Lord Lucan and the Presumption of Death Act 2013 – Park Square Barristers

Posted February 25th, 2016 in news, peerages & dignities, presumption of death orders, probate by sally

‘The press has been awash with reports of the recent case in which Lord Bingham, the son of the 7th Earl of Lucan, obtained a Court Order which finally allowed him to succeed to the title held by his father – who had been missing for over 40 years following the death of a former nanny. The case attracted frenzied press coverage in 1974 when the family nanny, Sandra Rivett, was found dead at the home of Lord Lucan’s estranged wife in Belgravia. Suspected of her murder, Lord Lucan fled and was never seen again. However, this was only the beginning of the saga for the family. Over the ensuing years there were regular reports of sightings of the fugitive peer. None were confirmed, and an alternative theory was that he had committed suicide shortly after the murder.’

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Park Square Barristers,

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Lord Lucan death certificate granted – BBC News

Posted February 4th, 2016 in news, peerages & dignities, presumption of death orders by tracey

‘Lord Lucan is now presumed to be dead, a High Court judge has ruled. A death certificate has been issued 42 years after the peer vanished when his children’s nanny Sandra Rivett was bludgeoned to death in London.’

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BBC News, 3rd February 2015

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Court to hear application for Lord Lucan death certificate – The Guardian

Posted February 3rd, 2016 in news, peerages & dignities, presumption of death orders by sally

‘A formal application to obtain a death certificate for Lord Lucan, who disappeared more than 40 years ago after the murder of his children’s nanny, will be heard by a London court on Wednesday.’

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The Guardian, 3rd February 2016

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Last chance for objections to Lucan’s son inheriting title – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 6th, 2015 in news, peerages & dignities, presumption of death orders, succession by tracey

‘Today is the deadline for any objections to the issuing of a death certificate for Lord Lucan, which would allow George Bingham, his son and heir, to become the 8th Earl.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th November 2015

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New powers for relatives of missing people – Law Society’s Gazette

‘A new law will allow relatives of missing people to take charge of their family member’s property and financial affairs, such as suspending direct debit payments for mobile phone and utility bills, and making mortgage payments, the Ministry of Justice announced today.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 23rd March 2015

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Missing Persons – Tanfield Chambers

Posted March 19th, 2015 in disclosure, news, presumption of death orders, third parties by sally

‘After bringing the first claim of its kind in the High Court in 2015, Gwyn Evans discusses how the Act will bring some relief to grieving families.’

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Tanfield Chambers, 20th February 2015

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Missing people law changes – Ministry of Justice

‘Families of missing people will have new rights following law changes taking effect from today, 1 October 2014.’

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Ministry of Justice, 1st October 2014

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Missing persons’ law coming into force – Ministry of Justice

Posted July 10th, 2014 in families, missing persons, news, presumption of death orders by sally

‘Families of missing people will be given new help to cope with the complex legal and financial issues they face.’

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Ministry of Justice, 9th July 2014

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Finance and Divorce May 2013 update – Family Law Week

“Anna Heenan, solicitor and David Salter, Joint Head of Family Law at Mills & Reeve LLP analyse the April financial remedies and divorce news and cases.”

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Family Law Week, 12th May 2013

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New laws for missing persons – Ministry of Justice

“New laws will give relatives of missing people help to deal with their loved ones’ affairs.”

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Ministry of Justice, 27th March 2013

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New law for missing persons – Ministry of Justice

“Families of missing people will be given greater support when a loved one goes missing with today’s announcement that the Government will introduce a certificate of presumed death – through legislation.”

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Ministry of Justice, 6th July 2012

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Law on declaring missing people dead to be simplified – The Guardian

Posted July 6th, 2012 in missing persons, news, presumption of death orders by tracey

“The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) announces on Friday that is it backing legislation making presumption of death certificates available far earlier in England and Wales.”

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The Guardian, 6th July 2012

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Law on missing people should be simplified, say MPs – The Guardian

Posted February 22nd, 2012 in fraud, insurance, missing persons, news, presumption of death orders by sally

“‘Byzantine’ laws in England and Wales determining the affairs of those who go missing are so bewildering that they should be replaced with a simplified presumption of death act, a report by MPs proposes.”

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The Guardian, 22nd February 2012

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Former Manics star Richey Edwards’ sister at inquiry – BBC News

Posted June 16th, 2011 in inquiries, missing persons, news, presumption of death orders, suicide by sally

“The sister of Manic Street Preacher Richey Edwards is due to give evidence to the UK’s first parliamentary inquiry into missing people.”

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BBC News, 16th June 2011

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Parliamentary law review for relatives of missing – BBC News

Posted March 2nd, 2011 in guardianship, missing persons, news, presumption of death orders by sally

“The father of missing York chef Claudia Lawrence has asked MPs for more legal rights for families of missing people.”

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BBC News, 1st March 2011

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New law sought to assist families of missing people – The Guardian

Posted March 26th, 2009 in missing persons, news, presumption of death orders by sally

“… a private member’s bill being debated by MPs tomorrow would allow relatives to apply to the high court for a declaration that someone is missing and presumed dead before seven years has expired, making it easier to deal with issues like the dissolution of a marriage and the disposal of property and insurance claims.”

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The Guardian, 25th March 2009

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