Kent

Father not entitled to share of his son's Kent company

A father who sued his own son claiming he owned half his Kent business gave "fictitious" evidence, a High Court judge has ruled.

Roger Marsh claimed he dedicated his life to helping his dyslexic son, Simon, 34, set up a courier business which now turns over £5m a year.

Mr Marsh said his son turned his back on him in 2002, taking away his credit cards and BMW car.

But a judge dismissed claims that he was entitled to a share of the assets.

Sir Edward Evans-Lombe said in his ruling: "In my judgment, Roger's evidence is, to a very large extent, fictitious."

Mr Marsh Snr claimed he was in partnership with his son and he was entitled to a share in Time Critical International, based in Hythe.

But Simon Marsh told the judge he was not severely disabled by his dyslexia and he described his fraught childhood and difficult, sometimes violent, relationship with his parents.

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