Alisdair has almost 20 years’ experience in resolving disputes in the commercial sphere in rapid and cost effective ways including the use of alternative dispute resolution. His practice focuses mainly on professional negligence actions involving solicitors, accountants, surveyors and construction professionals such as engineers and architects. The latter complements his expertise and experience in navigating the complex and dispute-ridden construction world. He acts regularly for insurers both in such actions and providing advice and opinions on policy issues. He is increasingly involved in Cyber Risk claims and has lectured on them on a number of occasions.
Alisdair has litigated in the Sheriff Court, Court of Session and arbitrations and has conducted adjudications since their introduction in the late 1990s. He is supporter of alternative dispute resolution and has conducted a number of mediations where appropriate for his client’s interest.
Alisdair is one of the only two people in Scotland dually accredited in both Professional Negligence and Construction law by The Law Society of Scotland. He is also accredited in commercial litigation by the WS Society and a member of the Society for Construction Law, the Adjudication Society and FOIL. He is an active member of the local branch of the Chartered Insurance Institute, The Insurance and Actuarial Society of Glasgow, and has sat on the Professional Development Group for a number of years.
"Alisdair Matheson has ‘extensive knowledge in professional indemnity, particularly for construction matters’."
The Legal 500 2015