Alan Cowgill

Alan Cowgill


Alan qualified in 1984 and has been with the firm for nearly 30 years. He was senior partner of the firm from 2006 - 2015.  He specialises in Wills, probate, trust, tax planning and the affairs of the elderly. Alan prides himself on bringing a practical approach to matters that can often be complicated.

Alan’s clients come from all walks of life and he has built relationships over the years that have seen him advise a number of generations from the same families. Alan comes from a farming background and has enjoyed advising rural clients on various matters, including issues arising from the increase in diversification that has taken place in recent years.

Alan is very well known among professional peers and is often recommended by them, particularly where there are conflicts within families. Alan is a member of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners), the Law Society Probate Section and Solicitors for the Elderly. He is also a past Chairman of the local STEP branch.

Outside of the office, Alan enjoys the delights of Hampshire and a less hectic family life with his wife, Gillian, now that their children are at university.


Alan is listed as a notable private client practitioner in the latest Chambers UK legal rankings.

"Tremendous private client lawyer" Alan Cowgill focuses on estate planning, trusts and probate. Clients are quick to highlight his diligence, in-depth knowledge and ability to explain complicated matters in an understandable way. One source praises him as being "very intelligent, available, efficient and down to earth."

Alan is an accredited member of Solicitors For The Elderly, an independent group that provides specialist legal advice for older and vulnerable people, their carers and families.

assets/img/uploads/step_logo.jpegAlan is also a member of STEP,  a worldwide professional association for those advising families across generations. They help people understand the issues families face in this area and promote best practice, professional integrity and education to their members.


Areas of Practice: WillsProbateTrusts, Farms and Estates, Tax Advice, Powers of Attorney and Support for the Elderly.