Honeyman’s Executors v Sharp: scs 14 Mar 1978

The action concludes for declarator that a purported gift by the deceased to the defender of four valuable paintings by the French artist Boudin falls to be reduced and for certain consequential relief. Though the word ‘undue’ is not used in the pursuers’ pleas-in-law, the action is in substance laid on the principle usually described as ‘undue influence.’
Lord Maxwell
1978 SC 223, [1978] ScotCS CSOH – 4, 1979 SLT 177

Updated: 12 February 2021; Ref: scu.279506