Today the Supreme Court has handed down a judgment which attempts to clarify the position relating to the property rights of unmarried couples.
Graeme Fraser, family partner with Cumberland Ellis LLP, a Central London law firm, has expertise and a particular interest in cohabitation cases. Graeme sits on Resolution’s Cohabitation Committee, which has an agenda to reform cohabitation law. He is author of several chapters for Resolution’s Cohabitation Claims and for the LexisNexis PSL online service. He also trains other family lawyers for CLT.
He comments on today’s decision as follows:-
“By reinstating the first judgment which gave a 90% share of the home to Ms Jones, the Supreme Court allowed Ms Jones’ appeal although two of the judges gave different...