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Please find below the latest blogs which may be of help or assistance to our LGBTQ+ communities.

 

How Do I Change My Name As Part of My Gender Reassignment Process?

Rebecca Bates
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"I am in the early stages of gender reassignment and most of my family and friends know about this. I want to change my name on my passport, driving licence and other official papers. How complicated is this?" Changing your name on official...

We Are Planning to Become Parents Via a Surrogate - What Do We Need to Know?

Angela Killa
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"My husband and I are a same-sex couple and my sister-in-law has offered to become a surrogate mum for us. We’re excited by the prospect, but how do we make sure we become the baby’s legal parents?" Surrogacy is an...

Transitioning? It's Important to Change Your Will

Mike Downey
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A growing number of people in Britain are transgender, and the legalities around the treatment of transgender people are increasingly being addressed in the legal sphere. Transitioning is a complex undertaking, physically, emotionally, and practically, and...

Ask The Legal Expert: How do I end a Civil Partnership?

Angela Killa
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Angela Killa, Associate Solicitor from the Family Law team here at JCP, shines a light on the process of dissolving a Civil Partnership. My partner and I have been in a Civil Partnership for two years and we have decided to split after some...

The Legal Complexities of Surrogacy

JCP Solicitors
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Olympian Tom Daley and his husband Dustin Lance Black made a romantic announcement on Valentine’s Day this year – revealing the news that they are expecting a child, presumably via a surrogate. Surrogacy is an increasingly common option, both...

Ask The Legal Expert- Marriage V Civil Partnership

Angela Killa
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"My partner has just proposed to me and we are very excited about our future together. We are in a same sex relationship but we don’t know whether to get married or have a civil partnership. What’s the difference?" Firstly -...