On the 2nd July 1994 the husband, although already married, went through a ceremony at an hotel in London which purported to be an Islamic marriage to the wife. A further obstacle to its recognition in this jurisdiction as a valid marriage is that no attempt was made to comply with the Marriage Act 1949 to 1986 nor was any attempt made to supplement the hotel ceremony with a civil ceremony that complied with English law.
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- B (A Child)  EWCA Civ 1475 (14 November 2012) (towardchange.wordpress.com)
- G (A Child)  EWCA Civ 1408 (31 August 2012) (towardchange.wordpress.com)