Case Comment : Jones v Kernott: which road to Rome?

James Brown, Adam Doyle

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Jones v Kernott [2011] UKSC 53 (SC) Stack v Dowden [2007] UKHL 17; [2007] 2 A.C. 432 (HL).
Casenote explores the implications of the ruling in Jones v Kernott by the Supreme Court and assesses its implications for English Property Law. Building on the commonwealth experience the casenote calls for the intorduction of a statutory scheme so as to allow courts to reallocate property rights to unmarried cohabitants in the event of relationship breakdown.
Original languageEnglish
JournalTrust Law International
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • beneficial interests
  • unmarried couples
  • resulting trusts
  • presumptions
  • intention
  • family home
  • constructive trusts
  • co-ownership


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