In May 2016, the former Home Secretary launched an independent review into the application of sharia law in England and Wales. The review focused on whether and to what extent the application of sharia law by sharia councils may be incompatible with the law in England and Wales. This report sets out the findings of that review.
The review was chaired by Professor Mona Siddiqui, who was supported by a panel of experts that included experienced family law barrister Sam Momtaz QC, retired High Court judge Sir Mark Hedley, and specialist family law solicitor Anne Marie Hutchinson OBE QC. The panel was advised by two religious and theological experts, Imam Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi and Imam Qari Asim.