Alistair Pye (2017)

Alistair Pye (2017)

Membership Status: Barrister - Associate Member Qualified in 2017


General Information

A civil barrister and former solicitor-advocate with 30 years of litigation experience, Alistair Pye is a talented and committed advocate, advisor and mediator (see Alistair’s mediation profile here).

Areas of experience include:

  • Construction and engineering disputes
  • Company, commercial, business disputes and money claims
  • Contract, tort  and debt disputes
  • Property disputes - including landlord & tenant (commercial and residential), boundary, rights of way, nuisance and trespass disputes
  • Professional negligence – including construction professionals, solicitors, IFAs and surveyors
  • Bankruptcy and insolvency
  • Costs 
  • Employment  
  • Employers Liability 
  • Insurance 
  • Road traffic accidents

Alistair is well known and popular for his relaxed, approachable manner as well as his first-rate analytical mind honed over 30 years as a litigation lawyer at the highest levels. These attributes, combined with meticulous preparation and determination, have brought him considerable success across all types of civil disputes, from modest boundary cases to complex, high-value commercial matters. 

Whether you need an experienced lawyer to tell it to you straight and in plain English, or a skilful advocate who will fight your corner, you can be assured that Alistair will always give you 110%. His practice is nationwide and covers Fast and Multi Track, Arbitration and Construction Adjudication, as well as Injunctions and interim applications. He is also happy to help if you need a skilled advocate to fight your Small Claim dispute. 

Alistair is accredited to accept instructions on a public access basis.

Why choose Alistair Pye as your advocate or advisor?

Broad experience: From substantial commercial matters to boundary disputes over a few centimetres of land.

Strong track record: High success and settlement rates, even in the most difficult cases.

Easy to work with: Friendly and inclusive in his relationship with solicitors and clients alike.

Excellent ADR reputation: Constantly in demand to mediate civil disputes of all types. 

Available nationwide: Lives near Bath and is happy to travel.

Negotiable fees: Willing to discuss for individual cases.

Entirely flexible: Happy working solo, in a team with solicitors or public access appointments.

Excellent feedback: See Alistair's “testimonials” tab above.

Qualifications and past experience:

After studying literature and philosophy at Sussex University and law at the University of West of England, Alistair qualified as a solicitor, then later as a solicitor-advocate, a mediator and construction adjudicator. He spent most of his career at DAC Beachcroft’s legacy firms, initially in broad commercial litigation and then focusing exclusively on construction and insurance disputes, where he undertook much of his own advocacy. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Outside the office:

Alistair is married with three grown-up daughters. He spends a lot of time trying to hold back the years and stay fit via hill walking, cycling and other outdoor pursuits. He also enjoys travel (particularly in Spain), history and a good debate in the local pub.

Fees and Feedback


Please see “profile” tab for description of the legal services provided by this barrister.

We aim to complete and return all paperwork within 14 days (2 weeks) of receipt if no specific deadline is provided. We can work to much faster timescales if requested or we can agree a specific target date for each individual circumstance. We will always advise at the outset if counsel is unable to meet any deadline.

Each barrister has a standard hourly rate for their work. The individual hourly rate can be agreed when instructions are acknowledged if preferred. We welcome early discussion as to the suitability of a specific barrister for a specific case. The right barrister will have the relevant expertise to deal with the case but will not be too junior, or too senior depending on the complexities.

We aim to allocate all cases to the correct level of experience & seniority which we believe will prove most to be the most cost effective solution for our clients.

If, due to urgency, we allocate paperwork to a more senior member of Clerksroom, we will charge the appropriate hourly rate for the work, not for the barrister. We welcome early discussion to ensure the correct fee is applied to the case at the outset.


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Tel: 0300 555 0333

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