Alison was called to the Bar by Lincoln’s Inn in 1998 and took up a tenancy at Hardwicke in 2002 after completing her pupillage at a specialist housing and local government set.
Alison is a public law barrister. Her practice covers all aspects of Housing Management and Policy, Regeneration, Contracting by and with Local Authorities, Social Welfare, Human Rights, the provision of Adult Social Care, Best Interest decisions for adults who lack capacity, DOLS authorisations, appointment and revocation of welfare and financial deputies. Her practice also covers all aspects of Residential Landlord and Tenant, Real Property, Trusts and Estate Management.
She is regularly instructed by private individuals, local authorities and a wide range of other organisations such as social housing providers, care and support providers, charities and voluntary organisations for the purposes of general advisory work, including policy development and lawful decision making.
Alison has significant advocacy experience in the High Court, Appellate Courts, Tribunal Service (First and Second Tier) and the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal. Alison also has experience of mediation as an alternative method of dispute resolution in public and private law matters.
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)
Administrative Law Bar Association (ALBA)
Bar European Group (BEG)
Human Rights lawyers Association (HRLA)
Property Law Bar Association (PBA)
Social Security Practitioners Association (SSLawPA)