Cohabitation Disputes - Is a Joint Tenancy Joint in Every Way

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Course Overview

Part 1 - Gathering Evidence in Support of a Claim

Cohabitation disputes are on the increase, and consequently, practitioners need to be aware of the nature of the evidence to establish their case.

This session will consider both primary and secondary evidence, as well as what needs to be proved.

Part 2 - Is a Joint Tenancy Joint in Every Way?

This session will examine the common mistake both lawyers and clients make surrounding the position with joint tenancies. In particular, it will cover the position with holding the shares in a joint tenancy unequally, by having a declaration of trust. There will be a consideration of guidance from leading case law in this area.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch x2 20 minute recorded webinars, including reference notes, discussion questions and optional evaluation form to test your legal knowledge
  • Each course provides 0.5-1 CPD point (depending on length of time spent considering the discussion questions and completing the evaluation form)
  • These courses are currently in development and will be available to view during the current CPD year.

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:

    • Be familiar with leading case law in this area
    • Appreciate the importance of gathering evidence in support of cohabitation disputes
    • Be aware of the pitfalls which joint tenancies can present and how to avoid them
    • Feel confident in your ability to handle cases involving cohabitation disputes in practice


What is the target audience?

  • Practitioners



About Instructor - Safda Mahmood

Safda is a senior solicitor, with a public authority, having had practiced in both Private Practice and Local Government. Safda is on the Law Society Children Panel and specialises in Children Law and Adoption. He delivers training across the country and writes regularly for various journals including Family Law Journal, Legal Executives Journal and Law Society Bulletin.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar


  • Notes
    1 Page
  • Evaluation
    1 Page