Partner, Graham Coy, has written an article for IFA Magazine highlighting the recent Office for National Statistics data that shows a 61% decrease in marriages in England and Wales in 2020. He emphasizes the need for legal reform to protect unmarried couples, stating, "An ever-growing number are left to face financial hardship and the law offers them and their children little or no protection. That will not change until legislators accept the need for radical reform and take action."
Lawyers and judges are forced to rely on outdated concepts of trust and property law, which provide little or no protection for unmarried couples and their children. Despite decades of campaigning by lawyers for legal recognition and protection for non-married relationships, proposals have been consistently rejected by governments.
Read the full article here.