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  • Claim for damages after the claimant cohabitee claimed that she had been deceived by the defendant in spending her divorce settlement money on a lavish lifestyle after he promised to pay her back and buy her a house when his own divorce had concluded. Judgment, 16/07/2018, free
  • On the evidence presented before the court, and judged by the doctrines of common intention constructive trust and proprietary estoppel, the court found that the claimant had not proved her case that there had been an agreement between her and her cohabitee that she would share any profit after the farm, which was legally owned by the defendent, was sold. Judgment, 11/05/2018, free
  • Findings revealed in survey released alongside launch of highlight Cohabitation Awareness Week News, 27/11/2017, free
  • Lord Neuberger's At A Glance Conference Keynote Speech News, 18/07/2017, free
  • Appeal against a decision by the Court of Appeal in the Bahamas that it had been the intention of the parties, who had been in a personal relationship for nearly 17 years, that they should hold various investment properties in equal beneficial shares. The appeal was allowed - the Court of Appeal’s finding that there was sufficient evidence to permit a conclusion that it was the common intention of the parties that the beneficial interest should be shared was unsustainable. The case was remitted for hearing before the Supreme Court of the Bahamas. Judgment, 26/05/2017, free

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  • In a tweet: Broadening the scope of Stack v Dowden Case note, 12/06/2017, members only
  • In a tweet: Unsuccessful appeal against a non-molestation and occupation order Case note, 12/01/2017, members only
  • In a tweet: Oral agreement between former cohabitees is binding Case note, 21/09/2016, members only
  • Appeal against declaration that the defendant held a freehold property on trust for herself and the claimant in equal shares. Case note, 21/04/2015, members only
  • Appeal against finding that the appellant had only a 25% beneficial interest in a property in which she had lived unmarried with her partner for over 33 years and that was now subject of possession proceedings. Case note, 19/03/2015, members only

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