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Bloomsburry Family law

Marriage & Civil partnership

Where was the government in Kerrie Backhouse’s case?

As every lawyer in the land will confirm, the law can be a slow moving beast, sometimes taking many decades to catch up with changing social realities. Witness the rapid rise of cohabitation over recent decades. Couples who live together without marrying are now the fastest growing family type in the UK, but there is still no law recognising such relationships in England and Wales.