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Alistair Forsyth

Year of call: 1990

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Called England and Wales – 1990

Called Scotland – 1995

Practice Profile:

Alistair is an experienced Barrister having practiced at the Scottish Bar for more than twenty years. He has extensive experience in both civil trial and appellate advocacy in the highest courts. He is very flexible, diligent, friendly and

direct. He has been involved in a variety of high profile and reported civil cases down the years.

Commercial & Company

Alistair has been involved in a wide variety of commercial disputes. These include cases involving sale of goods including sales with an international element. Also insurance and other contractual disputes.  He has been involved in cases under the Consumer Credit Act and company disputes involving directors duties. He has also been involved in bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings.

Personal injury

Alistair has extensive experience in acting in personal injury cases. He has represented both plaintiffs and defenders. He has a significant trade union funded practice. He has extensive experience in industrial disease cases, RTA, offshore accidents, travel claims , workplace and construction accidents.

Inquests and hearings

Alistair has been involved in major inquiries arising out of major fatalities. He was involved for the families in the Glasgow bin lorry fatal accident inquiry. He has been involved in cases concerning deaths in custody.


Alistair regularly represents clients facing disciplinary hearings before disciplinary bodies such as NMC, SSSC, GMC, HCPC, GDC and Pharmaceutical Council among others. He has appeared before Church Courts.


Alistair has extensive experience appearing before Employment Tribunals and the EAT. He has acted for both claimants and respondents. He has been instructed regularly by Trade Unions, on behalf of major companies and by private individuals.

Professional Negligence

Alistair has extensive experience of medical negligence claims and claims against other professionals including solicitors, accountants, surveyors and architects.

Degrees and Qualifications

  • MTheol University of St Andrews
  • LLB University of Edinburgh
  • Dip LP University of Edinburgh
  • ACII Chartered Insurance Practitioner
  • Previously Solicitor and Notary Public in Scotland

Professional Memberships

  • Faculty of Advocates
  • Inner Temple
  • Chartered Insurance Institute


Alistair has a keen interest in History, Heraldry and Genealogy. He also has an interest in Fine Art, Music, Oenology and long walks in wide open spaces.

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