Re Brocklehurst [1978]

Facts

  • Sir Brocklehurst gave shooting rights to a local mechanic friend, for 99 years
  • This significantly devalued his estate

Issue

  • Could the late Sir Brocklehurst’s agreement be set aside on grounds of undue influence

Decision

  • No

Reasoning

  • The evidential assumption was rebutted as Sir Brocklehurt was said to be a “strong-minded, autocratic and eccentric” individual
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