Alastair Panton

Call: 1996

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An experienced member of the Civil Practice Team, Alastair advises on and litigates real property, consumer credit law, and commercial disputes.

He sold mainframe computers for 13 years prior to coming to the Bar.


Alastair advises on and litigates all aspects of real property including rights of co-owners, building disputes, boundary disputes and constructive trusts.

Consumer Credit

Advises on consumer credit law with particular emphasis on enforceability of loans for business purposes under the Consumer Credit Act.


Alastair advises on a wide variety of commercial disputes including construction, sale of businesses, restrictive covenants, and civil fraud.

Private Client (Trusts/Probate)

Contentious probate including fraud claims and undue influence and claims about capacity and Inheritance Act claims and domicile,

Landlord and Tenant

Alastair acts for landlords and tenants and managing agents in the fields of both residential and commercial property.


Alastair has a recently developing practice in the field of libel.


Has represented Doctors and Solicitors before regulatory bodies

Notable Cases

  • Nwakamma v Umeyor 2020 EWHC 3262 (QB): Defamatory meaning, Serious Harm test, Libel, Loss of Reputation
  • Uwen v GMC 2019 EWHC 3483 (Admin): Legal test for dishonesty in the context of insurance cover
  • Singh v Vozniak 2016 EWHC 114 (Ch): Destruction of Will, testamentary intention, revocation
  • Khan v Khan 2015 EWHC 2625 (Ch): Abuse of process, breach of fiduciary duty, constructive trusts, partnership
  • Clickex v McCann 2000 32 HLR 324 CA: Section 20 notices under Housing Act 1988.  Leave to appeal having won in lower court
  • Carr v Carr 1997 6 WLUK 372 QBD:  Inheritance Act claim.  Whether claim premature as Claimant 9 years old and being cared for.


  • MA Economics (Emmanual College, University of Cambridge)
  • Common Professional Examination (Thames Valley University)


  • Chancery Bar Association
  • Professional Negligence Bar Association


Playing golf at the Roehampton Club and watching cricket at MCC

Related Cases

  • Eren v London Borough of Haringey [2007] EWCA Civ 409
  • Notting Hill Housing Trust v Roomus [2006] 1 WLR 1375 CA
  • Clickex Limited v McCann [2000] 32 HLR 324 CA
  • Surrey County Council v Lamond [1999] 12 EG 170 CA