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SRA Competency B
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Cohabitation disputes are set to grow. Many unmarried couples have purchased property in a rising market without considering the potential legal consequences if their relationship has difficulties. Many younger couples are also resorting to the 'Bank of Mum and Dad' for financial assistance without great consideration of potential third-party interests.

This course will help you build on your existing, working knowledge of cohabitation law or ToLATA.

This course is aimed at family law solicitors who want to take their cohabitation and ToLATA skillset to the next level.

What You Will Learn

This course will cover the following:

  • The difference between inference and imputation: Common intention, actual or inferred through conduct? Or a fair imputation?
  • Case studies to demonstrate the applicable law following Stack v Dowden and Jones v Kernott
  • Commentary on authorities post Jones v Kernott: Barnes v Philips; Capehorn v Harris. Is the case law consistent?
  • The family business and its relationship with ToLATA
  • Investment purchases rather than family homes: The approach in Laskar v Laskar and Marr v Collie
  • Selling the property. Does the property have to be sold on the open market? Can your client buy out their ex partner's share? What options are available and how does your client try to defer a sale?
  • Overlap with Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989: The conjoined case and beyond?
  • Family Court to County Court: where to issue your case?
  • How to prepare the perfect case - tips and tricks: Part 7 or Part 8 routes and rules
  • An overview of costs and Part 36 offers: Should you make a Part 36 offer and how do you do it?

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Masterclass | 17.10.2019

London | 10:00am - 4:30pm

Advanced ToLATA Masterclass - Complex Cohabitation Made Clear

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Masterclass | 15.11.2019

Manchester | 10:00am - 4:30pm

Advanced ToLATA Masterclass - Complex Cohabitation Made Clear

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