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07 AUG 2018

Akhter v Khan [2018] EWFC 54

Amarjit Atwal

Technical Editor

Akhter v Khan [2018] EWFC 54

(Family Court, Williams J, 31 July 2018)

Marriage and divorce – Islamic marriage without a civil ceremony – Whether a Nikah marriage ceremony created an invalid or void marriage in English law

Held that the union was a void marriage and the wife was therefore entitled to a decree of nullity.


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Neutral Citation Number: [2018] EWFC 54
Case No: ZC16D00278
IN THE FAMILY COURT


Royal Courts of Justice
Strand, London, WC2A 2LL


Date: 31/07/2018

Before :

MR JUSTICE WILLIAMS

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Between :

Nasreen Akhter
Petitioner

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Mohammed Shabaz Khan
Respondent

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The Attorney General
1st Interested Party

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Valentine Le Grice QC and Max Lewis (instructed by Direct Access) for the Petitioner
Paula Rhone-Adrien (instructed by Messrs Seth Lovis & Co Solicitors) for the 1st Respondent
Deepak Nagpal (instructed by the Government Legal Department) for the 1st Interested Party

Hearing dates: 5th - 6th February and 12th - 13th July 2018

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Judgment Approved

Judgment: 
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