31 March 2023 Issue 2 Michael Gregory

The rights of cohabitees

Michael Gregory calls for greater legal transparency on issues concerning unmarried cohabiting couples in England and Wales

Key points

What is the issue?

The number of cohabiting couples in England and Wales has increased from 1.5 million to approximately 3.6 million in the past 25 years.

What does it mean for me?

Despite this, the rights of cohabiting couples during a separation are often confusing. Professionals advising these couples should be aware of the intricacies of this area of the law.

What can I take away?

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