The Law Society has withdrawn its practice note on Sharia succession principles following feedback, including from some members. The note was published on 13 March 2014 for solicitors instructed to prepare a valid will, which follows Sharia succession rules.

Law Society president Andrew Caplen said: “Our practice note was intended to support members to better serve their clients as far as is allowed by the law of England and Wales.

“We reviewed the note in the light of criticism. We have withdrawn the note and we are sorry.”