Alan Cowgill

Alan Cowgill


Alan qualified in 1984 and has been with the firm for over 38 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 passing on the family farm.

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 Private Client 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 have finished their education.

Chambers UK High Net Worth Guide

Alan is listed as a notable private client practitioner in the latest Chambers UK High Net Worth Guide.

"Alan Cowgill has extensive experience advising private individuals on their succession planning, including advising on wills, trusts and tax matters. He has particular expertise advising farming clients on their succession planning." Chambers HNW 2021

He "has a broad private wealth practice that includes advising affluent individuals and families on wills, trusts, probate and tax planning." Chambers HNW 2020

He is "highly knowledgeable and highly personable." Chambers HNW 2019

He has a "very good reputation," says one market insider, who adds: "He is sensible, pragmatic and he goes into detail on things. I think from the matters I've dealt with him on, he's not there to score points but instead he just tries to get the right outcome for his clients." Chambers HNW 2018

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.

Alan is also a full 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.

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