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The Civil Partnership Act came into force on the 5 December 2005 enabling same sex couples to register a civil partnership. The significance of this legislation is that the same sex couples, after the registration and Civil Ceremony, become each others next of kin for inheritance purposes. The registration puts their relationship and their finances on the same footing as married couples.

In addition the Civil Partnership Act makes provision for the acquisition of parental responsibility for the child or children of civil partners a kin to the mechanism used for by the step parents after a marriage, either by agreement or by consent.

It will also allow a party the same status as a spouse in Adoption proceedings.

It is inevitable that, as with marriages, some Civil Partnerships will fail. The law facilitating Civil Partnerships also provides the means to terminate, or dissolve, that legal status. The principles and procedures are very similar to those involved in a divorce process.

Civil Partners will also enjoy similar financial rights and remedies as married couples, affording them a much higher level of protection and indeed justice in the difficult circumstances of a relationship failure.

This is an emerging area of the law in respect of which we have undertaken specialist training. We understand the importance to you of quality legal advice and support and we are well equipped to find the right solution for you as swiftly and as amicably as possible.

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Some comments about our Services from Clients during September:-

“Excellent could not be better” Mr C

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“Very impressed” Miss P

“All staff very caring and helpful” Ms B

“Very pleased indeed.  Excellent service” Mrs W

“Very good experience, very satisfied with the end result” Mr P

Some great comments from Clients during September!

“Just a note to say thank you for your assistance and attention in this matter. Excellent service and total professionalism as always. We expect to sell our residential property in the not too distant future so will be in touch when we need your help again.

Once again, many thanks..”


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Another great comment from a client who said they were “very satisfied” in all 9 areas queried:-
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“Your service exceeded our expectations, we honestly can’t suggest a way to improve it.  The Solicitor was very professional and polite and went above and beyond what we expected.”

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“Excellent, friendly yet professional service.  Thank you to Charlie Parker, who handled my divorce proceedings with sensitivity and fairness.”

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“Great service, already recommended to a friend”

“A very big thank you to Lindsay Jones for being so lovely and for interpreting our wishes perfectly and providing us with excellent Wills.”

“My husband and I have been with Tickle Hall Cross for many years, always found you excellent”

“We found everyone very welcoming and it was first class service.”

Feedback from our Satisfaction Questionnaires this month:-

“You have given excellent service yet again” Mr H

Excellent Service!


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