Six year-old ‘should be returned to Northern Cyprus’

February 17, 2017 2 comments

children and divorce

A six year-old boy should be returned to Northern Cyprus, the High Court has ruled, despite an acrimonious relationship between his parents. In D v D, the father had applied for the boy’s  return, against the opposition of the mother. The parents married on the Mediterranean island in 2009 and the boy, ‘D’, was born…

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High Court approves caesarean on ‘phobic’ woman

November 17, 2016 1 comment

family law

A woman with a phobia of doctors should undergo a caesarean section, the High Court has ruled. The unnamed woman was in her 20s and lived in the south of England. Originally from a tribal community in Africa, she bore ritual scarring her doctors reported, and was also a suspected victim of female genital mutilation….

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Abandoned siblings to be adopted in the UK

August 17, 2016 0 comments

fostering and adoption

A brother and sister neglected and then abandoned by their Eastern European parents should be adopted, the Family Court has ruled. The couple in question married in Slovakia in 2012. The mother was originally from Hungary. Her Roma family spent much of her childhood homeless in Slovakia. She cannot read or write or speak English…

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Local authority neglected religious needs of children

April 15, 2016 1 comment

Sharia

A local authority which took seven children into care lost sight of their religious needs, a court has ruled. The siblings were the sons and daughters of a devout Muslim couple. Following allegations that the father had abused the older children, they were taken into care and placed in five separate homes, as well as…

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Child abduction and applications for strike out in W (Children) (Abduction: Striking Out) by Jennifer Wood

March 3, 2016 0 comments

family law

The phrase ‘child abduction’ conjures up some perturbing thoughts. Most parents could not contemplate their children being abducted, even by the other parent. However in the international environment we now live in, these types of cases are becoming more and more common. Of course, at first glance you might wonder how any parent could decide…

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Judge allows urgent application to cease treatment of sick baby

February 25, 2016 0 comments

family law

An NHS organisation has been granted permission to withhold treatment from a seriously ill child. In A Local Health Board v Y, the youngster in question was born prematurely after only seven months. ‘Y’ suffered a number of serious illnesses, including meningitis, and developed “extensive” brain damage. He remained in hospital for almost four months…

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