A millionaire has lost a court battle over the family’s 230-year-old estate. William Reeve, 38, says the future of the 3,000-acre Leadenham Estate, in Lincolnshire, is at risk due to his parents’ divorce. He claimed the estate had been promised to him by his father and it was ‘unconscionable’ to split it up in the
A man broke down in court after accusing his father’s best friend of stealing his inheritance. The court heard that Richard Elliott had discovered his father had signed over the family home to his best friend, Graeme Prance, on the day he died. Prance, 53, is charged with fraudulently helping himself to £60,000 of his friend’s savings
The son of a farmer has lost an inheritance battle after saying he ‘doesn’t like cows.’ Clive Shaw, 55, went to court after discovering his parents had written him out of their wills. Mr Shaw claimed that he worked on his parents’ farm from a very young age and did not pursue other
An Oxford professor is in the midst of a £1.25 million High Court battle after his mother cut him out of her will before she died. Professor Christopher Gosden said his mother Jean Weddell, a distinguished physician, had ‘resolved’ to leave him her Edwardian home in Kennington, south London. However, after she started a relationship with
A mother and her estranged son are in a courtroom battle over a family property. Pamela Moore and her son Stephen Moore are disputing a 65-acre Grade II listed Manor Farmhouse and estate worth £10 million. The court heard that Pamela Moore and her son had a strained relationship since he was young. The matter
A woman and her estranged son are immersed in a courtroom dispute over a family estate. After Stephen Moore was written out of his parents will, he successfully challenged the move in 2016, claiming his father, who now lives in a care home and has advanced dementia, repeatedly promised the estate would all be his
New research has found that 30 million British people do not have a will. The Populus research, conducted by Which? revealed that 61% of British adults do not have a will. The survey further found that people in England are more likely (42%) than those in Wales (35%) and Scotland (31%) to have made wills.
A man has gone to court to claim the money his late mother left after her last boyfriend launched a claim for a share. James Campbell, 35, said his late mother Sarah promised he would have everything when she died. He also claims her will, drawn up 14 years before her death, handed
A man who was left out of his late uncle’s will has been accused of doctoring another version of the will, reinstating his claim and reducing that of other family members, a court has heard. William Venning, 55, faces charges of conspiring to make a false instrument, conspiring to pervert the course of justice, fraud
A carer who ‘guided the hand’ of her dying millionaire employer as he signed over almost half his £1million fortune to her family has been stripped of the money. Donna Henderson is alleged to have helped retired banker Marcel Chu sign a will which handed her and her children half of his estate.