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Akhter v Khan [2020] EWCA Civ 122

Date:25 FEB 2020
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(Court of Appeal, Sir Terence Etherton MR, King and Moylan LJJ, 14 February 2020)

Marriage – Divorce – Islamic ceremony

The Court of Appeal allowed the appeal, holding that no marriage ceremony had taken place in respect of which a decree of nullity could be granted.


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Neutral Citation Number: [2020] EWCA Civ 122

Case No: B6/2018/2656

IN THE COURT OF APPEAL (CIVIL DIVISION)
ON APPEAL FROM THE FAMILY COURT
Williams J

[2018] EWFC 54

Royal Courts of Justice
Strand, London, WC2A 2LL

Date: 14/02/2020

Before:

THE MASTER OF THE ROLLS
LADY JUSTICE KING DBE and

LORD JUSTICE MOYLAN

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Between:

HER MAJESTY’S ATTORNEY GENERAL
Appellant

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Nasreen AKHTER (1)
Mohammad Shabaz KHAN (2)
Respondents

-and-

Fatima Mohammed HUSSAIN (1)

SOUTHALL BLACK SISTERS (2)
Interveners

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Mr D Nagpal and Mr A Habteslasie (instructed by the Government Legal Department) for the Appellant
Mr C Hale QC, Ms V Roberts, Mr M Edwards and Mr H Langford (instructed by BLM Law) for the First Intervener
Mr M Horton (instructed by Bar Public Access (Direct Access) Scheme) for the Second Intervener
Mr N Goodwin QC (instructed by the Government Legal Department) as Advocate to the Court

The Respondents did not appear and were not represented

Hearing dates: 13 & 14 November 2019

Approved Judgment

Judgment: Akhter v Khan [2020] EWCA Civ 122

 

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