We have advised for a long time that there is no such legal term as common law marriage, see our advice page. Living Together Good to see the media have caught on https://www-bbc-co-uk.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-42134722
There was some good news in the Budget, no stamp duty payable if you are a first time buyer buying after 22.11.2017 and the purchase price is less than £300,000. See: November 2017 Stamp Duty changes The additional charge for second home owners still applies.
We have heard about a really useful resource to ascertain if your case costs should be funded by the NHS, it is called Beacon, see: Beacon
We have just received confirmation that we have passed our annual Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme Audit. See here for details of the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme This is a guarantee that our practice will provide you with a professional and quality conveyancing service.