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Couple await supreme court decision over sale of house they shared – The Guardian

“A bungalow in Essex is at the heart of a test case over how unmarried partners who split up should divide their property.”

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The Guardian, 4th May 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Court to rule on unmarried couples’ property rights – BBC News

“The Supreme Court is hearing a case which could have a dramatic effect on the property rights of unmarried couples who split up.”

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BBC News, 4th May 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Unmarried couples who split should get new legal rights, top judge says – Daily Telegraph

“Cohabiting couples who split up should get new legal rights to share property and money, according to Britain’s most senior family judge.”

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd February 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Lawyers see ‘explosion’ in cohabitation cases – Law Society’s Gazette

“The recession has caused an ‘explosion’ in the number of cohabiting couples seeking advice on relationship breakdown, according to family lawyers who have called for the ‘complex’ laws applied to them to be updated.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 6th August 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Jones v Kernott – WLR Daily

Jones v Kernott [2010] EWCA Civ 578; [2010] WLR (D) 13

“Where the parties had agreed when they separated that they had equal interests in a residential property conveyed into their joint names there had to be something to displace those interests before the court could impute from the parties’ conduct an intention to vary that equality. The passage of time was insufficient to do so even if in the meantime the defendant had acquired alternative accommodation and the claimant had paid all the outgoings.”

WLR Daily, 27th May 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Jones v Kernott – WLR Daily

Jones v Kernott [2010] EWCA Civ 578; [2010] WLR (D) 136

“Where the parties had agreed when they separated that they had equal interests in a residential property conveyed into their joint names there had to be something to displace those interests before the court could impute from the parties’ conduct an intention to vary that equality. The passage of time was insufficient to do so even if in the meantime the defendant had acquired alternative accommodation and the claimant had paid all the outgoings.”

WLR Daily, 27th May 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Cohabiting couples share property rights – The Independent

“Unmarried couples who buy homes together could be entitled to an equal share of the property if they split up even if only one party has paid the mortgage and maintained the home, the appeal court ruled yesterday.”

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The Independent, 27th May 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk


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