Bedfordshire businessman guilty of sham marriage scam – BBC News

Posted August 30th, 2012 in conspiracy, fraud, immigration, marriage, news by tracey

“A Bedfordshire restaurant owner has been found guilty of being involved in a sham marriage scam.”

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BBC News, 29th August 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Dukali v Lamrani: a cautionary tale on how the courts define marriage – Family Law Week

Posted August 15th, 2012 in cohabitation, financial provision, jurisdiction, marriage, news by sally

“Dr John Fox and Eleanor Fletcher, both barristers at Lamb Building, consider the lessons to be learned from the court’s approach to determining the validity of the parties’ marriage in Dukali v Lamrani.”

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Family Law Week, 14th August 2012

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

MA v JA (Attorney General intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted August 7th, 2012 in law reports, marriage by sally

MA v JA (Attorney General intervening) [2012] EWHC 2219 (Fam); [2012] WLR (D) 246

“A ceremony of marriage conducted in England which did not comply with the requirements of the Marriage Act 1949 because the parties had failed to give notice to the registrar with the result that the marriage was solemnised without any certificate being issued, created a marriage which was entitled to be recognised as valid under English law.”

WLR Daily, 27th July 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

‘Homegrown’ British terrorist bride jailed over Jewish plot – Daily Telegraph

“Serial bride who met and married her third husband through a Muslim dating site was jailed for eight years for planning to launch a terrorist attack upon Jewish communities in Manchester.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th July 2012

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Finance Divorce Update – Family Law Week

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

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Family Law Week, June 2012

Source: www.familylawweek.com

Civil partnerships should have been called marriage, says top divorce lawyer – Daily Telegraph

“The debate over same-sex unions could have been avoided if civil partnerships had been described as marriage by the Government, a top divorce lawyer has said.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th June 2012

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Opposing gay marriage not homophobic, says advertising watchdog – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 14th, 2012 in advertising, complaints, homosexuality, marriage, news by sally

“Opposing gay marriage is not offensive or homophobic, the advertising watchdog has ruled.”

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Daily Telegraph, 14th June 2012

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Gay marriage gets ministerial approval – The Guardian

Posted June 13th, 2012 in Church of England, consultations, homosexuality, marriage, news by sally

“Ministers have pledged to push through legislation to give same-sex couples equal rights to get married despite mounting opposition from within the Conservative party and the threat of a split with the Church of England.”

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The Guardian, 12th June 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Will the European Court force churches to perform gay marriages? – UK Human Rights Blog

“The Government’s Consultation on Equal Civil Marriage ends on Thursday 14 June: you can fill in the brief online survey here if you haven’t already. In the meantime, the Church of England is on the front pages this morning with its own response, which amongst other things, warns that ‘it seems extremely doubtful’ that the European Court of Human Rights ‘would uphold the right of a state to retain gender inequality in civil partnerships once the state had legislated for equal marriage’.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 12th June 2012

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Finance & Divorce May 2012 Update – Family Law Week

Posted June 7th, 2012 in bankruptcy, costs, divorce, financial provision, marriage, news by sally

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

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Family Law Week, 6th June 2012

Source: www.familylawweek.com

Gay marriage: you say potato and I say potahto – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted May 22nd, 2012 in homosexuality, marriage, news by sally

“There’s been quite a commotion about gay marriage in the last few weeks following the Government’s apparent plans to shelve or delay its introduction with MP Gerald Howarth, amongst others, saying that the Tories’ stance on gay marriage was partly to blame for their performance at the local elections. A slightly narrow focus one might think when the Labour party, for whom more people voted in the local elections, supports gay marriage and when it is perhaps the economy that is at the forefront of many voters minds.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 22nd May 2012

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

Widower pays price for infidelity as judge rules he is not entitled to full compensation – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 21st, 2012 in compensation, marriage, negligence, news, paramedics by sally

“A company director who fathered a child with his mistress has paid the price for his infidelity after a judge ruled he was not entitled to full compensation over the death of his wife.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th May 2012

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Divorce judge: most couples in Hello! magazine end up in my court within a year or two – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 30th, 2012 in divorce, judges, marriage, news by sally

“A serving High Court judge who is launching a public campaign this week to defend marriage said most couples who appear in Hello! magazine end up in his divorce court ‘within a year or two.'”

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Daily Telegraph, 30th April 2012

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Jailhouse rock: man has diamond ring in court to propose to his attacker – The Guardian

Posted April 11th, 2012 in grievous bodily harm, marriage, news, sentencing by sally

“A man who forgave his partner for nearly killing him when she plunged a kitchen knife into his back brought an engagement ring to court in the hope a judge would let her walk free.”

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The Guardian, 11th April 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Landmark move towards same-sex marriage a step closer – Home Office

Posted March 16th, 2012 in consultations, homosexuality, marriage by tracey

“Same-sex couples have moved a step closer to the right to marry in a civil ceremony. The Home Office today launched a consultation on how to allow everyone to have a civil marriage.”

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Home Office, 15th March 2012

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Gay marriage: government to begin public consultation – The Guardian

Posted March 15th, 2012 in consultations, homosexuality, marriage, news by sally

“The government is to press ahead with its plans to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry despite criticism from leading figures in the Church of England and the Roman Catholic church.”

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The Guardian, 14th March 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

No 10 sides with gay couples over full marriage – The Independent

“Gay couples will finally win the right to marry, Downing Street insisted last night, despite an escalating campaign of opposition led by a former Archbishop of Canterbury and some Conservative MPs.”

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The Independent, 21st February 2012

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A Practical and Legal Analysis of Islamic Marriage, Divorce and Dowry – Family Law Week

Posted February 1st, 2012 in divorce, islamic law, marriage, news by sally

“Charlotte Proudman, a pupil at Coram Chambers, provides some legal and practical guidance on Islamic marriage, divorce and dowry and describes the procedures at Birmingham Central Mosque’s Sharia Council.”

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Family Law Week, 31st January 2012

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Seven Wolverhampton people jailed for Wrexham sham marriages – BBC News

Posted February 1st, 2012 in conspiracy, deportation, immigration, marriage, news by sally

“A bride at a sham double wedding pointed to the wrong ‘groom’ when quizzed by Border Agency officials, Mold Crown Court has heard.”

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BBC News, 31st January 2012

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Vicar jailed after dozens of sham marriages – The Independent

Posted January 26th, 2012 in Church of England, conspiracy, fraud, marriage, news, sentencing, theft by sally

“A Church of England vicar was jailed for two and a half years today after carrying out dozens of sham marriages allowing illegal immigrants to live in the UK.”

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The Independent, 26th January 2012

Source: www.independent.co.uk