Archive for the 'married persons' Category

Edward Chopping spared jail for manslaughter of wife – BBC News

“An 84-year-old man from east London who killed his wife so she did not have to go to a care home has been spared jail.”

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BBC News, 18th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

OAP spared jail over wife’s death – The Independent

“A frail 84-year-old who killed his ailing wife after becoming terrified that she would be taken into a care home wept as he was spared jail today.”

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The Independent, 18th March 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Gill v Woodall and others – WLR Daily

Gill v Woodall and others [2010] EWCA Civ 1430; [2011] WLR (D) 328

“To determine whether a testatrix knew and approved the contents of her will the proper approach was to consider the factual and expert evidence and to ask whether the testatrix appreciated what was in the will when she signed it. It was not necessary to break down the issue into two separate questions of whether a prima facie case had been made out that the testatrix had not known or approved of the contents of her will and then whether the beneficiary had rebutted that case.”

WLR Daily, 15th 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.

Policy ‘makes marriage miserable’ – BBC News

“The first year of a young couple’s marriage has been made miserable by a ‘rigid and inflexible’ immigration policy, the High Court has heard.”

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BBC News, 9th November 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

MPs’ spouses ‘to fight job ban’ – BBC News

“Spouses who are employed by MPs are preparing to look into legal action if they are barred from their jobs.”

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BBC News, 27th October 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Married woman faces deportation – BBC News

“A married Canadian woman is due to fly out of Heathrow later under imminent threat of deportation from the UK.”

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BBC News, 9th September 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Suspended term for tea poison man – BBC News

“A man who poisoned his estranged wife’s tea with mercury has been given a 350-day suspended sentence.”

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BBC News, 28th August 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Pensioner to be sentenced for poisoning wife’s tea – The Independent

“A pensioner who poured mercury into his estranged wife’s cup of tea to win her back by nursing her back to health will be sentenced later today.”

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The Independent, 28th August 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Family mediation website goes live – Ministry of Justice

“Justice Minister Bridget Prentice launches a new advice website for families involved in disputes.”

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Ministry of Justice, 26th August 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

R (Purdy) v Director of Public Prosecutions (Society for the Protection of Unborn Children intervening) – WLR Daily

R (Purdy) v Director of Public Prosecutions (Society for the Protection of Unborn Children intervening) [2009] UKHL 45; [2009] WLR (D) 271

“The Director of Public Prosecutions should be required to promulgate a policy identifying the facts and circumstances to be considered in exercising his discretion under s 2(4) of the Suicide Act 1961 whether to prosecute a person such as the claimant’s husband for aiding and abetting an assisted suicide abroad.”

WLR Daily, 31st July 2009

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.

AM (Somalia) v Entry Clearance Officer – WLR Daily

AM (Somalia) v Entry Clearance Officer [2009] EWCA Civ 634; [2009] WLR (D) 22

“The requirement under the Immigration Rules for a disabled British citizen living in the United Kingdom on disability living allowance who was sponsoring her foreign husband to settle in UK to prove that they would be able to maintain themselves without recourse to public funds did not amount to disporportionate discrimination against disabled sponsors under art 14 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.”

WLR Daily, 2nd July 2009

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.

AF (Jamaica) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – WLR Daily

AF (Jamaica) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2009] EWCA Civ 240; [2009] WLR (D) 112

“In considering whether it was consistent with the right to respect for family life to require the wife and children of a man whose deportation had been ordered to accompany him in deportation the court should look at the issue from the point of view of the wife and children and not just of the potential deportee. It was not enough that there were no insuperable obstacles to their moving because the ultimate test was one of proportionality.”

WLR Daily, 26th March 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note that once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Regina v Kousar – Times Law Reports

Regina v Kousar

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

“A wife who knew her husband was storing business merchandise in the matrimonial home, acquiesced in it being there and did not demand its removal, was not in control or possession of the goods.”

The Times, 25th March 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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No inquiry into couple’s assisted suicide – The Guardian

“Police are not investigating the deaths of the husband and wife who became the first terminally ill British couple to be helped to die together in Switzerland, it emerged yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 7th March 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Woman jailed for husband’s murder – BBC News

“A woman has been jailed for life for murdering her husband after she was faced with losing their £170,000 family home during a marriage break-up.”

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BBC News, 4th March 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Devoted husband who suffocated wife is spared jail – Daily Telegraph

“A retired civil servant who suffocated his seriously ill wife with a plastic bag as she lay in her hospital bed has been spared jail.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th October 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Spouses and civil partners to receive more when partner dies without leaving a will – Ministry of Justice

“Married couples and civil partners whose spouse or civil partner dies without leaving a will are to benefit from an increase in the statutory legacy under proposals published by the government today.”

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Ministry of Justice, 28th August 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Gibson v Revenue and Customs Prosecution Office – Times Law Reports

Gibson v Revenue and Customs Prosecution Office

Court of Appeal

“When a confiscation order was made against a convicted drug dealer, his wife was entitled to keep her 50 per cent interest in the matrimonial home, despite a finding in the confiscation proceedings that she had guilty knowledge of the source of her husband’s wealth. The court had no power to supplement the provisions of the Drug Trafficking Act 1994 so as to bring her share of the equity in the matrimonial home within the order.”

The Times, 14th July 2008

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.

Jealous husband killed adulterous wife and tried to strangle son – Daily Telegraph

“A jealous husband strangled his wife to death and then tried to kill his young son when he discovered she had been cheating on him.”

