Private Client

Carson McDowell provides specialised advice and assistance to our private clients. The private client team work closely with their colleagues in the commercial, corporate and litigation departments to ensure that accurate advice is given and all aspects of an individual client’s circumstances are considered.

Our team also has trusted relationships with other specialist professionals and advisors and will work closely with a client’s own accountant/financial advisor to ensure that a complete service is provided.

What we do

  • Wills
  • Probate and Administration of Estates
  • Inheritance Tax Planning/Estate Planning
  • Trusts
  • Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Controllership Applications through the Office of Care and Protection
  • Residential Conveyances

What Others Say About Us

Chambers UK 2021

Carson McDowell offers a broad range of private client services, including specialist assistance with wills, trusts, estates and enduring powers of attorney. The firm has further expertise in contentious wills, trusts and inheritance matters.


"I think the team is extremely strong. I have great confidence in their discretion and their professionalism in particular. They are also very thoughtful when dealing with clients and excellent at relationship building," explains an interviewee. Another source says: "In my view Carson McDowell offer an excellent service and can be relied upon to address matters in a timely fashion."

Notable practitioners

Neil Bleakley

The Legal 500 2021

Attracting praise for being "approachable", "knowledgeable" and "instilling trust and respect", the team at Carson McDowell has a strong track record of work on high value and cross-border estate administration and planning. Neil Bleakley leads the team and has recently advised on estates valued at as much as £250m, with extensive experience in disputes over the interpretation of wills and trusts, as well as mental capacity matters.


"Carson McDowell consistently provides first class legal advice for their clients – they are highly regarded."