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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
  • Father is transgender and now living as a woman. This is his appeal against an order which ordered no direct contact between him and his children because of possible ostracism by the North Manchester Charedi Jewish community, of which the mother and children are members. The appeal was allowed and remitted to the family court for reconsideration. Judgment, 21/12/2017, free
  • Judgment which specified the extent to which the child should be part of the father’s religious beliefs, namely to follow the teachings of the Jehovah’s Witness Church. Judgment, 12/06/2017, free
  • Sharia divorce claim rejected Judgment, 22/03/2017, free
  • Transgender father was seeking direct contact with his 5 children who were members of an Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community. The application was refused and only indirect contact allowed. Judgment, 30/01/2017, free

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