Law and religion round-up – 30th September

“It’s been a quiet week in Lake Wobegon…”, so what follows is just odds & ends

Rights for cohabiting couples?

After the Government’s announcement that it would bring forward legislation to reform the law of England and Wales on “fault” in divorce proceedings, the next big issue in family law looks like being property and other rights for cohabiting couples.

The recently-retired President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby, is reported in The Times(£) as saying that the absence of legal rights for long-term unmarried couples is the next “long-standing injustice” due for reform. Continue reading