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Trainer: Alexandra Tribe
Trainer: Sulema Jahangir
Trainer: Aina Khan
Trainer: Max Lewis

Do you have clients from or living in countries where Sharia Law is widely practiced? Join us for Resolution’s one day Sharia Law course, featuring talks from Alexandra Tribe, Sulema Jahangir, Aina Khan OBE and Max Lewis covering a range of topics in Islamic Family Law.

29th November 2019 – London

Event Programme

12:30pm: Lunch and registration 

1:30pm – 1:45pm: Introduction to Sharia Law

1:45pm – 2:20pm: Sharia Law from a UK perspective with Aina Khan OBE (Aina Khan Law)

Aina Khan OBE is Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales. She provides International legal solutions across the UK and globally. With over 27 years’ expertise and more than 5,000 cases, Aina is a world-renowned consultant in the field of Family Law and a leading expert in Islamic and Asian issues.

2:20pm – 2:50pm: Sharia Law from a Pakistan perspective with Sulema Jahangir (Dawson Cornwell)

Sulema Jahangir is a is a dual qualified solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales and an Advocate of the High Courts in Pakistan and an expert on family law in Pakistan. Sulema will cover Sharia Law from a Pakistani perspective including issues relevant for divorce and child custody in Pakistan where there is an international element.

2:50pm – 3:10pm: Refreshment break 

3:10pm – 3:40pm: Sharia Law from a UAE perspective with Alexandra Tribe (Expatriate Law)

International family law specialist Alexandra Tribe will cover Sharia Law from a UAE-perspective, including recognition of Muslim marriages in England, recognition of divorce by Talaq, country-to-country differences in Islamic family laws, and dowry/marriage contracts and their consideration within financial remedy proceedings.

3:40pm – 4:10pm: Recognition of an Islamic marriage in England with Max Lewis (29 Bedford Row)

Max will be covering the key legislation and cases about the relationship between English civil legal processes and foreign religious processes, including the recognitions in England of religious acts done overseas, together with an “insider’s view” of tips and tricks that are helpful for the practitioner to know when litigating these matters in England.

4:10pm – 4:45pm: Q&A

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