Deborah Francis
Solicitor & Managing Director
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Deborah is a solicitor with 17 years’ experience in dispute resolution, specialising in employment law and contentious probate.

She provides advice and assistance to both employers and employees in all aspects of employment law. She is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association

Deborah recently completed the ACTAPS course and can also provide advice and assistance in connection with 1975 Act claims for provision to be made from a deceased Estate (on behalf of claimants and defendants), Will and Estate disputes, disputes regarding the validity lifetime gifts, raising proprietary estoppels and resolving disputes involving Executors, Trustees, Beneficiaries and Attorneys.

She is personable, approachable and very supportive of clients during what is often a very emotional time particularly, when they have lost a loved one and find themselves locked in a dispute relating to the Estate. She represents client’s interests with tenacity whilst also endeavouring to assist them to resolve disputes at the earliest opportunity in order to limit the distress that litigation often causes and to conserve legal costs.

Robert Kynan
Solicitor & Director
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Robert qualified as a solicitor in 1985. Throughout his career he has worked in private Client covering all aspects of work in this area. He is now regarded as a specialist in this area. Robert provides advice and assistance in the preparation and management of Wills, Trusts, Power of Attorney, Deputyship and Estate administration both in probate and intestacy where a person dies without leaving a valid Will. Robert has a calm and caring manner and provides support during what is often a very difficult time for Clients having lost someone close to them.

Kyle Richards
Head of Commercial & Residential Property Department
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Kyle has in excess of 13 years expertise within the legal sector, predominantly dealing with both commercial and residential conveyancing matters.

He is an exceptional communicator, versed at working with all levels of professionals from diverse backgrounds, possessing extensive knowledge and expertise in the banking and property law space.

As Head of the Commercial and Residential Property Department,  he will be focusing on consolidating and expanding on the firm’s existing relationships,  ensuring transactions are dealt with smoothly and efficiently.

Sam Madron
Conveyancing Executive
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Sam has been with  A R Brown & Co for over 30 years. She has gained considerable experience in dealing with all types of property transactions, equity release, Home Reversion Schemes and commercial transactions.  She is a valued member of the property team.

As a Conveyancing Executive Sam is able to act for clients with their sales and purchases, re-mortgages and equity release transactions.

Sophie Blackwell
Private Client Executive
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Sophie is a Private Client Executive with experience in both Private Client and Residential Conveyancing. She is driven by providing excellent client service with her personable and organised approach. 

Graduating from the University of Sussex with a BA Hons in History and a Graduate Diploma in Law, Sophie has spent the past 7 years working in local firms offering legal support to clients from all walks of life.

Michelle Jones
Conveyancing Assistant
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Michelle has been with A R Brown & Co for over 10 years. Throughout this time, she has assisted solicitors to complete commercial and residential transactions. She is also extremely supportive of clients during what is often the largest transaction they will ever make.  

Edward Whitting
Accounts/Post Completion Clerk
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Ed’s main role is to assist Fiona, our accounts manager. He also helps the property team prior to and post completion.

His responsibilities include carrying out financial transactions, maintaining financial records and running reports. He also carries out a lot of additional administrative duties, including helping on reception and completing general office tasks. Nothing is too much trouble.  

Ed is a valued member of the A R Brown team.

Support Team

Assisting the professional team…

Lisa Foley – Wills & Probate Assistant
Fiona Murton – Account Manager
Sarah Church – Wills & Probate Assistant
Marilyn Tribe – Receptionist
Lauren Foley – Receptionist