On Friday, 12 December, the Cohabitation Rights Bill, introduced by Lords Marks, had its second reading in the House of Lords and passed through to Committee stage. As strong supporters of the movement to give cohabiting couples better legal protection, Resolution welcomes Lord Marks’ proposals and the onwards progress of the Bill as important first steps towards cohabitation law reform, but argues that reform needs to be taken even further.
Steve Kirwan, who leads Resolution’s work on cohabitation law reform, commented:
‘Ultimately, the law needs to reflect the standards of modern society, and in the case of cohabitation, it does not. …read more
Source: Family Law News