I am originally from Sunderland, but now live in a small rural village with my fiancée between York and Harrogate. I’m a keen long and middle distance runner and spend most of my free time running. In the last 12 months I have taken part in 3 European marathons (Amsterdam, Vienna and Oslo). In the winter I can be found skiing in the Alps. When not running or skiing I can be found watching Rugby Union, Rugby League, Football, Cycling and the Cricket, or alternatively restoring my late 19th century country cottage and garden.
I studied for my undergraduate degree (BA) and postgraduate degree (MA) in Archaeology at Durham university between 1999 and 2003.
Following my time at Durham University, I worked for Citizens Advice from 2003 to 2006. Whilst working for Citizens Advice I studied the Law conversion course and legal practice course at the College of Law in York and graduated with an LLB in 2007.
Following the completion of my studies I worked as a criminal paralegal for a firm of Solicitors in Sunderland. I assisted on a number of high profile matters including a 3 week murder trial in 2008, which was covered by the national media.
I commenced my training contract in 2008 with a specialist Clinical Negligence law firm in Doncaster.
I qualified as a Clinical Negligence solicitor in 2010 and have practiced Clinical Negligence ever since.
During the past 10 years I have successfully represented hundreds of clients, some of whom have suffered birth injuries, brain injuries, spinal injuries and multiple amputations, as a result of medical negligence. During my time as a clinical negligence solicitor I have developed a wide range of experience and dealt with many different types of cases which have involved: General Surgery; Orthopaedics; Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Medicine; Respiratory Medicine; Urology; Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Gastroenterology; GP and Dental Care; Accident and Emergency Medicine; Spinal Surgery; ophthalmology.
Alistair’s notable Cases have included:
An award for £600,000.00 in damages for a client who suffered a spinal injury following the misdiagnosis and delay in diagnosis of a blood borne infection by his GP and two different hospital trusts, over a period of 3 months leading to spinal collapse and paralysis;
An award for £450,000.00 in damages for a child who suffered a missed diagnosis and delayed treatment of a Slipped Upper femoral Ephysis by a hospital Orthopedic team;
An award for £400,000.00 in damages for a client who suffered a delayed diagnose and treatment of compartment syndrome, whilst in hospital;
An award for £330,000.00 in damages for a client who endured 4 sets of substandard knee surgery, which included allegations of assault against her treating surgeon;
An award for £250,000.00 in damages for a client who suffered a delayed diagnosis, referral and treatment of Cauda Equina syndrome by her GP;
An award for £175,000.00 in damages for a client who suffered an MRSA knee infection due to the negligence of her local hospital and failures in the consent process.