LGBTQ+ Solicitors

Supporting you and your family every step of the way

We have been committed to promoting diversity and inclusion within our own business for many years. Our business is increasingly diverse and so are our clients. We are not like other firms, we do things differently.

As part of our ongoing commitment to increasing access to legal services for all, we have developed a real focus in answer to requests from the LGBTQ+ community for advice to be provided in an approachable, empathetic and non-judgemental way by lawyers that truly understand the issues they may face particularly concerning their personal matters.

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Our Summer Edition of Life Times is Out Now

We bring you the summer edition of Life Times magazine - a round-up of insightful and informative content.

From looking at how people can protect their digital assets, to how to remove an executor from a will, to childcare arrangements in the world of flexible and agile working, to the issues that might arise in families when the subject of vaccination arises.

Areas of expertise

Our experienced lawyers offer a wide range of services here we have listed a few of the key offerings

How we can help

With the relatively recent changes to legislation enabling same-sex marriages and civil partnerships, there are now opportunities for LGBT people to live in legally recognised family units, adopting children or having children of their own via surrogacy.

With our wealth of expertise, we can advise on a range of legal issues including preparing for marriage and civil partnerships as well as divorce and dissolution, adoption and surrogacy, Wills and estate planning including philanthropy and inheritance tax mitigation.

Being a full multi-service firm, we can assist you with the setup and running of your business including succession planning, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, insurance, financing and banking. We will work with you to enhance the success of your business for you, your family and those important to you whoever they may be.

Why choose Shakespeare Martineau?

Call us today: 0330 024 0333

How can we help?

Our expert family lawyers are ready to help you and your family, contact us online below or speak to someone by calling us.

Our latest LGBTQ+ news, blogs and webinars
Separating from old law – No-fault divorce to be introduced

21 Jun

Family

Separating from old law – No-fault divorce to be introduced

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Can a child understand the risks of puberty blockers?

8 Dec

For the individual

Can a child understand the risks of puberty blockers?

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What’s next after coming out?

17 Feb

LGBTQ Community

What’s next after coming out?

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Civil partnerships: Offering financial security for cohabiting couples

9 Jan

LGBTQ Community

Civil partnerships: Offering financial security for cohabiting couples

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Estate planning: What needs to be considered after transitioning

8 Jul

LGBTQ Community

Estate planning: What needs to be considered after transitioning

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Exploring Surrogacy – the essential legal advice you need when having a child using a surrogate

11 Feb

Katherine Marshall, Partner | Matt Parr, Legal Director | David Browne, Partner

Exploring Surrogacy – the essential legal advice you need when having a child using a surrogate

In the first of our series of family webinars Katherine Marshall will be talking […]

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Wills, protecting your wealth and family matters

29 Jun

Anne Tromans, Partner & Head of Wealth | Andrew Wilkinson, Partner | , | Virginia Harvey, Partner

Wills, protecting your wealth and family matters

In this webinar, our team of experts answer some of the common issues we […]

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Through our financial advisor, we were recommended to contact Matthew Parr of Shakespeare Martineau. Being a gay couple, even in today's much more accepting society, one is never sure how one is going to be received when dealing with such personal and important legal matters. Whilst many solicitors are accused of acting slowly, keeping their customers waiting for long periods, nothing could be further from the truth when applied to Matthew. His responses have always been very prompt, keeping us updated with progress so we always understood what was happening. His advice was always appropriate and relevant to our needs. He pointed out aspects which we had not considered, but were very much to our benefit. Never before have we had the pleasure of dealing with such a professional and conscientious solicitor.

He is a credit to his profession, and we would have no hesitation in recommending him to other potential customers. It gives us great comfort to know that we can trust Shakespeare Martineau and rely on their expertise.

Tony and Stephen, June 2020