This is a timeline of basic events since 1988 to 2017

  • 1988 – Stepfather death – Will leaving property in trust to myself, David Cotterell and stepbrothers
  • 1990 – Mother makes a will leaving everything she owns to myself & David Cotterell in equal share (both as executors)
  • 2007 – Mother & David Cotterell go to Turners Solicitors to transfer her home into joint names (she informs her sisters it was to save tax and stop step brothers from having it and that David would give half to me on her death) – no one else informed
  • 14 June 2014 – I discovered the transfer into joint names (as David Cotterell was treating mothers home as his own)
  • 16 June 2014 – I went to see Mum to discuss as this was not what I had been told
  • 18 June 2014 – Meeting with Mum & David Cotterell (recorded)
  • 27 June 2014 – David Cotterell asks Solicitors to act for my mother
  • 29 Aug 2014 – Mother signs new will (David Cotterell sole executor)
  • 12 Sept 2014 – David informed (by hospital) mother is gravely ill and not likely to survive (he does not call me or my sister)
  • 13 Sept 2014 – Mother dies – I find out when I call the hospital in the morning
  • 2014/2015 – 3 family members sign letters confirming mothers expressed intent (attached to this site) over many years
  • 2015 / 2016 / 2017 – Much legal activity
  • Dec 2016 – Proceedings issued against David Cotterell (executor for new will) regarding retention of estate funds for personal benefit
  • March 2017 – David Cotterell agrees to pay money back (about £70,000) and proceedings are dropped