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Alan Curtis

Solicitor, Owner

Alan Curtis graduated with a Law degree from the University of Westminster in 1988. He passed the Solicitors final examination in London in 1989. After training in a central London practice, he qualified as a Solicitor in 1992. He then worked in Yateley, Surrey, in general litigation before moving to Cornwall and specialising in personal injuries and clinical negligence.

Alan later moved to Newport South Wales and ran a substantial caseload of industrial disease claims. He then moved to Monmouth and founded Alan Curtis Solicitors in 1997. He has over 25 years of experience in personal injury and medical negligence cases and has won substantial damages for many injured clients over the years. He is married with two daughters and in his spare time, he enjoys cooking, travel and beekeeping.

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Sarah Curtis


Sarah Curtis obtained a 2:1 BA (Hons) degree in Applied Social Sciences in 1988 at the University of Lancaster. She went on to pass the Common Professional Examinations and Solicitors Finals at Guildford College of Law in 1990. Sarah trained as a solicitor in central London, Holborn, from 1990 to 1992 and began work as a litigation solicitor in 1992 in Farnham Surrey.

In 1995 she set up a company specialising in legal costs. In 1997 Sarah was the co-founder of Alan Curtis Solicitors with Alan Curtis. She now works as a caseworker in the Medical Negligence Department and a consultant in costing services to solicitors. Sarah has two teenage daughters and her hobbies include gardening, DIY, fell walking and travel.

Caroline Braniff Matthews the Nursing Consultant at Alan Curtis Solicitors

Caroline Braniff Matthews

Nursing Consultant

Caroline Braniff-Matthews is a qualified nurse and midwife. Caroline gained her degree from the College of Medicine University Hospital of Wales Heath Park Cardiff in 1993.

She qualified with a Bachelor of Nursing (Hons) as a Registered Nurse in 1993. She was a Research Sister Clinical Nurse Specialist for Professor John Rhodes at the College of Medicine from 1993 to 1998, researching the prevention of pressure ulcers and Crohns disease.

Sam Bainbridge a trainee solicitor at Alan Curtis Solicitors

Sam Bainbridge


Sam Bainbridge has a 2:1 law degree from the University of Worcester. He has been working in the medical negligence and personal injury team for 3 years. Sam qualified as a solicitor under the Solicitor’s Qualification scheme.

Sam has a wide range of skills to include advocacy , drafting pleadings, research and negotiating settlements. Sam has acquired a high degree of knowledge in fast track and multi-track cases involving serious, complex injuries and substantial damages. He is a successful litigator and has recovered compensation for injured victims of accidents in both England and Wales.

Sam is a keen sportsman and a qualified lifeguard. Sam’s interests include rowing, tennis and basketball.

Hannah Conveyancing Executive


Conveyancing Executive

Hannah is a Conveyancing Executive in our Conveyancing Department.

She began working for us 10 years ago before she went off on her travels to Australia and New Zealand. Upon Hannah’s return to the UK she began her work in Residential Property transactions.

In her spare time, she is an avid hiker and is a member of the Lost Walking Group, if she isn’t up a mountain then she will be spotted enjoying a refreshing cup of coffee.

Hannah is also a qualified Mental Health First Aider.

Chloe Matthews a trainee solicitor at Alan Curtis Solicitors

Chloe Matthews

Trainee Solicitor

Chloe Matthews graduated from Swansea University in 2020 with a 2:1 Honours Law Degree. Chloe specialised in clinical negligence and medical law during her degree. Chloe is currently a trainee solicitor within the firm.

Originally from Woking, Surrey, Chloe is delighted to return to this area where her family reside and where she gained previous experience working for a law firm in Cwmbran. Chloe’s interests include lacrosse, ballet and reading.

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Sophie Stephens

Case Worker / Trainee Solicitor

We are pleased to welcome Sophie to our team. Sophie obtained a 2:1 law degree from Swansea University specialising in medical negligence.

She worked in the family business for 8 years before joining us to train as a solicitor.

Sophie’s interests include walking, surfing, travel and cooking.

Sophie Curtis


Sophie has completed her Diploma performing arts course. She will be leaving us for a few months as she is about to embark on work experience in Australia. We look forward to her return. Sophie’s interests are art, acting and tennis.

Tessa Curtis

Client Relations

Tessa Curtis assists with client relations and general positivity around the office.

Tessa splits her time between taking naps and making sure everyone is in good spirits and getting their work done with a smile.

Tessa’s interests include walking, food, cuddles and chasing squirrels.

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