Robert McAllister


Robert has a particular interest in personal injury, professional negligence, clinical negligence and matters relating to contract, tort and land law. His pupillage was with a commercial chambers and his experience was further broadened as a third-six pupil at 9 Gough Square, where he was exposed to the whole range of practice areas in Chambers, including crime and family law.

Robert's personal injury practice includes written work, trials, applications and assessment of damage hearings in the County Court and High Court. He is the editor (with Shahram Sharghy and Jeremy Ford) of the Road Traffic Accident section of Butterworths Personal Injury Litigation Service. Robert also receives regular instructions for appeals under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Schemes.

Robert's police law practice focuses on applications for ASBOs, Closure Orders and other civil orders in the criminal courts. He is also instructed in 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 is head of the chambers' costs group and advises on and appears in costs litigation.

Outside of the law, Robert is kept busy by his young children.

Year Qualified



University of Oxford, St PeterĂ¢??s College


South Eastern Circuit, Professional Negligence Bar Association, Personal Injury Bar Association, Association of Personal Injury Lawyers


BCL (Bachelor of Civil Law in European and Comparative Law), MA (Jurisprudence)