Reported cases

Dawson Cornwell leads the field in the number of its reported cases. We have acted in many ground breaking cases in the High Court, the Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court, the European Court of Human Rights and the European Court of Justice.

 

2016

Re JS (Disposal of Body)
[2016] EWHC 2859 (Fam)


 

 Re F 
[2016] EWCA Civ 1253


 

R v E [2016] EWHC 3113 (Fam)


 

Hashimi v Hashimi [2016] EWHC 3112 (Fam)


 

A (A Child : permission to permanently relocate) [2016] EWHC 2691 (Fam)


 

 JB v D [2016] EWHC 1607 (Fam) 


 

BC v DE
[2016] EWHC 1806 (Fam)


 

 H (Child), Re [2016] EWCA Civ 988


 

QS V RS and T
2016 EWHC 2470 (Fam)


 
Amina Al-Jeffrey v Mohammed Al-Jeffery (Vulnerable adult; British citizen)
(Judgment no 2) 2016 EWHC 2309 (Fam)


 

Amina Al-Jeffrey v Mohammed Al-Jeffrey (Vulnerable adult: British Citizen)
2016 EWHC 2151 (Fam)


 

Re D (A Child: Jurisdiction: Habitual Residence)

2016 EWHC 1689 (Fam)


 

D (A Child), Re [2016] UKSC 34 (22 June 2016)


 

F (Children), Re [2016] EWCA Civ 546


 

QS v RS (No 2) (Application to Terminate Appointment of Guardian)

2016 EWHC 1443 (Fam)


 

BP v DP (Children: Habitual Residence)

[2016] EWHC 633 (Fam )


 

M (Children : Residency/Contact : No 3) [2016] EWHC 1998 (Fam) 


 

H (Jurisdiction), Re [2016] EWHC 1252 (Fam)


 

KB & RJ v RT (Rev 1) [2016] EWHC 760 (Fam)


 

C v V

[2016] EWHC 559 (Fam)


 

FK v ML (Child’s Objections)

[2016] EWHC 517 (Fam)


 

In the Matter of D (Children) (Child Abduction: Practice)

[2016] EWHC 504 (Fam)


 

Bi v Mohammed

[2016] EWHC 504 (Fam)


 

B (A child)

[2016] UKSC 4


 

D (A Child) (International Recognition)

[2016] EWCA Civ 12


 

2015

WA (A Child) (Abduction) (Consent; Acquiescence; Grave Risk of Harm or Intolerability) [2015] EWHC 3410 (Fam)


 

M (Children : Welfare Hearing : No 2) [2015] EWHC 4211 (Fam)


 

G v G
[2015] EWHC 2101 (Fam)


 

London Borough of Camden v RZ & Ors

[2015] EWHC 3751 (Fam)


 

Re C (Older Children: Relocation)

[2015] EWCA Civ 1298


 

Re C (Internal Relocation)

[2015] EWCA Civ 1305, [2015] WLR(D) 537


 

Re C-W (A Child)

[2015] EWCA Civ 1272


 

In the matter of J (a child)

[2015] UKSC 70


 

KS and MK

[2015] EWHC 3276 Fam


 

J (Children)

[2015] EWCA Civ 1019


 

QS v RS

[2015] EWHC 4050 (Fam)


 

Re Dad – Application to commit

[2015] EWHC 2655 (Fam)


 

AF and HS

[2015] EWHC 2968 (Fam)


 

Re F (Child’s Objections)

[2015] EWCA Civ 1022


 

D (Children : Abduction)

[2015] EWHC 3990 (Fam)


 

DL and SL

[2015] EWHC 2621 (Fam)


 

In the Matter of F (A Child) (International Relocation Cases)

[2015] EWCA Civ 882


 

A & B (No 1 - fact finding judgment

[2015] EWHC 1059 (Fam)


 

A & B (No 2 - parental order

[2015] EWHC 2080 (Fam)


 

IB v MM

[2015] EWHC 1502 (Fam)


 

AR (Appellant) v RN (Respondent) (Scotland)

[2015] UKSC 35


 

Ferrari v Romania

[2015] ECHR 429


 

B v P

[2015] EWHC 1160 (Fam)


 

J (A Child)

[2015] EWCA Civ 329, [2015] WLR(D) 201


 

JC (Discharge of Care Order : Legal Aid)

[2015] EWFC B39


 

Re B (Child) (Relocation : Sweden)

[2015] EWCA Civ 286


 

IS (A Minor) v DBS & Anor (Rev 1)

[2015] EWHC 219 (Fam)


 

Sanchez v Oboz & Anor

[2015] EWHC 235 (Fam)


 

2014

 

MA & Anor (Children : return : protective order)

[2014] EWHC 4730 (Fam)


 

