“As an edited collection of fourteen essays drawing upon the expertise from a group of eminent scholars in their respective fields, this book does not merely contribute to the already extensive literature on the statutory provisions governing ancillary relief and the current legal position of cohabitants. Instead, Sharing Lives, Dividing Assets develops a unique inter-disciplinary line of enquiry that provides an innovative, fresh and considered approach to the way in which the legal profession analyses the current legal framework. This renders the text a fascinating and informative read through enabling the reader to view a well-known and much-travelled area of the law from a new perspective.
Sharing Lives, Dividing Assets is an engaging and well constructed collection of essays. Its inter-disciplinary nature ensures that its readership is likely to be diverse and its methodology provides a skilful means of connecting up previously disconnected disciplines.
Sharing Lives, Dividing Assets paves the way for further studies which would again ensure wider dissemination and greater familiarity of ideas across cutting disciplines.
Sharing Lives, Dividing Assets would appeal to all involved in this fast-moving and intriguing area of legal regulation. The authors deserve praise for skilfully bringing together disciplines in such an engaging manner and it is hoped that their encouragement for interdisciplinary study will stimulate subsequent research projects.” – Andrew Hayward,
Child and Family Law Quarterly, Volume 22, No.3, 2010