Purrunsing v A’Court [2016] EWHC 789 (Ch)

WTLR Issue: July/August 2016 #161

The claim arose from a purported sale of a property to the claimant by a fraudster who purported to be, but was not in fact, the registered owner of the property. By the time the fraud was discovered the whole of the purchase price had been paid by the claimant to the second defendant (the claimant’s conveyancer), by the second defendant to the first defendant (the fraudster’s solicitor) and by the first defendant to an account in Dubai upon the fraudster’s instructions...

Aster Healthcare Limited v The Estate of Mohammad Shafi [2014] EWHC 77 (QB)

WTLR Issue: April 2016 #158

This was an appeal from a decision to grant summary judgment to the claimant (C) in a claim against the defendant (D) for outstanding care home fees.

C is a company that owns and runs care homes registered under the Care Standards Act 2000 including a residential nursing home in Southall specialising in caring for elderly persons suffering from dementia (the Home)...

Watts v Watts Claim no: HC02C02559

WTLR Issue: December 2014 #145

The claimant Arthur Watts (Arthur) sued his brother James Watts (James) in respect of trust transactions in 1998.

In 1967 Geoffrey Watts, the father of Arthur and James, made a settlement in favour of his children and grandchildren. In 1976 this trust fund was split into separate trust funds for each of Geoffrey’s children...

Bayley & ors v SG Associates & ors [2014] EWHC 782 (Ch)

WTLR Issue: October 2014 #143

Mr John Bayley settled property on trust on 17 November 1983. He died in 1987. The trust was established with the assistance of the settlor’s longstanding business associate and friend, Mr Derek Gray, who provided various services to the trust through the first defendant, SG Associates (SGA), a company of which he was a director...