The wife who went through an Islamic Nikah marriage ceremony without any civil ceremony recognised by the law of England and Wales has recently been granted a nullity decree (see
http://www.breakinglaw.co.uk/2018/09/nullity-decree-in-ground-breaking-nikah.html). This enables her to go for financial orders which would not otherwise be possible and is a landmark decision.
But the husband wishes to appeal against the High Court decision. For this, he requires the permission of the court. His request for permission is due to be considered on 3 October 2018. I shall report back afterwords.