Mass polygamy in UK Muslim community – claim – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 10th, 2014 in bills, Islam, islamic law, marriage, news, polygamy, women by sally

‘Peer warns widespread polygamy being ‘condoned’ as report claims many Muslim women trapped in legal limbo.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th December 2014


Shagroon v Sharbatly – WLR Daily

Shagroon v Sharbatly: [2012] EWCA Civ 1507;   [2012] WLR (D)  337

“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



Pagan wins ‘family life’ human rights case – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 19th, 2011 in families, human rights, immigration, married persons, news, polygamy by tracey

“An American woman who worships Norse gods has won the right to stay in Britain because of her ‘family life’ with her boyfriend and his wife.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th December 2011


Official Solicitor to the Senior Courts v Yemoh and others – WLR Daily

Posted December 17th, 2010 in Ghana, law reports, marriage, polygamy, succession by sally

Official Solicitor to the Senior Courts v Yemoh and others [2010] WLR (D) 334

“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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