Supporting you and your family every step of the way
Shakespeare Martineau has been committed to promoting diversity and inclusion within its 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 LGBT 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.
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.
Areas of expertise
Your journey through the legal process
Not everyone is aware of how the process of engaging our solicitors works, so we’ve provided an overview below to give you some peace of mind:
- Once you’ve submitted a contact form via the enquire now panel to the right of this page, a member of our team will call you back to discuss your enquiry.
- You’ll then receive a free 20-minute consultation within 24 hours via Zoom or telephone to discuss the issues you’re facing.
- Should you then decide that you wish to use our services, you’ll receive a breakdown of all our costs and a pack of on-boarding documents. We will work closely alongside you to ensure that whatever life or business issues you are facing we are here to support you and find you the right solution.
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Our latest LGBTQ+ news, blogs and webinars
Read or download our latest blogs, news and webinars. Designed to help navigate you through whatever life throws at you.
What’s next after coming out?
Civil partnerships: Offering financial security for cohabiting couples
Estate planning: What needs to be considered after transitioning
Corporate & Commercial
The employers guide to discrimination following the ‘gay cake’ ruling
Supreme Court Ruling for heterosexual couple puts pressure on Parliament
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 […]
Helen Bowns, Partner
COVID-19 | Child arrangements for separated parents during coronavirus
In this webinar, we will look at how separated parents can deal with child […]
Matt Parr, Legal Director
COVID-19 | Protecting your personal affairs during a crisis
In this webinar we look at: what you need to consider when making a […]
Shakespeare Martineau has an active diversity and inclusion network called #moreincommon, and an initiative entitled #beyourself, led by our CEO encouraging all employees to be their true self at work, championed throughout the firm at all levels. The firm is an enthusiastic participant in local Pride events and a number of staff and partners are proud to identify as LGBT at work.