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 process for appeals...

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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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Definition Partial intestacy may arise when a testator has made an effective testamentary disposition of part of their estate but has failed to dispose of the rest of...

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This Practice Note is impacted by the exit of the UK from the EU on 31 January 2020. This has implications for practitioners considering which courts have jurisdiction to...

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This Practice Note is impacted by the exit of the UK from the EU on 31 January 2020. This has implications for practitioners considering which courts have jurisdiction to...

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The implementation of the Civil Partnership Act 2004 (CPA 2004) brought into effect a host of ancillary changes both by virtue of the provisions of CPA 2004 itself and by...

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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 nullity. A...

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Definition When introduced by the Civil Partnership Act 2004 (CPA 2004), civil partnerships related only to two people of the same sex. However, from 2 December 2019 the...

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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 Note considers...

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STOP PRESS: A new fixed net sum of £270,000 has been set with effect from 6 February 2020, in accordance with Schedule 1A to the Administration of Estates Act 1925, as...

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