Civil Partnerships

Since the Civil Partnership Act 2004 coming into force, same sex couples have been able to obtain recognition of their relationship under law.

Registering a civil partnership involves 'giving notice' to your local register office stating that you wish to register a civil partnership. This gives the couple legal rights similar to those enjoyed by married couples relating to:

  • tax
  • employment benefits
  • pensions
  • child maintenance
  • parental responsibility for civil partner's children
  • access to accident compensation and insurance
  • protection from domestic violence
  • immigration rights

These areas are far from simple. If you're considering a civil partnership, you would undoubtedly benefit from expert advice from experienced family law solicitors.

Family Law Bristol solicitors have first hand experience of dealing with civil partnership law and will be able to give in depth legal advice tailored to your situation. Get in touch with us to find out more about civil partnerships by calling us on 01174 533 974 or fill out our online enquiry form. Alternatively email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .