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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What is alternative dispute resolution?

We hear a lot in the papers about big litigation cases and acrimonious disputes that play out in court, but we don’t hear much about alternative dispute resolution (ADR). In fact, some people may not know that ADR exists – or how important it is in avoiding court proceedings,...

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Health & Safety on the farm: 7 unbelievable examples of negligence

Since 2008, the agricultural industry has experienced 269 work-related deaths. In 2016/17, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) labelled the construction industry the most dangerous for workers. However, the agriculture industry was almost as risky, with 27 workers and three members of the public suffering fatal injuries during that...

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News 24 July 2017

PSC register – an analysis of the data

In June 2016, the UK government’s plan to implement the world’s first open data register of the real ownership of companies came into force.  The People with Significant Control...

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