Funds in joint account ordered to be given to boyfriend
In 2008, Michael Loh defended a client in a dispute over funds in a joint bank account in his name and his deceased girlfriend’s name. This case was particularly interesting as the deceased girlfriend had been a famous poster girl for a local airline in the 1970’s.
Our client’s case was that all the funds in the account were to be given to him by his girlfriend. However, her nephew — the beneficiary of the girlfriend’s will — filed a suit to seek an order for all the funds to be paid to him instead, as beneficiary in the will.
There was a bitter dispute as to whether our client was in a romantic relationship when the monies were deposited into the account and when it was converted from her sole name to a joint account.
In the end, the Court found in favour of our client and ordered that all the monies therein be given to him.