Philip Farr successfully prosecutes couple for theft of £280k from elderly woman

5 October 2015

Philip Farr recently concluded a trial which attracted press attention due to the nature of the offence. Nadia Dervish and Michael Kenevan had been acting as carers for Peggy Byford for some years after initially being employed by her late husband as cleaners. Mrs Byford suffered from dementia and over a five-year period signed cheques worth about £280,000 to the couple, which were cashed. The couple planned to use some of the money to pay off their mortgage and they also lent cash to friends. The couple also influenced Mrs Byford into changing her will in their favour when she did not have the mental capacity to do so. See below for press reports:

1.EDP24

2. The Sun

3. Diss Mercury