The dynamic session on international cohabitation was a highlight of Resolution's National Conference. Chaired by Graeme Fraser of OGR Stock Denton LLP, chair of the Cohabitation Committee, the workshop consisted of a cross-border comparative exercise which was of great help to practitioners and those trying to push for legislative change in this mistreated area of the law.
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How different are the outcomes for unmarried individuals in Scotland and England? To look at some of the headline differences, lawyers from each side of the border follow a couple who decide not to marry and who have connections north and south.
Hannah Saxe (Irwin Mitchell) and Richard Adams (Starke & Co) from Resolution's Cohabitation Committee discuss how to draft cohabitation agreements using Resolution's tools and resources.
Non-married cohabiting relationships look set to continue to increase year on year, so advising clients embarking on cohabitation, those already living together wanting to understand their ‘rights’ and those whose cohabiting relationship has broken down, will form an increasing part of the workload of family lawyers. This guide aims to assist Resolution members and their conveyancing lawyer colleagues to manage these cases effectively, in accordance with our Code of Practice.
In this recorded workshop, Rhys Taylor and Andrzej Bojarski cover tips on how to deal with practical issues arising from TOLATA and Children Act Schedule 1, and other related claims.
Moving in with your partner is an exciting time, and a new step in your relationship, so it's difficult to think about what would happen if you split up.
Join us as we raise awareness and campaign for basic rights for cohabiting couples upon relationship breakdown or death of a partner.
If you and your partner aren't married or in a civil partnership, you might be surprised that you have very little legal protection if you break up. It doesn’t matter if you've lived together for years or have children. You are not legally recognised as a couple, making it very difficult to claim a share in the family home or your partner’s finances if you split.
Cohabiting couples may make up the fastest growing family type, but the law doesn't recognise these couples in the same way as those who are married or in a civil partnership.
The Cohabitation Committee works to promote good practice in family law and family justice for cohabitants.
Different talks looking at the relationship between equal civil partnerships and cohabitation reform
Resolution responds to the Law Commission's consultation on intestacy and family provision claims on death.
Resolution's response to the Law Commission Consultation on Cohabitation.