Spinster sisters could win legal right to be treated as married couples, Peers told – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 25th, 2013 in bills, carers, civil partnerships, families, human rights, married persons, news by sally

“The introduction of same-sex marriage could finally open the way for carers and relatives such as unmarried sisters who live together to be given the same legal status as married couples, the House of Lords has been told.”

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Daily Telegraph, 24th June 2013

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Marital coercion defence could be scrapped – The Guardian

Posted April 2nd, 2013 in defences, harassment, married persons, news, repeals by sally

“Chris Grayling, the justice secretary, is considering abolishing the legal defence of ‘marital coercion’ that was unsuccessfully used by Vicky Pryce in her trial for taking speeding points on behalf of her husband.”

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The Guardian, 31st March 2013

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Chris Huhne and Vicky Pryce to be sentenced – BBC News

“Former cabinet minister Chris Huhne and his ex-wife Vicky Pryce are due to be sentenced for perverting the course of justice.”

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BBC News, 11th March 2013

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Guilty: Vicky Pryce convicted over Chris Huhne speeding points scam – The Independent

“The woman who plotted Chris Huhne’s downfall was herself facing jail today after a jury found that she was an accomplice in the scam to take her former husband’s speeding points for a driving offence ten years ago.”

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The Independent, 7th March 2013

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The Vicky Pryce case highlights why ‘marital coercion’ should be thrown out – The Guardian

Posted March 7th, 2013 in bullying, defences, duress, harassment, married persons, news by sally

“The defence used by Chris Huhne’s ex-wife after she took his speeding points is not available to men or unmarried women.”

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The Guardian, 7th March 2013

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New Vicky Pryce trial jury told to begin with clean slate – The Guardian

Posted February 26th, 2013 in harassment, married persons, news, perverting the course of justice, retrials by sally

“The retrial of Vicky Pryce, the former wife of the disgraced cabinet minister Chris Huhne, has begun, with the new jury being warned to ignore anything they already knew about the case.”

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The Guardian, 25th February 2013

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Vicky Pryce retrial decision triggers defence of jury system – The Guardian

“Britain’s jury system should not be judged by the outcome of a single, complex and highly unusual case, senior lawyers have warned following the collapse of the Vicky Pryce trial.”

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The Guardian, 21st February 2013

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Vicky Pryce faces retrial after jury ‘fails to grasp basics’ – The Guardian

“Vicky Pryce, the ex-wife of the disgraced cabinet minister Chris Huhne, faces a retrial next week over taking speeding points for him because a jury failed to reach a verdict, after suffering what the judge described as ‘absolutely fundamental deficits in understanding’.”

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The Guardian, 20th February 2013

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Man gave wife overdose to have ‘peace and quiet’ – The Guardian

Posted February 1st, 2013 in carers, drug offences, married persons, medicines, news, sentencing by tracey

“A man who acted as full-time carer to his wife for the five years of their marriage has been jailed for administering an overdose of prescription drugs to her to give himself a day of respite.”

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The Guardian, 31st January 2013

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Monkey on my back – NearlyLegal

Posted January 25th, 2013 in appeals, human rights, landlord & tenant, married persons, news by tracey

“Even since McCann v. UK (2008) 47 EHRR 40, a lot of people (around these parts) have been waiting for a case on Article 8 and the rule in Hammersmith v Monk (Hammersmith and Fulham LBC v. Monk [1992] AC 478) to reach the higher Courts. Is the rule that notice by one joint tenant determines the tenancy for both/all compatible with Article 8 (or Protocol 1 Article 1)? Now one case has got to a higher stage. In a somewhat eccentric fashion, the Court of Appeal has given a distinctly forthright view, even if what the Court could actually do with the appeal was, more or less, nothing at all.”

