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Solicitor in dock after fight with her sister

By Benjamin Wright

A defending solicitor found herself needing legal representation following a drunken fight with her sister over a family will.

Gail Evans appeared before magistrates in Cardiff where she pleaded guilty to one count of assault.

The court heard the 53-year-old came to blows with her estranged sibling Janyl Willis at a pub in Swansea.

Prosecutor Bethan Evans said there was a "long history" between the two and they had not spoken to each other in years.

However, on March 12 the pair happened to meet each other by chance in a pub.

Throughout the course of the evening dirty looks and insults were exchanged – with tempers boiling over as they left the ladies' toilet.

Ms Evans said: "The defendant was drinking at the time, while the complainant says she wasn't."

CCTV footage of the 51-second fracas showed Gail Evans pulling her sister's hair as the fight spilled out of the pub toilet before a "scrummage" between the two.

The court heard Ms Willis later suffered a dislocated shoulder.

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