Practice overview:

Alison is a barrister specialising in commercial dispute resolution. She has particular expertise in insurance and reinsurance, professional negligence, and professional conduct and discipline. She accepts appointments as an arbitrator.  Alison took silk in 2018.

Alison’s recent court work includes an appearance in the Supreme Court in O’Connor v Bar Standards Board [2017] 1 WLR 4833, and appearances in the Court of Appeal in Aspen Insurance UK Ltd v Adana Construction Ltd [2015] Lloyd’s Rep IR 511 (with Colin Wynter QC) and in the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal (with Colin Edelman QC) in Teal Assurance Co Ltd v W R Berkley Insurance (Europe) Ltd [2014] Lloyd’s Rep IR 56 and [2017] Lloyd’s Rep IR 259.

Alison is recognised as a leading specialist in insurance and reinsurance. She is frequently asked to advise on insurance issues relating to high profile cases, such as the ‘toxic sofa’ litigation and the fresh inquests into the Hillsborough disaster. Alison has extensive experience of advising and representing insurers and policyholders, and claimants under the Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Acts 1930 (still in force for some claims) and 2010, in all aspects of insurance and reinsurance disputes, and across all types of non-marine cover. Her recent experience includes material damage and business interruption insurance, public and product liability insurance, professional indemnity insurance, directors’ and officers’ (D&O) and trustees’ liability cover, employers’ liability insurance policies, commercial combined policies, contractors’ all risk (CAR) policies, contractors’ combined policies, legal expenses insurance, private medical insurance, and accident, life, permanent health (PHI) and critical illness insurance, and non-party costs orders against insurers under s 51 of the Senior Courts Act 1981. She also has experience of claims for compensation for breach of ICOBS under s 138D/150 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.

Alison has significant expertise in professional negligence claims. She has particular experience in insurance and reinsurance brokers’ negligence claims which include cross-over insurance or reinsurance issues. She also has experience of claims for wasted costs against legal representatives under s 51 of the Senior Courts Act 1981, and of applications for civil restraint orders under CPR PD 3C.

Alison has extensive knowledge of professional conduct and disciplinary issues involving barristers and solicitors.  She has almost 20 years’ experience of appearing in the Bar’s Disciplinary Tribunal, in appeals to the Visitors of the Inns of Court and the Administrative Court, and in related civil proceedings including for judicial review, misfeasance and under the Human Rights Act. She also has significant knowledge of the law of contempt. She appeared for a director of Autofocus Ltd in Accident Exchange Ltd v George-Broom & Others [2017] EWHC 1530 (Admin), contempt of court proceedings arising out of witness statements and reports by Autofocus Ltd for insurers defending credit hire claims.

Alison’s commercial litigation practice is wide-ranging, including claims for damages for breach of commercial agreements, such as contracts for the sale of goods or supply of services, shareholder and partnership disputes and claims involving the Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993. She also has extensive experience of insurance and reinsurance claims and professional liability claims in a commercial and construction context.

Alison is instructed on cases within her areas of expertise which have cross-over employment and discrimination aspects, due to her many years’ experience in these areas in the Employment Tribunal and the Employment Appeal Tribunal at an earlier stage in her career. This included advising and representing the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis in a series of high profile race and religious discrimination claims brought by senior officers and staff.

For more detailed information about Alison’s practice, please view the specialist sections under ‘Areas of Expertise’ below.

Recognition in legal directories and awards:

Alison has twice been shortlisted for Insurance Junior of the Year in the Chambers Bar Awards: in 2014 and 2017. She was selected by The Lawyer as one of its ‘Hot 100’ in 2014.

Alison has been ranked in the legal directories in her specialist areas of practice for many years. She is recognised as a leading junior in Insurance and Reinsurance, by Chambers UK, Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal, and in Commercial Litigation and Professional Negligence by Legal 500.

Chambers UK 2018 ranks Alison in Band 1 for Insurance: ‘Recognised as “a go-to junior for insurance claims interpretations and policy questions.” She is experienced in both insurance and professional negligence cases and is particularly noted for her methodical and meticulous approach. She handles insurance and reinsurance arbitrations as well as litigation. “An effective advocate, who is accessible and user-friendly.” “She is delightful and extremely knowledgeable.”

