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Supreme Court refuses permission to appeal in Lawrence v Gallagher

Civil partnership financial remedy appeal fails

The Supreme Court has refused permission to appeal in Lawrence v Gallagher. The Court, comprising Lady Hale, Lord Kerr and Lord Reed, considered that the case did not raise a point of law of general public importance.

The Court of Appeal has allowed an appeal by Peter Lawrence, a financial analyst at JP Morgan, against a financial remedy award made by Mrs Justice Parker to Mr Lawrence's former civil partner, Donald Gallagher, an actor.

For more details of the decision in the Court of Appeal, please click here. The Court of Appeal judgment can be found here.