Our Family team can advise on all aspects of civil partnerships, as introduced by changes in the law in December 2005.
We help clients to understand the implications of forming or ending civil partnerships, including issues in relation to both finances and children.
We can also assist clients who wish to draw up pre-civil partnership agreements.
Thanks to our international experience, we can advise clients on the recognition of formal same-sex unions entered into in a foreign jurisdiction.
For a confidential, no-obligation call-back from one of our family lawyers, please email your contact details and a brief summary.
Mixed-sex civil partnership union begins
From Monday 2 December 2019, mixed-sex couples in England and Wales can choose to enter into a civil partnership rather than get married. The first ceremonies won’t take place until… Read more →
The Office for National Statistics: Civil Partnerships in England and Wales (October 2019)
On 11 October 2019, the Office for National Statistics published their statistical bulletin in relation to Civil Partnerships in England and Wales in 2018. In summary, some of the findings… Read more →
The Child Maintenance (Assessment of Parents’ Income) Bill 2017-19
The Child Maintenance (Assessment of Parents’ Income) Bill 2017-19 had its first reading in the House of Commons on 28 November 2017. It is a private member’s Bill with its… Read more →
Forthcoming pilots to potentially change the way the Court system works
Her Majesty’s Court and Tribunal Services (HMCTS) have recently published how they propose that the Courts (in England and Wales) should work differently moving forwards. In order to test the… Read more →