Legal 500 2017 says about Alison: ‘Calm, measured, robust and responsive; her advice is invaluable’ (Commercial Litigation), Intellectually very able, extremely knowledgeable on case law, great attention to detail and always prepared’ (Professional Negligence), and ‘Unflappable, attentive to detail and an absolute pleasure to work with (Insurance and Reinsurance).

In Insurance, Chambers UK 2017 said about Alison: ‘A very highly thought-of junior who is “just a joy to work with” and experienced in both insurance and professional negligence cases. She is noted for her methodical and meticulous approach.’ “She is outstandingly user-friendly: nothing I put her way seems to floor her. Always calm and in control, she’s good at rolling up her sleeves and making you feel you’re all in this together.” “Technically brilliant and with an eye for detail.”

Publications:

Alison is the author of Insurance Claims (Bloomsbury Professional, 4th edition, 2016), a specialist text on insurance law including insurance brokers’ negligence:

It is extremely welcome to find a book addressing the law of insurance in which clear and succinct answers can readily be found’ – from Colin Edelman QC’s Foreword to the 3rd edition

Alison Padfield’s book … has admirably combined brevity with clarity of exposition … an excellent book – from a review by Professor Robert Merkin of the first edition in the Journal of Business Law

Alison is also a regular contributor to publications on insurance law. She co-authored Informa’s Insurance Law in 2017: a year in review with Miles Harris, and some of her published articles are available to download here. Alison also writes the Chaffanbrass commercial law blog.

Alison is frequently asked to give seminars and lectures on insurance law. She recently gave a lecture to the British Insurance Law Association on non-party costs orders against insurers under s 51 of the Senior Courts Act 1981 (No limits? Non-party costs orders against insurers; 20 July 2018).

Recent notable court and arbitration appearances:

  • W R Berkley Insurance (Europe) Ltd v Teal Assurance Co Ltd [2017] Lloyd’s Rep IR 259, CA – reinsurance – whether payment into escrow account ascertained insured’s loss under underlying liability policy
  • O’Connor v Bar Standards Board [2017] UKSC 78 – time limits and indirect race discrimination claim under Human Rights Act 1998
  • Aspen Insurance UK Ltd v Adana Construction Ltd [2015] Lloyd’s Rep IR 511, CA (with Colin Wynter QC) – claim involving construction of public liability and product liability wordings and their inter-relationship in a combined contractors’ liability policy
  • R (Prescott) v Bar Council [2015] EWHC 1919 (Admin) – public law challenge relating to the BPTC Handbook and its application
  • A Company v D&O Insurers (2014) (with Colin Edelman QC) – successful defence of claim against insurers under policy of D&O insurance at two-day arbitration hearing – details are confidential
  • Herridge v Parker and Allianz Insurance plc [2014] Lloyd’s Rep IR 177 – defence of application for costs against after the event (ATE) insurer as non-party under s 51(3) of the Senior Courts Act 1981; first reported case involving such an application against an ATE insurer
  • Teal Assurance Co Ltd v W R Berkley Insurance (Europe) Ltd [2013] Lloyd’s Rep IR 56, SC (with Colin Edelman QC) – reinsurance case in Supreme Court concerning the order in which claims made by an insured exhaust layers of liability insurance cover and related Commercial Court proceedings

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Areas of Expertise

Insurance & Reinsurance
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Insurance and reinsurance overview:

Alison is recognised as a leading specialist in insurance and reinsurance. She is frequently asked to advise on insurance issues relating to high profile cases, such as the ‘toxic sofa’ litigation and the fresh inquests into the Hillsborough disaster.

Alison has extensive experience of advising and representing insurers and policyholders, and claimants under the Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Acts 1930 and 2010, in all aspects of insurance and reinsurance disputes, and across all types of non-marine cover. Her recent experience includes material damage and business interruption insurance, public and product liability insurance, professional indemnity insurance, directors’ and officers’ (D&O) and trustees’ liability cover, employers’ liability insurance policies, commercial combined policies, contractors’ all risk (CAR) policies, contractors’ combined policies, legal expenses insurance, private medical insurance, and accident, life, permanent health (PHI) and critical illness insurance. Alison also has significant expertise in professional negligence claims, and has particular experience in insurance and reinsurance brokers’ negligence claims which include cross-over insurance or reinsurance issues.

