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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