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The Family Division of the High Court recently exercised its inherent jurisdiction to prevent a vulnerable adult from being force into marriage. This commentary explains why the prevention of forced marriages is preferable to the annulment of such marriages. It also examines the impact of enacting the proposals contained in the Government Consultation Paper 'Forced Marriage - A Wrong not a Right' which considers criminalising various activities associated with forced marriage.
Formerly entitled the Ancillary Relief Handbook this is the first resort for thousands of...