Lawyer faces £1m court bill after losing battle against multi-millionaire retired ambassador who kicked her out of his £15m family home despite her claims she was the ‘heiress’ to the country pad

The Daily Mail reports

Leigh White, 56, lost High Court battle and must leave Wotton House by Friday

Lawyer claimed she was the ‘heiress’ to retired diplomat’s £20million estate 

Leigh White must leave Grade I-listed Wotton House near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, by Friday after losing her case against former friend David Gladstone, 87.

Mr Gladstone sued Ms White after she refused to leave the home she moved into in 2017, after the death of his son, and said he ‘desperately’ wanted to spend his final years at the property in peace.

Leigh White

Countersuing at the High Court, Ms White claimed Mr Gladstone, a former High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, treated her as a ‘surrogate daughter’ and that he promised she would inherit his £20million estate.

Ms White alleged Mr Gladstone, a descendant of former Prime Minister William Gladstone, must have forgotten that he pledged she would be his ‘successor and heiress’.

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