Alison is the Diocesan Registrar for the Diocese of Exeter and a Partner in the Real Estate team based in the Exeter office.
Alison qualified in November 1989 and has been with Stephens Scown since 2015, when she joined the Energy team, but prior to that she had her own practice in Cornwall.
As Registrar she provides legal advice on all areas of ecclesiastical and secular law to the Bishop of Exeter, his senior staff and all clergy and parochial church councils within Devon. Her role is varied and includes administration of the faculty system for the Church (the Church of England’s version of planning permission for churches and consecrated land), issuing common licences under the Marriage Act, land matters, explaining the duties of a churchwarden and providing advice and support to parishes on how to run their councils. Alongside her ecclesiastical work Alison continues to act for property owners in sales and acquisitions of properties, the granting of commercial leases and development of land.