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.
Same Sex Marriage
Morven Douglas explains why same–sex and mixed-sex couples now have the same options available to them when formalising their relationships.
It was recently reported that an anonymous male same-sex couple in Scotland are due to become the first to receive IVF for a surrogate in the UK.
BTO’s Lesley Gordon discusses the legal landscape surrounding parenting where the parents are female same-sex partners. [Read more…] about Parental issues for female same sex couples
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’.