Khaira and others (Respondents) v. Shergill and others (Appellants) – Supreme Court

Posted June 13th, 2014 in law reports, Sikhism, succession, trusts by sally

Khaira and others (Respondents) v. Shergill and others (Appellants) [2014] UKSC 33 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 11th June 2014

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Harb v Prince Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz – WLR Daily

Posted June 13th, 2014 in law reports, state immunity, succession by sally

Harb v Prince Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz [2014] EWHC 1807 (Ch); [2014] WLR (D) 248

‘A former head of state, regardless of how he ceased to hold office, only enjoyed immunity from suit in respect of official acts during his tenure in post. Therefore, where a sovereign ceased to be head of state on his death, the immunity enjoyed by his estate did not extend to matters of a private nature.’

WLR Daily, 9th June 2014

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Succession and Sharia – NearlyLegal

Posted June 3rd, 2014 in appeals, islamic law, landlord & tenant, married persons, news, succession by sally

‘From 1/8/1980 until his death on 19/11/2010, Mr Al-Faisal held a protected Rent Act tenancy of Flat 15, 1 Royal Avenue House, London, SW3. In 1987, Ms Al-Faisal married the Appellant, Ms Ouaha, in an Islamic marriage ceremony in London and the couple had two children in 1991 and 1994. Importantly for the purposes of this case, there was no civil ceremony.’

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NearlyLegal, 1st June 2014

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Allocation, Allocation, Allocation – NearlyLegal

‘Leicester CC v Shearer is a rare example of a successful public law defence to a claim for possession.”

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NearlyLegal, 24th November 2013

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Robert Hazell: The Royal baby, the Rules of Succession, and the Realms – UK Constitutional Law Group

“In anticipation of the birth of the Royal baby, Parliament passed the Succession to the Crown Act in April 2013. It provides that in future the eldest child will be next in line of succession, whether it is a girl or a boy. The law will not come into force in time for the Royal birth, but the new baby when born will be next in line. This Blog post explains the background, and the difficulties involved in changing the rules of succession.”

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UK Constitutional Law Group, 15th July 2013

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Succession to the Crown Act 2013 – legislation.gov.uk

Full text of Act

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Law ending exclusively male royal succession now law – BBC News

“A bill which ends succession to the Crown based on gender has become law.”

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BBC News, 25th April 2013

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Day and another v Day – WLR Daily

Day and another v Day [2013] EWCA Civ 280; [2013] WLR (D) 129

“For the purposes of the doctrine of rectification in the case of a voluntary settlement it was the subjective intention of the settlor that was of relevance in determining whether the court should order rectification and an outward expression or objective communication of that intention was unnecessary in such a case.”

WLR Daily, 27th March 2013

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Article 8 success in the County Court – NearlyLegal

Posted January 18th, 2013 in housing, human rights, news, proportionality, succession, time limits by tracey

“This was a failed succession case where an article 8 proportionality defence was, at least in part successful.”

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NearlyLegal, 17th January 2013

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Request for information – NearlyLegal

Posted December 20th, 2012 in appeals, housing, human rights, local government, news, succession by tracey

“There is a rather odd case note on Lawtel on a High Court appeal of a dismissed defence to possession following an apparently failed succession…
Evans v Brent London Borough Council QB (Ramsey J) 18/12/2012 [note of extempore judgment on Lawtel].”

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NearlyLegal, 19th December 2012

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The laws of succession: ‘Blood flows in women’s veins too’ – The Independent

Posted December 17th, 2012 in equality, news, peerages & dignities, royal family, sex discrimination, succession by sally

“Should the aristocracy follow the Royal Family and change the laws of succession?”

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The Independent, 16th December 2012

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Royal succession bill published – BBC News

Posted December 14th, 2012 in bills, Crown, news, royal family, sex discrimination, succession by tracey

“A new law which will end discrimination against women in the line of succession
to the British throne has been published.”

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BBC News, 13th December 2012

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Consent given for change to royal succession rules – BBC New

Posted December 4th, 2012 in constitutional reform, news, royal family, sex discrimination, succession by sally

“All Commonwealth realms have agreed to press ahead with a bill ending discrimination against women in the succession to the British throne.”

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BBC News, 4th December 2012

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Supreme court urged to rule on Sikh leader’s claim he is a ‘holy saint’ – The Guardian

Posted November 12th, 2012 in admissibility, news, religious discrimination, Sikhism, succession, Supreme Court by sally

“The supreme court is considering whether it should rule on the spiritual status of a Sikh leader and examine his claim to be a ‘holy saint’.”

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The Guardian, 11th November 2012

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The Article 8 Toys Go Back in the Box – NearlyLegal

Posted November 9th, 2012 in housing, human rights, landlord & tenant, local government, news, succession by tracey

“The Court of Appeal has handed down judgement in a case that will probably come to characterise the operation of Article 8 in the daily life of the County Courts.”

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NearlyLegal, 9th November 2012

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Survivorship and succession – Nearly-Legal

Posted September 11th, 2012 in housing, landlord & tenant, local government, news, repossession, succession by tracey

” Briefly Ms Hickin was the daughter of joint tenants of Solihull and had lived in the house since she was born. The father moved out some 9 years before. On the death of the mother, Ms Hickin sought to succeed to the tenancy under s.89 Housing Act 1985. Solihull served notice to quit on the basis that the father was now the sole tenant, by survivorship, but did not fulfil the residence requirement, so the tenancy was terminable by notice to quit and brought possession proceedings. In the Court of Appeal, Ms H argued, unsuccessfully, that s.89 overrode common law survivorship. The case then went to the Supreme Court, which was divided, finding against Ms H 3:2.”

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Nearly-Legal, 11th September 2012

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Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council v Hickin – WLR Daily

Posted July 27th, 2012 in housing, landlord & tenant, law reports, married persons, succession by sally

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council v Hickin [2012] UKSC 39; [2012] WLR (D) 224

“Where one of two or more persons holding under a joint secure tenancy died, the tenancy vested in the survivor or survivors rather than vesting in a person qualified to succeed the deceased person pursuant to section 89 of the Housing Act 1985.”

WLR Daily, 25th July 2012

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Shergill and others v Khaira and others – WLR daily

Posted July 19th, 2012 in appeals, law reports, succession, trusts by tracey

Shergill and others v Khaira and others: [2012] EWCA Civ 983;  [2012] WLR (D)  214

“The courts will abstain from adjudicating on the truth, merits or sincerity of differences in religious doctrine or belief and on the correctness or accuracy of religious practice, custom or tradition.”

WLR daily, 17th July 2012

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Peers ‘should end Downton Abbey-style succession rules’ – BBC News

Posted December 7th, 2011 in news, parliament, peerages & dignities, succession by sally

“The House of Lords is being urged to end rules which deny most hereditary peerages to women.”

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BBC News, 7th December 2011

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Royal women to get equal rights – The Independent

Posted October 28th, 2011 in equality, news, royal family, succession, women by tracey

“Female members of the Royal Family are to be given equality with men in the rules of succession to the throne, under historic constitutional changes agreed unanimously today by the 16 nations of which Queen Elizabeth II is monarch.”

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The Independent, 28th October 2011

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