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Report: Islamic law 'to be adopted by British solicitors'

Islamic law is to be effectively enshrined in the British legal system for the first time under guidelines for solicitors on drawing up “Sharia compliant” wills, according to the Sunday Telegraph.

Under guidance reportedly produced by The Law Society, High Street solicitors is believed to be able to write Islamic wills that deny women an equal share of inheritances and exclude unbelievers altogether.

The London office of the Law Society. Credit: PA

Nicholas Fluck, president of The Law Society, told the newspaper that the guidance would promote “good practice” in applying Islamic principles in the British legal system.

Baroness Cox, a cross-bench peer leading a Parliamentary campaign to protect women from religiously sanctioned discrimination said: “This violates everything that we stand for. It would make the Suffragettes turn in their graves.”


Juror guilty of contempt after Facebook post on case

A juror dropped from the trial of an alleged sex offender after posting on Facebook that he wanted to "F*** up a paedophile" has been found guilty of contempt of court, along with another juror who used the internet.

Kasim Davey, 21, from Palmers Green, north London, said there was "a lot of Jimmy Savile news at the time" and he sent the Facebook message as a result of "spontaneous surprise at the kind of case I was on".

Davey had posted: "Woooow I wasn't expecting to be in a jury Deciding a paedophile's fate, I've always wanted to F**k up a paedophile & now I'm within the law!"

The second juror, Joseph Beard, 29, was found to be guilty of contempt by using the internet to research the case he was sitting on as a juror at Kingston Crown Court.