Alison advises and represents clients in relation to all aspects of insurance claims including the construction of insurance policy wordings, breach of warranties and conditions precedent, non-disclosure and misrepresentation, claims under the Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Acts 1930 (still in force for some claims) and 2010, and non-party costs orders against insurers under s 51 of the Senior Courts Act 1981. She also has experience of claims for compensation for breach of ICOBS under s 138D/150 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. She has written and lectured on the Insurance Act 2015, including damages for late payment of insurance claims.

Alison appeared for a director of Autofocus Ltd in Accident Exchange Ltd v George-Broom & Others [2017] EWHC 1530 (Admin), contempt of court proceedings arising out of witness statements and reports by Autofocus Ltd for insurers defending credit hire claims.

Alison also has significant expertise in bringing and defending claims against insurance and reinsurance brokers.  Her recent cases include multi-million pound claims in the Commercial Court arising out of group litigation by airline pilots in the United States (acting for insured against reinsurance brokers in connection with complex, multi-layer, multi-year reinsurance programme) and arising out of a fire at two well-known bars/clubs in the East End of London (acting in defence of two separate claims against insurance brokers involving public liability and business interruption insurance).

Alison also accepts appointments as an arbitrator in insurance and reinsurance disputes. She is a member of the ARIAS panel of arbitrators.

Publications:

Alison is the author of Insurance Claims (Bloomsbury Professional, 4th edition, 2016), a specialist text on insurance law:

It is extremely welcome to find a book addressing the law of insurance in which clear and succinct answers can readily be found’ – from Colin Edelman QC’s Foreword to the 3rd edition, 2012

‘Alison Padfield’s book … has admirably combined brevity with clarity of exposition … an excellent book – from a review by Professor Robert Merkin of the first edition in the Journal of Business Law in September 2004

Alison is also a regular contributor to publications on insurance law. She co-authored Informa’s Insurance Law in 2017: a year in review with Miles Harris, and some of her published articles are available to download here. Alison also writes the Chaffanbrass commercial law blog.

Seminars:

Alison is frequently asked to give seminars and lectures on insurance law. She recently gave a lecture to the British Insurance Law Association on non-party costs orders against insurers under s 51 of the Senior Courts Act 1981 (No limits? Non-party costs orders against insurers; 20 July 2018).

Recognition in legal directories and awards:

Alison has twice been shortlisted for Insurance Junior of the Year in the Chambers Bar Awards: in 2014 and 2017. She was selected by The Lawyer as one of its ‘Hot 100’ in 2014.

Alison is ranked as a leading junior in Insurance and Reinsurance by Legal 500 and in Insurance by Chambers UK.

Chambers UK 2018 ranks Alison in Band 1 for Insurance juniors: ‘Recognised as “a go-to junior for insurance claims interpretations and policy questions.” She is experienced in both insurance and professional negligence cases and is particularly noted for her methodical and meticulous approach. She handles insurance and reinsurance arbitrations as well as litigation. “An effective advocate, who is accessible and user-friendly.” “She is delightful and extremely knowledgeable.”

Legal 500 2017 says about Alison: ‘Calm, measured, robust and responsive; her advice is invaluable’ (Commercial Litigation), Intellectually very able, extremely knowledgeable on case law, great attention to detail and always prepared’ (Professional Negligence), and ‘Unflappable, attentive to detail and an absolute pleasure to work with (Insurance and Reinsurance).

Chambers UK 2017 said about Alison: ‘A very highly thought-of junior who is “just a joy to work with” and experienced in both insurance and professional negligence cases. She is noted for her methodical and meticulous approach.’ “She is outstandingly user-friendly: nothing I put her way seems to floor her. Always calm and in control, she’s good at rolling up her sleeves and making you feel you’re all in this together.” “Technically brilliant and with an eye for detail.”

Legal 500 2016 said about Alison: ‘She has a wealth of knowledge and experience and applies it with sound judgement’ (Insurance and Reinsurance), ‘An absolute star and a real detail barrister, who is methodical and cerebral’ (Commercial Litigation), ‘Incredibly bright and her advice is always clear and concise’ (Professional Negligence).

