Council of Europe calls for Muslim couples in UK to legally register marriage before or during Islamic ceremony

The Council of Europe has said Muslim couples getting married in the UK should be legally required to civilly register their union before or during the Islamic ceremony. The organisation raised concerns about the role of sharia councils in family, inheritance and commercial law and called for obstacles stopping Muslim women from accessing justice to be removed. British authorities were asked

Why are couples more likely to split in January

The first working Monday back after the Christmas break is dubbed “Divorce Day” by lawyers who typically see an increase in couples considering divorce. This year Divorce Day fell on Monday, January 7. Support service Amicable says that more than 40,500 people will search “divorce” online in January, which is almost 25% higher than at any

13 people filed for divorce on Christmas Day

Official figures reveal more than 400 people filed for divorce over the festive period. Thirteen people filed for divorce on Christmas Day. HM Courts & Tribunals Service received 455 online divorce applications from Christmas Eve to New Year’s Day. Spouses seeking to end their marriage are now able to complete the entire process online by

Woman found guilty of benefit fraud

A woman has been found guilty of dishonestly claiming almost £10,000. Jane Prentice, 50, who claimed to be a single parent on a low income, with three children, was prosecuted after falsely claiming Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support from Swale council between August 2016 and December 2017. However, an investigation by the Department for