Parris v Williams: CA 23 Oct 2008

The parties had been business partners, but the business failed, and Mr Williams was made bankrupt. Mr Parris was offered a chance to purchase two apartments, and did so in his own name. Mr Williams asserted an interest, saying that it had been a joint venture, and that there was a common intention constructive trust.
Held: The appeal was dimissed.
Moore-Bick LJ, Rimer LJ
[2008] EWCA Civ 1147, [2009] BPIR 96, [2008] NPC 111, [2008] 43 EG 194, [2009] 1 P and CR 9
England and Wales
CitedGissing v Gissing HL 7-Jul-1970
Evidence Needed to Share Benefical Inerests
The family home had been purchased during the marriage in the name of the husband only. The wife asserted that she had a beneficial interest in it.
Held: The principles apply to any case where a beneficial interest in land is claimed by a . .
CitedEves v Eves CA 28-Apr-1975
The couple were unmarried. The female partner had been led by the male partner to believe, when they set up home together, that the property would belong to them jointly. He had had told her that the only reason why the property was to be acquired . .
CitedMidland Bank Plc v Dobson CA 12-Jul-1985
The trial judge had been entitled to find a common intention constructive trust from evidence which he accepted that the parties treated the house as ‘our house’ and had a ‘principle of sharing everything’. Although the judge should approach such . .
CitedBancoult, Regina (on the Application of) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (No 2) HL 22-Oct-2008
The claimants challenged the 2004 Order which prevented their return to their homes on the Chagos Islands. The islanders had been taken off the island to leave it for use as a US airbase. In 2004, the island was no longer needed, and payment had . .
CitedCrossley v Crossley CA 19-Dec-2007
The parties had entered into a pre-nuptial agreement. On the ancillary relief proceedings on divorce, the husband sought to have the agreement taken into account by the court. It decided that the wife should give reasons why she considered that the . .

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Updated: 22 October 2021; Ref: scu.277145