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Revealed: Law Society did not seek advice on Sharia law before issuing controversial wills guidance

The Law Society did not consult any experts in Sharia law before issuing the controversial practice note on Sharia-compliant wills that it was forced to withdraw last month, it has emerged.

December 8th, 2014 | No Comments »

Law Society climbs down over Sharia will practice note and apologises

The Law Society yesterday withdrew and apologised for its controversial practice note on Sharia succession principles. Published in March, the practice note led to newspaper accusations that it was effectively enshrining Islamic law in the British legal system.

November 25th, 2014 | No Comments »

Law Society Sharia wills guidance “cannot change the law”, justice minister says

The government has refused to be drawn into the row over controversial advice from the Law Society on Sharia-compliant wills, but insisted that it “does not, and cannot, change the law”.

July 28th, 2014 | No Comments »