Matrimonial property regimes and the property consequences of registered partnerships

Closed 20 May 2011

Opened 15 Apr 2011

Results updated 5 Feb 2012

This report summarises the written responses received and the comments made to the consultation by professional and representative bodies, legal practitioners, members of the judiciary or judicial representative bodies, academics and another Government Department, which helped shape the Government’s opt-in decision.



Reference number: CP 8/2011

The European Commission has published two proposed regulations concerning jurisdiction, applicable law and the recognition and enforcement of decisions in matters concerning matrimonial property regimes and the property consequences of registered partnerships. 
This consultation paper seeks views on the position the UK should take during the forthcoming negotiations.


  • Businesses
  • Citizens
  • Claims management services
  • Coroners
  • Voluntary organisations
  • Local authorities
  • Youth workers
  • Litigants
  • Young people
  • Charities


  • European Union