Lawrence Stephens


Couples who live together have far fewer rights than married couples, meaning it is particularly important to ensure you have the right legal structure in place for your relationship.

You can take steps to protect your assets, make an agreement as to what will happen if you separate and make provisions for each other in the event that one of you should die.

At Lawrence Stephens, we represent cohabiting clients from a range of backgrounds including high net worth individuals, overseas clients, those with complex assets and those with non-traditional family structures.

Our team has in-depth experience in putting the right documentation in place to protect the rights and interests of those who are living together outside of marriage or civil partnership.  We can discuss your options with you and make sure that you have the advice and guidance you need.

We also represent clients who are separating from an unmarried partner, including in respect of disputes over property and assets.

Our services include: 

  • Advice on cohabitation agreements
  • Advice on property ownership
  • Declaration of Trust
  • Negotiating and drafting cohabitation agreements
  • Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees / TOLATA claims
  • Wills for unmarried couples