Save the date! – New Square Chambers

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

‘‘Save the Date!’ The Inheritance and Trustees’ Powers Act 2014 comes into force on 1 October 2014. Alexander Learmonth summarises the important changes being brought in by the new Act.’

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New Square Chambers, October 2014

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Inheritance law changes come into force – BBC News

Posted October 1st, 2014 in children, families, intestacy, legislation, married persons, news, wills by tracey

‘Changes to the rights of people whose spouses or civil partners die without making a will have come into force.’

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BBC News, 1st October 2014

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Spousal Maintenance: How appealing is an appeal? Appeal Cost consequences explored – Zenith Chambers

Posted September 24th, 2014 in appeals, costs, families, married persons, news by sally

‘In H v W [2014] EWHC 2846 (Fam) Eleanor King J revisited the issue of costs.’

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Zenith Chambers, 22nd September 2014

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‘Paranoid’ husband killed wife over imaginary affair, inquest hears – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 7th, 2014 in domestic violence, families, inquests, married persons, mental health, news by sally

‘Jonathan Trenchard mistakenly thought his wife of 24 years, Derisa, was on the verge of leaving him for another man.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th August 2014

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Church faces legal challenge after blocking job offer to married gay priest – The Guardian

‘The first priest to marry his same-sex partner is to issue a legal challenge to the Church of England after his offer of a job as an NHS chaplain was withdrawn when his bishop refused the necessary permission.’

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The Guardian, 4th August 2014

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Minimum income rules for immigrants do not breach human rights – Appeal Court – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Provisions in the Immigration Rules which impose income requirements on individuals living in the United Kingdom, who wish to bring their non-European Economic Area citizen spouses to live with them, are not a disproportionate interference with their right to family life under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. The Court of Appeal has also underlined the important (but often misunderstood) point that there is no legal requirement that the Immigration Rules should provide that the best interests of the child should be determinative. Section 55 of the Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009 is not a “trump card” to be played whenever the interests of a child arise. ‘

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UK Human Rights Blog, 21st July 2014

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Ahmad v Secretary of State for the Home Department (AIRE Centre intervening) – WLR Daily

Ahmad v Secretary of State for the Home Department (AIRE Centre intervening); [2014] EWCA Civ 988; [2014] WLR (D) 318

‘The conditions in article 7(1) of Parliament and Council Directive 2004/38/EC, as implemented by the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006, were to be strictly interpreted on the basis that the right to a permanent residence card was a privilege which was not conferred unless there was strict and literal compliance with the conditions therein. They were not to be interpreted under European Union law in a dynamic way such that it was enough if they were substantially or functionally fulfilled.’

WLR Daily, 16th July 2014

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Appeal court: if you earn £18,600 a year your foreign spouse can live in UK – The Guardian

Posted July 14th, 2014 in appeals, families, immigration, married persons, news, remuneration by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has dismissed a legal challenge to Home Office rules for UK citizens who want their overseas spouses to live with them in Britain, affecting more than 3,600 families.’

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The Guardian, 11th July 2014

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Christopher Parry guilty of murdering wife Caroline Parry – BBC News

Posted July 9th, 2014 in married persons, mental health, murder, news by sally

‘A man has been found guilty of murdering his wife by shooting her twice in the back after she left him.’

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BBC News, 9th July 2014

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State immunity does not avail Saudi Prince – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Rosalind English posted in January 2014 on Jones v. the United Kingdom, in which the Strasbourg Court decided that the inability of four men to bring torture compensation claims against Saudi Arabia in UK courts did not breach Article 6(1) of the Convention (access to court). The Court held that a grant of state immunity reflected generally recognised rules of public international law and so there had been no violation.’


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UK Human Rights Blog, 9th June 2014

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Saudi prince has no state immunity from £12 million ‘secret wife’ claim, court rules – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 10th, 2014 in financial provision, married persons, news, royal family, state immunity by sally

‘Decision by London court opens the way for a potentially embarrassing court case involving a British woman who claims she was secretly married to the late king of Saudi Arabia.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th June 2014

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Succession and Sharia – NearlyLegal

Posted June 3rd, 2014 in appeals, islamic law, landlord & tenant, married persons, news, succession by sally

‘From 1/8/1980 until his death on 19/11/2010, Mr Al-Faisal held a protected Rent Act tenancy of Flat 15, 1 Royal Avenue House, London, SW3. In 1987, Ms Al-Faisal married the Appellant, Ms Ouaha, in an Islamic marriage ceremony in London and the couple had two children in 1991 and 1994. Importantly for the purposes of this case, there was no civil ceremony.’

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NearlyLegal, 1st June 2014

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Mohammed Badiuzzaman jailed for strangling pregnant wife – BBC News

Posted May 28th, 2014 in complaints, married persons, murder, news, police, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been sentenced to life in prison for strangling his pregnant wife at her home in east London.’

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BBC News, 27th May 2014

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Married gay couples can have coats of arms for first time in history – The Independent

Posted May 9th, 2014 in homosexuality, married persons, news, peerages & dignities by sally

‘Married gay couples can now have their own coat of arms after archaic rules dating back hundreds of years were brought into the 21st Century.’

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The Independent, 8th May 2014

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Couples should be able to divorce without going to court, says top judge – The Guardian

Posted April 30th, 2014 in cohabitation, courts, dispute resolution, divorce, judiciary, married persons, news by sally

‘Couples agreeing to divorce by consent should be able to arrange their own separations with a trip to the registrar rather than having to go to court, the most senior family judge in England and Wales says.’

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The Guardian, 29th April 2014

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Man jailed for trying to strangle his wife: ‘Sorry, I need to get rid of you’ – The Independent

Posted April 28th, 2014 in assault, domestic violence, married persons, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who attempted to strangle his wife of 10 years while she lay in bed sleeping has been jailed.’

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The Independent, 26th April 2014

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Ignoring the Court of Appeal? – NearlyLegal

‘There has been an odd bedroom tax development, one on which details are tantalisingly still absent. Mr & Mrs Carmichael have won their appeal to the First Tier Tribunal, apparently on the basis of Mrs Carmichael’s disability, so on grounds of Article 14 read with Art 1 Protocol 1. The Tribunal apparently found that it would be unjustifiable discrimination to impose the bedroom tax.’

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NearlyLegal, 24th April 2014

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Jasvir Ginday jailed for life for murdering wife to hide his sexuality – BBC News

Posted April 14th, 2014 in domestic violence, homosexuality, married persons, murder, news, sentencing by sally

A bank worker has been jailed for life for murdering his wife in a bid to stop her revealing his homosexuality.

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BBC News, 11th April 2014

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Cox (Appellant) v Ergo Versicherung AG (formerly known as Victoria) (Respondent) – Supreme Court

Cox (Appellant) v Ergo Versicherung AG (formerly known as Victoria) (Respondent) [2014] UKSC 22 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 2nd April 2014

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Life after death – New Law Journal

‘Jonathan Herring explores a clear case of compassion from the courts.’

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New Law Journal, 4th April 2014

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