Securing 50% of property following an abusive relationship

Dean represented a client in a dispute over shares of a property they had purchased as their home together with their former partner.

Dean’s client had fled the property several years ago in order to avoid an abusive relationship, and now sought an order that the property should be sold and the proceeds be divided equally. The partner opposed the order for sale and also asserted that Dean’s client was entitled to no more than 25% of the property.

Dean supported his client through the proceedings, and following the conclusion, an immediate order for sale was made, which also provided that, on completion, Dean’s client should receive 50% of the proceeds of sale.