Claim of Lost Gold Leaves Appeal Court Cold


A businessman who claimed that three gold bars left ‘lying around the house’ had been mislaid and could not be found got short shrift at the Court of Appeal recently.

Peter Brandon, who claims to be made penniless by the decision, claimed to have net assets totalling £2m. The court ordered him to pay £2.4 million to his wife as a divorce settlement.

However, his pleas of lost gold fell on deaf ears in the Court, Mr Justice Ryder deciding that Mr Brandon had attempted to suppress £2 million worth of assets.

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