Alan is a Scottish solicitor specialising in private client and legal issues for those in the charities, third and impact sectors. Governance is the key theme across Alan's work.

Alan helps individuals and families with matters such as wills, succession planning, executries (probate), trusts, powers of attorney, Inheritance Tax, contentious executries and business aspects of succession planning. Legal directories have noted in relation to his private client work that he "conveys complicated concepts with clarity and humour".

A significant amount of Alan's work is focussed on assisting charities (from grant giving foundations to national institutions- and even a space agency!), individuals and businesses on charity law, social enterprise, impact and philanthropy. Recent legal directory comments describe his work as "superb" with an "extensive knowledge of charity law" and that he offers an "efficient", "pragmatic" and "experienced" service.