Crossfield v Jackson

Trust and trustee – Trust of land. The proceedings concerned a dispute as to the ownership of a property. Under the terms of a deed made between the parties, it was declared that, upon the lease of the property in issue being completed, the property would be owned beneficially by the claimant. The defendant did not respond to letters from solicitors requesting that she transfer the property to the claimant. The claimant issued proceedings and the judge found that the claimant was entitled to an order that the property be conveyed to him. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, in dismissing the defendant's appeal, held that, on the evidence before him, the judge had been entitled to reach the conclusion that the deed should not be set aside on the grounds of undue influence.

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