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SH v NB (Marriage: Consent) [2009] EWHC 3274 (Fam)

The marriage between a 27-year-old Pakistani man and a 16-year-old English girl would be valid only if both of the parties had, according to the law of their respective ante-nuptial domiciles, validly consented to marry the other: (1) under Pakistani law the marriage was invalid; (2) under English law, the court declared that the marriage was invalid because the girl's free will had been overborne as a result of the pressure exerted upon her; it was voidable but now too late to issue a decree of nullity.

Notes

Summary above based on Family Law Reports summary as transcript unavailable.

Citations

[2010] 1 FLR 1927Not on Bailii!; [2010] Fam Law 239

External link

Possible Bailii link (not there when last checked, but it might have appeared since 0700 this morning!)