New Trustees for 2018

At the ELS committee meeting on 5 June 2018, we welcomed four new trustees, recently elected or co-opted to the committee: Luke Tatam (standing back left in the photograph), Ben Harrison (back right), Ruth Arlow (front left), and Paul Benfield (front right). We...

Northern Province Lectures launched in 2018

A new series of Northern Province Lectures has been announced for 2018. Speakers include Sir Mark Hedley, Deputy President of the Clergy Discipline Tribunal; Mark Hill QC, ELS chairman and Chancellor of the Diocese of Leeds; and Sir Philip Mawer, former Independent Reviewer.

Inter-Inn Moot Competition – 3 July

The final of the Inter-Inn Moot Competition, sponsored by the Ecclesiastical Law Society, will be held on Tuesday 3 July at 6:30 pm in the Old Hall of Lincoln’s Inn.

ELS Lectures this Summer

A reminder that there are two free ELS lectures taking place this July, open both to members and non-members.

18th Colloquium of Anglican and Roman Catholic Canon Lawyers

The eighteenth Colloquium of Anglican and Roman Catholic Canon Lawyers met 27–28 May 2018 at Jesus College, Oxford, to discuss the topic ‘Canon Law in Action.’ On the Anglican team, papers were contributed by Sion Hughes Carew (Church of England Legal Office), the...

New Data Privacy Policy

The General Data Protection Regulation comes into effect on 25 May. In preparation for this, the Society’s committee has undertaken an audit of the data we hold and ensured our policy is in line with the new regulation. A new data privacy policy has been published,...

Wales and the ecclesiastical exemption: consultation

Cadw has issued a consultation on the draft Ecclesiastical Exemption (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Wales) Order 2018 together with draft best-practice guidance and draft best-practice guidance on Managing Scheduled Monuments.

Pemberton v Inwood [2018] EWCA Civ 564

Canon Jeremy Pemberton has lost his latest appeal against the revocation of his Permission to Officiate within the Diocese by the then Acting Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham and the refusal to grant him an Extra Parochial Ministry Licence so that he could take up the post of Chaplaincy and Bereavement Manager with the Sherwood Hospitals NHS Trust.