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Akhter v Khan (Rev 3) [2018] EWFC 54

In a tweet: s.11 MCA 1973 could be interpreted sufficiently flexibly so as to find that an Islamic faith ceremony created a void rather than a non-marriage

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Case note, published: 26/10/2018

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  • The main issue in this case was whether the 'marriage' – which lasted for 18 years and which produced 4 children and where all accepted them as husband and wife - in fact was to be treated in English law as not a marriage at all, not even one which could be declared void for failing to comply with the formalities of marriage. The judge found that it was a void marriage and the wife was thus entitled to a decree of nullity. Judgment, 06/08/2018, free

Published: 26/10/2018

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