Chambers UK 2016 said about Alison: ‘Standout junior who boasts expertise in both professional negligence and insurance and reinsurance. She is “a very accomplished advocate.”‘ ‘”Thoroughness and attention to detail is what stands out; she is extremely well prepared for matters, and very cool under fire as well.”‘

Legal 500 2015 said that ‘She is always meticulously well prepared and has a very good manner with clients’.

Legal 500 2014 described Alison as ‘exceptionally bright‘, and Chambers UK 2015 said: ‘A truly outstanding junior who has deep insurance knowledge and is frequently led by some of the top silks at the Bar. She is equally at home in the courtroom or in arbitration.She writes the textbook, is in a lot of the cases and knows everything there is to know about insurance”‘.

In Insurance, Chambers UK 2014 said: ‘Known for her deep knowledge of insurance and reinsurance law, she is commended for her experience in professional indemnity and business interruption claims… “Very user-friendly, very responsive and easy to get on with.”‘

In Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal 500 2013 described Alison as ‘exceptionally bright‘, Chambers UK 2013 said that she is seen as a shrewd and effective advocate’ and that as a highly skilled junior she continues to make her presence felt on key cases’, and Legal 500 2012 described her as extremely knowledgeable in her field’.

Chambers UK 2012 said Alison was conscientious, highly thorough and detailed’, and Legal 500 2011 said that her ‘client care skills are second to none’.

Notable recent cases:

  • W R Berkley Insurance (Europe) Ltd v Teal Assurance Co Ltd [2017] EWCA Civ 25 – reinsurance – whether payment into escrow account ascertained insured’s loss under underlying liability policy
  • Accident Exchange Ltd v George-Broom & Others [2017] EWHC 1530 (Admin) – contempt of court proceedings arising out of witness statements and reports by Autofocus Ltd for insurers defending credit hire claims
  • Aspen Insurance UK Ltd v Adana Construction Ltd [2015] Lloyd’s Rep IR 511, CA (with Colin Wynter QC) – claim involving construction of public liability and product liability wordings and their inter-relationship in a combined contractors’ liability policy
  • A Company v D&O Insurers (2014) (with Colin Edelman QC) – successful defence of claim against insurers under policy of D&O insurance at two-day arbitration hearing – details are confidential
  • Herridge v Parker and Allianz Insurance plc [2014] Lloyd’s Rep IR 177 – successful defence of application for costs against after the event (ATE) insurer as non-party under s 51(3) of the Senior Courts Act 1981; first reported case involving an application against an ATE insurer under s 51(3)
  • Teal Assurance Co Ltd v W R Berkley Insurance (Europe) Ltd [2013] Lloyd’s Rep IR 56, SC (with Colin Edelman QC) – reinsurance case in Supreme Court concerning the order in which claims made by an insured exhaust layers of liability insurance cover
  • Synergy Health (UK) Ltd v CGU Insurance plc [2011] Lloyd’s Rep IR 500 (with Colin Wynter QC) – high-value insurance (fire) claim raising issues of misrepresentation, non-disclosure and waiver, and quantum of business interruption insurance
  • Wood v The Heart Hospital Ltd [2009] BPIR 1538, ChD – impact of potential claim under Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 1930 on distribution of funds held by CVA supervisor
  • Kamidian v Holt [2009] Lloyd’s Rep IR 242 – claim against Lloyd’s underwriters and claims in bailment against the curators of a Fabergé exhibition in the United States

Cases

W R Berkley Insurance (Europe) Ltd v Teal Assurance Co Ltd

Whether payment into escrow account ascertained insured’s loss under underlying liability policy. Read the judgment...

[2017] EWCA Civ 25
[2017] EWCA Civ 25
W R Berkley Insurance (Europe) Ltd v Teal Assurance Co Ltd

Whether payment into escrow account ascertained insured’s loss under underlying liability policy. Read the judgment here.

Aspen Insurance UK Ltd v Adana Construction Ltd

A claim involving construction of public liability and product liability wordings and their inter-relationship in a c...

