Barrister (called 2007)
With a degree in Marine Navigation, Alistair’s first career was in the Royal Navy. After officer training at BRNC Dartmouth and sea training in a frigate, he subsequently completed the first stages of flying training to become a Navy pilot, learning all aspects of solo flying, aerobatics, and navigating a light aircraft. However, his Naval career was cut short, following a serious eye injury.
Alistair re-trained in law and qualified as a barrister, undertaking civil and criminal advocacy, later specialising in civil litigation. Alistair spent over 5 years as one of the managing partners of a local firm of solicitors, specialising in Claimant personal injury and medical negligence. He has managed hundreds of high-value claims, including accidents at work, asbestos claims, road traffic accidents, and public liability claims. He is therefore also well-placed to defend these types of claim on behalf of defendants and their insurers.
Having previously worked at Bartons between 2010 and 2012, Alistair has experience in handling a breadth of marine insurance matters, including collision claims, shipping casualties and salvage, contractual disputes, and professional negligence.
Alistair is a keen sailor and is RYA Dayskipper and Yachtmaster (shorebased) qualified. He has extensively sailed in the UK and Mediterranean and is also a BSAC Sports Diver. Combining his substantial experience of law and the sea, and having a comprehensive understanding of the costs and risks of litigation, Alistair’s priority is to provide high-quality advice and a cost-efficient service to all marine businesses, insurers and private individuals alike.
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