Alistair Perkins represents Muslim woman ordered to remove her veil by High Court Judge.

26th March 2021

Judge Sarah Morgan ordered a Muslim woman to remove her veil while giving evidence at a virtual Family High Court hearing, in a case where Alistair Perkins represented the Mother in a dispute with her estranged husband over their children.

In his representations of the Mother, Alistair said, she did not wish to be seen “unveiled” by male participants unless the judge deemed it “necessary”.

Judge Morgan said she was sympathetic to the woman’s desire to wear her veil and ordered she “uncover” only when she and her husband were giving evidence.

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