‘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...
‘A leading British Sharia Council intervened to prevent men accused of domestic violence from facing criminal charges, according to testimony submitted to a Commons Committee.’
The Independent, 31st October 2016
‘Claire Molyneux, Senior Associate and Naomi Shelton, Associate, both of Mills & Reeve LLP, analyse the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during October 2016.’
Family Law Week, 13th November 2016