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Jonathan King represented the successful claimants at a 5 day, 3 party trial of London-centred property dispute

Jonathan King represented the successful claimants at a 5 day, 3 party trial of a property dispute before HHJ Pelling QC sitting as a judge of the High Court. The Claimants sought possession of a property which they had purchased in the 1980s, but in which the Claimants’ nephew, and his former wife, had lived for almost three decades. The Defendant, by defence pleaded by leading counsel, alleged that the relevant trust deed was a sham, and counterclaimed for inter alia an order pursuant to s.423 Insolvency Act 1986 (“IA 86”) and a declaration that the Claimants were estopped from asserting ownership, and brought the Claimants’ nephew into proceedings as a third party. Jonathan King had advised on the Claimants’ claim, throughout, and had drafted the statements of case. Following a trial on all issues in December 2018 involving overseas video link evidence and consideration of expert handwriting evidence, judgment was handed down in favour of the Claimants, who obtained relief as claimed together with an order for costs.

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