In an unusual step, the London beth din has decided to name and shame a Jewish man for refusing to grant his wife a Get for the last 15 years. A Get is a writ of Jewish divorce which terminates a Jewish marriage and certifies that a couple is now free to remarry according to Jewish law. Under Jewish law, a Get is presented by a husband to his wife, releasing her from her vows and annulling the marriage contract. Jewish women who are denied a get are known as 'agunot', which means 'chained wife'. Refusing a Get can have a huge emotional impact on the person concerned, and can be used by husbands to try to gain a financial advantage when negotiating settlements. We would include the granting of a Get as a standard clause in all financial consent orders for our Jewish clients to provide peace of mind in this regard.