Is Reform Needed to Protect Cohabiting Couples?
Cohabiting couples are the fastest growing family type in England and Wales with research revealing that the traditional household of a married couple and children is giving way to cohabiting couples. Despite this, we are yet to see any reform of the law relating to cohabiting couples. What is the current law on cohabitation? The… Read MoreFind out more
Workplace Romances – Where Do You Stand?
Recently, the case of a McDonald’s employee being fired hit the headlines after a workplace romance came to light. This wasn’t just any McDonald’s employee – it was the company’s European CEO, Steve Easterbrook, who was found to be having a relationship with a junior employee. Mr Easterbrook, who was also president and member of… Read MoreFind out more
Inheritance Tax and Gifts – What do you Need to Know?
The festive season is here and with it, many of us will be joining in the spirit of goodwill and the giving of gifts. For older generations who have accumulated wealth above the Inheritance Tax threshold, Christmas may seem an appropriate time of the year to gift sums of money to younger relatives. The rules… Read MoreFind out more
Opposite-sex Civil Partnerships- do we have a break through?
There are over 3 million opposite-sex couples that cohabit but chose not to marry and so do not have the legal protection that married couples or civil partners have. At present, same-sex couples have the option to formalise their relationship by either entering into a civil partnership or getting married, whereas opposite-sex couples can only… Read MoreFind out more