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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