RPC scores victory for barrister in property dispute

Reynolds Porter Chamberlain was celebrating today after their client Kerry Cox won her three-year property dispute against Lawrence Jones.

Cox and Jones, both barristers, purchased property together during a three and a half year relationship. In today’s judgment Mr Justice Mann found in favour of Cox, awarding her a 100 per cent beneficial interest in a London flat and a 25 per cent interest in a converted mill in Essex.

The head of Reynolds Porter Chamberlain’s family department, James Stewart, said the case demonstrates the obstacles that face unmarried couples seeking to buy property.

Costs will be determined next week.

Reynolds Porter Chamberlain instructed New Square Chambers’ Michael Roberts. Lawrence Jones was represented by Mark Lake of Lake Jackson, who instructed Michael Ashe QC of 9 Stone Buildings.