Equality in the family home? : Stack v. Dowden  U.K.H.L. 17
Probert, Rebecca. (2007) Equality in the family home? : Stack v. Dowden  U.K.H.L. 17. Feminist Legal Studies, Vol.15 (No.3). pp. 341-353. ISSN 0966-3622Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10691-007-9065-y
The recent decision of the House of Lords in Stack v. Dowden appears, at first sight, to endorse a new approach to the jointly owned family home. However, upon closer inspection, this proves to be something of an illusion: the new approach is remarkably similar to the traditional resulting trust in that it attaches more weight to financial payments than to other contributions. A further problem is that the disjunction between the reasoning of the judges and the actual result makes it a difficult decision to apply to future cases. This case-note will consider the legal and social issues raised by the case and will argue that it has the potential to disadvantage women who do not make an equal financial contribution to the purchase of the home.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
K Law > KD England and Wales
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Law|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Unmarried couples -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- England, Unmarried couples -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Wales, Cohabitation agreements -- England, Cohabitation agreements -- Wales, Real property -- England, Real property -- Wales, Women -- Legal status, laws, etc.|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Feminist Legal Studies|
|Page Range:||pp. 341-353|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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