Alison MacKrill is Group Partner* and Head of the Private Client & Trusts department of Appleby in Guernsey.

Alison was admitted as an English solicitor in 1986. She has extensive experience advising clients in various offshore jurisdictions, having been called to the Bermuda bar in 2000 and having worked in Guernsey for the last fifteen years. Alison’s broad legal experience covers trust advisory work, employee share schemes and commercial trusts, together with advising on corporate transactions and restructuring, and regulatory matters.

Alison regularly writes for legal publications and is the Guernsey contributor for the STEP publication A Practical Guide to the Transfer of Trusteeships and the STEP directory. Alison makes presentations both in Guernsey and internationally. She is a past chairman of the Guernsey branch of STEP.

She has previously been awarded the STEP Founder´s Award for Outstanding Achievement and the Corporate Livewire – Guernsey Private Client Lawyer of the Year. She has been honoured by Citywealth and International Who´s Who Legal.

Alison was featured in the Citywealth Leaders List 2017 with one client noting that “Alison is approachable and provides confidence and enthusiasm with a proactive nature. She thinks laterally to offer professional work and treats us all as valued clients.”

Alison was named in the Citywealth IFC Power Women Top 200 list which she has been included in since the list´s inception.

Most recently Alison was regarded as a notable practitioner by Chambers UK 2020. She is praised for being “very knowledgeable, very intelligent and very client-focused.”




College of Law, Guildford (England)

University of Exeter (England)

*not admitted in Guernsey

Alison is very knowledgeable, very intelligent and very client-focused



24 May 2019 | News

Appleby sponsors, participates in Transcontinental International Forum

Appleby is, once again, proud to be a gold sponsor of the annual Private Client TransTrusts Internat...

Contributors: Alison MacKrill
25 Jul 2018 | News

Appleby named as a ‘Leading Firm’ in the Chambers Global High Net Worth Guide

Appleby recognised for the third year running in the Chambers Global 2018 High Net Worth Guide for t...

30 May 2018 | News

Appleby Partners Speaking at Transcontinental Trusts Forum

Partner and Bermuda Group Head of Private Client & Trusts Vanessa Schrum, Counsel David Pytches (Sol...

Contributors: Alison MacKrill
29 Nov 2017 | News

Appleby partners recognised in Citywealth’s Top 200 most powerful women of 2018

Vanessa Schrum and Alison MacKrill, Partners at Appleby have been named as two of the IFC’s Top 20...

Contributors: Vanessa Schrum


10 Oct 2019 |

What do you mean?

The English language is as fascinating as it is quirky. It can produce surprising results. Contranym...

Contributors: Paula Fry
19 Jun 2019 |

Beneficial Ownership Update: Crown Dependencies

The Crown Dependencies (Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man) have announced a joint policy commitme...

Contributors: Alison MacKrill, Caren Pegg
4 Jun 2019 |

Trusts: Lessons from Dickens but a modern story

Trusts to benefit beneficiaries are established for many reasons but generally are a way of protecti...

1 Jun 2019 |

A Substantial Undertaking: Thoughts for Trustees

Relevant jurisdictions were required to address the EU Code of Conduct Group’s concerns about ‘e...

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