Archive | Civil partnerships

First same-sex marriage registrations start

Registration has opened for the first same-sex marriages.  Weddings can’t take place until the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 becomes legal on the 29th March. However, it does mean that from today, legal marriages that have taken place overseas are now recognised in the UK. Procedures for couples to upgrade their civil partnership to […]

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Law change on nuptial agreements

  By Charlotte Bradley, head of family law, Kingsley Napley LLP The Law Commission has unveiled proposals to give greater legal recognition to nuptial agreements. Pre-and post nups, as they are known (or, for civil partners, ‘Pre-Cips’ as they are colloquially described) have been growing in popularity for several years now despite the fact they […]

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New CP Statistics reveal 7 year itch

It seems that same-sex couples are not immune to the seven year itch! Latest statistics show that in the 7th year of civil partnerships, dissolutions rose by 20%. In total there were 794 dissolutions and 60% of those were female couples. The total figures show that females are far more likely to end a civil […]

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Old Thorns

Old Thorns is an award-winning venue in Hampshire. Set in 400 acres on the boarders of the South Downs National Park, the hotel offers a picturesque setting for your celebration, providing you with memories which will last a lifetime.   Since every event is unique, here at Old Thorns we pride ourselves on offering a […]

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Oxford Thames Four Pillars Hotel

A very Special Venue It is hard to imagine an Oxford civil partnership venue more perfect for your special day than Oxford Thames Four Pillars Hotel. Medieval character and modern charm blend seamlessly at Oxford Thames Hotel to create a unique setting for your Oxford civil partnership. Situated on the River Thames, amidst 30 acres […]

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The Wessex Conference Centre

The venue of choice for partnership ceremonies. The Wessex Centre has 450 private acres and a choice of venues. Exclusive use with only one ceremony per day taking place. Caring and professional staff ensure the perfect day at this very special venue. For full details of staging your own partnership ceremony, call for a free […]

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“Phyllis Court – the perfect setting for your perfect day”

         An idyllic riverside venue for your wedding   Unique Riverside Location in Henley on Thames Bespoke Packages from £86.88 per person Luxurious Accommodation Licensed for Civil Ceremonies 20 – 250 Guest Capacity Personal Wedding Coordinator PHYLLIS COURT Henley on Thames Tel: 01491 570500 Email:  

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Where should you spend the happiest day of your life? Somewhere simply stunning… where your civil ceremony feels as unique and special as you are… where every detail is in hand. The Runnymede-on-Thames is the prettiest riverside of venue and gives you a world of choice. Everything you need is right here and our helpful, […]

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Llechwen Hall

A romantic setting on a hilltop location, surrounded by the beautiful Welsh countryside, Llechwen Hall is the ideal venue for your dream wedding day. With such magnificent views over the valleys below, the hotel provides the perfect backdrop for those all important wedding photos. No wedding is considered too large or too small, whatever your […]

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Careys Manor & SenSpa

Nestling in a tranquil woodland setting amidst the natural beauty of the New Forest, Careys Manor Hotel and Spa offers a unique setting to make your perfect day magical. The romantic Victorian country house hotel offers a delightful blend of traditional English charm and character with contemporary elegance. Relax in the knowledge that with only […]

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Schools Out at 40

Diversity at National Assembly for Wales

By Dame Rosemary Butler, AM, Presiding Officer at the National Assembly for Wales At the National Assembly for Wales, our […]

Oxfordshire Art Weeks

Around 1000 artists and designer-makers across the county of Oxfordshire welcome you this spring for Oxfordshire Artweeks, the longest-running and […]

Force Control Room Controllers (Scale 4 bar 5 bar 6 or Police Constable)

Scale 4 bar 5 bar 6 or Police Constable Working in a pressurised and reactive environment, the job has a […]

Force Enquiry Centre Controllers (PC/Scale 4 bar 5)


PC/Scale 4 bar 5 To be the first point of contact for all types of calls from the public and […]

Surrogacy: 10 things you should know

By Claire Wood, Lawyer, Kingsley Napley LLP Same-sex marriage may now be legal, but surrogacy remains a legal minefield in […]