: Mrs Jones made an offer to her daughter, Mrs Padavatton, that if she gave up her job in the US and came back to the UK to study for the Bar, she would provide her with maintenance and accomodation during the course of her study. In light of this, the daughter carried out the terms of the offer and began studying for the Bar. Mrs Jones bought a house for her daughter and paid for the maintenance. Later on, Mrs Padavatton had remarried and Mrs Jones claimed possession of the house. Mrs Padavatton had not finished her studies yet, and refused to vacate the house on the grounds that she ahd a binding agreement with her mother.Decision : Although it looks a lot like a business agreement, with substantial commitment on both sides, the fact that nothing had been put into writing and that the terms of the agreement were uncertain, suggests it's no more than an informal domestic arrangement.