A womaniser who left his property to charities, despite promising it to his live-in-lover, got his dying wish this week. Margaret Rawlings, the former cohabitant of the deceased farmer, lost her claim to his £450,000 farmhouse. Ms Rawlings insisted that she had part funded farmer John Hopkins’ renovation of the ‪‎property‬ after he had promised that she would inherit it. However, the charities successfully argued that Mr Hopkins was a notorious womaniser who had relationships with several women at the same time ….effectively devaluing her relationship with him and rendering any such promise meaningless… (Rawlings v Chapman, 2015 EWHC 3160 Ch

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