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Taking the broader approach to rural divorce

With rural divorce sadly on the rise, it has become apparent that this category of divorce presents an entirely different set of challenges to those faced by city and suburb dwellers. In contrast with city dwellers, who may be in receipt of a salary, or alternatively own a cash earning business, a farm is more […]

Heterosexual couple win civil partnership case

Back in 2017 we reported on a study which called for civil partnerships to be made available to all couples. Currently the law in England and Wales only allows same sex couples to enter into a civil partnership, which gives them the same legal treatment in terms of inheritance, tax, pensions and next-of-kin arrangements as […]

Newsletter – Summer 2018

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House of Commons briefing paper on “common law marriage” and cohabitation

On 14 June 2018, the House of Commons library published a briefing paper that provides general information on how the law applies to cohabitants. The briefing paper includes information about the number of cohabiting couples, the Law Commission’s proposals for reform and calls for reform in Scotland and Northern Ireland. More and more couples are […]

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