A mother-of-three whose 'dominating' older partner refused to marry her 'in case someone better came along' has been awarded the profits from the sale of his £1million house.
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The judge has ruled that giving the Mum the four-bedroom house in Colliers Wood, South London, was the price her partner paid for denying her the financial security of a wife. The partner insisted he had only put the house in her name to make it easier to get a mortgage - but Judge Nigel Gerald ruled it was all hers.