Alistair Rustemeyer


Alistair is a member of the firm’s Dispute Resolution Team in Brighton and Hove and has more than two decades experience of managing and resolving disputes of a complex and high value nature.  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.

He has also 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.

Alistair’s Clients

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

He is also a member of the firm’s Healthcare and care home sector group and works with care home owners to provide solutions to funding arrears and cash flow issues.

Experience and approach

Alistair has previously worked for City firm Clyde & Co and has first hand experience of managing large and commercially sensitive disputes between organisations.  Alistair’s approach is to support clients by considering all options available to them whilst ensuring that often complex issues are explained in simple and straightforward terms.

The result is that clients are able to easily understand the options open to them whilst being guided on the best route available to resolve disputes swiftly and economically.  Clients often comment that they benefit from City level expertise at regional rates that deliver effective results and value for money.

Areas of Expertise

•    High value commercial disputes;
•    Partnership & shareholder disputes;
•    Contractual disputes;
•    Professional negligence;
•    Misrepresentation claims;
•    Will & inheritance claims;
•   Land claims and property litigation including landlord & tenant (Alistair is a member of the Property Litigation Association);

What Alistair’s clients say

“Many thanks for your time and the great service you have provided to get this issue resolved.”
Client Quote – 2016

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