For many couples Valentine’s Day is a day for reflecting on, and celebrating, their relationship. Many couples will also change their relationship status – that could be by moving in together or becoming engaged. These momentous occasions are very exciting but also have legal consequences that couples should be aware of.
The Supreme Court has made a declaration that preventing different sex couples from entering into a civil partnership is incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). [Read more…] about Supreme Court backs civil partnerships for all
Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. The shops are filled with red and pink hearts, giant teddy bear chocolates and of course sparkly engagement rings. One of the most romantic days of the year, around 10% of marriage proposals happen on Valentine’s Day. [Read more…] about Hearts, Flowers and Pre-Nuptial Agreements
Same-sex married couple has failed to persuade a Court that discrimination against them was illegal after equal pension rights decision.
We discuss the Scottish Government’s Qualifying Civil Partnership Modification (Scotland) Order 2015 that could amend the definition of ‘qualifying civil partnership’.
The Scottish Government recently published a Consultation document on the conversion of existing Civil Partnerships to marriage – we discuss some of the issues.