BLM's head of family law Daniel Jones quoted in The Guardian on Court of Appeal's landmark ruling in Akhter v Khan


BLM's head of family law, Daniel Jones discusses the ramifications of the Court of Appeal's decision in which BLM acted on a pro-bono basis as an intervener - for  Ms H - whose case bore striking similarities (was on 'all fours') with Ms Akhter.

The Guardian quotes Daniel as saying that: "the appeal court judgment was “a real blow for all concerned” and that the “...decision … will leave Muslim women in the UK in legal limbo, compelled to turn to sharia councils to pursue Islamic divorce. This often involves lengthy delays and does not afford women the same financial protections as would be granted if their ceremonies were recognised as a marriage under English law.

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