Alastair Goggins > Gardner Leader LLP > Newbury, England > Lawyer Profile

Gardner Leader LLP
RG14 5BA

Work Department

Contentious trusts and probate, Charities and not-for-profit and Property litigation


Alastair is a Partner and Head of the Dispute Resolution team at Gardner Leader.

Alastair has considerable experience in trusts, probate and inheritance matters and acts on behalf of national charities, local charities and schools. Alastair advises in relation to disputed Wills, claims to remove Executors or Trustees, Breach of Trust cases and Inheritance Act claims.  He regularly acts for charities, executors, trustees and beneficiaries in claims found in the Court of Protection and the High Court. He offers charities clarity of thought and is well versed in finding practical solutions to intractable problems. Alastair also has experience in advising other not for profit organisation on all areas of litigation including independent schools.


Charity Law Association
Institute of Legacy Management
Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists.

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Private client > Contentious trusts and probate

(Leading individuals)

Alastair GogginsGardner Leader LLP

The contentious trust and probate team at Gardner Leader LLP is led by Alastair Goggins, whose broad workload features activity before the Court of Protection, in the removal of executors, and settlement disputes. Goggins is supported by Ashleigh Wong who leverages her background experience in residential property. All of the individuals that have been mentioned are located in Newbury.

South East > Insurance > Clinical negligence: claimant

Gardner Leader LLP‘s clinical negligence offering is housed within the wider firm’s dispute resolution practice group and handles high-level and complex claims. Alastair Goggins heads up both, with expert knowledge of fatalities and inquest claims, cancer delays, head and spinal injuries, amputations and infant birth complications.

South East > Insurance > Personal injury: claimant

Gardner Leader LLP handles predominantly high-level personal injury cases, including an array of publicised transport accidents including aviation, car and train alongside an increasing focus on complex and sensitive claims that involve mental health issues. Litigation practice head Alastair Goggins leads the personal injury team, whilst Andrew Shipp is a go-to name for road traffic accidents, employer’s liability claims, trip or slip cases and fatal accidents.

South East > Real estate > Property litigation

With Alastair Goggins leading the litigation division, and Michelle Di Gioia heading up the property-focused side, Gardner Leader LLP‘s Newbury-based team is recommended for its strength in mortgage repossession claims and breaches of leases. Goggins specialises in contentious matters involving trust disputes and estoppel claims, while Di Gioia handles rent arrears and restrictive covenants. Andrew Shipp focuses on TOLATA claims, while Maidenhead-based senior associate Sam Pinder assists with complex property litigation. Alex Tigwell joined the team as partner from Guillaumes in July 2022.

South East > Private client > Charities and not-for-profit

With activity in matters pertaining to independent schools, Gardner Leader LLP assists both domestic and international charitable organisations. Alastair Goggins leads the team and routinely assists both individuals and charities on wills and trusts. Greg Humphreys handles commercial property issues, while Penny Wright advises client on compliance with the Charities Act. All of the individuals that have been mentioned are located in Newbury.