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Couple's Islamic ceremony 'did not create a marriage' – Court of Appeal


Ruling prompts calls for marriage laws to be updated to reflect modern society.



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House, hearts

A dream of thee

Valentine's Day provides life-affirming opportunities to get the sales message across.

Morton landscape

Battle of writs in trial showdown

In 1817, an acquitted man rearrested in connection with a rape and murder elected Trial by Battle.

Red arrows

Court plans patriot games for 125th

Commercial Court will celebrate the anniversary of its first summons in style.


Bard lover Judy acts the part

Criminal law specialist/actress Judy Ramjeet will be treading the boards as Lady Macbeth.

Paul Tennant

Exe marks the spot

Exeter is so much more than the south-west’s second legal centre, hears Eduardo Reyes at the Gazette’s latest roundtable. As well as offering an enviable lifestyle, the city boasts a fiercely competitive market which is a draw for junior lawyers seeking to make their mark

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  • Feminist, reformer, pioneer and figurehead

  • Intelligence by design

  • How to rescue criminal defence

  • SDT decisions

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