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Alan Barker Called 2009

Alan Barker

Called 2009

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Areas of Expertise
Personal Injury, Insurance Law, Criminal Law

Experience & Background
Alan joined Nexus in October 2013 and has since built a busy practice with a focus on Personal Injury and maintaining his longstanding interest in Criminal Law.

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 lay clients in cases in which he is instructed.

In his Personal Injury practice, Alan predominantly represents claimants in proceedings arising from road traffic accidents, providing written advice on liability and quantum, appearing in a wide variety of substantive and procedural hearings, as well as drafting pleadings and pre-action correspondence.  Alan regularly appears in the County Courts in matters on the Fast Track and Multi Track, where he has gained particular experience of countering allegations of insurance fraud and the associated alleged exaggeration of claims.

Alan completed his pupillage at a leading Criminal Law set and over the course of his two years there he gained a broad experience across all areas of crime, with a particular focus on criminal defence. Alan regularly appears in the Crown Court and the Magistrates’ Court where he has dealt with a range of serious and complex cases concerning allegations of violence, dishonesty, drugs and road traffic offences. He is currently instructed in a number of Crown Court cases, including allegations of Conspiracy to Convert Criminal Property, Conspiracy to Supply Class A Drugs, Fraud, Child Neglect and Sexual Assault.

Prior to commencing pupillage, Alan spent eighteen months working in the Insurance Litigation department at Lyons Davidson Solicitors, where he gained invaluable experience of civil procedure, evidence and practice in claims arising from road traffic accidents and related matters. Alan provided detailed advice to lay clients and insurer clients in respect of liability and quantum, whilst managing their claims at all stages of the litigation process which often required the careful negotiation of significant quantum and costs settlements with third party representatives.

Away from Chambers Alan is an enthusiastic sportsman and particularly enjoys running and both playing and watching football with his friends 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 (2:1 Hons), University of Durham
Bar Vocational Course (Very Competent), BPP Law School

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