Islamic Law

We specialise in advice on Islamic Divorce and Islamic Wills.

In association with the Muslim Arbitration Tribunal we provide:

  • Islamic Divorce

  • Islamic Wills

  • Islamic Arbitration and Mediation

  • Commercial Dispute Resolution

  • Personal Dispute Resolution

IS YOUR MARRIAGE RECOGNISED IN ENGLISH LAW?

If your religious ceremony takes place abroad and your religious ceremony is valid in that Country it will generally be recognised as valid in Britain.

If your Religious Marriage (Nikah) takes place in Britain and is not accompanied by a civil ceremony it will not be recognised by the law in Britain.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

It means that you will be considered to be in the same position as other cohabiting couples. You and your family will not have the same rights as married couples or civil partners. There is no such thing in law as a “common law spouse”.

You will need to take additional steps to provide for those rights. It can cause great difficulty and distress if you decide to separate or one of you dies.

IF YOU WANT THE SAME RIGHTS AS A COUPLE LEGALLY MARRIED IN BRITAIN WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?

You should register the marriage and undergo a civil marriage ceremony.Please contact us if you would like advice about your personal situation.

IF MY RELATIONSHIP BREAKS DOWN WHAT CAN I DO?

If you underwent a civil ceremony, we can offer you advice as to the options available for separation or divorce both in English and Islamic law.

If you did not have a civil ceremony we can advise you as to your options as a cohabitee and in association with the Muslim Arbitration Tribunal, we can assist you to obtain an Islamic Divorce, Islamic Will or if appropriate Islamic Arbitration and Mediation.