Meet the Team

Here is our team dedicated to help
you navigate the legal system and
turn your problem into a solution.

Simon Brown

Simon Brown is the owner and sole partner in the firm.

He has been practising criminal law since 1997 and qualified as a Solicitor Advocate in 2006. This means that the firm can deal at a hands on level with any criminal case from the Justice of the Peace Court to the High Court ensuring a continuity of representation and advice throughout.

A hugely experienced criminal solicitor, Mr Brown has also acted as a Criminal Peer Reviewer for the Scottish Legal Aid Board to monitor standards in other solicitors’ work. He is a Past Dean of Kilmarnock Faculty of Solicitors, and was also the Law Society representative for the local area for two terms, sitting on the board of the Law Society while he was there and chairing committees on Solicitor Advocate development and also legal education. He has also advised Scottish Government working groups on criminal law development.

Despite having practiced exclusively in criminal law since 1997, Mr Brown still very much enjoys the day to day interaction with clients and court work and is involved in all of the criminal work of the firm.

Matthew Brown Office

Matthew Brown Office

Carol McCluskey

Miss McCluskey joined Matthew Brown Solicitors as a Trainee Solicitor in July 2005 after graduating with a BA in History and Psychology and thereafter an LLB at the University of Strathclyde. After completing her Traineeship she has remained with the firm ever since, being appointed as an Associate in 2011.

Carol is the sole Civil Court Practitioner within the firm regularly appearing at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court and other courts in the area. She deals with all aspects relating to child and family law including divorce and cohabitation claims, financial provision, contact and residence cases and children’s referral proceedings. She is committed to bringing a practical and sensible resolution to a difficult area of law in a sensitive manner. Carol also deals with guardianships, wills, powers of attorney and accident claims.

Carol also acts as an independent Solicitor in the preparation of Bar Reports for the Family Court at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court.

Ryan Templeton

Ryan joined Matthew Brown Solicitors in January 2022 to join our Conveyancing Department. Ryan graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2008 and has been a fully qualified solicitor since 2011. Having worked in the legal profession and in particular conveyancing prior to attending university, he has continued this as the main focus of his professional career. Ryan deals with many types of conveyancing matters including purchasing and selling residential properties anywhere in Scotland, remortgages, transfers of title, dealing with commercial properties and commercial leases of premises.

Matthew Brown Office

Matthew Brown Office

Elaine Weaver

Elaine joined the firm in 1990. She is a Law Society of Scotland Accredited Paralegal.

Elaine deals with Conveyancing, Wills, Executries, Powers of Attorneys and Guardianships. Elaine is also qualified and registered with the Society of Law Accountants in Scotland in respect of Cashroom Accounting, Executries and Feeing

Tracey Brown

Mrs Tracey Brown is a Consultant of the Firm having retired as a Partner in 2016. Previously she had worked with Matthew Brown Solicitors for over 18 years. She continues to have an input as a Consultant and provides extensive knowledge and insight based on her years of experience in Family Law matters, Conveyancing, Executries, and Adults with Incapacity. She continues to act as an independent Solicitor in the preparation of Bar Reports for the Family Court at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court and also continues to tutor in Family Law on the Diploma and Legal Practice at the University of Glasgow.

Matthew Brown Office

Matthew Brown Office

Samantha McGuire

Samantha joined the firm in June 2023 as a Trainee Solicitor. Samantha graduated with her LLB degree from the University of Edinburgh in 2022 and then went on to the University of Glasgow to complete her Diploma in Professional Legal Practice.

Samantha has been interested in a career in law for many years, having completed her school work experience placement with the firm.