Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2007] All ER (D) 328 (Jun)
Court: Chancery Division
Judge:

Judge Norris QC sitting as a judge of the High Court

Representation Keith Knight (instructed by Osmond & Osmond) for the claimant and Pt 20 defendants.
  Alan Steynor (instructed by Sabir Selby LLP) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 22 June 2007

Catchwords

Possession - Landlord - Action for possession - Claimant company seeking possession against defendant in respect of property occupied by defendant - Defendant claiming deceased beneficial owner of shares in claimant allowing him to stay in property rent free - Defendant commencing Pt 20 proceedings against claimant and other defendants - Whether defendant's claims should be allowed - Consideration of relevant evidence.

The Case

Possession Landlord. The court ruled on the defendant's Pt 20 claims against the claimant company, the deceased's estate and a company in which the deceased was interested, arising out of an alleged business relationship between the defendant and the deceased, and an attempt by the claimant to obtain possession of property belonging to the claimant which was occupied by the defendant.

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