Law and religion round-up – 9th January

“20 + C  + M  + B  + 22 Chalk marks over doors are not new work by Banksy. Neither do they mark a plague house: Covid Mingling Billet…”

Bishop of Norwich

… although some readers might remember this as the answer to Q1 in our 2017 Boxing Day Quiz.

The Great Strasbourg Bake Off

Perhaps the biggest news of the week was that Gareth Lee lost his appeal to Strasbourg in what has become known in some quarters as the “Gay Cake Case”: by a majority, the Court held his application inadmissible for non-exhaustion of domestic remedies. We published a long guest post on the case by Professor Mark Hill QC, here.

After the decision was announced, Irish Legal News reported that Mr Lee might try to raise the matter afresh. Ciaran Moynagh, who is representing him, said:

“We are disappointed with the court’s ruling this morning. Continue reading