Are you cohabiting with a long term partner? If so, it is important to know that from an inheritance perspective a “Common law spouse” doesn’t exist and is treated as a cohabitee and will have no automatic right to receive any part of your Estate unless you make provision for him or her in your Will.

It is important therefore, that you seek legal advice and do a Will to ensure your wishes are carried out.

For further information, please contact Imogen Dodd, a Solicitor within our Private Client Department on 01206 764477 or