Re I (wardship: removal from country of habitual residence: welfare)

[2014] EWHC 3163 (Fam)


 

Neustadt v Neustadt (Child Abduction)

[2014] EWHC 4307


 

NJ and OV

[2014] EWHC 4130 (Fam)


 

Re R (A Child)

[2014] EWHC 2802 (Fam)


 

In the Matter of S (A Child) (Abduction: Hearing the Child)

[2014] EWCA Civ 1557


 

London Borough of Barnet and M/F

BT13C00013 [2014]


 

AVB v China

[2014] EWHC 3975 (Fam)


 

H v W (Costs)

[2014] EWHC 2846 (Fam)


 

Re H (Jurisdiction)

[2014] EWCA Civ 1101


 

R (A Child: Habitual Residence)

[2014] EWCA Civ 1032


 

ZM v AM

[2014] EWHC 2110 (Fam)


 

LC v RRL & Ors

[2014] EWFC 8


 

C v B

[2014] EWHC 2069 (Fam)


 

In the Matter of K (A child) (Northern Ireland)

[2014] UKSC 29


 

Re G and M

[2014] EWHC 1561 (Fam)


 

Cambra v Jones and Palacin

[2014] EWHC 913 (Fam)

[2014] EWHC 2264 (Fam)


 

FB and IB

[2014] EWHC 759 (Fam)


 

JEG and IS and E J G-S

[2014] EWHC 287 (Fam)


 

S and S

[2014] EWHC 575 (Fam)


 

N v K (No.2)

[2014] EWHC 507 (Fam)


 

LC (Children) and LC (Children) (No. 2)

[2014] UKSC 1


 

2013

Akhtar v Ayoub
[2013] EWHC 3840 (Fam)


 

NN v ZZ & Ors

[2013] EWHC 2261 (Fam)


 

A and D

[2013] EWHC 2963 (Fam)


 

Hope v Krejci

[2013] 1 FLR 182


 

EY and RZ

[2013] EWHC 4403 (Fam)


 

H v W

[2013] EWHC 4105 (Fam)


 

X v Latvia

ECHR 27853/09


 

O v O

[2013] EWHC 2970 (Fam)


 

Mittal and Mittal

[2013] EWCA Civ 1255


 

Re W

[2013] EWHC 3570 (Fam)


 

A v A

[2013] EWHC 3554 (Fam)


  

A v A
[2013] EWHC 3298 (Fam)


 

Re FT and NT (Children)

[2013] EWHC 850 (Fam)


 

NN (Stranded Spouse)

[2013] EWHC 2261 (Fam) 


 

N v K

[2013] EWHC 2774 (Fam)


 

Re A (Children) (AP) [2013] UKSC 60

On appeal from [2012] EWCA Civ 1396 and [2013] EWCA Civ 232


 

Re P-M

[2013] EWHC 2328 (Fam)


 

M v F and H

[2013] EWHC 1901 (Fam)


 

LCG v RL

[2013] EWHC 1383 (Fam)


 

N v C

[2013] EWHC 399 (Fam)


 

E v B

Case C-436/13, ECHR


 

Re H (A Child)

[2013] EWCA Civ 148


 

Cambra v Jones

[2013] EWHC 88 (Fam)


 

ML v KW and Anor

[2013] EWHC 341 (Fam)


 

N v A (Abduction from Pakistan)

[2013] EWHC 3954 (Fam)


 

AI and MT

[2013] EWHC 100 (Fam)


 

2012

 

ZA & Anor v NA

[2012] EWCA Civ 1396


 

Hope v Krejci and Others

[2012] EWHC 1780 (Fam)


 

AB v CB

[2012] EWHC 3841 (Fam)


 

S v T

[2012] EWHC 4023 Family


 

Re L (A Child) Brussels IIR: Recognition

[2012] EWCA Civ 1157 


 

J v J (Relinquishment of Jurisdiction)

[2011] EWHC 3255 (Fam)

[2012] 1 FLR 1259


 

T v S (Wardship)

[2011] EWHC 1608 (Fam)

[2012] 1 FLR 230


 

H v H (Jurisdiction to Grant Wardship)

[2011] EWCA Civ 796

[2012] 1 FLR 23


 

Re S (A Child) (Abduction Rights of Custody)

[2012] UKSC 10


 

2011

 

Re X (A Child By His Litigation Friend)

[2011] EWCA Civ 555

[2011] 2 FLR 793


 

Re A (Fact-Finding: Disputed Findings)

[2011] EWCA Civ 12

[2011] 1 FLR 1817


 

R (on the application of Quila and another) (FC) (Respondents) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Appellant)
R (on the application of Bibi and another) (FC) (Respondents) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Appellant)

[2011] UKSC 45


 

AF v T and another

[2011] EWHC 1315 (Fam)


