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Cornerstone Barristers welcomes new tenant Alistair Cantor

12.01.2022

We are delighted to welcome Alistair Cantor to Cornerstone Barristers. Alistair specialises in commercial & regulatory litigation (including insolvency), local government work, property and housing law.

Alistair comes to us with a rich professional background. He began his career at UBS Investment Bank in its equities division. Having obtained his undergraduate degree at University College London, Alistair earned his Graduate Diploma in Law with Distinction at the University of Law and was awarded the Buchanan Prize from Lincoln's Inn for Outstanding Performance on the BPTC.

Since starting at the Bar in 2011, he has quickly built a successful practice and an enviable reputation for his thorough but client-friendly style.

Alistair enjoys regular instructions from numerous local authorities and public authorities. In addition, and building on his banking experience, Alistair has longstanding instructions on the Dobbs Review (the ongoing independent review into the HBOS Reading fraud). He holds specialist expertise in enforcement, having regularly acted in enforcement proceedings concerning high value commercial judgments. Alongside his practice, Alistair has authored a Practical Law Practice Note on priority need.

Alistair is a mentor under the 'Mentoring for Underrepresented Groups at the Planning, Public Law and Property Bar' scheme, and a professional member of Social Housing Lawyers Association and the Chancery Bar Association.

Joint Heads of Chambers Philip Coppel QC and Tom Cosgrove QC said: "We are delighted to welcome Alistair Cantor to Cornerstone Barristers. Alistair's rich commercial and property experience add yet further strength to areas in Chambers."

On joining Cornerstone Barristers, Alistair says: "I am thrilled to be joining such a talented team at Cornerstone, which continues to go from strength to strength. I look forward to continuing my practices in commercial & regulatory, property and housing, complementing Cornerstone's existing high-calibre offerings in these fields."