Sham marriage gang jailed – Home Office

Posted March 8th, 2013 in fraud, gangs, marriage, press releases, sentencing by tracey

“A gang of 11 behind a series of sham marriages in Lancashire have been jailed for more than 18 years.”

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Home Office, 6th March 2013

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Law firm partner jailed for marriage scam – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 19th, 2013 in fraud, immigration, marriage, news, sentencing, solicitors by sally

“A partner in a law firm has been jailed for a £20 million ‘industrial scale’ immigration scam that saw about five sham marriages carried out a day over many years.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th February 2013

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Commission launches guidance on managing religion or belief in the workplace – Equality and Human Rights Commission

Posted February 15th, 2013 in employment, homosexuality, human rights, marriage, news, religious discrimination by sally

“Equality and Human Rights Commission has published new guidance today to help employers and employees deal with the expression of religion or belief at work and avoid conflict and costly court cases.”

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14th February 2013

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Gay marriage: some legal inequalities will remain – The Guardian

Posted February 6th, 2013 in appeals, bills, civil partnerships, divorce, equality, homosexuality, marriage, news by sally

“The aim of the marriage (same-sex couples) bill is to ensure that all couples enjoy equal marriage rights. Some elements of legal asymmetry remain, however, under the legislation.”

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The Guardian, 5th February 2013

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Gay marriages: Government publishes legislation – BBC News

Posted January 25th, 2013 in Christianity, civil partnerships, homosexuality, marriage, news by tracey

“Legislation to enable same-sex marriages to take place in England and Wales has been published.”

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BBC News, 25th January 2013

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Religious Marriages: Staying a decree absolute in order to increase the chances of obtaining a religious divorce – Family Law Week

Posted January 18th, 2013 in divorce, islamic law, Judaism, marriage, news by tracey

“Charlotte Rachael Proudman, a barrister at 1 Mitre Court Buildings, provides legal guidance on the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973, Section 10A, used in religious marital cases to speed up the process of obtaining religious divorces.”

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Family Law Week, 17th January 2013

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Finance and Divorce January Update – Family Law Week

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

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Family Law Week, 4th January 2013

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Scientology does not qualify for chapel registration, rules High Court – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted December 20th, 2012 in marriage, news, registrars by tracey

“R on the application of Louisa Hodkin v Registrar General of Births, Deaths and Marriages [2012] EWHC 3635 (Admin). Ouseley J has dismissed a challenge by the applicant against the Registrar General’s decision not to register a chapel of the Church of Scientology as ‘a place of meeting for religious worship’ which in turn means it is not a registered building for the solemnisation of marriages.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 20th December 2012

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Scientologist loses high court wedding battle – The Guardian

Posted December 19th, 2012 in appeals, marriage, news, religious discrimination by sally

“A member of the Church of Scientology has lost her fight to get married in one of its chapels after the high court dismissed her claim that she was the victim of unlawful religious discrimination.”

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The Guardian, 19th December 2012

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Gay marriage: divorces over adultery face legal challenge – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 18th, 2012 in divorce, homosexuality, marriage, news by sally

“Unfaithful husbands could attempt to stop their wives divorcing them for adultery if gay marriage is legalised, according to senior lawyers.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th December 2012

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Bundesrepublik Deutschland v Dittrich – WLR Daily

Bundesrepublik Deutschland v Dittrich (Joined Cases C-124/11, C-125/11 and C-143/11); [2012] WLR (D) 370

“On the proper interpretation of article 3(1)(c) and 3(3) of Council Directive 2000/78/EC of 27 November 2000 establishing a general framework for equal treatment in employment and occupation, assistance granted to public servants in the event of illness fell within the scope of the Directive if it was the responsibility of the state, as a public employer, to finance it, that being a matter for the national court to determine.”

WLR Daily, 6th December 2012

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Allowing religious gay marriages will avoid human rights challenges – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted December 7th, 2012 in equality, homosexuality, human rights, marriage, news by sally

“The Prime Minister has announced his support for gay marriage in religious institutions. Having already said, memorably, that ‘I don’t support gay marriage in spite of being a conservative. I support gay marriage because I am a conservative’, he has now gone a step further and argued that gay couples should be able to marry on religious premises. But, he also made clear, ‘if there is any church or any synagogue or any mosque that doesn’t want to have a gay marriage it will not, absolutely must not, be forced to hold it’.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 7th December 2012

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High Court judge warned to keep a ‘lower profile’ after speaking out for marriage – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 5th, 2012 in complaints, judges, lobbying, marriage, news by sally

“A High Court judge has been warned to keep a ‘lower profile’ after speaking out in favour of marriage, after a complaint his view was “incompatible” with his responsibilities.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th December 2012

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Court of Protection Update – Thirty Nine Essex Street

Court of Protection Update (PDF)

Thirty Nine Essex Street, November 2012

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Fiancée fights for her right to a Scientology wedding in landmark legal bid to overturn ‘unfair’ marriage laws in England and Wales – The Independent

Posted October 25th, 2012 in belief discrimination, equality, marriage, news by sally

“Scientologists have launched a landmark legal bid to overturn marriage laws in England and Wales. Followers of the controversial new religion believe it is unfair that Protestants, Catholics, Quakers, Jews and Non-Conformists are allowed to have state sanctioned marriages in their religious buildings whilst other faiths are not.”

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The Independent, 24th October 2012

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Out of his shadow: The long struggle of wives under English Law – Lord Wilson

Posted October 12th, 2012 in legal history, marriage, speeches, women by sally

Out of his shadow: The long struggle of wives under English Law (PDF)

The High Sheriff of Oxfordshire’s Annual Law Lecture, 9th October 2012

Source: www.supremecourt.gov.uk

Finance & Divorce October 2012 Update – Family Law Week

Posted October 8th, 2012 in divorce, family courts, marriage, news by sally

“Anna Heenan and Nicola Rowlings, both of Mills & Reeve LLP, analyse September’s financial remedies and divorce news and cases.”

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Family Law Week, 8th October 2012

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Greater freedoms for people tying the knot – Home Office

Posted October 3rd, 2012 in civil partnerships, marriage, news by sally

“From today couples tying the knot will be given greater freedom of choice as outdated time restrictions on ceremonies are removed.”

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Home Office, 1st October 2012

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A legal right to gay marriage? – Family Law Week

“Andrew Commins, barrister, associate member of St John’s Chambers in Bristol analyses the legal issues relating to the question of gay marriage.”

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Family Law Week, 24th September 2012

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Teachers ‘face sack’ for refusing to endorse gay marriage – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 10th, 2012 in homosexuality, marriage, news, teachers by tracey

“Schools will be within their statutory rights to dismiss staff that wilfully fail to use stories or textbooks promoting same-sex weddings, it is claimed. Aidan O’Neill, a senior QC and expert on religious freedom and human rights, also warned that parents who object to gay marriage being taught to their children will have no right to withdraw their child from lessons.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th September 2012

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk