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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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.
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Our latest LGBTQ+ news, blogs and webinars
No-fault divorce becomes legislation on Wednesday 6 April 2022
For the individual
Can a child understand the risks of puberty blockers?
What’s next after coming out?
Civil partnerships: Offering financial security for cohabiting couples
Estate planning: What needs to be considered after transitioning
, | Andrew Wilkinson, Partner
Farming, family and “fairness” – how to mitigate the risk of inheritance disputes
It is no coincidence that many of the most significant court inheritance disputes are […]
, | Helen Bowns, Partner
Agriculture: Protecting family wealth with a pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreement
Pre and post-nuptial agreements can be very valuable, especially to those who are concerned […]