Alison offers expertise in all areas of family law, private law disputes regarding contact with children, public law cases where the Local Authority have commenced care proceedings and ancillary relief and divorce cases.
Alison also has a keen interest in animal law cases, particularly Dangerous Dogs cases, and has written several articles on the subjects of animal welfare, and criminal matters relating to dog ownership.
Alison studied Law at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle from 1994 to 1998, completed the Bar Vocational Course at the University of Northumbria in 1999 and was called to the Bar in July 1999.
Alison was accredited by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) to teach advocacy at post graduate level, in 2012 and in 2013 was approved by the BSB as a Pupil Supervisor and an Approved Training Organisation in order to take on a pupil barrister. Alison has obtained a Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching (PGHEP) from the University of Northumbria in 2014 and is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).