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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