Geoff is the head of the Will and Trust disputes team. He acts for individuals, families, trustees, beneficiaries and charities in domestic and international disputes. He advises on contested Wills, Trusts, disputes involving the administration of estates, charity legacies and Inheritance Act claims. He also acts in cases involving professional negligence in these areas.
Geoff has a particular interest in proprietary estoppel and constructive trust claims, having written the chapter on this area in the third edition of Probate Disputes and Remedies. He is a frequent speaker at UK and international conferences and contributes to a number of leading publications in the field.
Geoffrey Kertesz - 'He really knows what he is doing and is great at managing complicated cases. He has peripheral vision about what needs to be done, and is very robust. I would recommend him extremely highly.'
Chambers & Partners UK 2017
Geoffrey Kertesz – ‘He cut through all the rubbish and identified the core issues. I felt he was there for us 100%. He went above and beyond. Some solicitors can be a bit stuffy, but he was very personable while being very professional.'
Chambers & Partners HNW Guide 2017
Geoffrey Kertesz ‘has a fantastic eye for spotting things that other people miss.’
Legal 500 UK 2016
Bircham Dyson Bell ‘has gone from strength to strength’ under the ‘very effective’ leadership of Geoffrey Kertesz. Kertesz is ‘exceptional’ and ‘the complete package. He has an extremely impressive grasp of the law as well as being a shrewd tactician.’
Legal 500 UK 2017