Alistair has substantial experience in a wide variety of civil and employment cases. Before becoming a barrister, he practiced law for a number of years as a Solicitor Advocate and was the Partner who headed the litigation department of that firm.
After completing the Bar Vocational Course, where he was awarded a Very Competent, he became an Advocate for a market leading provider of advocacy services. In this role, he presented over 2,000 cases before District and Circuit Judges in the civil courts and was frequently instructed on Landlord and Tenant disputes, Mortgage Possessions, Trespass, Insolvency and Consumer Credit Law cases. Placing the substantive law to one side, Alistair also attended a large number of interlocutory applications such as applications for summary judgment and to set aside default judgments.
Always keen to expand his knowledge further, Alistair studied a Master of Laws at Cardiff University where he scrutinised and analysed conflicts in the rationale of the CPS when deciding whether or not prosecutions should be brought in the Public Interest.
Aside from work, he is a keen participant in Judo.
Alistair accepts instructions on a variety of civil matters as his years of experience in practice in Civil Litigation allows him to advise appropriately on a wide scope of areas.
He has extensive experience relating to trespass to land and has represented clients such as public bodies in the Land Tribunal as well as at Court. He further has particular knowledge with regards to Party Wall Act matters and commercial disputes.
He has particular expertise in representing clients in enforcement actions and is considered both pragmatic and innovative when advising in these matters.
Alistair acts for both Claimants and Respondents in Employment Tribunals and is familiar with assisting clients from both perspectives. He has frequently advised on matters such as disability and race discrimination, unfair dismissal, matters arising out of TUPE and in relation to Part-time Workers (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations.
Alistair has prosecuted on behalf of Maritime authorities and represented Defendants in the Magistrates’ Court. He has defended clients in traffic offences and Dangerous Dogs related offences but is able to assist with any criminal related matters.