Our client had a significant property portfolio. She found out that a number of her properties had been sold without her knowledge under her ex-husbands name. The properties in question were equally owned by our client and her ex-husband, so no sale should have taken place without her knowledge.
She decided to contact Robert Johnson and Healys’ Professional Negligence team in order to make a claim as the firm of solicitors that sold the property should have sought the permission of our client before going ahead with the sale.
The outcome of the case
After instructing a number of expert witnesses that included a hand writing expert, it was found that the property was unlawfully sold. With this information, Robert Johnson and the Professional Negligence team at Healys was able to secure £750,000 in compensation after lengthy mediation with the other side.