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CPD - 1 hour (SRA A2)

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What's covered

The general policy that states will recognise each other’s marriages and divorces can lead to complicated problems where a marriage or divorce is conducted on a purely religious basis without the involvement of the state at all. English law, particularly in relation to the weight to be given to religious ceremonies conducted in England, is in a state of flux. The current state of the law and where it may be heading are very important considerations for practitioners with clients whose religious status may matter to them as much, if not more, than their civil legal status.


This seminar will touch on, in particular:


     1     The interaction of civil and religious marriage laws in England and


     2     Religious marriages contracted abroad.

     3     Religious divorces contracted abroad.

     4     Prenuptial agreements with a religious element.

     5     Where is the law heading?

About our presenter

Max is a barrister and arbitrator at 29 Bedford Row. He was called in 2002. His practice covers all areas of family law, with a strong emphasis on matrimonial finance and Schedule 1 cases, often involving substantial and complex assets spread over various jurisdictions. He has a particular interest in company and trust issues, and matters concerning disputes over chattels. Max also specialises in issues arising from marriage and divorce amongst the elderly.


Max has a particular expertise in issues relating to issues of foreign marriages, nullity, religious marriages and divorces, acting in both K v K (nullity: bigamous marriage) [2017] 2 FLR 1055 and Akhter v Khan [2019] 1 FLR 575.


Religious Marriages & Divorce

Webinar - 19th May, Live at 3pm


Presented by Max Lewis, 29 Bedford Row