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Anna-Laura Lock featured in The Guardian commenting on whether Islamic faith marriages are valid in English law


According to a judgement delivered on Friday overturned an earlier high court ruling that a Nikkah (Islamic marriage) fell within the scope of English Matrimonial Law.

The appeal court has confirmed that nikkah marriages are legally “non-marriages”, meaning spouses have no redress to the courts for a division of matrimonial assets such as the family home and spouse’s pension if a marriage breaks down. The article also featured in The News (Pakistan), Law Society Gazette and UCNews (India)

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