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Mishcon de Reya acted on a no-win no-fee arrangement for Christine Gill, the university lecturer who won the legal battle against the RSPCA over her mother’s will.
Gill instructed Mishcon partner Mark Keenan to challenge the validity of her mother’s will, in which a £2m family farm was left to the RSPCA, arguing that it had been promised to her.
Keenan instructed 5 Stone Buildings barrister Tracey Angus to argue that her client’s mother Joyce Gill, who died in 2006, had been coerced into leaving the farm to the charity by her husband John Gill.
The hearing ran on longer than the two weeks that were anticipated, forcing Christine Gill to consider dropping the case. Mishcon agreed it would continue to act for her on a conditional fee arrangement (CFA) basis.
The RSPCA, which was given leave to appeal, has now made an application for legal costs in a move that Angus described as ”astonishing”.
Wilsons partner Peter Steer instructed XXIV Old Buildings’ Elspeth Talbot-Rice QC to act for the RSPCA.