A claim, by the claimant, for the removal of a legal charge registered against a freehold title to a property of which the claimant is the registered proprietor, and the title which he purchased many years ago.
The legal charge involved a loan for a substantial amount of money which the defendant states was paid to the claimant’s then notary public, who in turn applied it as instructed by the claimant. The claimant sought to have the legal charge removed on the grounds that his signature on it is a forgery, he did not receive the money secured and he had no knowledge of the loan or the charge until recently.
- Examination of the legal charge and signatures.
We were able to demonstrate that the signatures were freely and fluently written, showing significant similarities to the claimant’s genuine signature examples. We gave evidence in court and the signatures were judged to be genuine.