In this article, Kate Hamilton, a solicitor in family team, discusses how cohabiting couples in England and Wales could benefit from cohabitation law in the event of a breakdown. This article was first published in Private Client Adviser and can also be viewed online by clicking here

For an analysis of the recent Supreme Court decision in the case of Jones v Kernott, which was handed down after this article was published, click here to read a further article by Hannah Minty, a solicitor in the family team.

Does England and Wales need a cohabitation law - Private Client Adviser - November 2011.pdf