Archive for the 'cohabitation' Category



Couples don’t need the law to tell them how to live together – The Guardian

“Extending property rights to those who move in together, but don’t marry, will only lead to heartbreak and pain for the young.”

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The Guardian, 22nd November 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Make pre-nups legally binding, says Tory thinktank – The Guardian

“Pre-nuptial agreements would be legally binding, and cohabiting couples would not have the same rights as those who marry, under Tory plans for strengthening marriage unveiled today.”

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The Guardian, 17th November 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Cohabitation law delay ‘shoddy’ – BBC News

“A government delay on new rights for cohabiting couples has been slammed by family lawyers.”

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BBC News, 8th March 2008
Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Response to paper on cohabitation and relationship breakdown – Ministry of Justice

“Justice Minister Bridget Prentice has made a written ministerial statement announcing the government’s response to the Law Commission’s paper on the financial consequences of relationship breakdown for cohabiting couples.”

Press release

Ministry of Justice, 6th March 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Legal rights to cohabiting couples are shelved – The Times

“Plans to give two million cohabiting partners similar rights to married couples have been shelved by ministers.”

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The Times, 7th March 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Laskar v Laskar – WLR Daily

Laskar v Laskar; [2008] WLR (D) 39

“The presumption that the legal and beneficial interests of a domestic property conveyed into joint names were, in the absence of an agreement between the parties, joint and equal applied to a family home occupied by cohabitants. The presumption did not apply to commercial properties or to property purchased as an investment even where the purchasers belonged to the same family.”

WLR Daily, 8th February 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Cohabitation laws too expensive, says Haworth & Nutall – The Lawyer

“Blackburn-based firm Haworth & Nuttall has claimed that changes to cohabitation laws will ‘fall at the first hurdle’ due to extra costs.”

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The Lawyer, 5th September 2007

Source: www.thelawyer.com 


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