue arose as to which local authority should be the designated local authority.

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C (Children) [2018] EWCA Civ 900 (07 March 2018)

Appeal by local authority against decision as to designated local authority in care proceedings. Appeal allowed.

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XY, Re Claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 [2019] EWHC 1610 (Fam) (21 June 2019)

Judgment confirming that in Inheritance Act proceedings the parties should comply with FPR PD27A in the preparation of bundles for hearings taking place in the High Court.

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Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v TG & Anor [2019] EWCOP 21 (14 February 2019)

Judgment considering issue of whether or not it was in the best interests that intubation should continue or should not continue to be provided to a patient suffering severe brain damage.

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AB v XY [2019] EWHC 1468 (Fam) (07 June 2019)

Appeal by husband against findings and orders made in domestic violence proceedings. Appeal allowed.

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SD v AFH (Appeal: Coercive and controlling behaviour: Inference or speculation) [2019] EWHC 1513 (Fam) (13 June 2019)

Application by father for permission to appeal against findings of coercive and controlling behaviour in private law proceedings. Permission refused.

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T (A child), Re [2019] EWHC 1572 (Fam) (12 June 2019)

Care proceedings in which the issue arose as to the registration of the child's birth, the father being fundamentally opposed to registration.

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NY (A Child : 1980 Hague Abduction Convention : Inherent Jurisdiction) [2019] EWCA Civ 1065 (18 June 2019)

Mother's appeal from order requiring the summary return of child to Israel. Appeal dismissed.

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Joukovski v Tigipko & Ors [2019] EWHC 1579 (Fam) (04 June 2019)

Hearing in application by father for order requiring the mother to return the children from Ukraine.

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M (Deprivation of Liberty in Scotland) [2019] EWHC 1510 (Fam) (17 June 2019)

Judgment concerning deprivation of liberty of 13 year old girl currently accommodated in a placement in Scotland.

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OCC v D & DJ [2019] EWFC B29 (21 March 2019)

Application by local authority to discharge care order made in relation to two children, and replaced with private law orders to enable them to remain living with their paternal aunt and uncle.

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OCC v CT [2019] EWFC B28 (15 February 2019)

Care proceedings concerning two children, in which the Guardian applied for there to be a psychiatric assessment of the mother.

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London Borough of Wandsworth v Lennard [2019] EWHC 1552 (Fam) (14 June 2019)

Application by local authority to commit defendant for alleged breach of order prohibiting him from harassing employees of the local authority.

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K (A Child), Re [2019] EWHC 1504 (Fam) (10 June 2019)

Application by mother for return of child from India to the jurisdiction of England and Wales, following the father intentionally stranding the child in India.

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BP v The London Borough of Harrow (Costs) [2019] EWCOP 20 (14 June 2019)

Decision in respect of costs within proceedings brought under Section 21A of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

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A Child (Threshold: Inflicted Injury and Domestic Abuse) [2019] EWHC 1511 (Fam) (21 May 2019)

Judgment in care proceedings principally dealing with issues relating to the responsibility for the causation of injuries to child, and to determine the extent to which the mother failed to protect him.

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B v A Local Authority [2019] EWCA Civ 913 (11 June 2019)

Appeal against order making various declarations as to the mental capacity of 31 year old woman with learning difficulties, epilepsy and considerable social care needs.

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NG v GA [2019] EWHC 1412 (Fam) (06 June 2019)

Application by mother for order requiring father to return child from Ghana. Return ordered.

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FW v FH [2019] EWHC 1338 (Fam) (24 May 2019)

Final hearing of W's claim for financial remedies, involving a dispute about how W should be able to access her share of H’s business interests, and how her share was valued.

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T (A Child) [2019 [2019] EWFC B26 (06 May 2019)

Application for placement order in relation to four year old child made subject to a care order in May 2016.

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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 regarding the accommodation of a 98 year old man, in circumstances where they were concerned that he was being prevented from receiving care services because of the conduct of his son, with whom he was living.

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A City Council v LS & Ors (Secure Accommodation Inherent Jurisdiction) [2019] EWHC 1384 (Fam) (04 June 2019)

Judgment dealing with issue of whether the High Court has power under inherent jurisdiction, upon the application of a local authority, to authorise the placement in secure accommodation of a 17 year old child who is not looked after by that local authority, whose parent objects to that course of action, but who is demonstrably at grave risk of serious, and possibly fatal harm.

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West Sussex County Council v B [2019] EWFC B25 (28 March 2019)

Application by local authority for permission to withdraw care proceedings in relation to four children.

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Charlie (adoption : contact order) [2019] EWFC B24 (14 February 2019)

Hearing of applications to adopt child subject to care order, and by father to discharge care order, or to make a contact order in the event that adoption order made.

