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Wills and Probate Seminar – Chester

Date: 26 June 2018

Time: Registration: 5:00-5:30pm. Seminar: 5:30-7:00pm.

Venue: University of Law,  Christleton Hall, Pepper Street, Christleton, CH3 7AG.

Elis Gomer of St John’s Buildings will be speaking about a bitter dispute between two brothers. He acted for the claimant, Alan, against his brother, Gordon.


  • Arguments between the two brothers over their mother’s care and finances spiralled into litigation following her death. In particular, Alan challenged the transfer of his mother’s Cornish home to Gordon on the grounds of undue influence. He also challenged expenditure totalling approximately £275,000 and Gordon’s role as personal representative. Gordon counterclaimed alleging that Alan had failed to account for their father’s gold sovereign collection.
  • The Judge dealt with the Cornish home and gold sovereign aspects of the dispute (the other disputes are live).

The seminar will focus in particular on the undue influence allegation and will analyse the current state of the law and its application to the facts. It will also consider how the evidence affected the outcome and other procedural issues.


Elis Gomer enjoys a busy property and estates practice. He is highly sought after to advise and draft pleadings and applications in all of his specialist areas, together with non-contentious drafting such as settlement deeds and trusts. Elis, who is recommended in The Legal 500 2017 as “an expert in contentious probate matters”, has notable expertise across the field, including trusts, probate, inheritance and estates, as well as property and professional negligence. He is frequently instructed in trusts disputes, non-contentious trusts matters such as construction and applications, Re Beddoe applications and Variation of Trusts applications, and TOLATA/proprietary estoppel claims. His probate and inheritance work sees him advise on all aspects of estate administration (with removal of executors and administrators a particularly common field), Inheritance Act claims and contentious probate claims, together with associated claims such as undue influence matters or professional negligence matters against estate practitioners and solicitors.

To book your place please contact: and give the names of those attending and firm details.

Free to members; £25.00 to non-members – payment to: Cheshire and North Wales Law Society.
Bank Account: 79823513
Sort Code: 60-40-08
Reference: Seminar 5 and your name.