Mistress attempts to claim from the Estate of a Married Man

In 2015 the New South Wales Court of Appeal had to consider whether an escort known as Ms Ashton, could make a claim against the deceased estate of Mr Pratt.

The basis for her claim was an allegation that Mr Pratt has promised her a $2.5M trust account for her children in return for her services. Throughout the course of their relationship, Ms Ashton received some $185,000.00 in cash and gifts from Mr Pratt.

Amongst other things the court ruled that:

  1. The agreement to pay $2.5M was void, immoral and against public policy; and
  2. Mr Pratt did not intend to create legal relations as it was unlikely that Mr Pratt would make a promise that was essentially unenforceable;

If someone is trying to make a claim against an estate of a family member, please contact Cliff Kroesen on (07) 55 711 982.