A daughter had been persuaded to give up her job in New York by her mother to study for the Bar in England and then return to practice in Trinidad where her mother lived. In return the mother agreed to pay her daughter an allowance. After a while, the daughter found it hard to live off her allowance so as a result her mother bought her a house and told her to let part of it to supplement her income. After multiple arguments the mother sought possession. The daughter argued that there was a contract.