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Boyes Turner LLP | United Kingdom | 10 May 2022

Minimum age to marry

The Marriage Act 1949 and Civil Partnership Act 2004 have been amended by The Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) Act 2022. The changes to…
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Brodies LLP | United Kingdom | 22 Oct 2021

A rose by any other name...? Alternatives to marriage

Many couples may not know that they have options when choosing how to formalise their relationship. While most couples still choose to celebrate and…
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Richmond Chambers Immigration Barristers | European Union, Turkey, United Kingdom | 5 Jun 2020

Indefinite Leave to Remain for ECAA Turkish Workers or Business Persons

Under Council Regulation (EEC) 2760/72 (often referred to as the “Ankara Agreement”) and its Protocol, there are special arrangements for employed…
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Anthony Gold | United Kingdom | 31 Mar 2020

Stamp Duty - Marriage, Civil Partnership, Divorce and Covid-19

The pandemic means that couples may have made arrangements to separate involving selling their joint home and purchasing another. However, the…
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Kingsley Napley | United Kingdom | 11 Mar 2020

“Love comes first”: The journey to equal partnerships and marriage in the UK

Discriminatory law undermines the rule of law because it is the antithesis of fairness. It brings the law into disrepute. It breeds resentment. It…
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Anthony Gold | United Kingdom | 28 Feb 2020

Grounds for divorce and same-sex marriage

There is only one ground on which a petition for divorce may be presented to the court by either party to a marriage and that is the marriage has…
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Kingsley Napley | United Kingdom | 26 Feb 2020

Equal civil partnerships finally allow equal access to tax and inheritance perks

Legal recognition of relationships has dramatically changed in the UK and across most western countries. With an urge for equality and to recognise…
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Anthony Gold | United Kingdom | 21 Jan 2020

Stamp Duty - Marriage, Civil Partnership and Divorce

Different rules apply for marriage and civil partnerships and certain transactions made in connection with a relationship breakdown are exempt from…
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Spratt Endicott Solicitors | United Kingdom | 15 Nov 2019

Civil Partnerships for All?

As a result of one of Parliament’s final acts before it was dissolved for the General Election, mixed-sex couples will be able to enter into Civil…
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Richmond Chambers Immigration Barristers | United Kingdom | 30 Jul 2019

ILR after 5 years residence in the UK

There are a number of immigration categories where it is possible to qualify for indefinite leave to remain ILR after 5 years. Some of these…
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