Alisdair has more than 25 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 claims including those involving solicitors, accountants, insurance brokers, surveyors and construction professionals such as engineers and architects. Accredited in Professional Negligence by The Law Society of Scotland, he is a ranked lawyer for professional negligence in each of Chambers Legal, Legal 500 and Who's Who legal directories.
With a keen interest in technology he has acted both for and against software firms in insurance related disputes and is part of Brodies' Cyber Risk team.
He has a unique profile in the Scottish Insurance Industry being the first lawyer elected President of the 138-year old Insurance & Actuarial Society of Glasgow, the Chartered Insurance Institute's organisation for the west of Scotland. 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.
Living Brodies' values
Looking beyond the parties' positions in a dispute, Alisdair enjoys using a collegiate approach to lead colleagues in resolving large and complex claims often in new and innovative ways.
- Leading the defence of a professional firm in a multimillion multiparty claim with complex legal and factual issues.
- Regularly represents professionals in regulatory and disciplinary matter, showing empathy for and understanding of their position.
- Leading the team resolving a claim by a developer for less than 10% of the sum claimed despite clear shared liability.
- Ranked in Professional Negligence by Chambers UK 2021.
- Leading Individual in Professional Negligence by Legal 500 UK 2021.
"Alisdair Matheson is great to work with and quickly gets to grips with the issues in construction disputes and demonstrates sound judgement. Alisdair is clearly passionate at delivering the best result for his clients."Legal 500 UK 2024
"Alisdair is extremely intelligent, with a phenomenal memory for detail. He's a great strategist."Chambers UK 2024
"He's very good at understanding the other side's position and clarifying in our minds where we are. He's very aware of the commercial aspects and is smart at approaching the case."Chambers UK 2024
‘Alisdair Matheson is an excellent partner and runs a strong team. Alisdair is approachable and excellent at getting to the issues of a case quickly and economically.’Legal 500 UK 2022