Cadlock v Dunn and Another: ChD 13 May 2015

The equity of exoneration could be applied for a wife who had charged her beneficial half share of the matrimonial property to secure a loan to her husband to enable him to re-acquire his half share from his trustee in bankruptcy. The wife obtained no financial benefit from the payment. The benefit to the wife was being able to stay in her house, a benefit incapable of financial valuation. It was clear from Re Pittortou that if any sums are spent on joint or household expenditure or otherwise for the joint benefit of the parties, the equity does not arise in respect of those sums.

Behrens HHJ
[2015] EWHC 1318 (Ch), [2015] BPIR 739
England and Wales
Cited by:
CitedArmstrong v Onyearu and Another CA 11-Apr-2017
Exoneration of partner’s equity on insolvency
The court considered the equity of exoneration, where property jointly owned by A and B is charged to secure the debts of B only, A is or may be entitled to a charge over B’s share of the property to the extent that B’s debts are paid out of A’s . .

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Updated: 30 December 2021; Ref: scu.546559