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"gets to the heart of the matter and gets on really well with clients and opponents alike." - Chambers UK, 2015

Year of call: 1998


Alison is a public and property law barrister. Her practice covers all aspects of Housing, Regeneration, Contracting by and with Local Authorities, Social Welfare law, Human Rights the provision of Adult Social Care, Residential Landlord and Tenant and Real Property as well as TOLATA, Probate and Inheritance Act disputes. Alison has particular expertise in the Court of Protection and applications under the Inherent jurisdiction, and often assists clients in matters concerning best interest decisions for adults who lack capacity, deprivation of liberty, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguarding authorisations, appointment and revocation of welfare and financial deputies, protection for vulnerable capacitous adults and protection against forced marriage.

She is regularly instructed by private individuals, local authorities and a wide range of other organisations such as social housing providers, care providers, charities and voluntary organisations for the purposes of litigation and general advisory work, including policy development and lawful decision making.

Alison is recommended in the latest editions of The Legal 500 and Chambers UK.


  • LL.B (Joint Hons Law/Politics)
  • J.P. Warner Scholar (2000) (Lincoln’s Inn)
  • Sarah Wadham Bursary (1999) (Lincoln’s Inn)  

Professional Associations

  • Administrative Law Bar Association (ALBA)
  • Bar European Group (BEG)
  • Human Rights lawyers Association (HRLA)
  • Property Law Bar Association (PBA)
  • Social Security Practitioners Association (SSLawPA)