In re St Chad, Bishop’s Tachbrook – WLR Daily

Posted January 29th, 2014 in burials and cremation, ecclesiastical law, faculties, law reports, planning by sally

In re St Chad, Bishop’s Tachbrook [2014] WLR (D) 24

‘The fact that a churchyard was still in use for burials and interments and that a proposed building would take up space which could otherwise be used for burials was a relevant factor but not necessarily determinative of a petition for a faculty. In an appropriate case permission could be given for a building even if it reduced space available for burials since there was now greater flexibility to permit the secular use of consecrated land. Not every secular use would be permissible; the decision whether to permit such use would be a matter of fact and degree with the nature, extent, and permanence of the proposed secular use all being relevant.’

WLR Daily, 9th January 2014

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Court battle over burial of Richard III adjourned – BBC News

‘The legal battle over where the remains of Richard III should be buried has been adjourned at the High Court. A judicial review will decide whether the procedure that led to his bones being excavated in Leicester and the decision to reinter them at the city’s cathedral, was conducted correctly.’

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BBC News, 26th November 2013

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Richard III remains: York v Leicester legal battle to be laid to rest – The Guardian

‘An “unseemly and undignified” legal battle over where the remains of the last Plantagenet king of England, Richard III, should be laid to rest resumes on Tuesday, 528 years after his death and a year after his skeleton was found under a Leicester car park. Richard’s remains are currently in a laboratory at Leicester University.’

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The Guardian, 26th November 2013

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Woman jailed for stealing flowers from Liverpool crematorium – BBC News

“A woman has been jailed for stealing flowers from a Liverpool crematorium to then sell on for profit.”

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BBC News, 30th October 2013

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Richard III on the move again – pitched into the current judicial review debate – UK Human Rights Blog

“The Plantagenet Alliance Ltd (R o.t.a) v. Secretary of State for Justice and others, Haddon-Cave J, 18 October 2013 (PCO), and on permission, 15 August 2013. I posted here on the original judgment giving the Plantagenet Alliance permission to seek judicial review of the Secretary of State’s decision to re-bury Richard III in Leicester. At the time, the judge had made a full Protective Costs Order in favour of the Alliance, so that it would not have to pay costs if it lost. The judge had also ordered what he envisaged to be a short hearing to determine in what sum the Alliance’s costs should be capped. if it won.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 23rd October 2013

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High Court dismisses challenge to PCO in Richard III burial case – Litigation Futures

“The High Court has comprehensively rejected the government’s bid to overturn the grant of a protective costs order (PCO) in favour of campaigners for the reburial of King Richard III in York.”

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Litigation Futures, 18th October 2013

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Richard III and Judicial Review – Sovereign Chambers

Posted September 3rd, 2013 in burials and cremation, judicial review, news, royal family by sally

“There is a row about the bones of the late King Richard III. Or to be precise, where those bones should be reinterred. As is widely known, they were discovered, remarkably intact, buried beneath what is was now a car park for the Social Services Department for Leicester Council. It had previously been part of the graveyard of a Gray Friars Church, I believe, and Richard’s naked body was flung in to a grave after he had died defending his crown at the Battle of Bosworth on 22nd August 1485. All the evidence, including the skeleton itself with its curvature of the spine (scoliosis, not a hunchback, by the way – a Tudor slur, possibly one of many), the manner and cause of death (see below) and now DNA tests via the line of Richard’s relatives which still survive, prove beyond reasonable doubt that the body is that of the King.”

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Sovereign Chambers, 28th August 2013

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Tom Hickman: The High Court Rides to the Aid of Richard III – UK Constitutional Law Group

Posted August 29th, 2013 in burials and cremation, consultations, families, news, royal family by sally

“Whilst cases often raise issues of constitutional importance, seldom has the subject matter of a legal claim related to matters of such constitutional moment as that concerning the discovery of the mortal remains of Richard III.”

