Jane Cowdrey


Head of the Wills & Probate Department

  • Date of Qualifications: 2nd November 1992

Jane is the Compliance Officer for Legal Practice (COLP) and the Compliance Officer for Finance & Administration (COFA). She is also the Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO), data protection officer, and complaints handler.

Jane joined AK Solicitors in 1992, becoming a managing partner in 1998 and subsequently a director in 2020.

Jane specialises in advising on and drafting wills, lasting powers of attorney, court of protection applications and deeds of variation.  She is experienced in dealing with all aspects of estate administration and estate planning. Jane acts for executors in obtaining grants of probate or dealing with intestate estates where the deceased left no will. Jane also takes on the role of an appointed professional executor for clients.

Jane also deals with some aspects of residential conveyancing, such as dealing with sale of property forming part of a probate estate.

Jane also specialises in advising on employment settlement agreements, checking the terms of the agreement and ensuring that contractual, common law and statutory rights are protected.

Jane is a ‘Dementia Friend’. This is an initiative run by The Alzheimer’s Society and is an issue close to Jane’s interests both professionally and personally. As a dementia friendly company, we are here to offer our legal services and to support you and your family through the challenges faced by this condition.

I would like to thank you again for the excellent service we have received from yourself. Your communication was outstanding and we were kept fully informed during the whole process. I have never received such prompt replies from any solicitor. Moreover, I personally appreciated your sensitivity in dealing with us. We couldn’t have found a better solicitor.

Great firm, good advice. Always feel at ease with anyone in the company.  Very professional and nothing is too much trouble.  Great fees.

It was lovely to be able to relax with your help dealing with the probate and conveyancing. I will not hesitate to return to Anthony King Solicitors in the future should the need arise. I will also be happy to recommend you.  I can't fault the great service you provided.  Thank you so much - AB

From start to completion of my Will, the process was straightforward. Contact through email and by phone to the offices was easy and responses received promptly. Very happy with the service and would gladly recommend to friends and family, thank you.

Thank you again for making something I've been putting off much easier than I imagined.

Very friendly and polite, nice people to do business with. Thank you

Many thanks for the exceptional work; it was much appreciated

Thank you for my Power of Attorney for health and welfare. Let me thank you personally for your service and excellent handling of my instructions.

At very short notice I needed to get a Deed of Variation to meet the 2 year-deadline. My previous Solicitors not only wanted a lot money for it but also could not deal it within the required timescales. So I came to see Jane Cowdrey. The following was excellent: Approachability and friendliness of staff; Quality of service in relation to being kept informed of progress in the matter; speed with which the matter was dealt with and level of attention shown to the matter

Thank you so much, this means a lot and of course I will recommend you. You have been so quick and efficient and very helpful. This definitely made it stress free, so for that, thank you.

An all round excellent performance.

My wife and I were dealt with in a most happy and professional way.

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