Civil Partnership & Cohabitation Dispute Cases

Achieving an Order for Sale for a co-habitee

Melanie represented the Applicant, a former co-habitee, at a directions appointment. Her client was seeking an Order for sale of the property and equitable accounting in respect of half the rent [LC1] for the previous three years. A Final Order negotiated whereby the Court approved the Order the Applicant was seeking.  

Protecting a property owner’s interests

Holly acted for a property owner in a case in which his late daughter’s partner was claiming a share of a property. The owner had allowed his daughter and her family to live in the property for over 20 years, and the claimant lived there by virtue of his relationship with the daughter. The claimant Continue reading

Protecting a 50% share in a property

Dean represented a client whose ex-partner brought a TOLATA claim against her. Her former partner was seeking an order that the property they jointly owned should in fact be owned 70% in his favour and 30% in her favour, claiming that they had reached this agreement between them. Dean’s client maintained that the property should Continue reading

Obtaining share of property

Philip acted for a client attempting to obtain a share of a property which was in the other side’s sole name. Despite this, Philip was successful in obtaining by far the greater proportion of the beneficial interest for his client.

Retaining ownership of property

Dean represented a woman in proceedings in which her ex-partner was seeking to establish an interest in the home where parties had resided during the relationship. The property was registered in the sole name of the client, however, her ex-partner sought to argue that as a result of his having made mortgage payments he was Continue reading

Female partner awarded 50% share in property

Dean represented a woman in a dispute with her ex-partner over ownership of a property they jointly owned. The client sought a 50% share of the property, whereas, whilst her partner accepted that she had an interest in the property, he valued it at 10% of its value. Following conclusion of the proceedings Dean’s client Continue reading

Male partner gains interest in property

Dean represented a man in a dispute with his ex-partner as to the ownership of the property in which they had resided during the relationship. The property had been purchased in the sole name of the client’s partner, however it was found that owing to the client’s contributions, both financially and in improving the property, Continue reading

Family Home and Investment Property

Edward acted for the claimant who sought an order for sale of the former family home and an investment property co-owned with his ex-partner. His ex-partner opposed the application; she sought to remain in the family home and retain the investment property. At the conclusion of the trial, the Court ordered a sale of both Continue reading

Family Home

Edward acted for the  defendant in proceedings brought by his ex-partner. His ex-partner sought an order for sale in respect of the former family home. Both parties were defendants in proceedings brought by a third party seeking a six-figure sum concerning loans made in relation to the property. Both cases were settled out of court Continue reading

Cohabitation settlement

Advising to a successful settlement in a previously hotly disputed argument about the division of the equity in a property to which both parties contributed extensively.

Settling a Land Registry Entry error

Philip obtained an advantageous settlement in circumstances where the Land Registry documents had not properly recorded his client’s interest. This is an unusual situation that complicates matters enormously, but nonetheless a successful outcome can be achieved with very careful handling.

Cohabitation settlement

Philip advised a Direct Access client (referred by a solicitor) with multiple properties of the appropriate settlement of the claim made by his ex-partner and cohabitee.