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...
‘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.’
Legal Futures, 8th December 2014
‘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...
‘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
‘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.’
Law Society’s Gazette, 4th July 2016
‘”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...
‘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.’
The Guardian, 4th...