Beneficial Ownership of the Family Home: A Comparative Study of English and Australian Constructive Trusts


The aim of this article is to review and critically analyse the English law relating to common intention constructive trusts in the context of the family home. In particular, it seeks to show how the English courts have addressed the question of establishing and quantifying the parties’ beneficial shares in both sole and joint ownership cases. The writers also seek to compare the English approach with the way in which such questions have been answered by the Australian courts. The primary purpose of this comparison is to consider what lessons (if any) can be learnt from the Australian model.

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Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Law School
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Publication ISSN: 2047-2765
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2024 08:10
Date Deposited: 11 May 2021 10:16
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Published Date: 2021-03-31
Accepted Date: 2021-03-02
Authors: Pawlowski, Mark
Brown, James (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-4014-6824)

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