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Stoke-on-Trent Muslim sexual abuse cleric jailed – BBC News

“A Muslim cleric who sexually assaulted two boys at a mosque in Stoke-on-Trent has been sentenced to 16 years in jail.”

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BBC News, 18th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Chaplain jailed for having sex with prisoner – The Independent

“A prison chaplain has been jailed for eight months after she had a sexual relationship with an inmate.”

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The Independent, 15th March 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

General Synod backs ban on clergy joining the BNP – Daily Telegraph

“The Church of England has backed draft legislation paving the way for a ban on clergy membership of the BNP – in spite of warnings about creating ‘martyrs’ to free speech.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th February 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Lawyer with 20 years experience suing paedophile priests in US comes to UK – The Guardian

“A leading US litigator who has spent more than 20 years suing US-based paedophile priests and the church officials who moved them from parish to parish is joining a new legal practice dedicated to rooting out clerical sexual abuse in the UK.”

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The Guardian, 10th January 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Court setback for Catholic child welfare society – The Independent

“A Catholic child welfare society which may face a multi-million damages claim over abuse at a school failed today to offload some of the liability.”

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The Independent, 26th October 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Priest jailed for 21 years on child abuse charges – Daily Telegraph

“A former priest, James Robinson, who fled to the United States 25 years ago has been jailed for 21 years for the sexual abuse of young boys which began in the 1950s.”

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd October 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Draft law opens way for first women bishops by 2014 – The Sunday Times

“The Church of England has paved the way for ordination of its first women bishops with new legislation that it hopes will prevent Anglicans splitting over the issue.”

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The Sunday Times, 9th May 2010

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Priest barred over intimate text messages – The Independent

“A priest has been barred from holding a licence after he admitted sending ‘sexual and intimate’ text messages to a teenage parishioner.”

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The Independent, 11th June 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Defrocked priest squatting in vicarage given reprieve – The Guardian

“A judge has denied the Church of England the power to evict a defrocked cleric who is squatting in a vicarage.”

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The Guardian, 10th June 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Defrocked priest squatting in vicarage faces eviction – The Observer

“Two Church of England bishops have begun legal proceedings to evict a defrocked cleric who is squatting in one of their properties.”

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The Observer, 7th June 2009

Source: http://observer.guardian.co.uk

Ex-City lawyer wins right to sue for £5m over Catholic school abuse – The Times

“The Roman Catholic Church in Britain could face a surge of US-style compensation claims over child abuse after a former City lawyer yesterday won the right to claim £5 million in damages.”

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The Times, 6th May 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Former church minister found guilty of bigamy on the run – Daily Telegraph

“A bigamist who married three women and left them in debt is on the run from police after being convicted in his absence.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th November 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Church of England bans swinging, drinking vicar from practising – The Times

“A female vicar who told colleagues that she went on swinging holidays in the South of France and who turned up drunk to church services has been banned from practising for 12 years by the Church of England.”

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The Times, 12th November 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Church of England faces compensation bill over women bishops – Daily Telegraph

“The Church of England could face paying out millions of pounds in compensation to opponents of women bishops who quit their posts over the issue.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th June 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

‘Spitting vicar’ ordered to leave parish – The Independent

“A Church of England vicar accused of intimidating and spitting at parishioners was ordered to vacate his post by his bishop today.”

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The Independent, 10th April 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Vicar accused of spitting at churchwarden faces sack – The Guardian

“A vicar accused of spitting at a churchwarden and acting ‘like a medieval pope’ faces the sack after a church court ruled he should be moved from his parish.”

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The Guardian, 25th January 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Church suspends adulterous vicar – The Times

“The first vicar to appear before a new Church of England disciplinary tribunal has been suspended for four years for having an affair with a married woman.”

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The Times, 24th November 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

New Testament Church of God v Stewart – Times Law Reports

New Testament Church of God v Stewart

Court of Appeal

“An employment tribunal was not required to approach its consideration of the nature of the relationship between a minister and his church with the presumption that there was no intention to create legal relations.”

The Times, 20th November 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

New Testament Church of God v Stewart – WLR Daily

 New Testament Church of God v Stewart

An employment tribunal was not required to approach its consideration of the nature of the relationship between a minister and his church with the presumption that there was no intention to create legal relations.”

WLR Daily, 22nd October 2007

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.

Employment law may apply to God’s work – The Times

“Clergy and other ministers of religion could be entitled to claim the same employment rights as secular employees for the first time after a landmark ruling by the Court of Appeal.”

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The Times, 20th October 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

‘Adulterous’ vicar first before secret court – The Times

“A vicar who allegedly had an affair with a married parishioner became the first member of the clergy to appear before a secretive new Church of England disciplinary tribunal yesterday.”

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The Times, 4th October 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk  


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