Civil Partnerships

A significant change in the law came into effect in December 2005, since which time gay and lesbian couples have been able to register their relationships as civil partnerships.

We provide legal advice about:

  • The legal rights and responsibilities of couples who have chosen not to enter into civil partnerships, including those relating to children and financial matters;
  • The legal implications of entering into a civil partnership;
  • Pre-registration agreements (akin to pre-nuptial agreements);
  • The process of dissolution of a civil partnership.