[2015] Lloyd’s Rep IR 511, CA
[2015] Lloyd’s Rep IR 511, CA
Aspen Insurance UK Ltd v Adana Construction Ltd

A claim involving construction of public liability and product liability wordings and their inter-relationship in a combined contractors’ liability policy. Read the judgment here.

A Company v D&O Insurers

Successful defence of claim against insurers under policy of D&O insurance at two-day arbitration hearing – det...

A Company v D&O Insurers

Successful defence of claim against insurers under policy of D&O insurance at two-day arbitration hearing – details are confidential.

Herridge v Parker and Allianz Insurance plc

Successful defence of application for costs against after the event (ATE) insurer as non-party under s 51(3) of the S...

[2014] Lloyd’s Rep IR 177
[2014] Lloyd’s Rep IR 177
Herridge v Parker and Allianz Insurance plc

Successful defence of application for costs against after the event (ATE) insurer as non-party under s 51(3) of the Senior Courts Act 1981; first reported case involving an application against an ATE insurer under s 51(3).

Teal Assurance Co Ltd v W R Berkley Insurance (Europe) Ltd

Reinsurance case in Supreme Court concerning the order in which claims made by an insured exhaust layers of liability...

[2013] Lloyd’s Rep IR 56
[2013] Lloyd’s Rep IR 56
Teal Assurance Co Ltd v W R Berkley Insurance (Europe) Ltd

Reinsurance case in Supreme Court concerning the order in which claims made by an insured exhaust layers of liability insurance cover. Read the judgment here.

Synergy Health (UK) Ltd v CGU Insurance plc

A high-value insurance (fire) claim raising issues of misrepresentation, non-disclosure and waiver, and quantum of bu...

[2011] Lloyd’s Rep IR 500
[2011] Lloyd’s Rep IR 500
Synergy Health (UK) Ltd v CGU Insurance plc

A high-value insurance (fire) claim raising issues of misrepresentation, non-disclosure and waiver, and quantum of business interruption insurance. Please read the judgment here.

Wood v The Heart Hospital Ltd

The impact of potential claim under Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 1930 on distribution of funds held by...

[2009] BPIR 1538,
[2009] BPIR 1538,
Wood v The Heart Hospital Ltd

The impact of potential claim under Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 1930 on distribution of funds held by CVA supervisor.

Kamidian v Holt

A claim against Lloyd’s underwriters and claims in bailment against the curators of a Fabergé exhibition in the Un...

Lloyd’s Rep IR 242
Lloyd’s Rep IR 242
Kamidian v Holt

A claim against Lloyd’s underwriters and claims in bailment against the curators of a Fabergé exhibition in the United States. Please read the judgment here.

Professional Liability
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Professional liability overview:

Alison has extensive experience of bringing and defending professional negligence claims involving a wide range of advisers including insurance and reinsurance brokers, independent financial advisers, solicitors, barristers, accountants, valuers and surveyors, architects and structural engineers and other specialists such as agronomists.

She has particular expertise in bringing and defending claims against insurance and reinsurance brokers which include cross-over insurance or reinsurance issues. Her recent cases include multi-million pound claims in the Commercial Court arising out of group litigation by airline pilots in the United States (acting for insured against reinsurance brokers in connection with complex, multi-layer, multi-year reinsurance programme) and arising out of a fire at two well-known bars/clubs in the East End of London (acting in defence of two separate claims against insurance brokers involving public liability, material damage and business interruption insurance).

Alison also has experience of claims for wasted costs against legal representatives under s 51 of the Senior Courts Act 1981, and of applications for civil restraint orders under CPR PD 3C including Rehman v Bar Standards Board [2016] EWHC 2023 (Admin). She has extensive knowledge of professional conduct issues involving barristers and solicitors.  She has almost 20 years’ experience of appearing in the Bar’s Disciplinary Tribunal, and in appeals to the Visitors of the Inns of Court and the Administrative Court.

Alison is instructed on cases which have cross-over employment and discrimination aspects, due to her many years’ experience in these areas in the Employment Tribunal and the Employment Appeal Tribunal at an earlier stage in her career. This included advising and representing the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis in a series of high profile race and religious discrimination claims brought by senior officers and staff. Her other cases include O’Connor v Bar Standards Board [2017] 1 WLR 4833, SC (race discrimination), Iteshi v Bar Council [2012] Eq LR 553, EAT (race discrimination), and Paterson v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2007] ICR 1522, EAT (disability discrimination).

