Akhter v Khan Neutral citation: [2018] EWFC 54

WTLR Issue: Autumn 2018 #173

NASREEN AKHTER

V

MOHAMMED SHABAZ KHAN

v

THE ATTORNEY GENERAL (FIRST INTERESTED PARTY)

Analysis

Mrs Akhter (A) and Mr Khan (K) underwent an Islamic marriage ceremony in England in 1998. They then considered themselves husband and wife and were treated as such by their families, community and state authorities. They had four children. Despite requests by A no civil ceremony was ever undertaken. The parties lived in Dubai between 2005 and 2011 and were treated as married by the UAE authorities, to whom they presented their Islamic marriage certificate.


Counsel details

Valentine Le Grice QC (The 36 Group, 36 Bedford Row, London WC1R 4JH, tel 020 7421 8000, e-mail clerks@36family.co.uk) and Max Lewis (29 Bedford Row, London WC1R 4HE, tel 020 7404 1044, e-mail clerks@29br.co.uk), instructed by direct access for the petitioner.


Paula Rhone-Adrien (Lamb Building, Temple, London EC4Y 7AS, tel 020 7797 7788, e-mail clerks@lambbuilding.co.uk), instructed by Messrs Seth Lovis & Co Solicitors (25 John Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 2BS, tel 020 7282 4360, e-mail enquiry@sethlovis.co.uk) for the first respondent.


Deepak Nagpal (1KBW, 1 King’s Bench Walk, Temple, London EC4Y 7DB, tel 020 7936 1500, e-mail clerks@1kbw.co.uk), instructed by the Government Legal Department (One Kemble Street, London WC2B 4TS, tel 020 7210 3000, e-mail thetreasurysolicitor@governmentlegal.gov.uk) for the first interested party.

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Legislation referenced

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