Alistair became a Partner at Stephensons in 2013 and supervises the debt recovery team.
Alistair is a commercial litigation solicitor who joined Stephensons in 1999 from the Inland Revenue. He completed his LLB (Hons) law degree at Manchester Metropolitan University and law society finals at Liverpool.
Alistair specialises in all areas of commercial disputes including:
- Breach of contract claims
- Director and shareholder disputes
- Partnership disputes
- Breach of confidence actions
- Enforcement of restrictive covenants
- Civil fraud
- Judicial review
- Franchising disputes
- Banking and finance litigation
- Breach of trust actions
- Professional negligence
- Intellectual property disputes
- Construction disputes
Alistair’s background with the Inland Revenue and experience in dispute resolution since 1999 means that he has a solid understanding of clients’ business problems and challenges. Alistair’s approach is to resolve disputes quickly, efficiently and cost effectively with a focus on alternative dispute resolution, especially mediation.
Alistair recognises the unwanted pressure, complexity and expense which litigation can bring. By exploring and implementing alternative litigation funding, clients are able to be in full control of the amount of risk they take allowing them to concentrate on their business and cashflow.
His specific expertise includes:
Intellectual property dispute
Alistair represented the client in the High Court, Technology and Construction Court in Birmingham; claim potentially ran into hundreds of thousands. The client is a market leader in the field and involved careful negotiation with various parties including the client’s regulator.
Issues in case involved, intellectual property, copyright, design rights, breach of contract and insolvency.
Alistair Gregory was instructed to enforce a client’s retention of title clause against a company in administration to recover almost £2m worth of stock. Proceedings including injunctive relief were successfully and amicably resolved and the Issues in the case involved breach of contract and insolvency.
Trust/property/breach of contract
Transfer of property without the help of solicitors can be a minefield for clients. Alistair was approached by a client who has transferred property without reserving agreed rights. An injunction was pursued in the Royal Courts of Justice High Court Chancery to enforce the trust which was valued in excess of £1m. The issues in the case involved breach of trust, property, injunctive relief and professional negligence against previous solicitors.
Employees/directors taking customers from a business and setting up on their own can have a devastating effect on the health of a business. Alistair regularly pursues injunctions to stop the employee / director when a amicable solution cannot be found.
Construction clients are faced with many challenges including becoming embroiled in disputes with its customer, subcontractors and other professionals. Alistair can help with all aspects of construction disputes and regularly litigates in the High Court, Technology & Construction Court when resolution is not possible through alternative dispute resolution such as mediation, adjudication or arbitration. Alistair also offers to clients Stephensons’ ‘Adjudic-ATE’. Adjuic-ATE is a cost effective solution to construction clients to resolve its disputes for a fixed fee which is insurance backed.
Alistair enjoys keeping fit and is a keen runner, regularly entering local 10k runs, although the majority of his time outside the office is spent with his young family.
"I instructed Stephensons to help resolve a complex dilapidations dispute which had been ongoing for some time. The case had gone stale before instructing Stephensons and settlement appeared unlikely. I was advised to mediate to resolve the dispute. I was very impressed with the guidance given by Alistair Gregory who represented me at the mediation. His expertise and skill undoubtedly led to settlement being achieved on the day. I would recommend Stephensons to others."