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Akilah McEwen

Partner | Head of Private Client
“Very efficient, most helpful, kind and sympathetic.” – Lesley H. Client feedback survey

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Akilah McEwen is Head of the Private Client department, and specialises in Wills, Trusts, Probate, Deputyship, and Lifetime Estate Planning.

What our clients say about Akilah McEwen

Akilah and her team dealt with everything (wills and power of attorney) in a very efficient and professional manner displaying great courtesy and thoroughness in explaining the processes involved. This also follows on my previous experience with Daniel O'Doherty which was also of an excellent standard. Well done to everyone... Read more


I found Akilah and especially her probate assistant, Shelagh, very helpful throughout the whole process. Both were friendly, approachable and professional. Despite the difficulties and additional problems that were thrown up by the pandemic scenario, together with the frustration of third party issues beyond their control, any questions I had... Read more


Very efficient, most helpful, kind and sympathetic.


Attorney McEwen and assistants have been extremely helpful and patient with the handling of a probate matter for my mother who is 88 years old and myself despite the fact that we both now reside in Grenada, West Indies. All of her advice and recommendations helped to lessen the stress and... Read more


I was really pleased with the service I received. My concerns were explained, putting me at ease. I felt very relaxed & not rushed. A couple of mistakes were dealt with immediately and after signing I recieved my copy the next day. Many thanks for your excellent service.


I received an appointment quickly at a time and branch to suit me. I was made to feel welcome , comfortable and at ease. I haven’t had a will before but everything was explained clearly enabling me to feel far less daunted than I had imagined. A few days later I received... Read more


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About Akilah

I am a Partner at Amphlett Lissimore and Head of the Private Client department. I specialise in Wills, Trusts, Probate, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Deputyship and Lifetime Estate Planning.

I enjoy helping and advising people on their Wills and Probate matters, and have a keen interest in the law of Trusts. My academic training has always been focused on the area of Private client which is the law relating to an individual. I am a member of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners), which means that I have received additional training in inheritance and succession planning.

I offer a holistic and personalised approach as my client base is extremely varied from high net worth individuals to elderly clients at the early stages of their Dementia diagnosis. I assist families by providing advice on succession and estate planning, providing advice on how to pass assets to the next generation.

I am based in our Crystal Palace office, but regularly travel to our offices in Camberwell and Mitcham to meet with clients. Home and hospital visits are also available upon request.

I recently attended at a local hospital to take instructions for a Will at the client’s bedside. Although my client had deteriorated rapidly she still had capacity and wanted me to put her mind at rest by writing down her wishes. I did so, at her bedside and the Will was executed. She died two days later, safe in the knowledge that her requests would be carried out correctly.

I’m passionate about Law and I am an active member of its community. In 2022, I became the Law Society’s council member for South London. As part of the council, I hope to help shape and agree the strategic direction of the Law Society’s work. In 2019, I became a Dementia Friend alongside some of my colleagues in order to learn more about how best I could support my clients living with Dementia.


  • 2022 - TEP, member of Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
  • 2016 - Qualified as a Solicitor
  • 2007-2009 - Post graduate Diploma in Legal practice (LPC)
  • 2004-2007 – Bachelor’s degree in Law (LLB Hons)


  • 2015 - Present - Amphlett Lissimore
  • 2010-2015 - Cogent Law
  • Citizens Advice Bureau


Latest Blogs

Why should I make a Will? And other questions answered

July 11, 2022

Partner and Head of our private client department, Akilah McEwen, answers some of the most frequently asked questions regarding your will.

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Do I need a lawyer to make a Will?

January 20, 2020

Do I need a lawyer to make a Will? Akilah McEwen explains why instructing a lawyer is the preferred method of writing your Will.

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