Alan Brown LL.B., D.M.A.
Solicitor and Senior Partner
Graduated with LL.B degree from the University of London.
AR Brown & Co was established by its founder Alan Brown in January 1986. Alan’s career in the law commenced in Local Government, where he gained considerable experience in constitutional and administrative law and practice. The position led to the award of a Degree in Local Government Administration (DMA). Following the local government reorganisation in 1973, Alan was appointed as Senior Solicitor to the Worthing Borough Council. At that time, in his private capacity, Alan gave advice to and supported a number of local charities, in particular the Durrington Community Association (as one of the original Committee to obtain the release of land from the Borough Council to build a new Community Centre), as Secretary to the High Salvington Mill Trust, as adviser to the Sea Front Fayre Association and solicitor to the Worthing Dome and Regeneration Trust Limited.
Over the years, Alan has gained experience in most areas of the law but, in recent years, has come to specialise in the following fields:
- Business sales and acquisitions and related licensing matters - (for example licensed premises, post offices, shops)
- Residential Conveyancing
- Grant of business leases
- Equity release
- Equity release mortgages through various lenders
- Employment law
- Planning and Local Government matters
Outside work, Alan has a great interest in Worthing history. In pursuing this, he has supported the restoration of the Grade II* listed Dome Cinema for almost 20 years. Together with his fellow Trustees on the Worthing Dome Cinema Trust, he helped secure a lottery grant of over £1.5m to restore the building.
Meanwhile, his love of 'Worthing Past' was illustrated through his commissioning of a multitude of models of old Worthing and Sussex landmarks. These were made by the renowned Worthing model maker Ted Bayley, and are displayed in AR Brown & Co's windows. This has led to the firm gaining the popular nickname "the Model Solicitors".
Also, as a great supporter of local art, Alan has more recently founded a considerable art gallery space on the ground floor of his firm. Here, the work of budding artists can be displayed for public viewing at certain times. See the 'gallery' section of this website for more information.
To contact Alan Brown direct please call (01903) 237118 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org