April King

2020 Budget: family homes still at risk from care fees


If the Tories meet their promise to tackle the issue of social care in the coming months, it won’t be what people are expecting. Couples should not delay in protecting what they have but need to do this the right way – and the fair way.

Opposite-sex civil partnerships: an alternative to marriage

Opposite sex couple

Civil partnerships are now an option for opposite-sex couples, providing the choice of a formal union without any religious connotations. Cohabitees may wish to give this new possibility some thought since they have few legal rights and, contrary to popular belief, there is no such thing as a ‘common law marriage’.