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Children – standard of proof

The Court of Appeal refused F’s appeal against the judge’s findings in care proceedings under Part IV CA 1989 that he had sexually abused his daughter (Y).
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Children – abduction; habitual residence

The children at the centre of recent proceedings were found to be habitually resident in China and the English courts had no jurisdiction. 
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Children – wrongful removal

F was allowed a return order in relation to his four-year-old son, who had been removed by M to England, so that he could be returned to Hungary. 
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Procedure – jurisdiction

This is an invaluable case analysis of what the author calls a ‘surprising’ judgment of the CJEU on lis pendens. 
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Financial remedies – jurisdiction

Under the terms of a 2015 divorce in Egypt, H made financial provision for W including an agreement that she could remain in their London flat with their son. 
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Children – contact

An order for indirect contact only was made prematurely. F appealed a decision refusing him direct contact with his son (R) who was born in 2006. 
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Financial provision – property adjustment order

W was refused her application for a property adjustment order (PAO) because H had no beneficial interest in the former matrimonial home.
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Child abduction – Hague Convention

F failed in his application for an order requiring his daughter’s return to Spain under the Hague Convention despite the fact M had abducted her and brought her to England. 
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