Elis Gomer > Chambers of Richard Norton > Chester, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Richard Norton
St John's Buildings

Work Department

Property and Private Client
Company and Commercial
Court of Protection


Elis practises exclusively in the field of chancery and commercial litigation and is a specialist in property and estates work, particularly in the field of contentious and non-contentious trusts, inheritance and estate matters, real property matters and landlord and tenant disputes.

A respected expert in the field, Elis enjoys a busy property and estates practice, and is highly sought after to advise and draft pleadings and applications in all of his specialist areas. He also conducts property and affairs cases in the Court of Protection.

Elis has additional expertise in company and commercial disputes, including shareholder and partnership disputes, claims arising from commercial fraud, asset finance matters and claims involving the misselling of payment protection insurance.

In addition to his technical legal excellence, he is highly praised for communicating effectively with clients to identify the realistic conclusion for the case. Elis also takes pride in his ability to think tactically about how to best achieve that goal once it is identified.

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.


Called 2008; Gray’s Inn; granted the Edmund-Davies Scholarship to study the BVC. National assembly for Wales as a legal translator before coming to the Bar.




  • Northern and Wales Circuits
  • Northern Circuit Commercial Bar Association (committee member)
  • Northern Chancery Bar Association
  • Chancery Bar Association
  • Professional Negligence Bar Association
  • Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS)
  • Junior Counsel to the Crown (2012-2017)

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Elis GomerSt John’s BuildingsHe always provides sound legal and practical advice.