A. mortgaged property in Yorkshire to B. in order to secure a loan of pounds 300. He subsequently granted a second mortgage to the respondent C, and both mortgages were recorded under the Yorkshire Registries Acts. In order to provide the money to pay off C, A’s daughter D undertook to buy the property if she could find someone to advance pounds 300 to pay off B, and she instructed E, a solicitor, to this effect. E, ignorant of the existence of C’s mortgage, arranged for F lending the pounds 300 on mortgage, paid off B, and obtained from him the title-deeds, and prepared three dispositions of the property-( a) B to A, (b) A to D, (c) D to F-in security. C sued F, D, and A to have it declared that in virtue of deed (a) his mortgage had priority over F’s.
Held that F was equitable transferee of B’s first mortgage, and entitled to priority over C.
Lord Chancellor (Viscount Haldane), Lords Kinnear, Dunedin, and Atkinson
 UKHL 855, 51 SLR 855
England and Wales
Updated: 22 January 2022; Ref: scu.632763