A woman who contested her parents' decision to leave their two million pound estate to the RSPCA has won her legal battle and will now inherit the farm, a court ruled on Friday.
Christine Gill, 58, claimed that her father, who died in 1999, had pressured her mother into leaving their 2.34 million-pound farm to the animal charity.
Dr Gill, from North Yorkshire, found out that her father had left the estate to her mother, who in turn left it to the RSPCA, upon her death in 2006.
Dr Gill told Judge James Allen that she had spent many years working voluntarily on Potto Carr Farm and then looked after her mother and the estate when Mr Gill died, aged 82.
The university lecturer told a High Court hearing in Leeds that she had repeatedly been promised the farm and that her father bullied her mother, who suffered from agoraphobia and panic disorder, into the decision.
Source: AFP European Edition