Alan Brown FCILEx
Chartered Legal Executive
Alan is a Chartered Legal Executive specialising in Conveyancing and Probate. He is currently Head of Conveyancing and deals mostly with Residential Conveyancing. He joined the practice from school in 1974 and was admitted as a Legal Executive in 1982.
He advocates a practical, no-nonsense, approach to Conveyancing and has an excellent reputation with his many regular clients and all local firms and estate agents. He offers welcome help to families of bereaved, mostly former clients of his, who require advice and assistance in obtaining a Grant of Probate or Administration to close bank accounts, administer an estate or sell a property.
Alan went to Tanfield Comprehensive School, then known as Stanley Grammar. Later while at work, he attended day release courses at Newcastle College, and then took distance learning courses to pass the exams necessary to become a qualified Legal Executive. This was an apprenticeship route equivalent to a Law Degree which took over 8 years of study. There was also a minimum age of 25 back in 1982 so although he passed all the exams before this, he could not be admitted as a Legal Executive until his 25th birthday in December 1982. Experience, as well as theory, is very important in this line of work.
Out of the office, Alan is a keen DIY enthusiast with a very large, some would say, professional, tool collection. He chose to take woodwork, metalwork and technical drawing classes at Tanfield as his optional subjects, to make school life bearable.