A well-regarded junior who focuses his practice on traditional chancery matters, including contentious probate, trusts and Inheritance Act claims. Gomer also handles non-contentious trust and estate matters, as well as real property disputes. Strengths: “Elis knows his law, is on top of his game and gets good results for his clients.”
Elis is a Chancery specialist who practices exclusively in the field of contentious estates and probate litigation, together with its associated fields. His practice is focused on contentious and non-contentious trusts matters; probate, inheritance and estate litigation and associated matters like agricultural holdings and partnership disputes. He also conducts property and affairs cases in the Court of Protection.
The past 18 months have seen Elis instructed in several substantial reported cases in his specialist field, such as Hughes v Pritchard and others  EWCA Civ 386 [testamentary capacity]; Higgins v Morgan and ors  EWHC 2846 (Ch) [Inheritance Act 1975]; Cooper v Chapman and ors  EWHC 1000 (Ch) [proving lost wills] and Partington v Rossiter  EWCA Civ 1564 [will interpretation].
Elis is a robust and experienced trial advocate who is praised for his client handling skills and his strategic acumen in litigation. He aims to identify the best realistic outcome for the client, and the most effective way of reaching it, in every case in which he is instructed; he views ADR and mediation as a key adjunct to litigation and is both a qualified mediator and an experienced and effective mediation advocate. He is recognised as an authority in his field and regularly delivers seminars on his key specialisms.
Elis is a fluent Welsh speaker and has significant experience in using the language in a legal context, both in written work and in court. As an enthusiastic speaker of the language, he is always pleased to advise clients about bilingual or Welsh language litigation.