Hurndell v Hozier

[2010] EWHC 3340 (Ch)

17th December 2010

High Court


Michael Booth QC appeared for the defendant, in a claim where the court considered whether the parties intended the claimant to be the beneficial owner of the disputed shares, or simply a nominee. The reliability of various witnesses was questionable due to allegations of fraud. When considering the credibility of the witnesses, the court tested their veracity by reference to the objective facts proved independently of their testimony. The documents and likely motives indicated that the claimant was never intended to be the beneficial owner of the shares in dispute. 

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