Alison had a commercial litigation background for 20 plus years but now specialises in professional indemnity and commercial insurance.
She is heavily involved in professional negligence and risk management work, particularly for solicitors. The Law Society of Scotland Master Policy recently re-appointed her as one of the select Panel of Solicitors to handle professional negligence cases. This involves interface with the insurers and with insured firms, often in complicated circumstances where numerous issues of fact and law must be analysed and balanced. The renewed appointment has increased Alison's already high profile in the Scottish legal profession.
Alison is a regular speaker and chair of seminars on professional indemnity and risk management issues for the Law Society and others. She is also accredited with the Law Society of Scotland as a Commercial Mediator. Mediation has been a growing area of her practice and she has brought many disputes to a successful close through her mediation and negotiation skills.
Alison's commitment is always to resolve disputes quickly and fairly. Clients and fellow professionals recognise her "enthusiastic and client-focused" approach. She is a popular and well-known face in Scottish legal circles, having practised in both Glasgow and Edinburgh, as well as for a short period in Dumfries.
Alison also has a wealth of experience in defending solicitors and other professionals such a surveyors, accountants and a wide range of construction professionals including architects, engineers and D&B contractors.
Away from the office Alison is a talented artist who has exhibited at local galleries.