Alan Gates

Alan Gates

Chartered Legal Executive


Specialist Areas

  • Wills
  • Probate Trusts
  • Court of Protection
  • Inheritance Tax


Approximately half of Alan’s caseload involves estate administration with the remainder of his time spent dealing with Trusts, Wills and Powers of Attorney.

Recent case: Large and complex taxable estate … Read more

One recent matter involved the administration of a large taxable estate with multiple assets which required complex double grossing inheritance tax calculations.

Recent case: Complex intestacy with many beneficiaries … Read more

Dealt with a complicated intestacy with an estate value in excess of £2Million with over forty individual beneficiaries, some of whom had moved abroad many years ago and had no knowledge of the deceased or their inheritance.

Recent case: Lasting Power of Attorney for vulnerable client … Read more

Recently made an urgent Lasting Power of Attorney for a client with deteriorating mental health and borderline capacity thereby enabling decisions to be made which she can no longer make for herself and her finances managed in her best interest.

Qualifications and Accreditations

  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, qualifying in June 2007
  • Member of Solicitors for the Elderly
  • Dementia Friend
  • Full Member of Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
  • Member of the Private Client Section of the Law Society