The Law Society of England and Wales has published a practice note advising solicitors in the application of Sharia law to wills and other succession issues, according to an announcement issued by the Society Thursday.

The Law Society, an independent professional body that aims to promote high standards within the profession, publishes practice notes in order to represent its view of the best practices in a given field.

As long as a will is signed properly under local law, clients in England and Wales are free to bequeath their assets in accordance with Sharia laws.

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