Recognition in legal directories:

Alison is ranked as a leading junior in Professional Negligence by Legal 500 2017: Intellectually very able, extremely knowledgeable on case law, great attention to detail and always prepared’.

She has been ranked for professional negligence by Legal 500 for several years. Recent editions have said: ‘Incredibly bright and her advice is always clear and concise’ (2016), ‘Very organised and well prepared’ (2015), and ‘User friendly and responsive‘ (2014).

Publications:

For Alison’s article with Sophie Belgrove in the New Law Journal on solicitors’ negligence and unbundled legal services, and her article on valuers’ negligence and buy-to-let property, click here.

Commercial Litigation
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Alison’s commercial litigation practice is wide-ranging, including claims for damages for breach of commercial agreements, such as contracts for the sale of goods or supply of services, shareholder and partnership disputes and claims involving the Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993. She also has extensive experience of insurance and reinsurance claims and professional liability claims in a commercial and construction context.

Alison is ranked as a leading junior in Commercial Litigation by Legal 500. Legal 500 2017 says about her work in this area: ‘Calm, measured, robust and responsive; her advice is invaluable’.

Recent editions of Legal 500 have said about Alison’s work in this area: An absolute star and a real detail barrister, who is methodical and cerebral’ (2016), ‘Extremely calm, thorough and a delight to work with; she handles client meetings well’ (2015), and ‘She shows great attention to detail and intellect, and is also very user friendly’ (2014).

Click here to read Alison’s recent article with Sophie Belgrove about the impact of certain types of contractual term on termination payments under the Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993.

Disciplinary
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Alison has extensive knowledge of professional conduct and disciplinary issues involving barristers and solicitors.  She has almost 20 years’ experience of appearing in the Bar’s Disciplinary Tribunal, in appeals to the Visitors of the Inns of Court and the Administrative Court, and in related civil proceedings including for judicial review, misfeasance and under the Human Rights Act.

Alison represented the Bar Standards Board in one of the statutory appeals in Rehman v Bar Standards Board [2016] EWHC 1199 (Admin) (appeal to the High Court by a barrister against a disciplinary tribunal decision; appeared with Lucinda Harris on appeal and before the disciplinary tribunal). Alison represented the Bar Standards Board/Bar Council in judicial review proceedings in R (Prescott) v Bar Council [2015] EWHC 1919 (Admin) (a public law challenge relating to the BPTC Handbook and its application) and in judicial review proceedings and a related claim for discrimination in Iteshi v Bar Council [2012] Eq LR 553, EAT.

Alison also has experience of applications for civil restraint orders under CPR PD 3C including Rehman v Bar Standards Board [2016] EWHC 2023 (Admin).

Alison is instructed on cases which have cross-over employment and discrimination aspects, due to her many years’ experience in these areas in the Employment Tribunal and the Employment Appeal Tribunal at an earlier stage in her career. This included claims for unfair and wrongful dismissal and a wide range of discrimination claims, including advising and representing the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis in a series of high profile race and religious discrimination claims brought by senior officers and staff (including, with Tom Linden QC, the claims brought by Commander Ali Dizaei: one of The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases of 2013). Alison’s discrimination cases include O’Connor v Bar Standards Board [2017] 1 WLR 4833, SC (race discrimination), Iteshi v Bar Council [2012] Eq LR 553, EAT (race discrimination), and Paterson v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2007] ICR 1522, EAT (disability discrimination).

Qualifications & Memberships

Appointments

Alison is an elected member of the Bar Council. She chairs the Bar Council Pro Bono Committee and the South Eastern Circuit Access to Justice Working Group.

From 2014 to 2018, Alison chaired the Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR) Equality and Diversity Committee.

Alison is a trustee of the Free Representation Unit.

Education

BA (Oxon), Lic Spéc Dr Eur (Brussels) (Master’s degree in European Law), BCL (Oxon) (Master’s degree).

Languages

Alison is able to read documents and conduct conferences in French. She has some knowledge of Spanish and Russian.

Other information

Alison supports FreeBar, a forum focused on LGBT+ people and their allies working at and for the Bar.

Publications

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