Robert McAllister completed his pupillage with 9 Gough Square after 12 months at a civil/commercial chambers and was taken on as a tenant on 1st April 2004. Robert has a particular interest in Personal Injury, Professional (including Clinical) Negligence and matters relating to contract, tort and land law.
Robert's PI practice includes written work, regular instructions to appear before the CICAP, in fast-track trials and in applications and assessment of damage hearings at the fast and multi-track level. Robert also appears in detailed assessment costs hearings.
Robert's Police practice focuses on applications for ASBOs, Closure Orders, Cash Seizure and Forfeiture and matters relating to the Police Property Act. He is the co-author (with Edwin Buckett and Tom Little) of Preventative Orders, A Practical Guide (Law Society 2010).
Robert also undertakes Property and L&T work, including boundary disputes, adverse possession claims and has appeared before the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal.
Robert's practice used to include Crime and various areas of Family Law giving him a broad background knowledge. He still accepts instructions in respect of disclosure and public interest immunity.
Robert edits (with Shahram Sharghy and Jeremy Ford) the Road Traffic Accident section of Butterworths Personal Injury Service, which was substantially overhauled in 2012-2013.
Robert is the co-author (with Edwin Buckett and Tom Little) of Preventative Orders, A Practical Guide (Law Society 2010). Further details can be found here or click here to visit the Law Society website to order a copy of the book.
Robert contributed to the chapter on overtaking in the APIL 'Guide to RTA Liability', edited by Andrew Ritchie QC and published by Jordans.
Robert also contributed (with John Foy QC) to chapters on funding in 9 Gough Square's publication 'Clinical Negligence Claims: A Practical Guide', edited by Grahame Aldous QC and to the APIL 'Guide to Catastrophic Injury Claims'. edited by Grahame Aldous QC and published by Jordans. The latter provides a summary of the Jackson Report.
Robert has had articles published in JPIL, Legal Week and the EMIS 'Health and Safety' publication.