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  • The judge was entitled to say that this was an appropriate case for a shared residence order and that the mother should move from the North East to the South East such that shared care could work. Judgment, 14/12/2018, free
  • Father's application for children to be made wards of court and for summary return of them to Nigeria. Application successful as the judge found that their welfare would be better served by determination in Nigeria. Judgment, 12/12/2018, free
  • Father was appealing against 2 decisions: an order that a fact-finding hearing should be listed to deal with alleged domestic abuse and a refusal by the judge to make an order for interim contact while awaiting the fact-finding hearing. The judge in this case provides helpful guidance as to what Practice Direction 12J does, and doesn't, mean. Appeal dismissed on both grounds, although the judge did endorse the father's dismay at the length of time that he will have to await the determination of these issues. Judgment, 10/12/2018, free
  • Guidance endorses that prepared by Dr Julia Brophy in a 2016 report jointly funded by the Nuffield Foundation and the Association of Lawyers for Children News, 10/12/2018, free
  • Application by biological father of the child for a declaration of parentage under Section 55A of the Family Law Act 1986 after the psychological mother (who had no genetic or gestational connection with the child) unlawfully removed the child to Bulgaria. The application was successful. Judgment, 10/12/2018, free

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