February 10

Historic Vote on Same Sex Marriage

We at Rebecca Oakley Family Law wholeheartedly welcome the historic vote in the House of Commons on the Equal Marriage Bill. While the legislative process is far from done, the measure is now inevitably to become law. Legally, there will be no real difference between a Marriage and Civil Partnership, but in practice the recognition that same sex relationships are the equivalent of male female ones makes a huge difference and one that may tempt many couples in to wedlock at a time when the institution had been viewed by many as being in decline.

Just as with Civil Partnerships, we will be on hand to assist with a range of services, including pre nuptial agreements, wills and lasting powers of attorney for any couples contemplating marriage when the Bill finally becomes law.