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Unregistered marriages – time to register calls for law reform?

Date:4 DEC 2017
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Planning a dream wedding can be hugely stressful at the best of times. At the worst of times, however, the dream can turn to a nightmare for some Muslim women who may later realise that their marriage is not recognised as valid under English law.

The issue is far from novel, having been debated widely in the legal domain for several years. For example, the Law Commission wrote a scoping paper in December 2015 recommending a review of some aspects of the law (more precisely the formalities) of getting married. Sadly, in early November 2017, the Government announced that, despite many responses supporting marriage law reform, now would 'not [be] the right time' for a full review of marriage law.

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