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.


Colin McLaughlin

Colin joined the firm in July 2008. He graduated from Glasgow University in 1999 with his LLB (Hons) and the following year completed his Diploma in Legal Practice at Strathclyde University. From there, he completed his traineeship in Ayr before working for five years in Kilmarnock. Coming from North Ayrshire and having always practiced in Ayrshire, Colin has a strong local connection and knowledge which assists in representing our client’s needs.

Colin can represent clients in respect of residential conveyancing, from purchasing their first home to downsizing. He can also provide assistance to clients in respect of Wills and Powers of Attorney.

In addition Colin also practices in all areas relating to criminal matters.

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