Too few people take proper advice when buying a home together on how they expect the proceeds of sale to be divided in the event of the ending of their relationship.
It's very difficult to convince clients that such Living Together Agreements, Cohabitation Agreements and Pre-nuptial agreements are necessary and sensible, as they never wish to consider the fact that they are separating hen embarking on living together.
I would imagine having needed to have taken this case to the Court of Appeal for a decision that both parties wish they had taken that advice, and updated it when circumstances dictate!
The Court of Appeal therefore found that it was open to it to consider whether a common intention to vary shares should be inferred. Importantly Lloyd Jones LJ stated:"It is clear from the judgments of the majority in Jones v Kernott that the scope for inference in this context is very extensive indeed. (See in particular Lord Walker and Baroness Hale at : 'In this area, as in many others, the scope for inference is wide.')"