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Introduction 
In their 1759 satirical assault on the naïve optimism of the philosophy of enlightenment, Candide, ou l’Optimisme, Voltaire pits optimism directly against misfortune. If this is the best of all possible worlds, they ask, what then are the others? 
One must be careful not to assume that because something exists, it is the best possible thing that could exist. Things can be well, but not the best. Things can be otherwise than as they are, they are not the best they could possibly be, yet. 
Yet is the operative word. 
 
So it is with the recent case of Akhter v Khan, which immediately garnered headlines such as “English law applies to Islamic marriage, judge rules in divorce case”[1]. That prospect, expressed only by the headlines, was greeted with widespread support. The space between something happening and that something being the best possible something is wide and deep. 
The judgment in the recent case of Akhter v Khan is careful to point out that it is not saying that English law applies to Islamic marriages. The sort of optimism that could cause one to view this decision as being the best of all possible decisions will lead to disillusionment. Of immediate note, amongst several things which caveat this decision, is that there remain higher courts to which this matter may yet ascend. 
Mr Justice Williams, giving their judgment, was clear “What this case is not about…is whether an Islamic marriage ceremony (a Nikah) should be treated as creating a valid marriage in English Law. In fact, the main issue as it has emerged is almost diametrically the opposite of that question: namely whether a Nikah marriage ceremony creates an invalid or void marriage in English Law.”[2] 
The difference, while appearing on the face of it to be semantic only, is important and in fact the making of such a distinction is where the optimism that perhaps could be associated with this decision stems. Again, such optimism should be cautious where it exists at all. 
MWG Win the Best in Law Award at The Asian English Business Awards. 
The 7th Annual English Asian Business awards were held in Manchester at the Mercure Hotel. The event was attended by Many Businesses from all over England. MWG were awarded with the 'Best in Law' Award at the Asian English Business Awards 2018.In attendance from MWG Solicitors were Duncan Lanser, Daniyal Ali, Arif Munir and Ali Mirza. 
 
Speaking on this Achievement Irfan Munir said " All praise to the All-mighty! I am honoured and humbled to achieve this award and join past recipients who I have long respected. I am earnestly grateful for the recognition of my efforts because I am certain that every nominee for this award was just as capable, if not more of winning it. Thank you " 
Arif Munir said " Extremely proud of my MWG Family for winning the 'Best in Law' Award at the Asian Business awards". 
 
Speaking to the Media on the night Daniyal Ali said " We are honoured to have received this award, the firm has worked very hard for the past 10 years, and it is a great feeling to be recognised, lets hope this continues into the future". 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Building upon the firm's impressive success in the south Manchester area, MWG is all set to continue its growth by expanding out to Rochdale in an attempt to cater to clients north of the city. The new Rochdale branch will be fully operational from April 2017 and the firm will look to replicate the success of its Manchester branch via a combination of building deep connections across the business and legal sectors and the utmost dedication of our team. MWG specialises in providing clear and accessible legal advice to individuals and business clients across the full spectrum of legal services. 
 
MWG has continued to prioritise in order to maintain its high level of service to each and every client, and to optimise that service, whether the client is a leading company or a private individual. As well as being equipped to advise businesses on the challenges of current and upcoming markets, and taking into account its clients' ongoing legal requirements, the firm also has a clear strategy for its own growth.  
 
The decision to expand into Rochdale has been a strategic one. The new office will be located in Rochdale town centre's East street, ideally placed for local business owners or residents, who can benefit from MWG's multi-discipline legal solutions. It is also part of MWG's long term strategy. The firm has grown to the point where MWG has the ability to service any area of law and takes pride in the fact that anyone who seeks its advice, regardless of the size and complexity of their transactions, receives the same high level of partner-led care and attention. 
 
In addition, MWG's multilingual team also offer immigration law advice to individuals and families in an environment that makes them feel as comfortable as possible and are committed to maintaining this support throughout the duration of their instruction.  
 
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