 

Re E (Children) (FC)

[2011] UKSC 27


 

Eliassen and Baldock v Eliassen and others

[2011] EWCA Civ 361


 

Re P (Forced Marriage)

[2011] 1 FLR 2060


 

C v S (Divorce: Jurisdiction)

[2011] 2 FLR 19


 

Re S (Wardship: Stranded Spouses)

[2011] 1 FLR 305

Re S (Wardship) Guidance in Cases of Stranded Spouses

[2011] 1 FLR 319


 

2010

 

Aguilar Quila and Aguilar; Bibi and Mohammed v Secretary of State for the Home Department and others

[2010] EWCA Civ 1482

[2011] 1 FLR 1187


 

Re W (Abduction: Child’s Objections)

[2010] EWCA Civ 520

[2010] 2 FLR 1165


 

A Chief Constable v YK, RB, ZS, SI, AK and MH

[2010] EWCA Fam 2438

[2010] EWHC Fam 3282

[2011] 1 FLR 1493


 

B v I (Forced Marriage)

[2010] 1 FLR 1721


 

Re T (Wardship: Review of Police Protection Decision) (No 1)

[2007] EWHC 3532 (Fam)

[2010] 1 FLR 1017


 

Re T (Wardship: Review of Police Protection Decision) (No 2)

[2008] EWHC 196 (Fam)

[2010] 1 FLR 1026


 

C v H (Abduction: Consent)

[2009] EWHC 2660 (Fam)

[2010] 1 FLR 225


 

2009

 

Re T (Wardship: Impact of Police Intelligence)

[2009] EWHC 2440 (Fam)

[2010] 1 FLR 1048


 

Re I (A Child) (Contact Application: Jurisdiction)

[2009] UKSC 10

[2010] 1 FLR 361


 

Re S-B Children

[2009] UKSC 17


 

S v S

[2008] EWHC 2288 (Fam)

[2009] 1 FLR 241


 

Re S (A Child)

[2009] EWCA Civ 993


 

RS v KS (Abduction: Wrongful Retention)

[2009] EWHC 1494 (Fam)

[2009] 2 FLR 1231


 

Re H (Jurisdiction)

[2009] EWHC 2280 (Fam)

[2010] 1 FLR 598


 

P-J (Children)

[2009] EWCA Civ 588

[2009] 2 FLR 1051


 

 

2008

 

K v B (nullity)

Judgment - click here


 

Re B; RB v FB and MA (Forced marriage: wardship: jurisdiction)

[2008] EWHC 1436 (Fam)

[2008] 2 FLR 1624 - click here


W v S (public funding anomaly)

[2008] December Family Law Newsline


Carlson v Switzerland 10.11.08

European Court of Human Rights


EM (Lebanon) v Secretary of State for the Home Department

[2008] UKHL 64 - click here

[2009] 1 All ER 559 HL


R (Baiai) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Nos 1 and 2)

R (Bigoku) v Same

R (Tilki) v Same (Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants intervening)

[2008] UKHL 53 - click here


Re F (Abduction: Removal Outside Jurisdiction)

[2008] 2 FLR 1649 - click here
[2008] 2 FLR 1462


Re E (Abduction: Intolerable Situation)

[2008] EWHC 2112 (Fam)

[2009] 2 FLR 485 - click here


Re S (Abduction: Children’s Representation)

[2008] EWHC 1798 (Fam)

[2008] 2 FLR 1918 - click here


SB v RB (Residence: Forced Marriage: Child’s Best Interests)

[2008] 2 FLR 1588 - click here


B v D (Abduction: Inherent Jurisdiction)

[2008] EWHC 1246 (Fam)

[2009] 1 FLR 1015 - click here


 

Re B; RB v FB and MA (Forced Marriage: Wardship: Jurisdiction)

[2008] 2 FLR 1624 - click here


 

M v F

[2008] EWHC 984 (Fam)


Re S-R (Jurisdiction: Contact)

[2008] 2 FLR 1741 - click here


Re T (Abduction: Rights of Custody)

[2008] 2 FLR 1794 - click here


Re C (Abduction: Separate Representation of Children)

[2008] 2 FLR 6 - click here


F v M (Abduction: Grave Risk of Harm)

[2008] 2 FLR 1263 - click here


Re G (Abduction: Withdrawal of Proceedings, Acquiescence and Habitual Residence)

[2008] 2 FLR 351 - click here

 

2007

 

Re M (Abduction: Zimbabwe)

[2007] UKHL 55 - click here

[2008] 1 FLR 251 - click here


AD v CD and AD

[2007] EWCA Civ 1277 - click here

[2008] 1 FLR 1003 - click here


H v D

[2007] All ER (D) 77 (Apr)


