John Mee, Legal Studies
"This is an admirable book: lucid, hard-nosed, but wonderfully humane and sensitive throughout to the social context of the law. In a single paragraph, it can range from churchwardens' accounts to Carry On films, or from the seventeenth-century Ranters to the lyrics of Joni Mitchell. It deserves to be widely read by students and scholars of family law and history."
Faramerz Dabhoiwala, Canadian Family Law Quarterly
"... this is a terrific book, a splendid contribution to the literature on the interaction between an important social phenomenon and law, and a powerful corrective to many legal and historical myths. It's meticulously researched, elegantly written, and a hugely entertaining read."
Rosemary Auchmuty, Journal of Legal History
"Probert marshals an impressive array of quantitative and qualitative data, ranging from analyses of parish registers and sociological surveys of relationships, through popular literature, films and TV series, to legislation and caselaw."
David Lemmings, International Journal of Law in Context
"... a truly fresh perspective on the legal regulation of cohabitation ... The Changing Legal Regulation of Cohabitation makes an important contribution to the academic discourse in this area. This scholarly contribution is insightful, detailed and rigorously argued by the author. Furthermore, the book's contribution s also timely in light of the current debate surrounding the granting of statutory rights and remedies to cohabitants upon relationship breakdown. Therefore, within a specific field of the legal regulation of cohabitation, this book will undoubtedly have both considerable impact and also a wide readership."
Andrew Hayward, Cambridge Law Journal