Cohabitation: Law, Practice and Precedents

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8th Edition, July 2020

The numbers of unmarried cohabiting couples continue to increase, with the result that the law and practice relating to this area continues to grow in significance for family and private client lawyers.

This new edition has been extensively revised to take account of all procedural developments, as well as analysis of significant case law.

Whether preparing a cohabitation contract or pre-nuptial agreement, drafting wills for cohabiting couples, advising on rights on the breakdown of a relationship or the death of a partner, or applying for a personal protection order or a parental responsibility agreement, practitioners will find authoritative analysis of the applicable law and guidance on procedural issues.


Emily Ward, Barrister, Broadway House Chambers  Author
Lisette Dupr√©, Partner, Dawson Cornwell  Author
Ashley Murray, Barrister and Recorder, Northern Circuit  Author
Helen Wood, District Judge, North Eastern Circuit  Author
Mark Harrop MA  Author
James Cook, Partner, Collyer Bristow LLP  Author
David Salter, Deputy High Court Judge and Recorder  Author
 John Eames Author