Re F (Abduction: Joinder of Child as Party)

[2007] 2 FLR 313 - click here

Re F (Abduction: Child’s Wishes)

[2007] 2 FLR 697 - click here


Re M (Abduction: Child’s Objections)
[2007] 2 FLR 72 - click here


Re S (Practice: Muslim Women Giving Evidence)

[2007] 2 FLR 461 - click here


Re F (Abduction: Unborn Child)
[2006] EWHC 2199 (Fam), [2007] 1 FLR 627 - click here


N S v M I
[2006] EWHC 1646 (Fam), [2007] 1 FLR 444 - click here


Re B (Leave to Remove)
[2006] EWHC 1783 (Fam), [2007] 1 FLR 333 - click here


P v P

[2007] 2 FLR 439 - click here


Re D (a child) (Abduction: Rights of Custody)

[2006] UKHL 51 - click here, [2007] 1 FLR 961 - click here


Re D (Paternity)

[2007] 2 FLR 26 - click here


Re C (Costs: Enforcement of Foreign Contact Order)

[2007] EWHC 1993 (Fam)

[2008] 1 FLR 619 - click here


 

2006

 

Sherrington v Sherrington

[2006] EWCA Civ 1784


Re D (Leave to Remove: Shared Residence)
[2006] Fam Law 1006


C v C (Maintenance Pending Suit: Legal Costs)
[2006] 2 FLR 1207 - click here


Re D (Article 13(b): Non-Return)
[2006] EWCA Civ 146, [2006] 2 FLR 305 - click here


Re M v M (Stay of Proceedings: Return of Children)
[2006] 1 FLR 138 - click here


 

2005

Re SA (Vulnerable Adult with Capacity: Marriage)
[2005] EWHC 2942 (Fam), [2006] 1 FLR 867 - click here


Re Hunter v Murrow (Abduction: Rights of Custody)
[2005] EWCA Civ 976, [2005] 2 FLR 1119 CA - click here


Re E (Abduction: Rights of Custody)
[2005] EWHC 848, [2005] 2 FLR 759 - click here


B v A and B
[2005] EWHC 1291 (Fam)


In Re J (Child Returned Abroad: Convention Rights)
[2005] UKHL 40, [2005] 2 FLR 802 - click here


S v B (Abduction: Human Rights)
[2005] 2 FLR 878 - click here


E C-L v DM (Child Abduction : Costs)
[2005] 2 FLR 772 - click here


Re: SK (Proposed Plaintiff) (An adult by way of her litigation friend)
[2005] 2 FLR 230 - click here


Re D (Abduction: Habitual Residence)
[2005] EWHC 518 (Fam), [2005] 2 FLR 403 - click here


Re P; K and K v P and P
[2004] EWHC 1954 (Fam), [2005] 1 FLR 303 - click here


 

2004

Tonna v Tonna
[2004] EWHC 2516 Fam


 

Re W (A Child) Court of Appeal
[2004] EWCA Civ 1366


Re W (Child Abduction: Domestic Violence)
[2004] EWHC 1247 (Fam), [2004] 2 FLR 499 - click here


Re Headicar v Rogers-Headicar
[2004] EWCA Civ 1867


Re M (Abduction : Habitual Residence: Re-location)
[2004] EWHC 1951 (Fam)


Re J (Child Returned Abroad: Human Rights)
[2004] EWCA Civ 417, [2004] 2 FLR 85 - click here


Re J (Abduction: Child’s Objections to Return)
[2004] EWCA Civ 428, [2004] 2 FLR 64 - click here


Re O (Children, Residence)
[2004] 1 FCR 169


Re A (Foreign Contact Order: Jurisdiction)
[2003] EWHC 2911 (Fam), [2004] 1 FLR 641 - click here


Re S (Brussells II: Recognition: Best Interests of Child)
(No 1) [2003] EWHC 2115 (Fam), [2004] 1 FLR 571 - click here
(No 2) [2003] EWHC 2974 (Fam), [2004] 1 FLR 582 - click here


Re R (Abduction: Habitual Residence)
[2003] EWHC 1968 (Fam), [2004] 1 FLR 216 - click here


 

2003

M v L (Financial Relief after Overseas Divorce)
[2003] EWHC 328 (Fam), [2003] 2 FLR 425 - click here


Re H (Child Abduction: Mother’s Asylum)
[2003] EWHC 1820 (Fam), [2003] 2 FLR 1105 - click here


B v El-B (Abduction: Sharia Law: Welfare of Child)
[2003] 1 FLR 811 - click here


Re D (Stay of Children Act Proceedings)
[2003] EWHC 565 (Fam), [2003] 2 FLR 1159 - click here

Every year, we act in more reported cases than any other family law firm in the country

 

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from reported High Court judgment (2015)