In which case, it is not £15,000 that your brother is in dispute over it is
£5000 because £5000 is his one third share of the money because the other two
£5000 (had it still billing your mother's account) would go one to each of you
and your sister.
On these facts, I would tell your brother to bring it on. He is going to have
two come up with some proof, you coerced mother into signing a cheque, and he
is going to have to come up with proof from six years ago, which is going to be
If he was asking me the question I would tell him that whilst he may (or
may not) have a legitimate complaint, this is one that I would not be going to
court on unless he wanted to spend a lot of time and possibly money on it with
a substantial chance of losing.
From your point of view, you have nothing to hide. It was six years ago and
you have no money, since from your mother's account I assume. People who commit
this kind of alleged theft/fraud tend to do so on several occasions over a
period of years and not one isolated incident six years ago.
Even if he did decide to go to court, the matter is decided on the balance
of probabilities, so the court only has to find 51% in your favour, and he
At this stage the evidence is in your favour.
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