Practice Notes: Cohabitation

Plans to extend bereavement benefit to cohabiting parents

If approved, the changes will apply retrospectively and backdated lump sum payments 

18 Jul 2021

Cohabitation and societal upheaval

There is scope for significant reform to cohabitation law if only we looked to other countries, as Julian Hawkhead explains

27 Jan 2021

The dangerous assumption of cohabitation rights

Pippa Allsop asks why the legislators have not yet kept up with societal changes, when even the Prime Minister is cohabiting with

11 Sep 2019

Family Justice Bill gives MPs chance to finally address cohabitation reforms

Survey highlights need for a serious debate about reform, writes Matthe

06 Apr 2017

Being civil

Fixing the civil partnership anomaly is only the first step of a bigger cohabitation reform project, writes Jean-Yve

24 Feb 2017

Time for action

Despite the recent Court of Appeal judgment, it is clear the ban on opposite-sex civil partnerships cannot continue indefinitely, writes Maev

24 Feb 2017

Cohabitants and pensions – jointly and severally

While the immediate significance of Brewster is limited, it once more shines a light on the differences in law between married and cohabiting couples, expl

21 Feb 2017

‘Long overdue’ cohabitation laws urgently needed

Lawyers call on government to introduce protection for fastest growing family typ

08 Nov 2016

Cohabitation myths debunked, again

John M Fotheringham draws attention to the dangers of ignoring a potential alternative jurisdiction, based on domicile, for a valuable statutor

17 Aug 2016

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