Will Cowell


Family and Litigation – Senior Partner and Head of Department


Will’s legal career began in 1990 and he became a fully qualified solicitor in 1994. He worked in the West Midlands until 2002, before deciding to return to East Anglia. He joined Miller Sands in 2005 and partnership followed a year later.

Will is a strong believer in negotiation rather than litigation. He qualified as a Collaborative Lawyer in 2005 and is a Resolution Accredited Specialist in Advanced Financial Provision and Private Child Law.

Will is a good listener and problem solver. He has wide-ranging experience in almost all areas of family law and believes in setting the highest standards.


Will was born in Newmarket, and has always regarded this area as “home”. He trained and worked originally as an engineer, reading for his degree here at Cambridge. After an encounter with litigation as a company director in 1985, he felt drawn to a legal career. He has practised in family law throughout his training and since qualification.

Outside of work Will stays busy. He has one daughter, is a Trustee of a local Museum and is currently on the committee of Cambridgeshire & District Law Society. He is an accomplished marksman, competing at National level in target shooting, and will take any opportunity to go tenpin bowling. He also supports his wife Diane in her love and care of horses.



Will specialises in Family Law and Litigation, including:

“The time since my Dad’s death has been difficult but it has been less stressful knowing that the legal side is being dealt with so efficiently.”
- Mrs S T, Milton