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

 

Would a Civil Partnership Give us More Legal Protection Than Wills?

Cherrie Powell
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"My same-sex partner has a property portfolio and they want us to enter a civil partnership, partly to make sure I inherit so I can provide for our child. Isn’t a Will that names me the beneficiary enough?" If you both...

Ask The Legal Expert: We Want to Start a Family Via Surrogacy. What Do We Need to Know?

Jill Bulteel
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"I’m in an established relationship as a same-sex couple and we are keen to start a family. My sister has offered to be a surrogate and we’re delighted, but what do we need to know?" More people are turning to surrogacy every year to...

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 five years but we have grown apart and have made...

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 -...

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...

Transitioning? It's Important to Change Your Will

Mike Downey
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Growing numbers 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...

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...