Since coming to the Bar as a Lord Hope Scholar in 2022, Alistair has established a practice which has seen him instructed in matters before the Court of Session, High Court (both as defence and Crown junior), Sheriff Appeal Court and the Sheriff Court.

Alistair is experienced in Information law, including data protection, privacy and freedom of information. He advises widely in these areas has been instructed by controllers, processors, data subjects, requesters and public authorities. He has experience of the First-Tier and Upper Tribunals which deal with appeals under data protection legislation and the UK FOI legislation; he has also been instructed in relation to appeals against decisions of the Scottish Information Commissioner.

Alistair’s broad civil practice also encompasses family law; especially financial provision, cohabitation claims and child contact/residence. He is instructed in several child contact cases where there are allegations of substantial domestic abuse and where child contact is complicated by health conditions experienced by the children.

Alistair also has experience in dealing with regulatory law issues. He has advised on and acted in several cases where regulatory authorities were seeking to cancel the registration of care providers and in appeals against regulatory decisions.

In the public law sphere, Alistair has been instructed in relation to a number of judicial review matters including against the Parole Board for Scotland, the Scottish Legal Aid Board and the Scottish Ministers.

In the criminal law context, he has an interest in regulatory crime flowing from his involvement in regulatory work but remains available for instruction in a wide range of criminal law matters before the Sheriff Court and the High Court.