Nicholas Strauss QC has handed down judgment in Watts v Watts. The case concerned the claim by Arthur Watts against his brother and trustee John for breach of trust, deceit and undue influence. John’s defence that Arthur had gifted him his trust fund was rejected. The claimant was debarred from enforcing a claim for breach of contract where the agreement had been performed unlawfully by facilitating tax evasion. Stephen Boyd appeared for the successful claimant.
9 October 2014