Where there’s a Will, there’s a war?

An absolutely staggering set of “facts”, the Judgment is well worth a read. 

His Honour Judge David Hodge QC comments that the evidence of one of the siblings seeking to propound the (false) Will, was “inherently incredible” and “pure fiction”. 

The case is to be referred to the CPS. 

Warring siblings return to court in ‘case of the missing original will’

A High Court judge has lamented a contested probate claim between ‘warring siblings’ without legal representation, which has spawned at least 12 court orders so far. In Face v Cunningham & Anor, His Honour Judge David Hodge QC said that navigating bundles produced by the claimant – who represented herself for much of the litigation – was a ‘complete nightmare’ and evidence produced by her witnesses was ‘pure fiction’. ‘This case has been the subject of a considerable number of interim applications and case management orders. In [the respondent’s] trial bundles I have counted no less than seven orders made by me and four orders made by Business and Property Court District Judges.