Bereaved to benefit from action on cremation and coroner services – Ministry of Justice

‘Bereaved families will be the focus of proposed new cremation rules and a review of out-of-hours coroner services announced today by Justice Minister Caroline Dinenage.’

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Ministry of Justice, 8th July 2015

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Baby ashes consultation to go ahead, minister confirms – BBC News

‘A consultation about baby cremations in England and Wales will take place later this year, Justice Minister Caroline Dinenage has said.’

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BBC News, 8th July 2015

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Woman who sold her ex-husband’s grave space without his knowledge has to pay him £4,000 – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 3rd, 2015 in burials and cremation, compensation, divorce, fraud, married persons, news by sally

‘A woman who sold her ex-husband’s graveyard plot after forging his signature has been ordered to pay him more than £4,000.’
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Daily Telegraph, 2nd June 2015

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Woman jailed for hiding son’s cremation from ex-husband – The Guardian

Posted May 26th, 2015 in burials and cremation, compensation, news, sentencing by sally

‘A “vindictive and spiteful” woman who filled in false paperwork to stop her ex-husband attending their son’s cremation has been jailed for four months.’

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The Guardian, 22nd May 2015

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Shrewsbury ‘lost baby ashes’ probe finds 60 cases – BBC News

Posted February 10th, 2015 in burials and cremation, children, inquiries, news by sally

‘At least 60 families have been affected by a crematorium’s failure to return the ashes of dead babies to bereaved parents, an inquiry has found.’

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BBC News, 9th February 2015

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Deepcut soldier Cheryl James’ family in body exhumation plea – BBC News

Posted December 2nd, 2014 in armed forces, bullying, burials and cremation, inquests, news, young persons by sally

‘Lawyers for the family of a soldier who died at Deepcut Barracks have asked a judge to request her body’s exhumation.’

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BBC News, 1st December 2014

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Who, what, why: What can and can’t you put on headstones? – BBC News

Posted August 14th, 2014 in burials and cremation, Church of England, news, regulations by sally

‘A priest has allegedly asked a grieving family to remove a headstone from a churchyard because of an “inappropriate” inscription. But what is and isn’t allowed, asks Chris Stokel-Walker.’

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BBC News, 13th August 2014

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Richard III legal challenge lands taxpayer with £175,000 legal bill – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 17th, 2014 in burials and cremation, costs, judicial review, news, royal family by sally

‘Chris Grayling, the Justice Secretary, criticises a legal bid by distant relatives of King Richard III, whose remains were found buried under a council car park in Leicester.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th June 2014

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Richard III: fairness and public interest litigation – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Some 527 years after his death, Richard III’s skeleton was found beneath a car park in Leicester. The Plantagenet Alliance, a campaigning organisation representing a group of collateral descendants, sought judicial review of the decision taken by the Secretary of State to exhume and re-inter the monarch in Leicester Cathedral without consulting them and a wide audience.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 28th May 2014

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Richard III and Chagossian judicial review claims all dismissed – UK Human Rights Blog

‘The facts of this application for judicial review were set out in David Hart QC’s post on the original permission hearing. To recap briefly, the Plantagenet Alliance, a campaigning organisation representing a group of collateral descendants of Richard III were given the go ahead to seek judicial review of the decision taken by the respondents – the Secretary of State, Leicester Council and Leicester University, regarding his re-interment at Leicester Cathedral without consulting them. More specifically, the claimant’s main case was that there was an obligation, principally on the part of the Ministry of Justice, to revisit or reconsider the licence once the remains had been conclusively identified as those of Richard III.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 23rd May 2014

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People’s burial wishes should be registered to avoid arguments, say legal experts – The Independent

Posted May 27th, 2014 in burials and cremation, news, wills by sally

‘Whether it’s wanting to be buried in a biodegradable coffin, having your ashes scattered over Anfield, or being laid to rest in a royal crypt, most of us have strong feelings about what happens to our bodies after death. Now legal experts are proposing to make those wishes legally binding for the first time.’

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The Independent, 25th May 2014

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Richard III court reburial bid fails – BBC News

Posted May 23rd, 2014 in burials and cremation, judicial review, news, royal family by sally

‘Distant relatives of King Richard III have lost their High Court battle over where his remains should be reburied.’

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BBC News, 23rd May 2014

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Richard III: Judicial review decision to be given – BBC News

Posted May 23rd, 2014 in burials and cremation, judicial review, news, royal family by sally

‘The fate of Richard III’s bones could become clearer with the result of a legal challenge due to be given later.’

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BBC News, 23rd May 2014

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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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