In brief: SFLA roadshow debunks marital myth

The myth of the common law wife is being dispelled by the Solicitors Family Law Association in this year's roadshow, 'There is no such thing as a common law wife'. The roadshow will travel the country during the next two months discussing cohabitation settlements and concentrating on property, children and domestic violence. Grant Howell, chair of the SFLA training committee, said: “As the title suggests this is an area of law where the client tends to be unsure or in many cases mistaken as to where he or she stands.”