Law firms who offer sharia advice in breach of insurance regulations, says new research

Research by the Lawyers’ Secular Society has exposed serious risks for law firms who offer advice on sharia law.

Law firms in England and Wales are obligated to have indemnity insurance for all of their activities to protect themselves and their clients. However, an LSS investigation has revealed that despite how “sadly very common” it was for “English law firms to provide ‘sharia law’ advice”, experienced insurers and brokers told the LSS that they had never “seen or heard” of sharia law advice being declared on insurance forms. The LSS argues that firms who offer “sharia advice” are obliged to notify their insurers and get the activity covered by their insurance policies.