In this episode of ‘Let’s Talk’, Hannah Minty, partner in the family team at Russell-Cooke speaks to Sally Nash, a family lawyer and partner at Gilson Gray.
Hannah and Sally discuss the legal position of cohabitants on the breakdown of a relationship in Scotland. They cover:
- The need for reform in England and Wales and the renewed calls for a framework of basic protections for cohabiting couples now that progress has been made in other areas of family law like ‘no fault’ divorce;
- The legal framework in Scotland and the provision available to separated couples who have cohabited under the Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006;
- How the Scottish provisions work on a practical basis;
- The call for reform in Scotland and how this might shape the legal protection offered there
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