Alastair Govier - 																					Partner

Alastair Govier

The Paragon
Bristol BS1 6BX

Partner - Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Recommended by Chambers & Partners for his “reputation as an exceedingly professional practitioner” and by Legal 500 as an “excellent communicator”, Alastair is a Partner in our Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Team, based in Bristol. He works across a variety of commercial disputes for clients ranging from entrepreneurs and SMEs to global corporations. He has a particular expertise in financial services and pensions-related disputes, as well as shareholder/corporate disputes. Alastair is a member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association, Financial Services Lawyers Association and Association of Pension Lawyers.

Key Experience

Alastair’s relevant experience includes:

  • conducting UK court litigation and arbitrations
  • dealing with claims referred to the Pensions and Financial Ombudsmen, as well as regulatory matters (e.g. FCA, challenging the decisions of government agencies by way of judicial review)
  • using alternative dispute resolution procedures (particularly mediation and expert determination) to achieve effective commercial resolutions of disputes for clients
  • advising on internal investigations, corporate governance issues, risk management and dispute avoidance


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News 15 March 2017

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