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Law Subject Spotlight

Child & Family Law: A window into our personal lives
with Dr Imranali Panjwani from Anglia Ruskin University

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In this Subject Spotlight, join Dr Imranali Panjwani as he considers how the law shapes our personal lives. He explores how the law defines family, what we mean marriage through a legal lens, and the reasons family units break down - all key considerations of ARU’s Child & Family Law module.

Dr Imranali PanjwaniAnglia Ruskin UniversityLaw

All episodes
1. What is child & family law and how do we define a ‘family?
2. Marriage and divorce
3. The legal relationship between children and parents
4. Activity - domestic abuse behind closed doors

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Anglia Ruskin University
Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University is an innovative global university with students from 185 countries at our campuses in Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough. These students are at the heart of our University, and we're delighted that our final-year undergraduates are positive about their educational experience. Our community is also incredibly important to us, and we're proud of the role we play in our cities and the wider region – including the positive effect on jobs and the local economy.We’ve been named one of the top 350 institutions in the world in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023, for the sixth successive year – and one of the top 40 universities in the UK. We're also listed in the top 15% for social inclusion in The Times Good University Guide 2022.

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Dr Imranali Panjwani

Dr. Imranali Panjwani is a Senior Lecturer in Law at ARU, Chelmsford, UK. He is also the Head & Founder of Diverse Legal Consulting (, a consultancy that specialises in country expert reports for asylum seekers from the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region. He obtained his PhD in Theology & Religious Studies from King’s College London and pursued legal studies at the University of Sheffield, University of Law and Western Sydney University. He completed his Islamic seminary studies at Al-Mahdi Institute and post-doctoral research at Jam’iat al-Mustafa, Mashhad. His interests lie in the relationship between Islamic and Western law, immigration law and human rights, jurisprudence and philosophy.

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