Civil Partnerships on the Increase
Since the Civil Partnership Act 2004 came into force in December 2005 same sex partners can form a civil partnership. The number of civil partnerships registered in the UK in 2011 was 6,795, according to a provisional bulletin issued by The Office for National Statistics. This is an increase of 6.4 per cent since 2010.
If civil partners want to end their partnership they can peition for a dissolution, similar to divorce proceedings for married couples. The number of dissolutions in 2011 in the UK has also increased, an increase of 28.7 per cent since 2010.
For advice on civil partnership dissolutions please contact Amanda Weaver by email or phone.