Category: Civil Partnership

Civil Partnership an option for opposite sex couples

Civil Partnership an option for opposite sex couples couple embracing civil partnerships opposite sex couples

  Civil Partnership has been an option for same sex couples since 2006, but opposite sex couples have been fighting for the right to enter into civil partnerships for almost as long. In December 2019, the government made this an option for opposite sex couples, when new regulations came into force allowing them to give […]

The Civil Partnerships Bill – equality for all couples?

The Civil Partnerships Bill – equality for all couples? civil-partnership

Equality within civil partnerships made the news in October 2018, following a Supreme Court defeat earlier this year, and now the he Civil Partnerships Bill has secured its third reading in the House of Commons without the need for a vote – and now moves to the House of Lords despite some opposition. The legislation […]

New Supreme Court judgment

New Supreme Court judgment civil-partnership

A recent judgement may open the door to civil partnership agreements being an option for people of opposite sexes. In June 2018, the Supreme Court heard an appeal against different-sex couples being unable to legally enter into a civil partnership. The appeal looked at whether the ban on different-sex couples entering into civil partnerships breached […]

Dobson – vs – Griffey and why you need a cohabitation agreement

Dobson – vs – Griffey and why you need a cohabitation agreement financial-agreements

A recent court judgement has underlined just how important it is for unmarried couples who live together to put a cohabitation agreement in place covering their finances. What you think is ‘fair’ when it comes to property you own as a couple may not be supported by the law. The case of Jacqueline Dobson and […]