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Course Aims:

This podcast is aimed at family law practitioners and other legal advisers who may come across cases of forced marriage in their practice. It is also aimed at those wishing to receive an update in this area of family law.

After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the difference between forced and arranged marriages;
  • Understand the scale of the problem of forced marriage and who the most likely potential victims are;
  • Understand the current rules relating to forced marriage;
  • Understand the new provisions from the 2007 Act and the orders that can be made under that Act;
  • Know how to use the tipstaff to assist in enforcing orders made in relation to forced marriage.
Intermediate Difficulty: 3 of 5
Case Update
Legislative Updates
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007;
  • Human Rights Act 1998 Re SA [2006] EWHC 2942 (Fam);
  • Re SK (Proposed Plaintiff) (An Adult by way of her Litigation Friend) [2004] EWHC 3202 (Fam), [2005] 2 FLR 230.

In this podcast we interview Teertha Gupta and Sally Field on the subject of forced marriage. The discussion is particularly focused on the new Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007 and the change in regime that it introduces. Sally Field has been a key figure in the bringing about of the new Act and Teertha Gupta is widely regarded as a leading expert in the law relating to forced marriage. Their discussion also gives a useful background to the area and the extent of the problem of forced marriage in the UK.

Podcast Added: 9/12/2008

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-05-31

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