Alisdair Matheson
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Alisdair has more than 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 and a recognised practitioner in Chambers Legal Directory for Professional Negligence. A member of the Society for Construction Law, the Adjudication Society, he is the Scottish member of the Forum of Insurance Lawyers’ UK wide Professional Negligence Sector Focus Team.

He has a unique profile in the Scottish Insurance Industry being the first lawyer in be elected President of the 138-year old Insurance & Actuarial Society of Glasgow, the local branch of the Chartered Insurance Institute.


In Alisdair Matheson, Brodies has a go-to Scottish construction insurance partner. Alisdair brings an understanding of the insurance market and a level of client engagement that others in Scotland struggle to match. He is knowledgeable, responsive and always on top of the detail.


Legal 500 UK 2020


Alisdair Matheson "maintains a high level of contact by giving regular updates." Another source comments: "He is very commercial and has a good grasp of Scottish law."

Chambers UK 2020