In the first decision of it's kind, the High Court has ruled that an Islamic Marriage, known as a nikah, should fall within the scope of divorce laws in this country.

Previous cases involving nikah marriages had concluded that they could not be recognised legally, meaning individuals had no redress to the courts for a division of matrimonial assets in the event of a marriage broke down.

This decision will prevent financial prejudice and discrimination that had been experienced by thousands of individuals who were prevented from bringing financial claims in the past.