THREE sisters have been successful in their bid to win a chunk of their family’s fortune - after claiming their father cut them out their mum’s will in favour of his son.

Following a High Court hearing, A judge has ruled Ho Chin, 82, had been pressured by her 87-year-old husband, George, to leave everything to their only son.

The Southend couple had built a fortune, estimated to be worth roughly £3 million.

The pair moved to Southend from Hong Kong in 1965 and started a thriving restaurant business in Southend.

The family initially owned Man Fung Chinese takeaway, on Southchurch Road. But Mr Chin, deemed a traditionalist, insisted the whole fortune should go to their sole male heir, Winston.

The mum wanted to leave her £97,500 share in the family restaurant to all six children equally, but gave in to pressure to change her will and disinherited the daughters, said the judge.

Winston, 53, had already been given the majority of the family’s fortune, and when Mrs Chin died in 2015, her last assets were handed to him.

But daughter, Ivy, 60, alongside sisters Rose, 61, and Ruby 57, have successfully sued and had Mrs Chin’s final will overturned, which a judge ruled was influenced by her husband and/or son.

It was ruled that the decision not to leave anything to her daughters was not her own choice, and heavily influenced.

It is believed as Mr Chin’s daughters were married, they were no longer considered part of the family. But it was argued she wanted to leave something behind for them.

The sisters were fighting to uphold a previous will from 2009, under which their mother left her last remaining asset, a £185,000 property in Southend, to her daughters.

Ivy’s barrister Aidan Briggs alleged that, whilst financially successful, the family environment was not happy and that George Chin was “abusive and manipulative”.

After suffering a stroke in 2009, the ailing mum-of-six had been dependent on her son and husband, he claimed.

That left her “defenceless” against their influence in changing her will in 2011 to completely disinherit her daughters, the barrister claimed.

The judge overturned the 2011 will and later transfer of the property to Winston’s side of the family, meaning the 2009 will stands.

Under that document, Mrs Chin’s share in the business premises will be split between the six siblings.

Both Mr Chin, who was a witness but not a party to the case, and his son denied putting Mrs Chin under pressure.