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LGBT Advice

Being in a same sex relationship has all of the same highs and lows as any heterosexual relationship. Changes to the law now mean that same sex relationships are recognised on an equal footing to heterosexual relationships.

We offer a sensitive and professional approach to providing legal advice to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender couples and individuals.

It became possible for two people of the same sex to enter into a civil partnership in the UK on 5th December 2005.  Following the enactment of the Marriage (same sex couples) Act 2013, same sex weddings have been taking place since 29th March 2014. A Civil Partnership can be converted into a marriage.

If your Civil Partnership breaks down, an application can be made to dissolve the partnership.  The procedure mirrors that of divorce with different terminology.

You can apply for financial provision by way of a lump sum, property transfer, pension sharing orders and maintenance.  It is also possible to apply for financial provision in respect of children of the family.

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Why do I need Brockbanks?

We offer advice and assistance on the following areas:

  • Civil Partnership dissolution, Gay divorce and cohabitation separations
  • Civil Partnership or Gay marriage agreements
  • Cohabitation agreements and trusts
  • Financial matters arising out of separation
  • Children issues


Our team of LGBT advice experts

Trudy Hill
Trudy HillHead of Family Department, Director, and Senior Solicitor
Workington Office
Sarah Fitzsimons
Sarah FitzsimonsDirector, Senior Solicitor
Whitehaven Office
Claire Lister
Claire ListerSenior Solicitor
Whitehaven Office

Each of our legal services is provided by a team of solicitors and legal professionals, who will strive to meet, if not exceed, our clients’ expectations. Contact us today to see how we can help you.

Our range of LGBT Advice services

Brockbanks Solicitors’ team of experts offer a range of services for you, including: