Friday, 13 October 2017 15:07

LGBT Participants Needed for Research on Couple Finances

Participants are sought for a research study exploring how finances are both held, and thought about, in modern day couples.

The study, being conducted by Charlotte Bendall (Lecturer at the University of Birmingham), is examining financial independence within relationships, and the extent to which assets are being treated by partners as being joint or, alternatively, separate.  The researcher is seeking to recruit people of working age who are presently cohabiting with a same-sex partner or are in a formalised same-sex relationship (i.e. a marriage or a civil partnership).

Participation would involve an individual interview between you and the researcher lasting for approximately one hour.  The questions would allow you to reflect on your financial behaviour within your relationship, and responses hold significant weight in a study aimed to ensure that family law reflects the society within which it operates.  Interviews would take place at a mutually agreed location.

Contact for further information

For full information about how to take part, please get in touch with Charlotte Bendall by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You may also write to her at Birmingham Law School, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT.