Ex-actress loses eviction appeal
THE former mistress of a multi-millionaire racehorse owner has been foiled in her attempt to regain residency of his £1.5 million Suffolk mansion. Former actress Glory Ann Clibbery and her 76-year-old mother, Marguerite, were evicted from the Gables on Newmarket's Bury Road, owned by Hong Kong-based businessman Ivan Allan, in September.
THE former mistress of a multi-millionaire racehorse owner has been foiled in her attempt to regain residency of his £1.5 million Suffolk mansion.
Former actress Glory Ann Clibbery and her 76-year-old mother, Marguerite, were evicted from the Gables on Newmarket's Bury Road, owned by Hong Kong-based businessman Ivan Allan, in September.
Ms Clibbery, who lost a leg due to diabetes earlier this year, was carried out of the property in her wheelchair by bailiffs while her mother was dragged down the gravel drive and turned out into the street after the pair lost a High Court battle to remain in the house.
Despite having spent thousands of pounds on their legal battle, and claiming they were now homeless and penniless Ms Clibbery, vowed to fight on.
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However her decision to appeal against the High Court judgement was refused in the Court of Appeal after a judge said that it was time the matter was closed.
Ms Clibbery had earlier been evicted from a Mayfair flat belonging to Mr Allan, after the end of their relationship - which he would later describe in court as "a chequebook relationship" whereby she was effectively a paid mistress.
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She then went to live with her mother, who said that she worked as Mr Allan's housekeeper in Newmarket and was promised by him that she could stay there as long as she wanted, a claim which was rejected in the initial court hearing.
The Clibberys' legal team told Lord Justice Chadwick that it was "reasonable" for Mrs Clibbery to have believed the "assurance" Mr Allan made in one telephone call was binding.
But, after listening to just 20 minutes of legal argument, Lord Justice Chadwick dismissed the appeal as hopeless.
Refusing their appeal, the judge said: "I'm not persuaded there would be any prospect of success. This is a litigation in which it is time finality is reached."
The Clibberys launched a separate High Court challenge over the actions of a court officer overseeing their eviction.
That too was unsuccessful and the latest ruling appears to spell the end of the road for Ms Clibbery and her mother in their legal battle against Mr Allan.