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Austin Gill TEP

Legal Director

Contact Number: 029 2267 5980


Austin Gill is a Legal Director in the Trusts and Estate Administration Department at Hugh James. He joined Hugh James in 2015, having previously worked at a leading provider of probate and estate administration services.

Austin has since qualification specialised exclusively in estate planning, probate and estate administration, wills, and trust administration. He also manages a team dealing with estate administration and supports the day-to-day operational management of the department.

Austin has particular experience in relation to the following:

  • Probate and estate administration
  • Trusts
  • Tax
  • Estate planning
  • Deeds of Variation
  • Wills
  • Powers of attorney


  • University of Wales Aberystwyth – LLB (Hons)
  • College of Law – LPC

Career History

  • Trained: Granville West (Qualified 2001)
  • Moved to Sewell Mullings & Logie, Cirencester on qualification as a solicitor in the wills, probate and trust department: 2001 – 2004
  • Associate – Howells Solicitors Cardiff in the asset management, wills and probate department: 2004 – 2008
  • Head of probate practice – Co-operative Legal Services: 2008 – 2015
  • Consultant at Hugh James 2015
  • Senior Associate 2016
  • Legal Director 2024


What do you love most about your job?

I thrive on the variety and complexity of the estates we administer. It is very rewarding to know I am able to help support our clients and beneficiaries at a difficult time.

What do you like to do outside work?

I like to get outdoors and particularly walking. I also completing DIY projects at home and spending time with family and friends.