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The Common Law Marriage Myth and Cohabitation Law Reform Revisited

1 January 2006 - 30 June 2008

PI/s in Exeter: Professor Anne Barlow (FAcSS)

Funding awarded: £ 98,068

Sponsor(s): Nuffield Foundation

About the research

Anne Barlow and Carole Burgoyne were awarded £106,000 by the Nuffield Foundation to update research on the so-called 'Common Law Marriage Myth' and Cohabitation Law Reform.

In 2009 this research led to a public lecture and debate by members of the Peninsula Family Justice Council about solicitor opportunities to advise and raise the legal awareness of cohabitants.