Acquisition of a benefitical interest in land - Cohabitees

First, the usual ‘Monty Python’ view of the world as reported by the Daily Mail on 27 May 2010:

“Mother must give up half of her house to the lover who left 17 Years ago”

Now, just to upset the 'bra-burning', 'man-hating' feminists and those who believe that women have it all their own way, the cold, hard, legal reality as arrived at by Waller LJ in the Court of Appeal in Kernott v Jones [2010] EWCA Civ 578.

Mr Kernott has obtained a 50% equity by way of resulting trust while Mrs Jones will have lost a sizeable chunk of hers in legal costs, hers as well as his!

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