Marriage and civil partnership

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The Presumption of Death Act 2013 (PDA 2013) came into force on 1 October 2014 and extends to England and Wales only. Previously, there had been a common law rebuttable...

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This Practice Note details the procedure for applying for a gender recognition certificate (GRC) under the Gender Recognition Act 2004 (GRA 2004), the...

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The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 (M(SSC)A 2013) received royal assent on 17 July 2013. Its main purpose is to enable same-sex couples to marry, either in a civil...

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This Practice Note is impacted by the decision of the UK on 23 June 2016 to leave the EU. This has implications for practitioners considering which courts have...

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This Practice Note is impacted by the decision of the UK on 23 June 2016 to leave the EU. This has implications for practitioners considering which courts have...

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A marriage can only be ended by a decree of divorce or nullity Under the law of England and Wales, a marriage may only be ended by a decree of divorce or...

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Definition The definition of a civil partnership, as set out in the Civil Partnership Act 2004 (CPA 2004), is a formal legal relationship between two...

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The statutory provisions in relation to marriage are largely contained the Marriage Act 1949 (MA 1949) and the Marriage Act 1994 (MA 1994). This Practice...

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The intestacy rules If the deceased died intestate, Parts III and IV of the Administration of Estates Act 1925 (AEA 1925) apply to: • all the movable property of the...

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