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STEP Private Client Awards 2012 - 13

STEP Private Client Awards 2012/13

Finalist - Boutique Firm of the Year

Corporate INTL Magazine 2012 Global Awards

Corporate INTL Magazine 2012 Global Awards

Employee Benefit Law Firm of the Year in England

Trusts Law Firm of the Year in England

Wills & Estates Law Firm of the Year in England

The Lawyers World - Leading Lawyer Awards - 2012

Private Client - UK

The DealMakers - Global Leading Firms - Top Tier Rankings - 2012

Private Client Law Firm of the Year - UK

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The effects of Shari’a law on will drafting & estate planning

More and more families in the UK have some connection to Shari’a law. For the practitioner, the impact of Shari’a law raises certain challenges. First, advisers need to know that the wills they are drafting are valid. Second, Shari’a law can have an impact on standard UK estate planning.

This article summarises the conflict of law rules, to show how Shari’a law can be relevant, and then gives a very brief overview of the Shari’a laws of succession. Practical examples are included to show the issues that practitioners need to look out for.

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