To recap (from the case details), the issue is:
Whether a court can properly infer an agreement by an unmarried couple, who hold a property in equal shares at the date of their separation, to the effect that thereafter their respective beneficial interests should alter.And the facts of the case are:
In 1983 the appellant and respondent started co-habiting in the appellant’s home, and went on to have two children together, in 1984 and 1986. In May 1985 the parties purchased a property in joint names, using the proceeds of sale from the appellant’s home and taking out a joint mortgage for the balance. They lived there together until they separated in 1993. The respondent then moved out and purchased another property. He made no further contribution to the payment of the mortgage on or to the upkeep of the property, or to the outgoings. In 2006 the respondent sought to realise his share of the property and in 2008 severed the joint tenancy. The appellant issued proceedings to determine the parties’ respective beneficial interests. The judge held that the appellant had a 90% share and the respondent 10%. This finding was overturned by the Court of Appeal which held that the property was held in equal shares by each party.Bet you can't wait until next Wednesday!