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Alistair Tawse

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.

Get in touch…

Direct Tel: +44 (0)1752 675743

Email: a.tawse@bartons.co.uk