Co-ownership disputes

This has become an increasingly prominent issue, particularly with the increase in the number of unmarried co-habiting couples.

It is important to seek advice concerning co-ownership when acquiring a property. However, if you are already in a situation where a dispute has arisen concerning ownership of property, we can help you resolve it.

There are many ways in which a dispute concerning the ownership of property can arise. Some examples include where the financial contributions of each party towards the property differ, where a declaration of trust is disputed, or where you have relied on another’s assurance that you would obtain an interest in property and they now deny that interest.

This is an extremely complicated area of property dispute law giving rise to issues of conveyancing, trust, and estoppel. It can also be an extremely sensitive area concerning disputes between parents and children, couples, and between various other family members.

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Meet the team

Mustafa Sidki


Robert Twining

Partner & Team Leader

Robert Twining is a respected practitioner handling the full range of property litigation. He frequently advises blue-chip clients and has further niche expertise in the control of Japanese Knotweed. Sources describe him as "excellent and very knowledgeable."

Chambers UK 2017

Robert Twining leads the firm's real estate litigation practice and has considerable expertise in landlord and tenant disputes. Sources note his ability to identify the key issues of a case and advise accordingly.

Chambers UK 2016

Practice head Robert Twining advises on the full scope of property litigation and specialises in Japanese knotweed. Clients say: "He is approachable but has a core of steel, which makes him a good man to have on your side."

Chambers UK 2015