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UK Constitutional Law Group, 29th August 2013

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They paved Plantagenet ‘n put up a parking lot – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted August 23rd, 2013 in burials and cremation, consultations, judicial review, news, royal family by sally

“The judge gave the Allliance permission to seek judicial review of the Secretary of State’s decision about re-burial. But I question the result – does the Alliance really have a legal right to be consulted about where Richard III is to be re-buried?”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 22nd August 2013

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Richard III: King’s reburial row goes to judicial review – BBC News

Posted August 16th, 2013 in burials and cremation, judicial review, news, royal family by tracey

“Distant relatives of Richard III have been granted permission for a judicial review of the decision to rebury the king’s remains in Leicester.”

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BBC News, 16th August 2013

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Stonehenge bones exhibit druid’s legal bid – BBC News

Posted August 5th, 2013 in burials and cremation, monuments, news by sally

“A public body has been served legal papers by a druid who wants to prevent it putting human remains on display at Stonehenge.”

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BBC News, 2nd August 2013

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King Arthur Pendragon loses second Stonehenge fight – BBC News

Posted May 17th, 2013 in burials and cremation, historic buildings, news by sally

“A druid who has lost his second legal bid to get human remains reburied at Stonehenge has said he will fight on.”

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BBC News, 16th May 2013

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King Richard III burial row heads to High Court – BBC News

Posted May 2nd, 2013 in burials and cremation, judicial review, news, royal family by sally

“Distant relatives of Richard III have started legal proceedings to challenge the plan to bury the king’s remains in Leicester.”

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BBC News, 1st May 2013

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Undertaker who murdered wife and disposed of body given life sentence – The Independent

Posted April 3rd, 2013 in burials and cremation, murder, news, sentencing by sally

“An undertaker who was today found guilty of killing his wife in their bungalow and disposing of her body has been given a life sentence, of which he must serve a minimum of 17 years.”

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The Independent, 2nd April 2013

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Sheep snow deaths: Farmers could get law change – BBC News

Posted April 2nd, 2013 in agriculture, animals, burials and cremation, EC law, news by sally

“Laws that prevent farmers burying dead animals could be relaxed to help those struggling after hundreds of sheep died in the recent snow.”

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BBC News, 2nd April 2013

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Richard III reburial plans breach human rights, say descendants – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 27th, 2013 in burials and cremation, human rights, judicial review, news by tracey

“Fifteen living relatives of the monarch, the last English king to die in battle almost 500 years before the European convention on human rights came into force, are threatening to launch a legal challenge seeking the Richard III’s reburial in York Minster, rather than the proposed Leicester Cathedral. An application for judicial review is to be lodged by lawyers in Leeds on behalf of the Plantagenet Alliance to bring the action against the Ministry of Justice, which granted the archaeological excavation licence to Leicester University, the Guardian reported.”

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Daily Telegraph, 27th March 2013

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Burial of a Child’s Remains – resolving parental disputes – Family Law Week

Posted March 1st, 2013 in burials and cremation, children, news by tracey

“Maeve O’Rourke, pupil barrister, of 4 Paper Buildings and Gwen Williams, Partner, Goodman Ray offer advice where parents are in dispute over where or how to dispose of their child’s remains.”

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Family Law Week, 28th February 2013

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Hans Rausing charged with highly unusual offence – The Guardian

Posted July 18th, 2012 in burials and cremation, news, preventing lawful & decent burial by tracey

“Common law offence of preventing lawful and decent burial was last reported in 1986.”

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The Guardian, 18th July 2012

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Regina (Rudewicz) v Secretary of State for Justice (Save Fawley Court Committee and others, interested parties – WLR Daily

Regina (Rudewicz) v Secretary of State for Justice (Save Fawley Court Committee and others, interested parties) [2012] EWCA Civ 499;  [2012] WLR (D)  121

“It was for the Secretary of State of Justice, as the licensing authority for the exhumation of human remains (other than the power of a consistory court to grant a faculty to exhume human remains interred in consecrated ground of the Anglican Church), to determine on what grounds and in what circumstances to grant a licence to remove human remains. Apart from an obligation to act rationally and otherwise in accordance with the general law, there should be no fetter on his jurisdiction, nor any justification to import a presumption of permanence.”

WLR Daily, 24th April 2012

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Man jailed for father death fraud – The Independent

Posted March 14th, 2012 in benefits, burials and cremation, fraud, news, theft by sally

“A man who did not report the death of his father for nearly five months and claimed his benefit payments has been jailed for three years.”

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The Independent, 14th March 2012

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