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28 September 2006
The Law Commission’s consultation “Cohabitation: The Financial Consequences of Relationship Breakdown” will close on 30 September 2006.
There is still an opportunity to respond to the paper, which examines the options for reforming the law that applies to cohabiting couples on separation and death.
Stuart Bridge, the Commissioner leading the project, said
The level of interest to date has been exceptionally high. There has been an unprecedented amount of hits to the project page of our website and a record number of visitors have downloaded both the full Consultation Paper and the overview.
We have been receiving responses from members of the public as well as those organisations which are professionally involved in family law. So there will be a very wide range of experience represented by the consultees from whom we get responses. We are very pleased with the response rate to date and would encourage those who have not yet done so to read the paper and tell us what they think about the issues, which affect an increasing number of people.
Stuart Bridge’s recent interview on ePolitix can be viewed at
The scope of this project and further information (including details of how to respond to the consultation) are available from http://www.lawcom.gov.uk/cohabitation.htm.
The Commission is expected to publish its recommendations to Parliament in August 2007.