Sanam v National Crime Agency – WLR Daily

Sanam v National Crime Agency: [2015] EWCA Civ 1234; [2015] WLR (D) 495

‘There was no basis for concluding that a civil recovery order obtained by the National Crime Agency pursuant to Part 5 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 in respect of property derived from unlawful conduct would violate the rights of an innocent former wife of the criminal under article 1 of the First Protocol to the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, even though she would be left without any assets if a recovery order was made.’

WLR Daily, 2nd December 2015

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Late Saudi King Fahd’s ‘secret wife’ wins payout – BBC News

‘A woman who says she was the “secret wife” of the late King Fahd of Saudi Arabia has won a multimillion-pound claim at the High Court.’

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BBC News, 3rd November 2015

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Gay escort jailed after blackmailing a married businessman – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 5th, 2015 in blackmail, homosexuality, married persons, news, prostitution by sally

‘John Walker, 29, sent the victim’s wife a picture of her husband on a hotel bed wearing a pair of knickers.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th October 2015

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Gay couple in fight for equal pension rights – BBC News

‘A gay man has launched a legal bid for his husband to have the same pension rights a wife would have if he was in a heterosexual relationship.’

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BBC News, 29th June 2015

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Woman who sold her ex-husband’s grave space without his knowledge has to pay him £4,000 – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 3rd, 2015 in burials and cremation, compensation, divorce, fraud, married persons, news by sally

‘A woman who sold her ex-husband’s graveyard plot after forging his signature has been ordered to pay him more than £4,000.’
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Daily Telegraph, 2nd June 2015

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Famous woman wins court injunction to stop details of her affair with high profile married man being leaked by lover – The Independent

Posted May 27th, 2015 in human rights, injunctions, married persons, news, privacy by sally

‘A high profile celebrity woman, who has been described as a “figure of trust”, has been granted a court injunction to prevent her lover from leaking details of her affair with a famous married man to the press.

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The Independent, 22nd May 2015

Source: www.independent.co.uk

M1 crash death driver Ian Walters guilty of murdering wife – BBC News

Posted May 8th, 2015 in domestic violence, married persons, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man accused of murdering his wife by deliberately driving their car into a motorway embankment has been convicted.’

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BBC News, 7th May 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Convicted murderers become first gay couple to marry in prison – The Guardian

Posted March 30th, 2015 in equality, homosexuality, marriage, married persons, murder, news, prisons by sally

‘Two convicted murderers detained in one of Britain’s toughest prisons have become the first gay couple to marry behind bars.’

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The Guardian, 28th March 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Wyatt (Appellant) v Vince (Respondent) – Supreme Court

Wyatt (Appellant) v Vince (Respondent) [2015] UKSC 14 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 11th March 2015

Source: www.youtube.com/user/UKSupremeCourt

Woman jailed for pouring scalding water over husband – The Guardian

‘A woman who poured scalding water over her husband after he failed to satisfy her “unrealistic” financial demands has been jailed for four years.’

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The Guardian, 24th March 2015

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Visitor appeal succeeds on human rights grounds – Free Movement

Posted March 11th, 2015 in appeals, asylum, human rights, immigration, married persons, news, tribunals by tracey

‘In a very welcome determination that comes a mere two years after the abolition of full rights of appeal for visitors but in the middle of the scything of full rights of appeal for everyone else, President McCloskey has turned his attention to the question of the relevance of compliance with the Immigration Rules to a human rights appeal. The answer is that where a person meets the terms of the Immigration Rules, their appeal will normally fall to be allowed on human rights grounds, assuming that human rights are engaged in some way in the first place.’

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Free Movement, 10th March 2015

Source: www.freemovement.org.uk

Marriage tax allowance: how does it work? – The Guardian

Posted February 23rd, 2015 in civil partnerships, income tax, married persons, news, remuneration, taxation by sally

‘Registration has opened for the new marriage tax allowance – a Conservative policy which will allow some couples to share part of their annual income tax allowance.’

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The Guardian, 20th February 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Schedule 1 to The Children Act 1989: Not Just for Wags – Family Law Week

‘Anita Mehta, barrister of Crown Office Row, Brighton, argues that Schedule 1 to the Children Act 1989 applications should not be regarded as the domain of footballers’ girlfriends or the uber-wealthy but as a powerful tool for meeting children’s needs in a wide variety of cases.’

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Family Law Week, 6th February 2015

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Spouse migration rules ‘unfair’ to UK citizens, admits minister – BBC News

Posted February 11th, 2015 in citizenship, families, immigration, married persons, news, visas by sally

‘Home Office Minister James Brokenshire has admitted UK-born citizens who want to bring their spouses into the UK from outside the EU are getting a raw deal.’

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BBC News, 10th February 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Fifty Shades court cases: a Grey area of law – Daily Telegraph

‘The man who squirted his girlfriend with brown sauce, the woman with faulty lubricant…The five most bizarre court cases inspired by 50 Shades of Grey.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th February 2015

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Elderly man ‘held prisoner’ in care home – Daily Telegraph

‘An elderly man suffering from dementia was treated like a “prisoner” after social workers dispatched him to a nursing home against his and his family’s wishes without going through proper legal processes, a formal investigation has found.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th January 2015

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Cohabiting pitfalls: is it time the law caught up? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted November 26th, 2014 in bills, cohabitation, married persons, mortgages, news by sally

‘The law on relationship breakdown differs between couples who are cohabiting and married couples. Under English Law the concept of common-law wife/husband does not exist. If an unmarried couple live together in a property owned by both of them, they need to be careful to express at the outset what they intend as to property ownership. If they intend it to be an equal ownership they should state this or differing percentages.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 25th November 2014

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

Mother who tried to send cash in friend’s knickers to jihadist husband in Syria is jailed – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 14th, 2014 in Islam, married persons, news, sentencing, terrorism by tracey

‘Amal El-Wahabi, 28, jailed for more than two years after conning an old school friend into trying to smuggle 20,000 euros in her knickers.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th November 2014

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Does Fatal Accident Legislation Treat Gay Men And Women Differently? – Zenith PI Blog

‘As currently drafted the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 could treat gay men and gay women differently. Here I look at the reason why and examine the possible solution.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 16th October 2014

Source: www.zenithpi.wordpress.com

Will it be enough? – Zenith Chambers

Posted October 15th, 2014 in families, intestacy, married persons, news, trusts, wills by sally

‘The 1st October 2014 sees the implementation of long awaited changes to the way in which intestacy and claims for reasonable financial provision are approached. The Inheritance and Trustees’ Powers Act 2014 is the result of a six year Law Commission review of the intestacy rules and claims for reasonable financial provision. The review was prompted by research that suggested 58% of the adult population does not have a will and the intestacy rules did not properly provide for modern relationships.’

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Zenith Chambers, 1st October 2014

Source: www.zenithchambers.co.uk