Advising a family resisting a false claim for return of monies from an individual who claimed to have loaned more than £500,000 to them. Investigations included unravelling unusual transactions of monies filtering through the Claimant’s bank accounts, not for the purposes of the loan but to assist in conversion of currency in a different jurisdiction. This required an in-depth investigation of the ability of the Claimant to have raised the money for the alleged loan. In showing that he could not have been the source of the loan monies, his claim was weakened. Concerns remained about the source of the monies from a community charity.
The claim for repayment of the alleged loan was successfully resisted in a trial at the High Court.