Maynard Hamilton and Kevin Francis Judge, Gary Judge, Damien Judge and Seamus Judge

JurisdictionNorthern Ireland
JudgeDeeny J
Judgment Date12 March 2009
Neutral Citation[2009] NICh 4
CourtChancery Division (Northern Ireland)
Date12 March 2009
Year2009
1
Neutral Citation No.: [2009] NICh 4 Ref:
DEE7435
Judgment: approved by the Court for handing down Delivered:
12-03-09
(subject to editorial corrections)*
IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE IN NORTHERN IRELAND
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CHANCERY DIVISION
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BETWEEN:
MAYNARD HAMILTON
Plaintiff;
-and-
KEVIN FRANCIS JUDGE, GARY JUDGE,
DAMIEN JUDGE AND SEAMUS JUDGE
Defendants.
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DEENY J
[1] This action relates to a disputed sale of lands at Obins Street,
Portadown. The third defendant was the owner of a dwelling house No. 168
Obins Street. It adjoined the entrance to a much more extensive property
immediately behind it. That property was principally a large yard but also
included in the original or altered form the gardens of a number of other
dwelling houses on Obins Street. The titles to the property were various and
by then in the hands of the defendants but, the court was told, were all owned
at the time of trial by Kevin Francis Judge.
[2] By writ of summons of 18 February 2008 the plaintiff contended that
on or about 12 June 2007 he had negotiated a contract with the defendants for
the sale of both parcels of land in the sum £2,250,000. While initially in their
defence the defendants agreed to that date of 12 June 2007 it was common
case on the evidence that the discussion which gave rise to the agreement
relied on by both parties in different ways took place on 14 May 2007.
However, the defendants from the beginning maintained that the
consideration for the two parcels of land was to be £2,500,000 rather than
£2,250,000. The matters to be decided by the court are essentially what was in

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