Our articles are written by experts in their field and include barristers, solicitors, judges, mediators, academics and professionals from a range of related disciplines. Family Law provides a platform for debate for all the important topics, from divorce and care proceedings to transparency and access to justice. If you would like to contribute please email editor@familylaw.co.uk.
Spotlight
A day in the life Of...
Rebecca Delaney
Rebecca Delaney
Director & Partner
Read on
Marr v Collie [2017] UKPC 17
Date:5 JUN 2017
Third slide
Law Reporter

(Privy Council, 25 May 2017)

Property – Beneficial ownership – Properties – Purchase money provided by one party – Claim that parties intended to share beneficial ownership – Resulting trust


For comprehensive, judicially approved coverage of every important Family Division, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and European courts case, subscribe to Family Law Reports.

Subscribers can log in here.

Find out more or request a free 1-week trial of the Family Law Reports. Please quote: 100482. 

The appeal was allowed and the case remitted to the Supreme Court of the Bahamas.


During the relationship between the two men they acquired several properties and other assets in their joint names. When the relationship came to an end it fell to be determined who owned the assets. The appellant contended that the assets were owned by him beneficially by virtue of him having paid for the majority of them himself. The respondent claimed they had intended to have equal shares in the assets.

The first instance decision that by virtue of a resulting trust the parties were entitled to an equal division of the assets was upheld on appeal. The appellant appealed to the Privy Council.

The appeal was allowed and the case remitted to the Supreme Court of the Bahamas. The evidence in this instance was insufficient to found a conclusion that the parties intended to share the beneficial interest in the properties and the assets


Easter Term
[2017] UKPC 17
Privy Council Appeal No 0050 of 2015

JUDGMENT


Marr (Appellant) v Collie (Respondent) (Bahamas)


From the Court of Appeal of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas


before
Lord Neuberger
Lady Hale
Lord Kerr
Lord Wilson
Lord Sumption


JUDGMENT GIVEN ON

25 May 2017


Heard on 19 December 2016

Marr v Collie [2017] UKPC 17.pdf
Family Court Practice, The
Family Court Practice, The
Order the 2019 edition due out in May
£559.99
Emergency Remedies in the Family Courts
Emergency Remedies in the Family Courts
"A very good tool for the busy family lawyer"...
£519.99
Family Law
Family Law
"the principal (monthly) periodical dealing with...
£389