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Re W (A Child); Re H (Children) [2013] EWCA Civ 1177Parents’ successful appeals against the making of orders refusing them permission to oppose the granting of adoption orders in relation to their children – Re B-S (Children) revisited and confirmed.

28/10/2013 20:30
This judgment deals with two separate appeals made by parents against refusals to grant them permission to oppose adoption of their children pursuant to s.47(5) of the Adoption and Children Act 2002. In both cases care and placement orders had already been granted and the respective children had...

Re S promoting a relationship with the absent parent 2004

21/08/2013 17:54
Neutral Citation Number: [2004] EWCA Civ 18   Case No: B1 2003/2354 IN THE SUPREME COURT OF JUDICATURE COURT OF APPEAL (CIVIL DIVISION) ON APPEAL FROM Middlesborough County Court (Mr Recorder Bullock)   Royal Courts of Justice   Strand, London, WC2A 2LL   28th January...

The End of Payne Re K (Children) [2011] EWCA Civ 793 on 7 July 2011

14/05/2013 14:04
The Court of Appeal handed down judgment in  2011] EWCA Civ 793 on 7 July 2011.  It was a welcome opportunity to consider the application of  [2001] EWCA Civ 166 in international relocation cases following criticism of the authority both at home and abroad.  What followed...

The International Recovery of Maintenance (Hague Convention 2007 etc.) Regulations 2012

17/12/2012 18:48
These Regulations may be cited as the International Recovery of Maintenance (Hague Convention 2007 etc.) Regulations 2012, and, subject as follows, shall come into force on the day on which the Convention enters into force in respect of the European Union, which day will be notified in the...

FINANCIAL REMEDIES/COSTS: Alyami v Musallam

17/12/2012 18:46
(Court of Appeal, Thorpe, Patten LJJ, David Richards J, 28 November 2012) The family moved to London to enable the husband to study. He had no assets of his own and the family was supported by the wife who had received a considerable inheritance after her father's death. Following the breakdown...

ABDUCTION: Re J (A Child: Habitual Residence) [2012] EWHC 3364

17/12/2012 18:45
(Family Division, Peter Jackson J, 3 December 2012) The 7-year-old girl had been cared for primarily by the maternal grandparents in the UK when her mother returned to the USA, where she had been born. For the past 6 years the mother had no involvement with her child aside from recent video...

Child development research highlights need to reduce delays in family justice system

17/12/2012 13:39
A new research paper commissioned by Department of Education warns that the family justice system needs to reduce delays in making decisions regarding the welfare of children in order to prevent long-term damage to their development. The paper was prepared by Rebecca Brown and Harriet Ward from...

Guidelines in relation to children giving evidence in family proceedings

17/12/2012 13:35
These guidelines on the issue of children giving evidence in family proceedings, have been produced by the Family Justice Council Working Party on Children Giving Evidence, chaired by the Lord Justice Thorpe. The working party was set up following a referral from the Court of Appeal in Re W...

Legal aid bill set to become law

17/12/2012 13:33
The reforms will make considerable changes to the legal aid system, including reversing the position under the Access to Justice Act 1999, whereby civil legal aid is available for any matter not specifically excluded. As a result, all private law children cases (subject to limited exceptions)...

Grey v Grey [2010] EWHC 1055 Apeal concerning a spousal maintenance order in which the impact of the wife’s relationship with another on the assessment of the maintenance award was determined

30/07/2012 11:17
  . Singer J's judgment arises from the Court of Appeal decision to remit the further investigation required by it into the relationship between the wife and the father of her child, Mr. Thompson, after the husband sought to appeal the spousal maintenance order made by Singer J at the...
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