Family Law

First registrations of opposite-sex civil partnerships set for New Year’s Eve

Heterosexual couples looking to formally commit to each other now have an alternative to the institution of marriage, as new legislation has been approved by the House of Lords to extend civil partnerships to opposite-sex couples as well as same-sex couples. Opposite-sex couples have been able register their intent to enter a civil partnership in…

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International family lawyer Linda Pope joins Miles & Partners

We are delighted to welcome Linda Pope to our matrimonial law team, particularly as she brings a wealth of experience in acting for British families who also have assets overseas. Notably, Linda has dealt with family disputes involving assets in France, North America, South East Asia and the Caribbean.     Linda is an experienced…

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Amanda Dench chairs session at International Centre for Family Law, Policy and Practice conference

On 3rd July 2019, hundreds of delegates descended on the doors of the University of Westminster in London for the start of the prestigious three-day International Centre for Family Law, Policy and Practice conference.  Amanda Dench, joint head of family law and founding partner at Miles & Partners Solicitors in London, and her assistant Paige…

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Why more couples are in need of a pre-civil partnership agreement

With civil partnerships being more popular than ever according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics, Michelle Uppal, family lawyer at Miles & Partners Solicitors in London explains how same sex couples can safeguard their future with a little help from their legal friends.  ‘It is interesting that so many same sex…

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‘No-fault divorce’ on the horizon with new legislation

New legislation has been announced by the government to overhaul divorce law and remove the need for divorcing couples in England and Wales to assign blame. This move towards ‘no-fault divorce’ will reduce family conflict and so is warmly welcomed by the Miles & Partners family and matrimonial team who campaigned alongside Resolution for ‘a…

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