Louisa Hodkin and fiancee Alessandro Calcioli lost their High Court fight for the right to marry in a Scientology chapel (Bell Pottinger/PA)Scientologist loses high court wedding battle | World news | The GuardianPress Association
Her solicitor, Paul Hewitt, who works for law firm Withers, said:
But her dad is a solicitor. Why did they use Withers?
The judge said the issue had been considered by the Court of Appeal in 1970. He said appeal judges had decided that Scientology services "did not involve acts of worship" - and he said he was bound by that decision. He said he therefore had to dismiss Miss Hodkin's challenge.
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Lord Lester of Herne Hill QC and Miss Naina Patel (instructed by Paul Hewitt, Withers LLP Solicitors) for the Claimants
Mr James Strachan (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the Defendant (...more...)