Alistair joined the firm as a paralegal in 2005 and qualified having completed his training contract in 2008. He was made partner in 2015.
Alistair practises in all areas of family law, in particular complex financial remedy cases often involving assets in different jurisdictions and complicated trust structures. Alistair has assisted in many of the firm’s reported cases in recent years including US v SR in 2013, AC v DC & Others and AC v DC and others (no 2) in 2012 and J v J and Jones v Jones in 2010 and 2011 respectively.
Alistair also acted as London agent for the Applicant’s solicitors in the case of Bhura v Bhura which dealt with the enforcement of a US order in this jurisdiction.
Alistair has extensive experience in all areas of private Children Act proceedings including leave to remove cases. In June 2015 he acted for the Mother in RC v AB who successfully obtained permission to return to Angola with her son following wardship proceedings. Prior to being made partner, Alistair assisted in the reported cases of R v F (Schedule 1: Costs) regarding costs in Schedule 1 proceedings in 2011 and Re Child X (Rights of Media Attendance) in 2009, the leading case on the right of the media to report on private children law cases.
Alistair has appeared on BBC2’s Working Lunch to comment on developments in case law and volunteers as a student supervisor at the BPP pro bono Family Law Advice Clinic.