Edward Chopping spared jail for manslaughter of wife – BBC News

Posted March 21st, 2011 in elderly, euthanasia, homicide, married persons, news, sentencing by sally

“An 84-year-old man from east London who killed his wife so she did not have to go to a care home has been spared jail.”

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BBC News, 18th March 2011

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OAP spared jail over wife’s death – The Independent

Posted March 21st, 2011 in elderly, euthanasia, homicide, married persons, news, sentencing by sally

“A frail 84-year-old who killed his ailing wife after becoming terrified that she would be taken into a care home wept as he was spared jail today.”

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The Independent, 18th March 2011

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Gill v Woodall and others – WLR Daily

Posted December 16th, 2010 in law reports, married persons, mental health, undue influence, wills by sally

Gill v Woodall and others [2010] EWCA Civ 1430; [2011] WLR (D) 328

“To determine whether a testatrix knew and approved the contents of her will the proper approach was to consider the factual and expert evidence and to ask whether the testatrix appreciated what was in the will when she signed it. It was not necessary to break down the issue into two separate questions of whether a prima facie case had been made out that the testatrix had not known or approved of the contents of her will and then whether the beneficiary had rebutted that case.”

WLR Daily, 15th December 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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Policy ‘makes marriage miserable’ – BBC News

Posted November 9th, 2009 in immigration, married persons, news by sally

“The first year of a young couple’s marriage has been made miserable by a ‘rigid and inflexible’ immigration policy, the High Court has heard.”

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BBC News, 9th November 2009

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MPs’ spouses ‘to fight job ban’ – BBC News

Posted October 28th, 2009 in employment, married persons, news, parliament, unfair dismissal by sally

“Spouses who are employed by MPs are preparing to look into legal action if they are barred from their jobs.”

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BBC News, 27th October 2009

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Married woman faces deportation – BBC News

Posted September 9th, 2009 in immigration, married persons, news, visas by sally

“A married Canadian woman is due to fly out of Heathrow later under imminent threat of deportation from the UK.”

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BBC News, 9th September 2009

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Suspended term for tea poison man – BBC News

Posted August 28th, 2009 in married persons, news, poisoning, sentencing by sally

“A man who poisoned his estranged wife’s tea with mercury has been given a 350-day suspended sentence.”

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BBC News, 28th August 2009

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Pensioner to be sentenced for poisoning wife’s tea – The Independent

Posted August 28th, 2009 in married persons, news, poisoning by sally

“A pensioner who poured mercury into his estranged wife’s cup of tea to win her back by nursing her back to health will be sentenced later today.”

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The Independent, 28th August 2009

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Family mediation website goes live – Ministry of Justice

Posted August 27th, 2009 in married persons, news by sally

“Justice Minister Bridget Prentice launches a new advice website for families involved in disputes.”

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Ministry of Justice, 26th August 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

R (Purdy) v Director of Public Prosecutions (Society for the Protection of Unborn Children intervening) – WLR Daily

R (Purdy) v Director of Public Prosecutions (Society for the Protection of Unborn Children intervening) [2009] UKHL 45; [2009] WLR (D) 271

“The Director of Public Prosecutions should be required to promulgate a policy identifying the facts and circumstances to be considered in exercising his discretion under s 2(4) of the Suicide Act 1961 whether to prosecute a person such as the claimant’s husband for aiding and abetting an assisted suicide abroad.”

WLR Daily, 31st July 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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AM (Somalia) v Entry Clearance Officer – WLR Daily

AM (Somalia) v Entry Clearance Officer [2009] EWCA Civ 634; [2009] WLR (D) 22

“The requirement under the Immigration Rules for a disabled British citizen living in the United Kingdom on disability living allowance who was sponsoring her foreign husband to settle in UK to prove that they would be able to maintain themselves without recourse to public funds did not amount to disporportionate discrimination against disabled sponsors under art 14 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.”

WLR Daily, 2nd July 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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AF (Jamaica) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – WLR Daily

Posted March 27th, 2009 in deportation, human rights, law reports, married persons by sally

AF (Jamaica) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2009] EWCA Civ 240; [2009] WLR (D) 112

“In considering whether it was consistent with the right to respect for family life to require the wife and children of a man whose deportation had been ordered to accompany him in deportation the court should look at the issue from the point of view of the wife and children and not just of the potential deportee. It was not enough that there were no insuperable obstacles to their moving because the ultimate test was one of proportionality.”

WLR Daily, 26th March 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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Regina v Kousar – Times Law Reports

Regina v Kousar

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

“A wife who knew her husband was storing business merchandise in the matrimonial home, acquiesced in it being there and did not demand its removal, was not in control or possession of the goods.”

The Times, 25th March 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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No inquiry into couple’s assisted suicide – The Guardian

Posted March 9th, 2009 in assisted suicide, married persons, news by sally

“Police are not investigating the deaths of the husband and wife who became the first terminally ill British couple to be helped to die together in Switzerland, it emerged yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 7th March 2009

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Woman jailed for husband’s murder – BBC News

Posted March 4th, 2009 in married persons, murder, news, sentencing by sally

“A woman has been jailed for life for murdering her husband after she was faced with losing their £170,000 family home during a marriage break-up.”

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BBC News, 4th March 2009

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Devoted husband who suffocated wife is spared jail – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 10th, 2008 in homicide, married persons, news, sentencing by sally

“A retired civil servant who suffocated his seriously ill wife with a plastic bag as she lay in her hospital bed has been spared jail.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th October 2008

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Spouses and civil partners to receive more when partner dies without leaving a will – Ministry of Justice

Posted August 28th, 2008 in civil partnerships, intestacy, married persons, news by sally

“Married couples and civil partners whose spouse or civil partner dies without leaving a will are to benefit from an increase in the statutory legacy under proposals published by the government today.”

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Ministry of Justice, 28th August 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Gibson v Revenue and Customs Prosecution Office – Times Law Reports

Gibson v Revenue and Customs Prosecution Office

Court of Appeal

“When a confiscation order was made against a convicted drug dealer, his wife was entitled to keep her 50 per cent interest in the matrimonial home, despite a finding in the confiscation proceedings that she had guilty knowledge of the source of her husband’s wealth. The court had no power to supplement the provisions of the Drug Trafficking Act 1994 so as to bring her share of the equity in the matrimonial home within the order.”

The Times, 14th July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Jealous husband killed adulterous wife and tried to strangle son – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 30th, 2008 in married persons, murder, news by sally

“A jealous husband strangled his wife to death and then tried to kill his young son when he discovered she had been cheating on him.”

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Daily Telegraph, 30th June 2008

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Appeal court says criminals’ wives’ assets untouchable – The Independent

Posted June 23rd, 2008 in confiscation, married persons, news, proceeds of crime by sally

“Millions of pounds worth of criminal assets, including luxury homes and jewellery, will remain out of the reach of the state after a landmark ruling by the Appeal Court.”

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The Independent, 23rd June 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk