Civil Partnership

The introduction of Civil Partnerships in December 2005 marked the biggest change in Inheritance Law for some time. Now same sex couples enjoy the same rights as married couples.

A Civil Partnership will make any existing Will invalid in the same way as a marriage does. So you may find your existing Will needs to be re-written and you also need to be aware of the additional benefits open to you - the most significant being the new management of the Inheritance Tax allowances.