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KXL v Murphy & The Missionaries of Africa




“The Court of Appeal on 24 May 2017 refused the Claimants permission to appeal the decision of Mr Justice Wilkie in the case of KXL v Murphy & The Missionaries of Africa [2016] EWHC 3102 (QB), which was handed down on 2 December 2016.  In refusing permission Lord Justice Floyd stated that “an appeal would not have a real prospect of success”. John Ross QC and Matthew Chapman QC acted for the Second Defendant and Laura Johnson for the First Defendant.”

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Chancery Master: Appointment - Karen Shuman

7th December 2017

We are delighted to announce that The Queen has appointed Karen Shuman to be a Master of the Chancery Division on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, the Right Honourable David Lidington MP and the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, the Right Honourable Sir Ian Burnett.

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Grasso v Naik & 20 other irregular divorce petitions (Queen’s Proctor intervening) [2017] EWHC 2789 (Fam)

14th November 2017

In this decision the President of Family Division, Sir James Munby, concurred with the submissions of the Queen’s Proctor that some 21 divorces had been tainted by fraud not least as the address given on the petition of one or other party to the petitions was a lie. Accordingly he ordered...

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