January 16, 2020

Mixed-sex couples can now enter into civil partnerships if they wish as an alternative to marriage.

The new right came into effect on December 31 last year under the Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc) Act 2019. Completing the legislation was one...

February 5, 2019

Civil partnerships are a relatively new addition to the landscape of legal relationships. It is only since 2005 that couples in the UK have been able to give notice of the intention to form a civil partnership. In the intervening years this alternative to the option of...

November 12, 2018

Campaigners have welcomed the government announcement that heterosexual couples

will be allowed to enter into civil partnerships instead of getting married if that’s what they wish.

Civil partnerships provide the same benefits and rights as marriage in terms of tax, inh...

July 3, 2018

The Supreme Court has ruled in favour of a heterosexual couple who want to enter into a civil partnership as an alternative to getting married.

The judgment follows a long running legal battle involving Charles Keidan and his partner Rebecca Steinfeld, who live in Londo...

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