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Financial Remedy Update, September 2021

Home > ArticlesRose-Marie Drury, Principal Associate at Mills and Reeve, consider the important news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during August 2021.Rose-Marie Drury, Principal Associate, Mills and ReeveAs usual, the update is divided...

Law Society did not seek advice on Sharia law before issuing controversial wills guidance – Legal Futures – Current Awareness

‘The Law Society did not consult any experts in Sharia law before issuing the controversial practice note on Sharia-compliant wills that it was forced to withdraw last month, it has emerged.’ Full story Legal Futures, 8th December 2014 Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Mass polygamy in UK Muslim community – claim – Daily Telegraph

‘Peer warns widespread polygamy being ‘condoned’ as report claims many Muslim women trapped in legal limbo.’ Full story Daily Telegraph, 10th December 2014 Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Judicial Review of Shariah Councils – UK Constitutional Law Association – Current Awareness

‘On 23 March, Theresa May announced plans for a review of shariah councils in England and Wales, to examine their compatibility with British values, if the Conservatives win the May election. Shariah councils are bodies that issue divorce...

Independent review into Sharia Law launched – Home Office

‘An independent review into the application of Sharia Law in England and Wales has been launched by Home Secretary Theresa May today.’ Full press release Home Office, 26th May 2016 Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

Sharia review seeks experiences – Law Society’s Gazette – Current Awareness

‘Solicitors who have experience of sharia law were today urged to take part in an independent review examining whether the religious code is being misused within Britain.’ Full story Law Society’s Gazette, 4th July 2016 Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Sharia law review issues call for evidence – Home Office

‘Individuals with experience of sharia law are being urged to take part in an independent review into its use.’ Full press release Home Office, 4th July 2016 Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

Ex-model wins ‘record’ £53m cash settlement in divorce battle – The Guardian

‘A former model has been awarded a £53m cash settlement in a high court divorce battle with her Saudi billionaire ex-husband.’ Full story The Guardian, 8th July 2016 Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Inside a Sharia council divorce hearing – BBC News – Current Awareness

‘”Yasmeenah” is seeking an Islamic divorce from her husband and has turned to a Sharia council in the hope one will be granted by Islamic scholars. This council at Birmingham Central Mosque is one of an estimated 30 established...

UK courts should be able to issue Islamic divorces, sharia expert says – The Guardian – Current Awareness

‘British courts should be able to issue Islamic divorces via a specialised unit set up to protect the rights of Muslim women, a leading expert in sharia law will advise a House of Commons inquiry.’ Full story The Guardian, 4th...
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