Withholding religious divorce controlling and coercive behaviour: Moher – Law & Religion UK

‘In 2021, the UK Parliament passed amendments to the Domestic Abuse Bill and the Serious Crime Act which stipulated that withholding a Get can constitute a violation of those laws. The draft statutory guidance under the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 recognised that withholding a religious divorce both by Muslim and Jewish husbands may constitute controlling or coercive behaviour and a form of spiritual abuse which could lead the husband to be imprisoned. This development was in reaction to various calls for action to tackle the issue of ‘chained wives’ in religious communities.’

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Law & Religion UK, 17th May 2022

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National Action: Nazi Alex Davies guilty of fascist group membership – BBC News

Posted May 18th, 2022 in news, proscribed organisations by sally

‘A man has been found guilty of being a member of a banned fascist group.’

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BBC News, 19th May 2022

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Daughter of woman whose corpse was abused loses High Court inquiry fight – The Independent

‘A woman whose mother’s corpse was abused by a necrophiliac murderer has lost a High Court fight with Health Secretary Sajid Javid over arrangements for a public inquiry.’

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The Independent, 17th May 2022

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Plight of Afghan judges in spotlight as court hears UK asylum challenge – The Guardian

Posted May 17th, 2022 in Afghanistan, asylum, judicial review, judiciary, news by sally

‘Alleged inconsistencies in the way the UK Home Office and Foreign Office process asylum applications from vulnerable judges in hiding in Afghanistan are being challenged at the high court in London on Tuesday.’

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The Guardian, 17th May 2022

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New Acts – legislation.gov.uk

Posted May 17th, 2022 in elections, legislation by tracey

2022 c. 37 – Elections Act 2022

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted May 17th, 2022 in legislation by tracey

SI 2022/544 – The Fire Safety Act 2021 (Commencement) (England) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/540 – The Civil and Family Proceedings Fees (Amendment) Order 2022

SI 2022/543 – The Food and Feed (Fukushima Restrictions) (Revocation) (England) Regulations 2022

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted May 17th, 2022 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

The Secretary of State for Transport & Anor v Cuciurean [2022] EWCA Civ 661 (16 May 2022)

Hoey & Ors v Revenue & Customs [2022] EWCA Civ 656 (13 May 2022)

High Court (Administrative Court)

A Parent, R (On the Application Of) v Borough of XYZ [2022] EWHC 1146 (Admin) (16 May 2022)

Bunyan (Listing Officer) v Patel [2022] EWHC 1143 (Admin) (16 May 2022)

BVN, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2022] EWHC 1159 (Admin) (16 May 2022)

E3 & Ors v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2022] EWHC 1133 (Admin) (13 May 2022)

Taggart v The Royal College of Surgeons of England & Anor [2022] EWHC 1141 (Admin) (13 May 2022)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Gray v Smith & Anor [2022] EWHC 1153 (Ch) (16 May 2022)

Alokaili v Chohan & Ors [2022] EWHC 1126 (Ch) (16 May 2022)

Jesseman & Anor v Ali & Anor [2022] EWHC 1080 (Ch) (16 May 2022)

Rushbrooke UK Ltd v 4 Designs Concept Ltd [2022] EWHC 1110 (Ch) (13 May 2022)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Loreley Financing (Jersey) No 30 Ltd v Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Ltd [2022] EWHC 1136 (Comm) (13 May 2022)

Invest Bank PSC v El-Husseini & Ors [2022] EWHC 894 (Comm) (13 May 2022)

PJSC National Bank Trust & Anor v Mints & Ors [2022] EWHC 1132 (Comm) (13 May 2022)

Sinha v Taylor & Anor [2022] EWHC 1096 (Comm) (12 May 2022)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Christie v Canaccord Genuity Ltd [2022] EWHC 1130 (QB) (16 May 2022)

MBR Acres td & Ors v Maher & Anor [2022] EWHC 1123 (QB) (16 May 2022)

Lees v Kaye [2022] EWHC 1151 (QB) (13 May 2022)

Source: www.bailii.org

Withholding religious divorce controlling and coercive behaviour: Moher – Law & Religion UK

Posted May 17th, 2022 in coercive & controlling behaviour, divorce, islamic law, Judaism, news by tracey

‘In a guest post, Fouzia Azzouz, of Bristol University’s School of Sociology, Politics, and International Studies, looks at the law around a husband’s refusal to grant his wife a religious divorce.’

