Practice and Procedure

C v D & 9 ORS (2012)

PUBLISHED November 15, 2012

[2012] EWHC 3214 (Ch)

A beneficiary under a will, who sought to establish that a fellow beneficiary had procured the will by undue influence, failed in her attempt to adduce a spent conviction as evidence of the other beneficiary's propensity for dishonesty. Even though national newspapers had reported the conviction as that of a "crooked director" who had tried to "trick the state" of money, dishonesty was not an ingredient of the actual offence convicted of and, therefore, none could be inferred.

Ch D (Warren J)