Prof Gillian Douglas comments on Baker J’s arbitration-friendly decision

February 5, 2013 Posted by:

Baker J’s account in AI v MT [2013] EWHC 100 (Fam) of how he afforded the parties an opportunity to reconcile their differences via a process akin to arbitration in the New York Beth Din, and then made confirmatory orders in English family proceedings, is skilfully analysed by Professor Douglas, who moreover points out that the case does not, as some press reports misguidedly suggest, ‘open the way to Sharia divorces’.

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