Civil Partnerships

The Civil Partnership Act 2004 created an entirely new legal status for same sex couples who register their relationship giving them similar rights and responsibilities to married couples. The implications for tax matters, state benefits and inheritance are far reaching.

A Civil Partnership can only be ended on death of one party, dissolution or annulment.

A breakdown of a Civil Partnership may give rise to various issues including financial claims and arrangements for children.

We can provide sensitive and practical advice on the preparation of Pre-Civil Partnership Agreements through to assisting you in the event of the end of your relationship.