Chris Gambs

Associate Solicitor

T 023 9236 4951

M 07464 489 480

E chrisgambs@coffinmew.co.uk

Specialisms

  • Disputed wills and estates
  • Executor disputes / removal
  • Disputes trusts
  • Disputes in relation to decisions affecting vulnerable persons
Chris-Gambs

Specialisms

  • Disputed wills and estates
  • Executor disputes / removal
  • Disputes trusts
  • Disputes in relation to decisions affecting vulnerable persons

What’s your role?

The death or mental incapacity of a family member is one of the most stressful situations to be faced in life. Where a claim or dispute arises in relation to these issues and legal assistance is sought I recognise from both professional and personal experience that sympathetic and clear advice is required.

Our team advises both clients and provides in-house collaborative guidance to the firm’s Wills, Trusts & Probate and Court of Protection teams on wide range of issues, including:

  • Inheritance Act claims
  • The validity of wills relating to capacity, execution, undue influence and knowledge and approval
  • Executor and administration disputes including removal of executors
  • Last Power of Attorney issues relating to capacity, abuse of position
  • Rectification of Wills, including advising in relation to Statutory Wills
  • Beneficial Interest and proprietary estoppel claims

Your experience?

I have over 20 years experience in litigation and dispute resolution. This has been a mix of private client disputes, serious injury and insurance litigation.  This has given me a wealth of experience in getting quickly to the heart of a dispute and understanding not only my own client’s position, but also the other parties to drive the claim to a collaborative resolution. Where litigation cannot be avoided my approach is to make sure my clients’ have a clear understanding of the issues and key points are disputed at all times keeping open the option of an agreed resolution.

Delegate:
Contentious Probate and Claims under the 1975 Act, Masterclass – December 2017
ACTAPS seminar – Suspicious Minds: Want of knowledge and approval – March 2018
ACTAPS seminar – Rectifying Wills – May 2018
ACTAPS seminar – Has my grandmother been defrauded? A case study in undue influence, will fraud and disputed property transfer – June 2018

ConTra seminar – Resolving Trust Disputes – September 2018
ConTra seminar – Inheritance Act Claims by Minor Children 2018

Memberships:

ConTra – The Contentious Trust Association