Family win a High Court battle to overturn their disabled brother’s will after he left 95 per cent of his £1.1m estate to his carer

A family have a won a High Court battle to overturn their brother’s will after he left 95 per cent of his £1.1million estate to his carer.

David Poole, 46, died in March 2013 but a will, which was drawn up just weeks before his death, left the bulk of his estate to carer Mark Everall.

Mr Everall was appointed to him as a ‘supporting landlord’ by Worcestershire County Council in 1993.

Mr Poole was assigned the carer after suffering head injuries and reduced use of his limbs following a motorcycle accident in 1985 and was later awarded damages worth more than £1 million.

Mr Poole’s two brothers Darren and Sean were forced to go to the High Court after they challenged the validity of the will, in which they received nothing.

Judge David Cooke ruled in their favour this week after a six-day hearing which took place in June.Sean Poole, 42, said they were delighted their brother’s ‘true intentions’ – which will see 60 per cent of his estate donated to charity – can now be honoured.

-dailymail

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