Naomi Wiseman of Garden Court Chambers has been providing legal advice on the bill to the Girls Not Brides campaign, the Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation, Karma Nirvana, Forward UK and the Independent Yemen Group.
The government has committed to raising the minimum legal age of marriage to 18 in England and Wales in a victory for campaigners. In a letter to campaigners from the Ministry of Justice, shared with the Guardian, it said it was committed to raising the minimum legal age to 18.
In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, a 16 and 17 year old can marry with parental consent and in Scotland the minimum marriageable age is 16. Campaigners believe consent can mean coercion.
Sajid Javid, the former Chancellor, has this week introduced a Private Member’s Bill making it illegal for under-18s to marry. The Times has reported that Ministers will give the bill time on the floor of the House of Commons, all but guaranteeing that it will be passed. It is expected to receive cross-party support.
Family Law | Wednesday 5 May 2021
Naomi Wiseman of Garden Court Chambers Family Team Shortlisted at True Honour Awards
We are delighted to announce Naomi Wiseman of Garden Court Chambers Family Team has been shortlisted at the Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation (IKWRO)'s True Honour Awards.
Family Law, Children Law, International Family Law | Monday 5 October 2020
Naomi Wiseman quoted in The Guardian - New Bill could close child marriage loophole in England & Wales
Naomi Wiseman of the Garden Court Chambers Family Team is providing legal advice on the Bill.