Alastair heads Arthur Cox’s Real Estate Group in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He has significant experience across the full spectrum of real estate matters. He advises numerous clients who hold extensive and diverse property interests in Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and Great Britain. Alastair’s practice encompasses: acquisition and disposal of all aspects of commercial real estate (including brown field sites); commercial leasing (for both landlord and tenant); advising on contentious property matters; and negotiating warranties and indemnities in connection with the acquisition and disposal of industrial going concerns. Such practice also encompasses responsibility for the Environment and Planning Group in Belfast.
Alastair has strong experience of energy-sector transactions in Northern Ireland, whether acting for developers, funders or landowners. Additionally, he also has in depth knowledge of the healthcare sector, having acted for the majority of the national and regional nursing/respite home providers. Alastair has acted as a consultant to the Environmental Policy Division of the DoE, where he advised on the drafting of environmental legislation. He is a former Secretary of the Environmental and Planning Law Association for Northern Ireland and member of Northern Irish working group of United Kingdom Environmental Law Association (UKELA). Alastair is an occasional lecturer on the issue of Contaminated Land and sits on the Business Environment Committee of the Institute of Directors, focusing on planning related policy.