Number of civil partnerships continue to rise

News Team, 15/10/2019

The number of civil partnerships formed in England and Wales increased by 5.3 percent in 2018 to 956.

This is the third annual increase following a large decrease between 2013 and 2015 after the introduction of marriages of same-sex couples in 2014.

John Darnton, a family and matrimonial partner at BDB Pitmans, commented: "Different types of families continue to evolve; however, the law is slow to catch up. The continued failure to introduce effective legislation to protect cohabitees is an example of this.

However he questioned why civil partnerships are deemed more attractive than same sex marriages. “Is it seen by some as a 'half-way house'?"

However, nearly the same number as civil partnerships formed were dissolved in 2018 (927).

Despite this, 927 is still a fall of 24 percent from 2017.

Nearly two-thirds (65 percent) of all civil par...

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