Rochdale sham marriage vicar John Magumba facing jail – BBC News

Posted December 14th, 2011 in clergy, immigration, marriage, news, theft by sally

“A Church of England vicar from Rochdale has admitted carrying out sham marriage ceremonies to allow illegal immigrants to gain the right to stay in the UK.”

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BBC News, 13th December 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Businessman George Wharton’s daughters lose battle with stepmother over £4 million will – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 8th, 2011 in marriage, news, wills by tracey

“Millionaire businessman George Wharton’s three daughters have lost out on a share of his £4 million fortune after his deathbed marriage to his former mistress left ‘a family at war with itself.’ ”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th December 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Couple jailed for ‘sham marriage’ in Cardiff – BBC News

Posted November 17th, 2011 in fraud, immigration, marriage, news, sentencing by tracey

“A bride and groom who were arrested on their wedding day have been jailed for trying to breach immigration laws after the marriage was exposed as a sham.”

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BBC News, 16th November 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Spouses have no right to lottery winnings – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 18th, 2011 in gambling, marriage, matrimonial home, news by sally

“If your spouse picks the winning numbers, you are entitled to a share of the jackpot only if he or she invests it in a shared asset such as the family home, a High Court judge ruled yesterday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th October 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Regina (Aguilar Quila and another) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (AIRE Centre and others intervening) Regina (Bibi and another) v Same (Same intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted October 13th, 2011 in human rights, immigration, law reports, marriage, Supreme Court by tracey

Regina (Aguilar Quila and another) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (AIRE Centre and others intervening) Regina (Bibi and another) v Same (Same intervening) [2011] UKSC 45; [2011] WLR (D) 291

“An immigration rule designed to deter forced marriages, which prevented the granting of leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom as a spouse if either of the parties to the marriage was aged under 21, was an unjustified interference with the right to family life.”

WLR Daily, 12th October 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Gay marriage on the way… but not quite yet – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted October 10th, 2011 in homosexuality, marriage, news by sally

“In his Conservative Party Conference speech the Prime Minister David Cameron signalled his strong support for the legalisation of gay marriage.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 10th October 2011

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Government to consider options for equal civil marriage for same-sex couples – Home Office

Posted September 30th, 2011 in consultations, homosexuality, marriage, press releases by tracey

“A public consultation to consider how to make civil marriage available to same-sex couples will begin in March 2012, the government announced today.”

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Home Office, 26th September 2011

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Getting married? Top legal tips for couples-to-be – The Guardian

Posted August 4th, 2011 in marriage, news, prenuptial agreements, wills by sally

“Philippa Cunniff, family law partner at Turcan Connell, has some distinctly unromantic but potentially invaluable advice.”

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The Guardian, 4th August 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Three years for sham marriage ‘fixer’ – Home Office

Posted July 25th, 2011 in bigamy, fraud, immigration, marriage, money laundering, press releases, sentencing by tracey

“Abiola Abdulkareem was arrested at Abingdon Register Office on Friday 14 May 2010, as the wedding of Idowu James Ojomu from Nigeria and French national Maria Deroff got underway.”

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Home Office, 20th July 2011

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

‘No political will’ to reform marriage laws – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 11th, 2011 in marriage, news by sally

“There is ‘no political will’ to address the record levels of family breakdown that currently cost the country an estimated £40-100bn a year, a leading family lawyer claimed during a Law Society public debate yesterday.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 8th July 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

New rules for migrant church weddings – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 12th, 2011 in fraud, immigration, licensing, marriage, news by sally

“The tradition of reading church banns is to be dropped for migrant weddings as part of a new drive to combat bogus marriages.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th April 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Royal weddings: time to update the laws of saying ‘I do’? – The Guardian

Posted April 5th, 2011 in human rights, marriage, news, royal family by sally

“Prince William’s forthcoming marriage to Kate Middleton is unlikely to be beset by any legal confusion. But future Windsor weddings could easily be mired in controversy unless there are changes to the law, according to Professor Rebecca Probert from Warwick University, an expert on marriage law.”

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The Guardian, 5th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Sheffield wedding party sentenced – UK Border Agency

“A wedding party arrested in Sheffield city centre last September as part of a nationwide crackdown have been jailed.”

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UK Border Agency, 22nd April 2011

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

New Push for LGB and T equality will allow civil partnerships in religious buildings – Home Office

Posted February 18th, 2011 in civil partnerships, equality, homosexuality, marriage, press releases by sally

“As part of its commitment to advancing equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGB and T) people, the government will today announce that religious buildings will be allowed to host civil partnership registrations.”

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Home Office, 17th February 2011

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Gay marriages and heterosexual civil partnerships may soon be welcomed – The Guardian

Posted February 17th, 2011 in civil partnerships, homosexuality, marriage, news by sally

“Gay and lesbian couples could soon win the right to marry, and straight couples be given the right to form civil partnerships.
The equalities minister, Lynne Featherstone, has disclosed that the government intends to consult over how marriage laws in England and Wales can be further reformed, despite strong opposition from some religious groups.”

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The Guardian, 17th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Marriage laws explained – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 14th, 2011 in marriage, news by sally

“Getting married isn’t quite a simple as saying ‘I do’: here is a breakdown of the myriad laws surrounding matrimony.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th February 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Night-time weddings to be allowed – BBC News

Posted February 14th, 2011 in marriage, news by sally

“Night-time weddings will be able to take place in future under plans outlined by the government.”

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BBC News, 12th February 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

R (Aguilar Quila) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Advice on Individual Rights in Europe and another intervening); R (Bibi) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – WLR Daily

Posted January 4th, 2011 in forced marriages, human rights, immigration, law reports, marriage by sally

R (Aguilar Quila) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Advice on Individual Rights in Europe and another intervening); R (Bibi) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2010] EWCA Civ 1482; [2010] WLR (D) 341

“R 277 of the Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules, which prevented entry clearance to a party to a marriage where one spouse was a United Kingdom citizen and either party was aged under 21 years, was a disproportionate inhibition on family and private life and on the right to marry, guaranteed by arts 8 and 12 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.”

WLR Daily, 22nd December 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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European court urged to end UK marriage ‘apartheid’ – The Guardian

Posted December 20th, 2010 in civil partnerships, homosexuality, human rights, marriage, news by sally

“Campaigners launch legal challenge in attempt to change legislation that prevents gay couples from getting married.”

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The Guardian, 19th December 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Official Solicitor to the Senior Courts v Yemoh and others – WLR Daily

Posted December 17th, 2010 in Ghana, law reports, marriage, polygamy, succession by sally

Official Solicitor to the Senior Courts v Yemoh and others [2010] WLR (D) 334

“Polygamous marriages contracted in accordance with the customary law of Ghana were recognised for the purposes of succession to real estate in England and Wales.”

WLR Daily, 16th December 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.