Melinda Giles Widowed Parent’s Allowance Ruling: What Does it Mean for Unmarried Parents?

Widowed Parent’s Allowance Ruling: What Does it Mean for Unmarried Parents?

Last month, the Supreme Court (sitting in Northern Ireland) granted the right of Widowed Parent’s Allowance (WPA) to an unmarried mother-of-four, Siobhan McLaughlin, whose partner of 23 years – and father of her children – passed away. Melinda Giles takes a closer look at this landmark case and its implications.   

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Melinda Giles To Marry or Not to Marry – Is Marriage Law Outdated?

To Marry or Not to Marry – Is Marriage Law Outdated?

The summer is a traditional time for weddings, but are the laws surrounding marriage and civil partnerships too traditional for current times? Here, our partner Melinda Giles discusses the choice of whether to marry or not marry, and if people have the degree of choice they should be entitled to.

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Awards & Recognitions

The expertise of our solicitors is regularly recognised by some of the profession’s most distinguished organisations. As well as being a member of a number of Law Society schemes, we won awards at the 2015 Law Society Excellence Awards, the Halsbury Legal Awards and the Modern Law Awards. We have also received recognition in the form of the Lexcel mark of quality, a Legal 500 listing and a place on the shortlist of The Lawyer’s Boutique Firm of the Year.

Awards and Recognitions of Giles Wilson
Awards and Recognitions of Giles Wilson
Awards and Recognitions of Giles Wilson
Awards and Recognitions of Giles Wilson
Awards and Recognitions of Giles Wilson
Awards and Recognitions of Giles Wilson
Awards and Recognitions of Giles Wilson
Awards and Recognitions of Giles Wilson
Awards and Recognitions of Giles Wilson