Charlie Klendjian says more on why the Law Society’s guidance on how to draw up Sharia-compliant wills is such a crap idea.
The Law Society has said its practice note has not changed the law. The LSS agrees with this. At no point has the LSS said that the law has changed.
So what’s the problem?
Well let’s try and understand what the Law Society is actually giving guidance on. It is giving guidance on Sharia law. Sounds reasonable, surely? Well not really, because this is no ordinary law. As the practice note states at section 1.5 when defining the terminology it uses:
“Sharia – the code of law derived from the Quran and from the teachings and example of Mohammed.[…]”
This is an important point in itself: the Law Society is giving guidance on theology, and this is simply not appropriate. [Read more…]