Nelson McLean is a firm with core traditional values of integrity, excellence and hard work. We are committed to delivering an unrivalled quality of service and advice to our clients. We’re very good at what we do, but we’ve got a real family feel about us too. We also provide a quality of life to our team and support the community in which we work.
We provide a listening ear and a professional shoulder for you to lean and rely on. We’ll deliver the timely correspondence, meetings arranged at your convenience, competitive and transparent costs (with no hidden extras) which are all part of the customer-orientated approach we employ on your behalf.
The business is operated by the experienced mind and familiar face of Tenterden resident Anne Nelson. Working alongside Anne is Malcolm McLean, a solicitor with over thirty years of residential and commercial conveyancing experience. Malcolm is approachable, friendly and has a reputation for providing the highest levels of client care and advice.
Nelson McLean opened its doors in 2014 and were instantly established as the go-to people in Tenterden for Conveyancing, Wills and Probate and related services. Whilst the business is new, the staff at Nelson McLean have a collective 80 years experience in law. Malcolm McLean, our Solicitor and Director has practised law since graduating in 1977.
The ethos of the firm is to provide an incredibly personal service and to ensure every client feels cared for, respected and understood. We know that the services in our business can often be confusing and worrying and we work exceptionally hard to ensure that our clients feel informed, relaxed and comfortable that we will take good care of them – often for many years.
We are not hard-nosed lawyers in slick suits with the patter to match. We are people people, we care passionately about our clients and their needs. When you visit us at Bell House you will be welcomed with a cup of tea, a comfy chair and a smile; and you will leave us feeling looked after and worry-free.
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The staff at Nelson McLean take pride in the mix of professionalism and friendliness that characterises the company. Have a look at the individual bios below.
Nelson McLean's staff
Nelson McLean co-director Anne Nelson is a very well known local businesswoman and community servant. Since moving to Tenterden in 1985, Anne has supported a number of business and local organisations – most notably serving as the secretary of the Tenterden & District Chamber of Commerce until retiring in September 2014 to focus on her business interests. Anne is married to Justin Nelson, a local lawyer, town councillor and school governor. Her hobbies are reading, knitting (currently mainly remembrance poppies) and quizzing – both competing and setting questions.
Richard is an avid bird watcher and photographer (he has had some of his photographs published). He lives in Lydd-on-Sea, so he is close to the RSPB site at Dungeness – perfect for his bird watching; however, he does not describe himself as a twitcher!!! Richard is single and yearns to own a Labrador. Richard also enjoys watching football and taking part in quizzes. Richard is the honorary treasurer of Tenterden & District Chamber of Commerce. Originally from Gravesend in Kent, Richard spent many years as a client services manager for a firm of stockbrokers in London, before deciding in 2012 to leave the pressures of London for the peace of the Kent coast.
Nelson McLean are to be highly commended for their professional, knowledgable and personal service they offered us in our recent house move. This process which was complicated and difficult for all sorts of reasons was efficiently dealt with and with good humour (Thank you Stevie!!). I spend a lot of time dealing with law firms through my job but will not be using anyone else for conveyancing. Recommended!
I was highly impressed & satisfied with my dealings with Nelson McLean, in the modern & professional way my affairs were handled”
“Nelson McLean are a superb team. Having bought and sold several properties over the last few years we have often been frustrated by not knowing what is happening.
Our recent sale and purchase was quite complex for several reasons, and protracted as the bottom of the chain broke twice. However we were kept updated constantly and copied into every communication both up and down the chain. We have never been so well informed. Both vendors and purchasers solicitors were quite difficult and Nelson McLean dealt with them robustly with our best interests at heart. We would recommend them to anyone, as very approachable, nothing ever too much trouble for them, and sound professional advice.”
“Thank you so much again for all your assistance and grateful thanks also for your advice and patience. Above all though, I’m grateful for the firm’s speedy efficiency in dealing with my tenant’s lease, the sale of the building and the purchase of the cottage. You came highly recommended by the agents and I shall certainly be singing your praises in the future. “
“Nelson McLean dealt with the sale of my property very professionally, and with good cheer! What could have been very stressful due to short timelines etc, went smoothly and without incident. Thank you so much.”
“I must say that I am extremely glad to be ensconced in my new abode, but, in many ways I will miss our correspondence! You and the team have simply been superb; not only dealing with all the conveyancing details and searches etc with consummate professionalism, but also acting as counsellor, mentor and general Samaritan at all the critical times. I really cannot thank you enough and I will be pleased to continue my association with Nelson McLean until the end of time!”
“When it came to the sale of my house in East Sussex, I immediately went to Nelson McLean to seek their advice and I cannot recommend them too highly!