If you are cohabiting with a partner, there is a risk that they may have a claim to your property or business if you separate, particularly if they make a contribution financially, work for your business or have made improvements to your property.

On separation or on death, they may claim that promises were made which may lead to them gaining an interest in your property or assets, or costing you – or the beneficiaries of your estate – thousands of pounds to contest a claim.

Our asset protection specialists can advise you of the risks to your assets involved in cohabitation and can put in place measures to protect your property and business assets, such as a cohabitation agreement. We can also help you defend your assets from a claim.

Our family lawyers are top ranked in the legal directories Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners and are highly commended for client service in Chambers & Partners.

They are accredited specialists in complex business and property cases, in European and International Family Law, cohabitation and pensions, and are trained as collaborative lawyers and mediators. They are also fellows of the International Academy of Lawyers, giving access to expert family lawyers across the world.

All our legal team are also members of Resolution, the national organisation of family lawyers.

For more information, please contact us.