David Cameron declares an end to ‘outdated’ laws on succession – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 28th, 2011 in news, royal family, succession by tracey

“Heralding an end to more than 300 years of English constitutional tradition, the Prime Minister will urge Commonwealth leaders to end laws that pass the Crown to the oldest male heir. Under the current rules of primogeniture, any male child takes precedence in the order of succession over his sisters. That would mean that any son born to Prince William would become King even if he had an older sister.”

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Daily Telegraph, 28th October 2011

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Ministers bar hereditary peerages from passing to women – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 21st, 2011 in news, peerages & dignities, royal family, sex discrimination, succession by tracey

“Ministers have ruled out a change in the law that would have allowed hereditary peerages to pass to women.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th October 2011

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David Cameron proposes changes to royal succession – BBC News

Posted October 13th, 2011 in constitutional reform, news, royal family, succession by tracey

“Changes to the rules on succession have moved closer after David Cameron shared his plans with the 15 other countries who have the Queen as their monarch.”

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BBC News, 12th October 2011

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Estates of Deceased Persons (Forfeiture Rule and Law of Succession) Act 2011 – legislation.gov.uk

Posted July 14th, 2011 in forfeiture, intestacy, legislation, succession, wills by tracey

Estates of Deceased Persons (Forfeiture Rule and Law of Succession) Act 2011 published

Full text of Act

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Female heirs given new financial rights in overhaul of Royal laws – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 1st, 2011 in news, royal family, succession by tracey

“A female heir to the Duke of Cambridge will have new financial rights under plans to modernise the monarchy.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st Juy 2011

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Royal succession reform is being discussed, Clegg says – BBC News

Posted April 18th, 2011 in constitutional law, consultations, news, royal family, succession by sally

“The government is consulting Commonwealth countries about changing the laws on royal succession, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said.”

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BBC News, 16th April 2011

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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.

Succession law changes ‘needed’ – BBC News

Posted December 10th, 2008 in constitutional law, Crown, news, succession by sally

“A cabinet minister has called for progress to be made on ending the 300-year old legal ban on Roman Catholics succeeding to the throne.”

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BBC News, 10th December 2008

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Swift royal law reforms ruled out – BBC News

Posted April 29th, 2008 in news, royal family, succession by sally

“The government has said it has no immediate plans to scrap a 300-year-old law that gives males precedence in the royal line of succession.”

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BBC News, 29th April 2008

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Succession and marriage laws will be left unchanged by Bill – The Times

Posted April 22nd, 2008 in news, royal family, succession by sally

“The Attorney-General’s office has ruled out any legislation that would give equal rights of succession to the throne to daughters of a monarch. Nor will it repeal the law that bans the heir to the throne from marrying a Roman Catholic.”

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The Times, 22nd April 2008

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‘Unfair’ royal succession law may be changed – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 21st, 2008 in equality, news, royal family, succession by sally

“The law that forces the eldest daughter of a monarch to make way for her younger brother in the succession could be abolished under new equality legislation.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th April 2008

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Princess Margaret’s ‘illegitimate son’ wins appeal right – The Guardian

Posted October 17th, 2007 in appeals, news, royal family, succession by sally

“A man claiming to be the illegitimate son of Princess Margaret today won the right to continue his fight to see the contents of her will.”

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The Guardian, 17th October 2007

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Shirley and Others v. Crabtree – Times Law Reports

Posted July 30th, 2007 in agricultural holdings, law reports, succession by sally

Livelihood condition for succeeding tenant

Shirley and Others v Crabtree

Queen’s Bench Division

“On an application by a nominated successor for a direction that she became the tenant of an agricultural holding, she did not have to satisfy the livelihood condition by reference to five of the seven years ending with the date of the tribunal hearing as well as by reference to the date of the retirement notice.”

The Times, 30th July 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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