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S-B (Children) [2009] UKSC 17

Judgment, published: 08/08/2009

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  • Mother applied for orders including a child arrangements order (that the children live with her and that there is no contact ordered with Father), a specific issue order (that the children are to be known by different names), a prohibited steps order and a s91 (14) order (restricting Father from making further applications to the court). Judgment, 28/07/2016, free
  • Mother applied to have contact arrangements overturned after making allegations that the father and paternal grandfather had abused the children while they were visiting them in Sweden. Father cross-applied to have the children live with him in Sweden. The court found that the mother had alienated the children against the father and that a s37 report would be prepared by the LA with a view to the children being placed in foster care before a possible relocation to Sweden. Judgment, 11/05/2017, free
  • Applications by two men (who were in a committed relationship and where one of them was the biological father of the child who had been born as the result of artificial or assisted conception), for parental responsibility and for residence and contact; and cross-applications by the mother for residence and contact. The judge decided that the two men should have PR for the child. Judgment, 05/05/2015, free
  • Judgment, 20/02/2013, free
  • Judgment, 20/02/2013, free
  • In brief: A successful application by the mother (“M”) to prevent the father (“F”) from taking the child to his country of birth (Guinea) to visit his family because of the very high prevalence of FGM in that country (around 96% according to the UN's analysis and the expert evidence) and the likelihood that F's family would want to have the child "cut" or mutilated as a female child of the family. An FGMPO was made, lasting until the child’s 17th birthday with associated directions. Judgment, 09/03/2018, free

Published: 08/08/2009

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