Evan Price successfully represents defendant in undue influence property case
2nd Mar 2018
Evan Price, one of Ten Old Square’s expert wills barristers, successfully acted for the defendant in the high profile case of Hume v Leavey and Hume.
The case involved two brothers disputing the ownership of their mother’s Hertfordshire home, after one brother, Glen, was left his mother’s entire estate. The eldest brother, John, claimed that the beneficiary had exercised undue influence over his mother to pressure her into bequeathing the property to him and in relation to a lifetime transfer of the property into her and Glen’s joint names. The youngest brother, Robert, did not dispute the will or the transfer.
Dismissing all of John’s claims, the Judge acknowledged that John was left feeling ‘genuinely aggrieved’ by his mother’s decision to disinherit him but the Judge concluded that she had thought he was “underserving”. The Judge said Mrs Hume was a strong-willed woman who ‘knew her own mind’ and the defendant Glen had given up his career to become his mother’s carer.
To read the published news article click here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5445313/Man-beats-brothers-bid-mothers-400k-Hoddesdon-home.html
Evan Price Call 1997