In 2006, the law in Scotland changed to provide a greater level of protection to unmarried, cohabiting couples. The new legislation was welcomed and seen as a positive step forward by many; 15 years on, there is a great deal of debate around whether the law is still fit for purpose, writes Tom Quail.
Published 30 March 2021
An addition to a discussion paper on cohabitation has been put forward by the Faculty of Advocates.
Published 24 June 2020
Kate Dowdalls QC discusses the Scottish Law Commission's Cohabitation Discussion Paper in a new video. The commission welcomes responses to the paper.
Published 27 March 2020
The Scottish Law Commission has published a discussion paper reviewing cohabitation law in Scotland.
Published 26 February 2020
The laws on cohabitation in Scotland are problematic and disadvantageous to vulnerable and grieving people, according to a report by the Law Society of Scotland.
Published 5 March 2019