VICTORIA ROBERTS APPEARS IN SIGNIFICANT MARITAL RIGHTS APPEAL


Victoria Roberts led by Charles Hale QC appeared in an appeal against the decision of Mr Justice Williams to pronounce a decree nisi of nullity to an Islamic marriage where the ceremony had not taken place in a registered building.

Mr Justice Williams had said the court was justified in taking a ‘holistic view of a process rather than a single ceremony’. The Court of Appeal however said the ceremony was non-qualifying and so it did not create a void marriage.

A full report relating to the case can be found here:
https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/couples-islamic-ceremony-did-not-create-a-marriage-court-of-appeal/5103098.article

The judgment is available here:
https://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2020/122.html


Victoria Roberts has wide-ranging expertise in Chancery and Commercial matters, Insolvency, Inquests and Matrimonial Finance. She was appointed to Attorney General’s Civil Regional Panel in 2018.

For more information on Victoria, please click through to her profile.


Victoria is a member of the Business and Property Department at 18 St John Street Chambers. For more information, please click the links above or contact a member of the clerking team on 0161 278 8261 or via email businessproperty@18sjs.com