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Course Aims:

This podcast aims to discuss the judgment of the Supreme Court in Kernott v Jones and whether it has assisted in clarifying the law on cohabitation. This podcast will consider what the state of the law for cohabitation claims now is and the practical implications for practitioners and clients alike.

After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the issues that can arise for unmarried couples who purchase a home together and the legal position pre-Kernott v Jones;
  • Understand how the Supreme Court responded to the question of whether and how one could draw inferences as to a change in parties’ intentions over time;
  • Be aware of the position after the judgment in Kernott v Jones and the practical implications of the decision;
  • Have considered the likely impact this decision will have on the Government’s approach to the issue in the long term.
Specialist Difficulty: 5 of 5
Case Update
Legal Principles
Panel Discussion
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Goodman v Gallant (1986) 2 WLR 236;
  • Kernott v Jones [2011] UKSC 53;
  • Lloyds Bank v Rosset [1991] 1 A.C. 107, HL;
  • Stack v Dowden [2007] UKHL 17.

In this podcast Richard Alomo and Byron James from 14 Gray’s Inn Square discuss the Supreme Court ruling in Kernott v Jones.

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