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Converting your Civil partnership to a marriage update – head for Scotland?

Updated: Apr 5

Our post about the problems associated with converting an opposite sex civil partnership to a marriage in England and Wales has generated quite a lot of interest – evidently a fair few people are encountering this issue.

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Someone has pointed out that the rules are different in Scotland where couples who have a civil partnership registered outside Scotland can marry without first having to dissolve their partnership.



So maybe that is the answer – head for Gretna Green? 


But remember – I am a divorce lawyer not a marriage lawyer, so you need to check this out first.


Health Warning :This post is intended as a general guide only – It is important to obtain expert advice about your own situation, I can certainly accept no responsibility for any loss you might suffer as a result of relying purely on the information on this website.


John Pratley is an expert divorce lawyer, who has more than 25 years’ experience advising clients purely about divorce and related family law issues, such as the financial consequences of separating and divorcing. After establishing the first niche family law practice in Bristol, and going on to senior management roles in a national firm, John set up Apple Tree Family Law in 2018. Apple Tree Family Law solicitors specialise in advice about divorce and financial issues.

We are based in Bristol and Exeter, but we have clients all over the UK and further afield. We offer, simply, clear and accurate advice about divorce and family law issues, and the very best client service, for a clear and reasonable price.


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