Alistair Rustemeyer


Alistair is a member of the firm’s Dispute Resolution Team in Brighton and Hove. He has particular and specialist expertise in resolving disputes with an international element or where disputes occur with parties overseas, including experience of cross border enforcement working alongside other members of the firm in maintaining strong links with colleagues in Europe as part of the firm’s membership to Eurojuris a leading network of independent law firms with members based in 650 different cities/locations in about 50 countries worldwide.

He is also an Associate Member of ACTAPS (The Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists) and has specialist expertise in advising clients who are involved in family and personal disputes involving Wills, Trusts and probate.

Alistair’s clients

Alistair works with businesses of all sizes, providing the full range of commercial litigation services. He also provides dedicated support to individuals who may have become embroiled in particular circumstances and wish to consider options for resolving disputes, including family disputes.

Experience and approach

Alistair has been an accredited mediator with CEDR, the largest conflict management and resolution consultancy in the world, since 1999 and is well placed to advise clients on all aspects of alternative dispute resolution and avoidance, without having to engage in potentially damaging and costly Court proceedings.  However, when appropriate, Alistair will not hesitate to recommend such action and has extensive experience of all courts from County Court to Court of Appeal.

Areas of expertise

  • Disputes between cohabitating couples including applications under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (TOLATA)
  • Contentious Probate including claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 and challenges to the validity of Wills.
  • ADR / Mediation
  • Breach of contract and money claims in the High Court and County Court
  • Misrepresentation claims
  • Commercial claims

What Alistair’s client say

“Many thanks for your time and the great service you have provided to get this issue resolved.”
Client Quote

“Sound & quick advice on an issue that was quite fluid.  Understood a complex situation quickly.”
Client Quote 2018

Alistair’s work

Alistair has advised partners upon the distribution of a substantial portfolio following a breakdown in the relationship between the partners of a property management company;  advised a commercial tenant in dispute with their landlord involving numerous breach of lease terms, has advised the directors under a Joint Venture Agreement protecting the interests of overseas shareholders and has advised victims of “phishing” frauds