WARRING twins are locked in a bitter court battle over their mother’s £2million estate.

Businessman Robert Andrew Simon claims his twin, Hilary Jane Woolley, manipulated their mother into changing will.

Constance Simon's first will left her flat in Overcliff Manor Road, Westcliff and shares in the family firm, Devon-based plastics company, R.W Simon Ltd, to 62-year-old Robert of Chigwell, Essex.

A will made in 2005, when Mrs Simons was 88, overturned that and resulted in the entire estate being divided equally between her children, Robert, Hilary and Jonathan, and a trust being set up for the family of her deceased son, David.

Robert Simon told a court hearing he believed his sister of Crossley Hill, Halifax, West Yorkshire had manipulated his dying brother into writing a letter criticising him and that this influenced his mother’s decision to change her will.

Mr Simon is now fighting his sister and surviving brother, Jonathan, 63, from Shoebury, at the High Court to reinstate the earlier will made by his mother who died in 2009.

His siblings hotly deny the accusations

The High Court hearing continues.