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NearlyLegal, 25th January, 2013

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Inspector finds UK Border Agency backlog dating back 10 years – The Guardian

Posted January 24th, 2013 in delay, immigration, married persons, news, reports by sally

“A ‘completely unacceptable’ UK Border Agency backlog of more than 16,000 applications from migrants for permission to stay in Britain, some of them dating back almost a decade, has been uncovered by the chief inspector of borders and immigration.”

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The Guardian, 23rd January 2013

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New immigration rules accused of splitting up families – The Independent

Posted November 19th, 2012 in families, immigration, married persons, news, regulations by sally

“Britons on low incomes are being forced to live apart from their families because of new immigration rules that rate their marriages as ‘second class’, campaigners say.”

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The Independent, 17th November 2012

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Dülger v Wetteraukreis – WLR Daily

Posted August 24th, 2012 in divorce, EC law, freedom of movement, law reports, married persons by sally

Dülger v Wetteraukreis (Case C-451/11); [2012] WLR (D) 249

“The first paragraph of article 7 of Decision No 1/80 of the EEC-Turkey Association Council meant that a member of the family of a Turkish worker, who was a national of a third country other than Turkey, could invoke, in the host member state, the rights arising from that provision, where all the other conditions laid down by the provision had been fulfilled.”

WLR Daily, 19th August 2012

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Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council v Hickin – WLR Daily

Posted July 27th, 2012 in housing, landlord & tenant, law reports, married persons, succession by sally

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council v Hickin [2012] UKSC 39; [2012] WLR (D) 224

“Where one of two or more persons holding under a joint secure tenancy died, the tenancy vested in the survivor or survivors rather than vesting in a person qualified to succeed the deceased person pursuant to section 89 of the Housing Act 1985.”

WLR Daily, 25th July 2012

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Regina v A (B) – WLR Daily

Regina v A (B) [2012] EWCA Crim 1529; [2012] WLR (D) 199

“Whether an offence charged involved an assault on, or injury or threat of injury to, the spouse or civil partner of the person charged, so that the spouse or civil partner was a compellable witness under section 80(2A)(3) of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984, was to be determined solely by reference to the terms of the indictment and not by reference to the evidence to be adduced about the circumstances of the particular offence.”

WLR Daily, 11th July 2012

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Pre-Nuptial agreements: developments since Radmacher – Family Law Week

Posted March 26th, 2012 in divorce, married persons, news, prenuptial agreements by sally

“David Marusza of Harcourt Chambers summarises and analyses the latest cases involving prenuptial agreements.”

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Family Law Week, 25th March 2012

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Independent Trustee Services Ltd v Morris – WLR Daily

Independent Trustee Services Ltd v Morris: [2012] EWCA Civ 195;  [2012] WLR (D)  55

“The defence of bona fide purchaser for value without notice, at the time of receipt of moneys, to a tracing claim by a trustee for the recovery of misappropriated trust moneys was not available to the recipient thereof where a consent order made in ancillary relief proceedings pursuant to which the moneys had been paid had been rescinded, on the recipient’s application to renew the ancillary relief application because of non-disclosure of assets, by the time the defence was raised.”

WLR Daily, 28th February 2012

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Mirror wills invalidated by signature mix-up, appeal judges rule – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted February 3rd, 2012 in married persons, mistake, news, wills by sally

“A simple mix-up when a husband and wife signed mirror wills 13 years ago means they have no value in law, the Court of Appeal ruled today. The ruling disinherits the couple’s intended heir and has left lawyers calling for a more flexible approach to probate law.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 2nd February 2012

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Pagan wins ‘family life’ human rights case – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 19th, 2011 in families, human rights, immigration, married persons, news, polygamy by tracey

“An American woman who worships Norse gods has won the right to stay in Britain because of her ‘family life’ with her boyfriend and his wife.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th December 2011

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Lax UK border controls attacked in report – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 19th, 2011 in immigration, married persons, news by tracey

“A woman was allowed into the UK to live with a partner she claimed she had met on the internet despite being unable to prove that she had ever even spoken to him, a report into the UK Border Agency (UKBA) reveals.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th December 2011

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