Law reports

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    Orders in family proceedings: appeals

    2019-08-19T10:40:00Z

    Mother’s appeal against findings of fact made against her in care proceedings, made on basis of fresh evidence suggesting her account of events had been plausible, was dismissed.

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    Orders in family proceedings: disclosure to police

    2019-08-09T08:16:00Z

    Court ruled appellant parents failed to establish central ground of appeal against care proceedings order based on ‘right to silence’.

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    Wrongful removal or retention of a child

    2019-01-31T11:08:00Z

    Court allows father’s application for his child to be returned from England to Hungary.

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    Damages for breach of contract

    2019-01-04T11:50:00Z

    Father loses damages claim appeal after an IVF clinic implanted an embryo into his former partner without his consent. 

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    23 July 2018

    2018-07-24T13:17:00Z

    This week’s starred law reports include a landmark ‘meal ticket’ divorce ruling in Mills v Mills, statutory powers of the local authority in a child family case, baggage search by customs and a company administration.

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    2 July 2018

    2018-07-02T14:04:00Z

    This week’s starred law reports include the landmark civil partnership case, parenthood in assisted reproduction, pension equality and gender description on a passport.

  • Files and hands
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    26 February 2018

    2018-02-27T12:03:00Z

    This week’s starred Law Reports - including two landmark human rights decisions in the Supreme Court.

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    Family

    2018-02-15T13:31:00Z

    Proceedings related to seven children for whom a final care order had been made in respect of each in favour of the same local authority. Some of the children were in foster care and others in specialist placements. All were subject to certain restrictions on their movement or liberty.

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    Family

    2018-02-05T15:01:00Z

    The third respondent, presently aged 11 months, suffered acute brain injury following severe hypoxia during labour and delivery. He was admitted to the paediatric intensive care ward of the applicant hospital. The hospital applied for declarations that the provision of life-sustaining treatment was no longer in his best interests. The ...

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    Family

    2018-01-16T11:05:00Z

    A transgender father’s appeal against a refusal for direct contact with his five children who belonged to the Charedi Jewish community allowed and remitted for reconsideration.

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    Council vicariously liable for abuse committed by foster parents

    2017-10-26T00:13:00Z

    Lawyers will need to pay close attention to local authority contracts with independent fostering agencies.

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    Damages for breach of contract

    2017-10-09T10:28:00Z

    Father loses damages claim after former partner faked consent for baby to receive IVF treatment.

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    Equal rights

    2017-07-25T09:32:00Z

    Supreme Court declared that the male appellant’s husband was entitled to a spouse’s pension calculated on the basis of all the years of the appellant’s service with the respondent.

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    Divorce

    2017-06-19T16:02:00Z

    In Sharp v Sharp , the Court of Appeal held that held that the wife was correct to contend that the combination of potentially relevant factors was sufficient to justify a departure from the equal sharing principle.

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    Family

    2015-07-02T11:10:00Z

    A child had been made the subject of non-molestation injunctions, which extended to her mother, while she was a ward of court. As the child approached her 18th birthday, the mother applied to court for an extension of the injunction to extend indefinitely beyond the conclusion of the wardship proceedings. ...

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    Family and children

    2015-05-29T10:59:00Z

    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.

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    Family

    2015-04-08T15:19:00Z

    The Supreme Court held that none of the exceptions to the general approach applicable to awards of costs in children’s cases as set out in Re T (Children) [2012] applied in the present case.

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    Costs (family)

    2014-11-20T12:19:00Z

    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’.

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    Parental order

    2014-10-16T11:40:00Z

    The Family Division held that the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 did not have the effect of preventing the court from making a parental order.

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    Costs

    2014-09-26T10:55:00Z

    A full report of the judgment in the costs case related to Marley v Rawlings , in which parents had each signed the wrong mirror will.