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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