H, a devout Muslim, objected to the English court dealing with the divorce proceedings brought by W. He said that under Sharia law, any proceedings had to occur in Pakistan.
Held: The court had jurisdiction. There was clear evidence that the law of divorce in Pakistan was discriminatory, and that W would have less rights there. Though both parties had dual English and Pakistani nationality both were clearly resident here.
 EWFC 67
England and Wales
Updated: 28 March 2022; Ref: scu.592356