Latest farming inheritance dispute

No less than THREE hearings in the Court of Appeal in yet another estoppel based farming/inheritance dispute. The costs for the losing party will be astronomical.

Simon Morton worked long hours farming on the farm all his life for “modest pay” while his sister pursued a successful business career and was discouraged from working on the farm. Their father died in 2001 and mother in 2016, the latter leaving her share of the farm to Simon’s sister, cutting out Simon.

It was decided that it was unconscionable of her not to have left one-half to Simon. Further hearings have followed in relation to the value of the share, profits and interest.

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