Mothers’ details will be included on marriage certificates for the first time from May 2021. The Government is set to reform the law around the information to be contained within marriage certificates. A new system of marriage registration will form part of the reforms to the Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths Act 2019 which... Continue Reading →
Civil partnerships: a thing of the past?
This week, the Supreme Court has heard the case of a couple who wish for their relationship to have the same legal status as same-sex civil partners. Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan do not wish to be married, and want instead to have a civil partnership, which at present is only available to opposite-sex couples.... Continue Reading →
Marriage certificates: unfit for purpose in the 21st century?
Marriage certificates in England and Wales are no longer fit for purpose, according to campaigners who are seeking a change in the law to overhaul documents that have not been updated since the Victorian era. The marriage certificate in its current form provides space for the names of the fathers of the bride and groom... Continue Reading →