“An English court would not recognise an overseas divorce, even if it was recognised by the country where the divorce had taken place, if the marriage performed between the parties was not recognised or recognisable in English law within the meaning of the Marriage Acts 1949 to 1986. Therefore, an English court had no jurisdiction to entertain a financial relief claim made under section 12 of the Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984 by a party to such a marriage.”
WLR Daily, 21st November 2012
“Polygamous marriages contracted in accordance with the customary law of Ghana were recognised for the purposes of succession to real estate in England and Wales.”
WLR Daily, 16th December 2010
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