November 18, 2011

New book puts the spotlight on cohabitation

Our regular blog visitors may already be aware of commitment of the Jones Myers team to  campaigning for changes in cohabitation laws.

Now, lawyers throughout England and Scotland can benefit from the expertise of one of our most knowledgeable partners on this subject, Fiona Kendall. Fiona has co-authored a book, aptly called ‘Cohabitation’, with Kirsty Malcolm, a well-published Advocate, and private client and property law specialist Dorothy Kellas.

Fiona is dual qualified in English and Scots law and a former vice-chair of the Scottish Family Law Association, making her ideally placed to impart her extensive knowledge on the subject.  

With a primary focus on Scots law, where law reform has extended limited rights to cohabitants since 2006, the book includes issues relating to children, property, pensions, taxation and wills and also includes a comparative chapter on English law. This second edition of Cohabitation is an indispensable reference work, covering important new legislation and case law.

The dramatic increase in the number of couples cohabiting – 2.3 million in the UK and ever on the rise – has had a significant impact on the law and on the work of family and property law practitioners. This book offers guidance on the issues which solicitors have to deal with on a day to day basis, ensuring accuracy and saving valuable time.

The guide is available online from publishers Sweet & Maxwell.

We’d also welcome your thoughts on the Government’s failure to support rights for cohabiting couples in England & Wales by commenting below or emailing us here.