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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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