Charles Hale QC and Michael Edwards write for the Times on the impact of non qualifying sharia marriages.

8th July 2021

Because traditional Islamic ceremonies are legally considered ‘non-qualifying’, vulnerable spouses are being trapped in marriages – or left destitute, write Charles Hale QC and Michael Edwards. Two years on from Akhter v Khan, the case in which campaigners hoped would lead to a change in the law, Muslim women continue to be treated differently to virtually all other women in society.

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