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Alan Cowgill


Qualifying in 1984, I have been at Godwins for over 38 years, as a senior partner from 2006 – 2015. I specialise in Wills, probate, trust, tax planning and the affairs of the elderly and help to make sense of matters that can often seem complicated. With a background in farming, I enjoy advising rural clients on various matters, including passing on the family farm and have fostered relationships over the years with generations from the same families. I have an excellent professional network in the Winchester area and am often recommended by my peers, particularly where there are conflicts within families.

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What people say about Alan

“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

Professional qualifications
and memberships

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

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.