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Professor Norrie's Commentaries on Family Law$
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Kenneth Norrie

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781845861193

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861193.001.0001

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July 2003

July 2003

Arranged Marriages, Forced Marriages and Consent to Sham Marriages

(p.97) Commentary No 18: July 2003
Professor Norrie's Commentaries on Family Law

Kenneth McK Norrie

Edinburgh University Press

Discusses a number of Scottish cases in which parties have sought to escape from their marriages on the ground that they were unconsented to, or sham. Approves of the Outer House decision in Hakeen v Hussain 2003 SLT 515 which was, disturbingly, overturned by the Inner House in H v H 2005 SLT 1025.

Keywords:   Void marriages, Force and fear, Consent, Marriage notice and marriage schedule, Threats sufficient to annul marriage, Secularity of marriage

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