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Alan Barker Called 2009

Alan Barker

Called 2009

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Areas of Expertise
Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence and Insurance Law
Cash Seizure, Detention and Forfeiture under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
Housing/Landlord & Tenant
Criminal Defence
Public Inquiries

Current Commitments
The Grenfell Tower Inquiry
Instructed by ISN – Islington Survivors Network

Experience & Background
Alan enjoys a busy common law practice with a particular focus on civil litigation concerning personal injury, clinical negligence and insurance disputes, whilst maintaining his long-standing interest in criminal law and social justice issues.

Alan regularly represents both claimants and defendants in a wide range of civil proceedings. He provides written advice on liability, evidence and quantum as required and is instructed to draft pleadings, questions to experts and applications.  He has extensive advocacy experience in Fast Track and Multi Track matters in the County Courts, where he has gained particular expertise in cases concerning allegations of fraud and issues of fundamental dishonesty arising from false and/or exaggerated claims.

Having begun his career at the Bar as a criminal practitioner, Alan also has broad experience in criminal defence work and continues to accept instructions in this area. He has been instructed in a range of serious and complex cases concerning violent, dishonesty, drugs and road traffic offences.

Alan is known for his thorough preparation, strategic approach and meticulous attention to detail, which enables him to identify and take command of complex and delicate issues at an early stage and ensure that he ultimately achieves the best results possible for his clients in cases in which he is instructed.

Away from Chambers Alan is an enthusiastic sportsman and particularly enjoys running and both playing and watching football on a regular basis. Alan also enjoys travelling whenever possible, listening to a variety of music and has a keen interest in books, films and television productions about the mafia and organised crime syndicates across the world.

Education & Qualifications
Law LL.B, University of Durham
Bar Vocational Course, BPP Law School
Direct Access Registered

Professional Memberships
Middle Temple
Criminal Bar Association