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I'm afraid that as an unmarried partner and an employee of the company, you don't have rights as such over the company's assets.
If you had been married, the picture may have been different, as the company could have been considered a marital asset.
But the harsh reality (and unfair reality in my view) is that the law does very little to compensate unmarried partners, even if their partner is asset rich, when a relationship breaks down.
I'm very sorry about this, it's not nice having to deliver bad news.
Is there anything further/ specific that I can assist with at this stage?
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I'm afraid that the phrase 'common law partner' is so often misused in the UK. It has no legal meaning I'm afraid, and the reference to two years is not based on the law but most likely hearsay. Again, I'm sorry.
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