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Sex, Money, Greed and Formula 1 – The Case Not Making Cohabitation Law Easier

16.12.2015 Family & Matrimonial

David  Ruck

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David Ruck's article was published by Spear's on 15 December 2015

Jason Patrick’s claims on the property portfolio of his former lover, and previous Formula 1 spouse, Daphne McKinley is a challenge for the law says David Ruck.

The recent case of Patrick v McKinley has been popular with the press, perhaps because it contains many of the more salacious elements that can make up a family based dispute in the Courts, namely sex, money, greed, and a minor celebrity in the form of a connection with Formula 1 motor racing. The case also concerns a particularly complex area of the law: claims between unmarried cohabitees.

The facts of the case are relatively simple, although the finer points are hotly contested. In about 2003 Mr Patrick (44), a former aircraftman in the RAF, went to live in a flat above the garage of Mrs McKinley (57) at her property in Henley. She is the former wife of Guy Edwards, who was a Formula 1 racing driver in the 1970’s.

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David Ruck