Jones v Kernott [2011] UKSC 53

WTLR Issue: January/February 2012 #116





Patricia Jones and Leonard Kernott bought a property together (Badger Hall Avenue) in May 1985 and lived there until their relationship ended in October 1993. The legal title to Badger Hall Avenue was held by them jointly. Ms Jones had contributed £6,000 of the £30,000 purchase price with the balance funded by an interest-only mortgage. An extension had been built and funded by Mr Kernott and had increased the value of Badger Hall Avenue to £44,000. Ms Jones and Mr Kernott had a daughter (born 1984) and a son (born 1986) together.

Counsel details

Mr Richard Power (Lamb Chambers, Lamb Building, Temple, London EC4Y 7AS, tel 020 7797 8300, e-mail instructed by Ivan Sampson (A I Sampson & Co, 10 The Malyons, Benfleet, Essex SS7 1TU, tel 01702 559938) for the appellant.

Andrew Bailey (Trinity Chambers, Highfield House, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 9AH, tel 01245 605040, e-mail instructed by Chris Pinnion (Francis Thatcher & Co

Legislation referenced

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  • Trusts of Law and Appointment of Trustees 1996, s14