Archive for the 'undue influence' Category

Carer who ‘bullied’ elderly auctioneer loses battle for £2.3million share of his fortune – Daily Telegraph

“A ‘dictatorial’ carer who bullied an elderly auctioneer who sold the Duchess of Windsor’s jewellery lost a court battle for a £2.3million share of his fortune after she was condemned as a brazen liar by a judge.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th January 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Gill v Woodall and others – WLR Daily

Gill v Woodall and others [2010] EWCA Civ 1430; [2011] WLR (D) 328

“To determine whether a testatrix knew and approved the contents of her will the proper approach was to consider the factual and expert evidence and to ask whether the testatrix appreciated what was in the will when she signed it. It was not necessary to break down the issue into two separate questions of whether a prima facie case had been made out that the testatrix had not known or approved of the contents of her will and then whether the beneficiary had rebutted that case.”

WLR Daily, 15th December 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Stepmother wins High Court ruling over £1.8m feud – The Independent

“The three children of a wealthy electronics engineer lost a High Court feud with their stepmother today over a £1.8 million cash transfer a few months before his death.”

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The Independent, 29th July 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Wife wins mortgage appeal after husband’s affair – The Independent

“A wife who signed a joint remortgage with her husband while he was having an affair will no longer have to meet her repayments, the Court of Appeal ruled today.”

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The Independent, 24th March 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Prince Charles’s architecture foundation could face investigation – The Guardian

“Charity Commission considers whether to launch inquiry after allegations prince has undue influence over direction of Foundation for the Built Environment.”

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The Guardian, 20th August 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Doctor sues former ‘guru’ after giving away all his possessions – The Guardian

“A formerly wealthy doctor, Dr Yehu Azaz, is suing a spiritual healing centre for millions of pounds after claiming he was influenced by a guru into giving away all his money.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th July 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk


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