Richard represented the successful Appellant, Patricia Jones, in the leading Supreme Court decision on the determination of the extent of beneficial interests of cohabiting unmarried couples in the family home. After three appeals Patricia Jones recovered 90% of the beneficial interest in her home.
- Jones -v- Kernott  UKSC 53 – the report of the Supreme Court decision (click here for the Judgment)
- Kernott -v- Jones  1 WLR 2419 – the Court of Appeal decision
- Kernott -v- Jones  1 WLR 2401 – the High Court decision
Since that decision, Richard has advised and represented a very large number of clients in connection with disputes concerning trusts of land and beneficial interests in property, whether instructed by solicitors, under the Direct Public Access scheme or for ‘Advocate’, the Bar pro bono unit.
Richard advises on:
- Trusts of land
- Constructive trusts
- Restrictive covenants
- Landlord and tenant
- Commercial leases
- Residential leases