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  1. civil partnership
    Dissolving a civil partnership – by Fiona Yellowlees of WBW Solicitors

    Despite the legalisation of same-sex marriage in the UK in 2014, civil partnerships remain popular, with the most recent Office for National Statistics figures showing a steady increase in the number of gay and lesbian couples choosing to put their relationship on a legal footing in this way. As with marriages, however, some civil partnerships…

  2. How does a civil partnership differ to marriage?

    Under current laws heterosexual couples are prevented in the UK from becoming civil partners, but the government is now under pressure to change the law after a recent Supreme Court ruling that the Civil Partnership Act 2004 discriminated against heterosexual couples and was therefore incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights. ‘There is no…