Leslie Blohm QC | Farmer’s daughter recovers over a million pounds from her parents after a lifetime’s promises

27th February 2018

Leslie Blohm QC, barrister within St John’s Chambers wills & trusts team, was instructed by Stephens Scown LLP, represented Lucy Habberfield in her claim in the Chancery Division in Bristol against her mother for a share of her mother and father’s farm, relying on many promises said to have been made to her whilst she worked on the farm for low wages and for long hours. After a five day trial, Mr. Justice Birss has awarded Ms. Habberfield a lump sum of £1,170,000 in respect of her claim.

The case shows the sort of matters that have to be proven to establish a claim based on informal promises, and how the Courts go about assessing an entitlement when such a claim is made out.

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View judgment: Habberfield v Habberfield [2018] EWHC 317 (Ch)

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