Alastair heads the firm's rural property team within the real estate department and is a core member of the food and farming specialist team. He works full time on the purchase, sale, leasing and mortgaging of rural property, as well as advising on farming structures and the Common Agricultural Policy. He is listed as a Band 1 lawyer in Chambers 2016.
Alastair has been a principal contributor to the Agriculture volume of ‘Butterworths' Forms & Precedents’ and to ‘Mid Term Review: A Practical Guide’, and is the editor of the Pink Book 2: the Burges Salmon guide to the law for farmers and landowners. He is a trustee of the Frank Parkinson Agricultural Trust and the Royal Agricultural Society of England.
He has lectured extensively on issues such as development clawback, shooting rights, SDLT, restrictive covenants and other issues relating to the ownership and occupation of rural property.