Alan has been practicing civil litigation since being admitted as a solicitor in
1990. He is an accredited member of both the Solicitors Regulation Authoritys Personal Injury Panel
and The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (an organisation which is dedicated to the interests
of injured people) and is proud to have won a number of cases which had been dismissed as untenable
by other firms of solicitors. He acts for established clients of the firm, and accident victims recommended
by former clients. Strange as it may seem, there is an element of repeat business and it is always a
pleasure to build a rapport with the accident prone.
Before joining Samuel Phillips Law Firm in 2004, Alan was head of Civil Litigation at large
Newcastle law firm during the years when the new concept of conditional fee agreements was in its infancy
. Alan was one of the first solicitors (possibly the very first) to use a conditional fee agreement in
a commercial dispute.
He studied music and law at what is now the University of Northumbria. In his spare time he
continues to take an interest in a wide variety of music from Bach to dubstep.