Law and religion roundup – 28th April

A Happy “Ed Balls Day” to our readers

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Sikh tribunal opens in London

The Times reports that a group of Sikh lawyers have opened a Sikh forum for alternative dispute resolution, with the aim of providing a mechanism for dealing sensitively with civil and family matters within the Sikh community. Sikhism does not have its own legal code; and Baldip Singh, of counsel, stressed that it was not a religious tribunal: its purpose would be “to assist Sikh families in their time of need when dealing with conflict and disputes in line with Sikh principles”. He also emphasised that under the rules of the new court the consent of both parties would be required in order for an adjudication to proceed. Continue reading