Ex parte wardship proceedings were brought in respect of four children, all British citizens, as there were reasonable grounds for believing that the entire family had left the UK to join Islamic State in Syria.
In financial proceedings the Family Division imposed a costs penalty on the husband. The judge commented on the scale of the costs incurred by the parties, which he described as ‘totally disproportionate’.
In this adoption application, the parent and step-parent of a child applied to the court to adopt a mother’s two children (by different fathers). The trial judge refused application so the father appealed.
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