Marriage (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law 2020

On 14th October Her Majesty in Council gave Royal Sanction to the Projet de Loi of the States of Guernsey, entitled the Marriage (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2020, which was registered in the Royal Court, and is due to come into effect on Monday 1st March 2021. The Marriage (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2020 was approved by the States of Deliberation (‘States’) in April 2020, giving effect to the policy decisions made by the States in February 2019 (Article VI of Billet No III of 2019). This replaces the Marriage Law of 1919 and simplifies the administrative procedure required before a couple are married, whilst ensuring that the necessary safeguards are in place to prevent illegal marriages. Continue reading