ON APPEAL FROM BRADFORD COUNTY COURT
(MR RECORDER HILL)
Strand, London, WC2A 2LL
B e f o r e :
LORD JUSTSICE PITCHFORD
LORD JUSTICE MCFARLANE
| RICHARD LUKANDWA
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Miss Geddes (instructed by McManus Seddon) appeared on behalf of the Respondent.
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Lord Justice McFarlane:
"As for the certificate, this is not a document which proves itself. It is a copy of something but of itself it is insufficient to establish that there was a marriage on 16 July 1999. At the very least the court would need to see the original of which this is a photocopy. This poor quality photocopy does not establish a marriage between this Respondent and Mr Haji Kizito. Indeed, it is the Respondent's case that the document is a forgery. Although it has been certified as a true copy, it seems probable that it is merely a copy of a forged document. Certainly, it is not adequate to prove a marriage in an English court."
Lord Justice Pitchford:
Lord Justice Thorpe:
Order: Application granted.