County court challenge

Leicester widow Merinda Lea, who claims she was subjected to undue influence to persuade her to put her house up as security on a loan for her former boss, has won the right to challenge a county court order for possession of her home. The county judge at Nottingham also ordered that Mrs Lea should pay a further £113,417 in respect of her failure to make repayments. The Appeal Court gave Lea leave to challenge the county court ruling.