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Law & Religion UK, 17th May 2022

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New Charter to improve media access to courts – Ministry of Justice

Posted May 17th, 2022 in courts, law reports, media, news, reporting restrictions by tracey

‘A new Reporters’ Charter outlining the rights and responsibilities of court reporters has been launched to boost transparency in the justice system.’

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Ministry of Justice, 11th May 2022

Source: www.gov.uk

Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill – how is the planning system changing? – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 17th, 2022 in bills, local government, news, planning by tracey

‘Bob Pritchard picks out key elements of the explanatory notes to the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill to see what changes are in store for the planning system.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 16th May 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Council prosecution sees building materials company hit with £400k fine for health and safety offence – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 17th, 2022 in construction industry, fines, health & safety, local government, news by tracey

‘A prosecution brought by Thanet District Council has seen a building materials company fined £400,000 over an incident that left one employee with life-changing injuries and a second suffering from deep cuts and lacerations.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 16th May 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Third of revenge porn cases dropped by victims – The Independent

Posted May 17th, 2022 in internet, news, pornography, prosecutions, victims, video recordings by tracey

‘More than a third of revenge porn cases are dropped by victims despite a suspect being identified, figures show.’

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The Independent, 16th May 2022

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Victims waiting years for justice as system operates at “unacceptable levels”, watchdogs say – The Independent

Posted May 17th, 2022 in coronavirus, criminal justice, delay, news, reports, victims by tracey

‘Too many victims are waiting years for justice as the system operates at “unacceptable levels” following Covid restrictions, a report has found. A joint probe by the inspectorates for police, prosecutors, prisons and probation said the government had failed to fully mitigate risks it identified last year.’

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The Independent, 17th May 2022

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Julia James killing: man found guilty of murdering PCSO in Kent – The Guardian

Posted May 17th, 2022 in community support officers, murder, news by tracey

‘A man who stalked women in the woods has been found guilty of bludgeoning a police community support officer to death.’

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The Guardian, 16th May 2022

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Volunteer police officers to be armed with Taser stun guns – BBC News

Posted May 17th, 2022 in news, police, volunteers, weapons by tracey

‘Volunteer police officers in England and Wales will be authorised to use Tasers, the home secretary is to announce.’

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BBC News, 17th May 2022

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Child sexual offences sentencing guidelines published – Sentencing Council

Posted May 17th, 2022 in child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘Revised sentencing guidelines that clarify how courts in England and Wales should sentence offenders convicted of arranging or facilitating sexual offences against a child were published today by the Sentencing Council following consultation.’

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Sentencing Council, 17th May 2022

Source: www.sentencingcouncil.org.uk

New Acts – legislation.gov.uk

2022 c. 35 – Judicial Review and Courts Act 2022

2022 c. 33 – Pension Schemes (Conversion of Guaranteed Minimum Pensions) Act 2022

2022 c. 31 – Health and Care Act 2022

2022 c. 30 – Building Safety Act 2022

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted May 16th, 2022 in legislation by tracey

SI 2022/534 – The Education (Student Fees, Awards and Support) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2022

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Unravelling – the effect of a debt moratorium on enforcement steps taken during it. – Nearly Legal

Posted May 16th, 2022 in damages, debts, enforcement, housing, leases, mental health, news, repossession by tracey

‘Lees v Kaye (2022) EWHC 1151 (QB). This is another judgment on the operation of the Debt Respite Scheme (Breathing Space Moratorium and Mental Health Crisis Moratorium) (England & Wales) Regulations 2020. (The first was part of the Brake v Axnoller litigation, the denouments of which I have yet to write up). The case highlights the potential impact of a moratorium and the importance of paying attention to them, because it can give rise to great difficulty in unravelling what has been done.’

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Nearly Legal, 15th May 2022

Source: nearlylegal.co.uk

Legal professional privilege in the UK – OUT-LAW.com

‘If a document is privileged, the basic position is it can be withheld from third parties.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th May 2022

Source: www.pinsentmasons.com