Civil Partnerships

 Since December 2005 it has been possible for same sex couples to register their partnership.

A registered Civil Partnership is a marriage and despite some small differences the substantive law is the same, for example:

  • Civil partners benefit from the same tax breaks as married couples;
  • Civil partners can get parental responsibility for each other's children;
  • Save for the omission of adultery the dissolution process is the same as for divorce;
  • Financial settlements on dissolution of a Civil Partnership are the same as on divorce;

Please contact one of our family team in either our Camberley or Wokingham office to discuss your individual needs.

Our Family & Matrimonial team is delighted to have been recognised in this year's edition of the UK Legal 500 as a leading advisor in the Thames Valley area.

Herrington Carmichael LLP is ‘faultless in every area’ and impresses with its ‘strong and united team’, which routinely acts for high-net-worth individuals. Dividing her time between Wokingham and Camberley, department head Maria Mulroe delivers ‘extreme professionalism, patience and frankness’ in financial cases relating to business and overseas assets. Solicitor Danielle Bentley (‘a good lawyer with great potential’) joined the practice from CH-R Family Solicitors. Recent work for the ‘dedicated lawyers’ include Children Act matters, cross-border divorces and financial remedy proceedings.

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Camberley:    +44 (0)1276 686 222
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Key contacts
Maria Mulroe
Head of Department, Partner, Collaborative Lawyer
Anita McGee
Family Secretary