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Top judge backs sharia 'role'


Principles of sharia law could play a role in some parts of the English and Welsh legal system, the Lord Chief Justice has said.

Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers said there was no reason sharia law's principles could not be used in mediation, but added there was no possibility of sharia courts sitting in the UK.


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