Alan Dawson

Conveyancing, Personal and Family

Title: Chairman

Tel: 0191 226 7811

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Alan became Chairman of Sintons in 2012. He is a Partner in our Personal and Family department.


  • Qualified in England and Wales in 1982
  • Made a partner in 1988
  • Alan advises high net worth individuals and business owners on personal estate planning matters
  • He also deals with high value residential property acquisitions
  • Alan advises developers and businesses on sale, acquisition and development schemes
  • Advising on Inheritance and trust disputes
  • The Wills, Trusts & Probate Team won Private Client Team of the Year at the 2019 Northern Law Awards and has been shortlisted for Private Client Team of the year in the Legal 500’s Northern Powerhouse Awards 2023

Client/professional quotes:

The Legal 500 2022 described the private client team as being “…specialists in their field and this makes a big difference when dealing with important matters. They are responsive and attentive to client needs.”

The private client team was hailed as “pleasant, courteous and, from my experience, efficient” in the Chambers UK 2020 Guide with another client saying “It’s an excellent service, overall, and I would not hesitate to use the firm again.

Key Practice Areas

  • Succession and Capital Taxes Planning
  • Wills, Powers of Attorney & Trusts
  • Inheritance Disputes
  • Development Property
  • Rural Business
  • Rural Property
  • Probate