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(Court of Appeal, Sir Andrew McFarlane P, Peter Jackson and Haddon-Cave LJJ, 21 February 2020)Forced marriage – Forced Marriage Protection Order – Passport order – JurisdictionThe...
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11 February 2020

MM v NA [2020] EWHC 93 (Fam)
(Family Division, Roberts J, 22 January 2020)Marriage – International – Declaration of marital statusThe Family Division granted the declaration sought – the parties were validly...
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(Family Court, Mostyn J, 20 January 2020)Divorce – Procedure – Parties approaching company to help them navigate the divorce processThe Family Court held that there was no conflict of...
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(Family Division, Cobb J, 20 November 2019)Marriage – Transgender applicant – Application for declaration of valid marriageThe Family Division held that it did not have the power to make...
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(Family Division, Mostyn J, 31 July 2019)Divorce – Decree Absolute – Court destroyed original case file.The Family Divisions made declarations that a certified copy of the decree absolute...
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(Family Court, Sir James Munby, sitting as a High Court judge, 17 April 2019)Divorce – Procedure – Defective petitions – s 3(1), Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 – Application by...
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28 March 2019

M v P [2019] EWFC 14
(Family Court, Sir James Munby, sitting as a judge of the High Court, 22 March 2019)Marriage and divorce – Validity of decrees – Human and system error – Both parties had remarried...
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(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 lawHeld that...
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(Supreme Court, Lady Hale, Lord Mance, Lord Wilson, Lord Hodge, Lady Black, 25 July 2018)Marriage and Divorce – Divorce petition – Wife alleged marriage broken down irretrievably –  Court found the...
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