Sam Jones, a burger bar chef will be allowed to keep the £5million left to him by David Turner “an eccentric businessman” after the millionaire’s estranged sister, Mrs Cano failed to have his will struck out.
Sam Jones first met David Turner at his burger van.
The High Court heard that Mr Turner treated Mr Jones ‘like a son’ but decided to cut his sister out of his Will completely, branding her a ‘conniving b***h’.
In a new a Will drawn up in 2013, Mr Turner left everything to Mr Jones and other close friends. The Will was challenged by his sister, because a copy of his original Will has never been found.
Mrs Cano argued that it couldn’t be proved that her brother had not destroyed his original Will after changing his mind about who he wanted to inherit his estate.
She asked the judge to nullify the 2013 Will, which would have left her free to inherit under the laws of intestacy, because no other Will existed, and she stood in line as next of kin.
However, Master Matthew Marsh, ruled against Mrs Cano stating ‘There’s no evidence that Mr Turner attempted to make a new will.’
The judge’s ruling means that the 2013 will stand in favour of Mr Jones.
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