Why failing to make a will spells doom for cohabiting couples

More than one million cohabiting couples will inherit nothing if their partner dies without a will and has dependent children. This stark warning from The Law Society serves as timely reminder of the vulnerability of the 5.9 million couples who … Continue reading

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Will divorce the Scottish way herald the way forward for England and Wales?

By Fiona Kendall, partner and a specialist in pre-nuptial agreements and dual qualified in English and Scots law The findings of a four year Law Commission review of how English couples’ finances should be sorted out – will be unveiled … Continue reading

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Another small step in the right direction for cohabiting couples

We applaud the news that the Joint Committee on Human Rights is urging the Government to extend the same rights to heterosexual couples to enter civil partnerships as has been afforded only to same sex couples. Here at Jones Myers … Continue reading

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Keeping it civil –partnerships prove hugely popular

By Fiona Kendall, Partner Here at Jones Myers this week we welcomed the news that civil partnerships have proven to be five times more popular than expected, with over 106,000 people entering into a civil partnership since they became legal … Continue reading

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A civil outcome – why the Lawrence/Gallagher judgment is a landmark

In the last few days a landmark case has concluded in the Court of Appeal – but blink and you might have missed it. The Lawrence/Gallagher case may have briefly hit the headlines before passing quietly into media archives, but the judgment is … Continue reading

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