Property & Probate for Cohabiting Couples

February 2, 2022

Property and probate for cohabiting couples

The session covered the following – The TR1, the declaration of trust, rectification/recission and negligence claims for conveyancers; The rights of unmarried partners during lifetime- the limited scope of Stack v Dowden in joint proprietor cases -v- Oxley v Hiscock in single proprietor cases & equitable accounting; The lack of rights for unmarried couples post death & unfavourable tax treatment; Cohabitee Inheritance Act claims – qualifying relationships; quantum, the balancing of claims (children, spouses, etc) & a summary of recent case law; An interactive case study.

Date: 2nd February 2022

New Square Chambers Speakers: Alexander Learmonth KCAidan Briggs and James Saunders

Other Speakers: Michelle Rose (VWV) and Emily Roskilly (VWV)

Practice Area: Property



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