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Jonathan Gist

Partner

Biography

I am a Partner in the Will, Trust and Estate Disputes Team, specialising in all aspects of contentious trusts and probate. I help people with bringing and defending claims relating to wills, such as when:

  • There is an allegation that the person who made the will lacked capacity
  • The will came about as a result of undue influence or forgery
  • A valid will fails to adequately provide for a financial dependant.

Disputes may also arise between executors, trustees, and beneficiaries, or because a will or trust is defective or ambiguous.

My clients include executors, beneficiaries, charities, professional trustees, and financial institutions.

As well as my experience in handling complex court proceedings, I am a keen advocate of mediation and other alternative dispute resolution methods.

What Inspired You To Get Into Law?

A sense of fairness and wanting to help people in difficult times, as well as the intellectual challenge which specialising in this area of law provides.

What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?

Getting the best result for my client and working as part of a focused team.

What Do You Do Away From The Office?

I am a passionate supporter of Bath Rugby.