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Daily Telegraph, 30th June 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Appeal court says criminals’ wives’ assets untouchable – The Independent

“Millions of pounds worth of criminal assets, including luxury homes and jewellery, will remain out of the reach of the state after a landmark ruling by the Appeal Court.”

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The Independent, 23rd June 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Protests at pre-entry English tests for spouses coming to UK – The Guardian

“Government plans to insist that spouses should have to learn English before they are allowed into Britain to join their husbands or wives have run into a barrage of opposition and warnings that the idea could breach human rights laws.”

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The Guardian, 20th June 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Gibson v Revenue and Customs Prosecution Office – WLR Daily

Gibson v Revenue and Customs Prosecution Office [2008] EWCA Civ 645; [2008] WLR (D) 189

“The wife of a convicted drug dealer was entitled to keep her interest in the matrimonial home despite a finding in confiscation proceedings that she had guilty knowledge of the source of her husband’s wealth. The Drug Trafficking Act 1994 did not give the court power to bring her share of the equity in the matrimonial home within the confiscation order, since the assets were hers without any court order in her favour.”

WLR Daily, 12th June 2008

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.

Regina v L (Evidence of wife) – Times Law Reports

Regina v L (Evidence of wife)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

“There was no requirement to tell a wife that she was not a compellable witness against her husband before interviewing her about a crime of which her husband was suspected.”

The Times, 14th May 2008

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.

R v L – WLR Daily

R v L [2008] EWCA Crim 973; [2008] WLR (D) 142

There was no requirement to tell a wife that she was not a compellable witness against her husband before interviewing her about a crime of which her husband was suspected.”

WLR Daily, 8th May 2008

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.

Gemma Ltd (in liquidation) v Davies and another; In re Gemma Ltd (in liquidation) – WLR Daily

Gemma Ltd (in liquidation) v Davies and another; In re Gemma Ltd (in liquidation); [2008] EWHC 546 (Ch); [2008] WLR (D) 89

“In order to establish that a person was a de facto director of a company it was necessary, inter alia, to plead and prove that he undertook functions in relation to the company which could properly be discharged only by a director.”

WLR Daily, 18th March 2008

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.

Foreign brides who plan to live in Britain ‘must speak English’ – The Times

“Thousands of foreigners who want to marry a British person and move to Britain will have to take an English language test, the Prime Minister announced yesterday.”

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The Times, 21st February 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

AB (Jamaica) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – Times Law Reports

AB (Jamaica) v Secretary of State for the Home Department

Court of Appeal

“A spouse who had married an overseas overstayer was entitled to have his right to a family life to be taken into account, although he was not a formal party to the proceedings seeking the removal of the overstayer.”

The Times, 4th January 2008

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.

Widow loses bid to stop £100,000 payment to ex-wife – The Times

“A woman whose husband died a few hours after their wedding ceremony failed today to stop his former wife inheriting a large chunk of his estate.”

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The Times, 10th October 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Calls to scrap married couples protection – The Times

“Tighter laws to end the ancient privilege that allows married couples to avoid being charged with conspiring to commit a crime are being called for by a law reform watchdog today.”

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The Times, 10th October 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Jones v. Garnett (Inspector of Taxes) – Times Law Reports

Husband not liable for tax on his wife’s private dividend

Jones v. Garnett (Inspector of Taxes)

House of Lords

“A spouse who used a private company to transfer some of his earned income to the other spouse was not liable to pay tax on that income, provided the other spouse’s shares in the company were ordinary shares which carried a right to more than mere income.”

The Times, 9th August 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.

Jones v Garnett (HM Inspector of Taxes) [2007] UKHL 35 – WLR Daily

Jones v Garnett (HM Inspector of Taxes) [2007] UKHL 35

A husband who provided his services to the market via a private company which his wife co-owned, thus distributing his earned income between them both via dividend, was not liable to tax on the income transferred to the wife, pursuant to section 660A of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988, provided the wife’s shares in the company were ordinary shares which carried a right to more than just income.”

WLR Daily, 30th July 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.

Revenue reviews the rules after couple win Lords case on taxing partnership – The Times

“A couple who fought HM Revenue & Customs all the way to the House of Lords sparked a wide-ranging review of Britain’s tax system yesterday, after winning their landmark case.”

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The Times, 26th July 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Small businesses cheer legal victory in landmark tax case – The Independent

“Small businesses were celebrating victory yesterday after the House of Lords dismissed an appeal by HM Revenue & Customs in a landmark tax case, and gave the legal all-clear to a tax-saving arrangement used by thousands of husband-and-wife operations.”

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The Independent, 26th July 2007

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Husband-and-wife team triumph in tax battle – The Times

“HM Revenue and Customs suffered a major defeat today when the House of Lords gave the legal all clear to a tax saving arrangement used by thousands of husband-and-wife small businesses.”

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The Times, 25th July 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Small firms could be stung for £1bn if tax battle is lost – The Times

“Tens of thousands of small businesses could face a combined tax bill of £1 billion if the Law Lords rule in favour of the Treasury in its long-running battle against a small business owned by a married couple.”

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The Times, 6th June 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Landmark ‘husband and wife’ tax case begins in Lords – The Times

“A landmark court case that will decide whether hundreds of thousands of owner-managed small businesses will face significantly higher tax bills began today in the House of Lords.”

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The Times, 5th June 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk


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