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Denise Pinder a well renowned family law executive in Manchester has joined mwg's family law department. Denise brings an abundance of experience and will be an integral part of the family law department at mwg. Denise has particular expertise in dealing with divorce, separation and matters involving children as well as financial settlements. Denise will be working from our Manchester office and will also be conducting a weekly legal surgery for the local community to address their family law concerns.  
 
Denise Pinder says " I am pleased to join a reputable local firm like mwg and excited to be a part of their family law department. I am looking forward to working with Irfan munir and Salman Iqbal. Irfan Munir partner at mwg said" We are continuing to expand our family law department and Denise's appointment is another step towards providing an excellent customer experience to our family law clients. We are excited to have Denise on board and Denise will be a great asset to have in our family law department. 
 
The family team at mwg is Dynamic yet we also understand how delicate family law matters can be and just how much is at stake. Our understanding family team will ensure that you go through as little hassle as possible. 
 
 
 
 
 
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 Solicitors became the latest local business to support a lifesaving initiative aimed at protecting local communities against the threat of cardiac arrest. The partners of the firm working along with Lifepad solutions have sponsored the latest defibrillator to be installed at Tesco Extra Petrol station at Handforth Dean. Furthermore, as part of the sponsorship package, they also donated an additional defibrillator to Tytherington Juniors FC.Irfan Munir partner at MWG said, “We pride ourselves as a company to be heavily involved in community initiatives especially those that save lives”. “To know that we are protecting people’s wellbeing against the threat of cardiac arrest is an amazing thing”. 
We are pleased to announce that a landmark decision has been made against Uber. The Employment Tribunal has decided that Uber drivers are workers and therefore entitled to minimum wage and holiday pay. 
MWG Solicitors in association with UPHD (United Private Hire Drivers) are representing in excess of 50 claimants who are demanding workers’ rights consisting of minimum wage and holiday pay. 
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