Kernott v Jones on BBC Breakfast

November 10, 2011 4 comments

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Earlier today I appeared on BBC Breakfast, to discuss the Supreme Court’s ruling in Kernott v Jones. Accompanying me on the sofa was Patricia Jones, whose appeal against the decision to award her former partner half the value of their jointly-owned property was upheld by the five Supreme Court justices who heard the case. My…

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Kernott v Jones: a case of square pegs and round holes

May 4, 2011 21 comments

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The case of Kernott v Jones is being hailed by some family lawyers as, potentially, the “new White”: a reference to the ground breaking case of White v White, heard by the House of Lords in 2000, which radically altered the landscape for divorce settlements. Kernott v Jones is a cohabitants’ property dispute. In 1985…

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