Chloë Grace Moretz, American actress and model and Brooklyn Beckham, first child of famous footballer David Beckham, have been dating since the two met at Paris Fashion Week in 2014.  Their relationship has continued to bloom ever since, despite some original speculation of being on-again off-again. It would seem the couple are now as serious…

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are one of the world’s most popular couples. Today we focus on their collective successes, both professional and personal and also how they have overcome challenges together along the way. The supermodel and her talented musician husband met in 2007 when Legend cast Teigen to be the main model in…

In December of 2017, Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson confirmed they were expecting their first child. Immediately, fans started to wonder if a wedding was on the horizon. While the couple has indicated they are in no rush to get married, we took a look at what legal implications marriage would have for them.  …

Many people believe that living together in a ‘common law marriage’ entitles them to all the legal rights and responsibilities of a marriage.  This widespread belief is a legal myth. Indeed a ‘common law marriage’ has very little to no legal standing in British courts and unfortunately for many couples this has disastrous consequences should…

Men prefer brainier, richer partners Most men want to date someone who is more intellectual than they are, according to a new study into dating and relationships commissioned by Match.com, the UK’s leading online dating company. International polling company, Research Now, polled 5,600 individuals and found that 87% of men want a partner who has…

Report finds many Muslim women not aware of lack of marital rights Muslim women married in religious ceremonies (Nikah) who have not officially married under English law have inadequate legal protection if their relationship break down. A report entitled Equal and Free? 50 Muslim Women’s Experiences of Marriage in Britain Today, commissioned by Aurat, a…

Change to marriage and civil partnership notice period in the pipeline The Minister for Immigration and Security, James Brokenshire has announced changes to the law aimed at curbing sham marriages, those that take place not for love but for immigration purposes. However the changes to the law will affect all couples wishing to marry or form…

Marriage only for the wealthy?

Stats show marriage increasingly only for the wealthy New figures from the Office for National Statistics show that marriage is on its way to becoming the preserve of the wealthiest in society. People in the top income bracket are twice as likely to marry as those who are in the least well-off section of society….

Mass of media coverage surrounding ‘sham marriages’ ‘Sham marriages’, where a couple is not in a genuine relationship but are instead hoping to improve their immigration status, have been a hot topic in the media in the past few weeks.  This guest post from legal writer Sara Zadeh takes a look at some of the…