Acted as a Litigation Friend for an elderly individual seeking recovery from her son who had diverted monies due to the client when managing the estate of her late husband.
The Defendant was acting in his capacity as Executor and breached his duties by diverting funds for his own benefit into acquisition of his own home. The loss caused to the client was in the region of £150,000 to £200,000. Assistance to the victim included identifying a claim for undue influence. At trial the victim was successful in obtaining an order that the funds from her late husband’s estate had been misappropriated