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S (No. 3) (Care Proceedings) (Article 56: Placement in the Republic of Ireland), Re [2019] EWFC 36 (03 June 2019)

Care proceedings concerning an 18 month old child, which had been transferred from the Irish courts. Child placed with Irish foster carers, under a special guardianship order.

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OCI and others v Romania (Application no. 49450/17) (European Court of Human Rights, 21 May 2019)

Abduction – Return order – Art 13(b), Hague Convention – Finding that father had been violent towards the children – Return order granted – Application claiming breach of Arts 3 and 8 of the European Convention.

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CA v KA [2019] EWHC 1347 (Fam) (11 April 2019)

Judgment on application by father for the summary return to Germany of his daughter. Application dismissed, on the basis of acquiescence.

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O v B-M [2019] EWFC B23 (16 February 2019)

Application for a declaration of marital status, namely that the Applicant was married in a customary marriage ceremony in Ghana.

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AR v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, HM Revenue and Customs and LR (No.2) (Child support - calculation of income) [2019] UKUT 151 (AAC) (8 May 2019)

The father appealed with regard to the meaning of "latest available tax year", so far as it applied to HMRC's provision of his income to the CMS. The Secretary of State and the HMRC submitted that, as the father was a company director, he was required to file a self-assessment return (SAR), notwithstanding that PAYE information had been provided, and the HMRC could not provide a figure for a year for which a SAR had not yet been filed. Appeal dismissed.

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EA v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and SA (CS) (Child support - maintenance assessments/calculations) [2019] UKUT 149 (AAC) (30 April 2019)

Court-ordered contact arrangements had broken down, and so the father lost credit for shared care and the Child Maintenance Service increased the amount of his weekly payments. He appealed against this. AI Poole QC, Judge of the Upper Tribunal, understood the father's frustration but refused the appeal. To do otherwise in this situation would not be in the interests of the child.

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O and Y (Children: Care Order) [2019] EWFC B22 (24 May 2019)

Judgment in care proceedings concerning two children, including explanation in 'plain English'.

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Dorset Council v E (Article 15 B11R) [2019] EWFC 35 (29 May 2019)

Care proceedings concerning three children. Judgment dealing with issue of whether the proceedings should be transferred to the Slovakian courts.

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A Clinical Commissioning Group v P (Withdrawal of CANH) [2019] EWCOP 18 (22 May 2019)

Judgment concerning issue of whether or not patient had capacity to make decisions regarding clinically assisted nutrition and hydration.

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Chaudhri v Shafi & Ors [2019] EWHC 1272 (Fam) (16 April 2019)

Hearing reconsidering the making of a freezing order made in connection with the failure of the respondent to comply with a lump sum order.

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TY v HY (Return Order) [2019] EWHC 1310 (Fam) (17 April 2019)

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

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N (Children) [2019] EWCA Civ 903 (22 May 2019)

Child arrangements proceedings. Appeal by father against order dismissing application to vary s.91(14) order. Appeal allowed.

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Manchester Universtity NHS Foundation Trust v DE [2019] EWCOP 19 (19 April 2019)

Application by NHS Trust for a declaration that patient lacks capacity to conduct proceedings, and to consent to treatment on her left leg.

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I (Children) [2019] EWCA Civ 898 (24 May 2019)

Appeal by mother against finding of fact in care proceedings. Appeal allowed.

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R (A Child) [2019] EWCA Civ 895 (24 May 2019)

Appeal against one of the findings in a fact-finding judgment in care proceedings concerning five children.

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J-S (Children) [2019] EWCA Civ 894 (24 May 2019)

Appeal by father against interim care order, including consideration of the power to order electronic tagging.

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Habberfield v Habberfield [2019] EWCA Civ 890 (23 May 2019)

Appeal against finding that daughter of owner of family farm had established an equity based on proprietary estoppel. Appeal dismissed.

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Lomax v Lomax (Referral to Early Neutral Evaluation) [2019] EWHC 1267 (Fam) (20 May 2019)

Claim by widow for provision out of the estate of her late husband. Judgment considering whether an Early Neutral Evaluation hearing or FDR could be ordered, against the wishes of the defendant.

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S (A Child) [2017] EWCA Civ 2695 (31 August 2017)

Appeal by local authority against order that they should be the designated local authority in care proceedings in relation to a baby born in December 2016. Appeal allowed.

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Crowther v Crowther [2017] EWCA Civ 2698 (9 February 2017)

Appeal by husband against order that wife retain matrimonial home, which was bought entirely from inheritance that the wife received following the death of her parents. Appeal allowed.

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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