Succession law changes ‘needed’ – BBC News

Posted December 10th, 2008 in constitutional law, Crown, news, succession by sally

“A cabinet minister has called for progress to be made on ending the 300-year old legal ban on Roman Catholics succeeding to the throne.”

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BBC News, 10th December 2008


G v HM Treasury; A and others v Same – WLR Daily

Posted November 3rd, 2008 in Crown, law reports, orders in council, terrorism by sally

G v HM Treasury; A and others v Same [2008] EWCA Civ 1187; [2008] WLR (D) 339

“The Terrorism (United Nations Measures) Order 2006 was lawful and validly made under s 1 of the United Nations Act 1946 provided certain words were severed from art 4(2) so that it required the Treasury to show that it had reasonable grounds for suspecting that the person designated was involved in committing or facilitating terrorism and not merely might be such a person. The Al-Qaida and Taliban (United Nations Measures) Order 2006 was also valid and lawful so long as the designated individual was entitled to a merits based review of his case.”

WLR Daily, 31st October 2008


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Crown awarded “squatter’s rights” – BBC News

Posted February 20th, 2008 in adverse possession, Crown, news by sally

“The Queen has won ‘squatter’s rights’ over large tracts of the Severn Estuary in a dispute with a controversial Cardiff businessman.”

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BBC News, 20th February 2008