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 entitled to a share of it. The court ordered that the ex-partner had not acquired a share in the property and the client was able to retain the property in its entirety.