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Chancel repair liability

The Law Commission has announced that, as part of its 13th Work Programme, it is to look at the issue of chancel repair liability.

Law Commission to look at burial & cremation law

The Law Commission for England & Wales has announced that it is to include burial and cremation law in its next work programme, under the heading “A modern framework for disposing of the dead”.

Lyndwood Lecture 2018

The biennial Lyndwood Lecture, which is organised alternately by the Ecclesiastical Law Society and the Canon Law Society of Great Britain and Ireland, is to be held on Wednesday 7 November 2018 at 6.30 pm at the Temple Church, Fleet Street, London EC4, when Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch Kt DD FBA will give a lecture entitled, Richard Hooker (1554-1600): Invention and Reinvention.

The event will be preceded by Choral Evensong at 5.30 pm and followed by a drinks reception.

Day Conference 2018 Announced

The Society’s Day Conference for 2018 has been announced. It will take place at St Bride’s Foundation, Fleet Street, London on Saturday 17th March 2018.

The Bekynton Lecture in Law and Religion: Wells Cathedral

Professor Norman Doe, Director of the Centre for Law and Religion, Cardiff Law School, delivered the inaugural Bekynton Lecture, on the legal architecture of English cathedrals, on Sunday 1 October 2017 in the Education Room of Wells Cathedral. The lecture is a collaboration between Wells Cathedral, Harris and Harris Solicitors and the Cardiff Centre for Law and Religion at Cardiff University and commemorates Thomas Bekynton (1390-1465), Dean of the Court of Arches (1423) and Bishop of Bath and Wells (1443).