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Our clerks’ room is open between:

8.30am – 6.30pm

Outside of these hours and in cases of urgency, please contact
Paul Bunting on 07971 843023 or
Darren Madle on 07769 714399.

Clerk contacts

Richard Sheehan

Deputy Senior Clerk

020 7420 9503
Oliver Ventura

First Junior Clerk

020 7420 9505
Aron Hanks

Second Junior Clerk

020 7420 9506
Archie Conners

Third Junior Clerk

020 7420 9507

Our clerks’ room is open between:

8.30am – 6.30pm

Outside of these hours and in cases of urgency, please contact
Paul Bunting on 07971 843023 or
Darren Madle on 07769 714399.

Clerk contacts

Richard Sheehan

Deputy Senior Clerk

020 7420 9503
Oliver Ventura

First Junior Clerk

020 7420 9505
Aron Hanks

Second Junior Clerk

020 7420 9506
Archie Conners

Third Junior Clerk

020 7420 9507

Transfers, shams, and trusts of land – Judgment

The judgment of Mr Justice Rajah in Islam v Islam [2024] EWHC 1082 (Ch) was handed down this morning, following a 10-day trial in February and March 2024.  The 81-page decision reviews the law relating to sham trusts and illegality (§§136-147), forgeries and the requirements of handwriting experts (§§100-117), and undue influence (§§162-169) – all in the context of a factually-complex family property dispute. The case was picked up in national newspapers, including the Times, the Daily Mail and elsewhere.

An interesting and useful read for property, private client and family practitioners dealing with knotty family portfolio disputes following the death of a senior family member. Please follow this link to read the full judgment.

George Woodhead acted for the First and Second Defendants, instructed by Manjot Dhillon at BP Collins.