Our articles are written by experts in their field and include barristers, solicitors, judges, mediators, academics and professionals from a range of related disciplines. Family Law provides a platform for debate for all the important topics, from divorce and care proceedings to transparency and access to justice. If you would like to contribute please email editor@familylaw.co.uk.
Spotlight
A day in the life Of...
Louisa Gothard
Louisa Gothard
Senior Solicitor, Head of Family Law
Read on
MARRIAGE: Rana v Manan
Date:14 JUL 2011

(Family Division; Parker J; 18 May 2011)

The parties married in an Islamic religious ceremony in Pakistan. The Ahmadi sect (large community in England) had been decreed ‘non-Muslims' under the Pakistan constitution. They considered themselves Muslims but Pakistani law did not. However, expert evidence was that marriage would have been valid in Pakistan.

Held that marriage recognised as valid in the UK.