Monthly Archives: February 2017

The fight continues for heterosexual civil partnerships

A heterosexual couple who have been battling to have a civil partnership instead of a marriage have lost their Court of Appeal case. Although the Court found that there was a potential breach of their human rights, they were prepared … Continue reading

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Should ‘social change’ give rise to a 5 year cap on spousal maintenance payments?

Where should post-marriage financial dependency end? In a world with a greater emphasis on independence, is the law holding back on allowing divorced couples the freedom to move on and become less reliant on their former partner? This issue was … Continue reading

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Shaking up the Eviction Process – the Homelessness Reduction Bill

We have written before about the current problematic relationship between possession claims and a local authority’s duty to rehouse the tenant under threat of eviction. To summarise, local councils have a duty to re-house those considered “involuntarily homeless”, but what … Continue reading

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Pulling the Rug out from under House-Buyers

The law of property ownership can be a study in contradictions. On the one hand, almost everyone will rent or buy property in some way during their lives. On the other, the law itself often relies on fairly arcane tenets … Continue reading

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Heterosexual Civil Partnerships: a missing provision?

In the UK same-sex couples now have the option to enter into either a civil partnership or marriage. This is in contrast to heterosexual couples, who can currently only enter into a marriage. Many people see this as unfair.  For … Continue reading

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