Stamford Hill: Man guilty of attacking three Jewish people – BBC News

Posted November 11th, 2022 in grievous bodily harm, Judaism, news, religiously aggravated offences by tracey

‘A man has been found guilty of carrying out antisemitic attacks on three Jewish people.’

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BBC News, 10th November 2022

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Ageism and antisemitism in employment: Dooley – Law & Religion UK

‘A classic example of how not to treat staff (or simply how not to behave in any circumstances).’

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Law & Religion UK, 3rd August 2022

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ECHR dismisses discrimation claim against council housing policy for Orthodox Jewish community – Local Government Lawyer

‘A legal challenge claiming the London Borough of Hackney’s decision not to refer a mother to a housing association on the basis of her not being part of the Orthodox Jewish Community (OJC) has been unanimously dismissed by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).’

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Local Government Lawyer, 1st July 2022

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Withholding religious divorce controlling and coercive behaviour: Moher – Law & Religion UK

‘In 2021, the UK Parliament passed amendments to the Domestic Abuse Bill and the Serious Crime Act which stipulated that withholding a Get can constitute a violation of those laws. The draft statutory guidance under the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 recognised that withholding a religious divorce both by Muslim and Jewish husbands may constitute controlling or coercive behaviour and a form of spiritual abuse which could lead the husband to be imprisoned. This development was in reaction to various calls for action to tackle the issue of ‘chained wives’ in religious communities.’

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Law & Religion UK, 17th May 2022

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Withholding religious divorce controlling and coercive behaviour: Moher – Law & Religion UK

Posted May 17th, 2022 in coercive & controlling behaviour, divorce, islamic law, Judaism, news by tracey

‘In a guest post, Fouzia Azzouz, of Bristol University’s School of Sociology, Politics, and International Studies, looks at the law around a husband’s refusal to grant his wife a religious divorce.’

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Law & Religion UK, 17th May 2022

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High Court quashes grant of planning permission by Secretary of State for Holocaust memorial – Local Government Lawyer

Posted April 11th, 2022 in Judaism, local government, news, parks, parliament, planning by tracey

‘A High Court judge has quashed the Secretary of State’s decision to grant planning permission for a Holocaust memorial and learning centre in a park bordering the Palace of Westminster.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 11th April 2022

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Judge’s ruling due on legal challenge against Holocaust memorial site – The Independent

Posted April 8th, 2022 in Judaism, news, parliament, planning by sally

‘Campaigners are due to learn whether or not they have won a High Court challenge over plans to build a national Holocaust memorial next to the Houses of Parliament.’

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The Independent, 7th April 2022

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Case Comment: R (on the application of Z) v Hackney LBC [2020] UKSC 40 – UKSC Blog

‘The narrow result of this appeal is that, on the facts, it was proportionate and lawful for a charity to restrict the allocation of its housing stock to Orthodox Jewish families. However, in reaching that conclusion, Lord Sales, giving the leading judgment, made a number of points of wider importance.’

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UKSC Blog, 4th April 2022

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Salford man jailed after refusing to grant his wife Jewish religious divorce – The Guardian

‘The owner of a property company has been jailed for 18 months for controlling or coercive behaviour after refusing to grant his wife a religious divorce.’

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The Guardian, 1st April 2022

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Firm to pay £26,500 to worker sacked for not coming in on Jewish holiday – Law Society’s Gazette

‘An employment tribunal has ordered that a firm pay around £26,500 to a Jewish employee sacked after he did not come to work on Passover.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 7th March 2022

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Mental capacity, end of life care and religion: MR & Ors – Law & Religion UK

Posted March 2nd, 2022 in care homes, Court of Protection, Judaism, local government, news by sally

‘In London Borough of X v MR & Ors [2022] EWCOP 1, MR, aged 86, was living with dementia and was expected to die at some time between the spring of 2022 and the spring of 2024. He had been discharged from hospital to CC Nursing Home during the first COVID emergency, where he was held under a standard Deprivation of Liberty issued by the local authority. The sole issue before the Court was not whether it was in MR’s best interests to return home but whether he should remain at CC Nursing Home or move to a Jewish care home.’

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Law & Religion UK, 2nd March 2022

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Watchdog clears legal app over using ‘shyster’ in TV advert – Legal Futures

Posted February 23rd, 2022 in advertising, complaints, interpretation, Judaism, news, ombudsmen, racism by sally

‘The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has rejected a complaint about a TV advert for legal support app Legal Utopia using the word “shyster”.’

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Legal Futures, 23rd February 2022

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Man who wore banned Palestine groups T-shirts in Jewish area gets suspended term – The Independent

‘A man who wore T-shirts supporting banned Palestinian groups among Jewish communities in north London has been handed a suspended jail sentence.’

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The Independent, 17th December 2021

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Judicial decision-making: case studies from Biblical times and now: The Rt Hon. Lady Rose of Colmworth DBE – Supreme Court

Posted December 14th, 2021 in human rights, Judaism, judiciary, lectures, reporting restrictions, trusts, wills by tracey

‘Judicial decision-making: case studies from Biblical times and now – The Rt Hon Lady Rose of Colmworth DBE”

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Supreme Court, 1st December 2021

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‘Loud’ academic wins unfair dismissal case against university – The Guardian

‘A senior academic who claimed she was sacked because her bosses could not tolerate her “naturally loud” voice and passionate teaching style has won her case for unfair dismissal.’

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The Guardian, 7th December 2021

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Hamas to be declared terror group with supporters in UK facing 10 years in prison – The Independent

‘Priti Patel is to proscribe the political wing of Hamas as a terrorist organisation after denouncing it as “fundamentally and rabidly antisemitic”. Hamas’ military wing has been proscribed in the UK since 2001, but in an announcement on Friday the home secretary will say the entirety of the Palestinian group should now be banned.’

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The Independent, 19th November 2021

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Chelsea fan jailed for antisemitic tweets aimed at Tottenham supporters – The Independent

‘A Chelsea fan who posted antisemitic and racist tweets aimed at Tottenham fans has been jailed.’

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The Independent, 6th November 2021

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Chelsea fan jailed for anti-Semitic tweets aimed at Spurs supporters – BBC News

Posted November 5th, 2021 in hate crime, imprisonment, internet, Judaism, malicious communications, news, sentencing, sport by michael

“A Chelsea supporter who posted anti-Semitic tweets aimed at Tottenham fans, including photos of Auschwitz and a man doing a Nazi salute, has been jailed.”

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BBC News, 5th November 2021

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Assisted Dying Bill (England & Wales) – Law & Religion UK

Posted October 21st, 2021 in assisted suicide, bills, Christianity, Judaism, news, press releases by sally

‘The second reading of Baroness Meacher’s Assisted Dying Bill is scheduled for Friday 22 October. The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Chief Rabbi and the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster have issued a joint Press Release, reproduced below, which warns of the risk to vulnerable people should Parliament back a new attempt to change the law on assisted suicide. Links to the information on Physician-assisted dying, including its comparison of the arguments for and against, are also reproduced below.’

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Law & Religion UK, 20th October 2021

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The Importance of Obtaining a Recognised Jewish Get when Jewish Couples Divorce and what more is being done to protect ‘chained’ wives – Family Law

Posted September 13th, 2021 in divorce, families, Judaism, news by tracey

‘Partner Lucy Greenwood & trainee Solicitor Feriha Tayfur update their review of Jewish divorces (“Get”) and potential solutions to family law practitioners and clients who need to ensure that a Jewish client obtains both a civil and religious divorce.’

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Family Law, 9th September 2021

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk