Disappearing plants claim

A legal wrangle over £148,000 worth of plants that went missing from a nursery between the time contracts were exchanged and completed is going to the High Court. When Kristian Laws moved into the Charles Hill Nursery, Tilford, Surrey, which he had bought for £290,000, he found that over 150 rhododendron plants, mahonias and beech trees which had been part of the deal were no longer there. He claims property vendors Michael Moran, of West Clandon; Anthony Jewitt and Janet Jewitt, of Old Windsor, Berkshire; Alpha Trustees, as trustees of the MOM Pension Fund; and trustees of Majenca Pension Fund, Hadleigh, Essex, failed to take reasonable care to prevent the removal of the shrubs.