Profile

Call: 1996
Practice areas
Civil
Disciplinary & Regulatory
Public Access : Yes
Education
MA Economics (University of Cambridge)
Common Professional Examination (Thames Valley University)
Background
Sold mainframe computers for 13 years prior to coming to the Bar.

Civil
Landlord and tenant law: Alastair acts for landlords and tenants and managing agents in the fields of residential and commercial property.
Property law: Alastair advises and litigates all aspects of real property, including boundary disputes, building disputes and rights of co-owners, including undue influence claims.
Personal injury/clinical negligence law: Alastair acts for individuals and insurance companies with particular emphasis on occupier’s liability and injuries arising in a landlord and tenant context.
Other areas in which Alastair practises include wills and probate of both English and foreign domiciled people; commercial litigation arising from contractual disputes, in particular insurance and franchising contracts; and employment law (both advisory work and representation at Industrial Tribunals).

Public law: Alastair appears regularly in County Courts for appeals under section 204 of the Housing Act 1996. He appears in the Administrative Court in relation to other areas of housing law, including out of hours injunctive relief.
Memberships
Chancery Bar Association
Professional Negligence Bar Association
Interests
Playing golf at the Roehampton Club and watching cricket at MCC.

Related cases
Representative cases in the Court of Appeal include:

Eren v London Borough of Haringey [2007] EWCA Civ 409
Notting Hill Housing Trust v Roomus [2006] 1 WLR 1375 CA
Clickex Limited v McCann [2000] 32 HLR 324 CA
Surrey County Council v Lamond [1999] 12 EG 170 CA

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