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Alisdair Butler


Practice Overview

With a solid background in business working in industries varying from construction to clothing and textiles, industries fraught with disputes, Alisdair has been able to refine his skills to ensure good contract administration is followed with efficient and realistic critical paths.  He believes these are the first steps towards avoiding dispute but seeing many firms and individuals go through messy legal proceedings (and being able to help during these processes) Alisdair decided to become involved with mediation in a more official capacity training with the ADR Group.  Alisdair also has business experience in insurance disputes, property, planning and construction.



Professional Background

Having studied design at The London Institute, Alisdair went straight into business and quickly became successful in the clothing industry pursuing manufacture, retail and design businesses.  He was heavily involved on the Board of the Nottingham and Derbyshire Clothing and Textiles Association (NADCAT) and this involvement was integral to expanding networks in these areas.  


In addition Alisdair has also created a thriving property development business as well as assisting other developers in their work.  A move towards interiors and building design saw progressing business in the construction field.  This experience has led Alisdair to become very adept at handling quite complex negotiations in these fields, especially as some of his experience with property negotiation and business has been in the USA, Spain and the UK with special links to Gibraltar.


Alisdair has had a long history with the Federation of Master Builders and recognition from the Family Business Awards.  



Other Experience

Alisdair also has a lot of experience in the insurance industry, particularly insurance claims and has helped many claimants and insurers negotiate successful outcomes on numerous occasions. 


Planning negotiation and feasibility study are areas where Alisdair has streamlined methods and approaches for successful applications and projects.  This is combined with a skill for architectural design and smooth delivery of the final product. 


Alisdair is a Committee member for the Mapperley Park Open Gardens charity where he is involved in all aspects of marketing and social media.  He has been involved with many other fundraisers. 




“Alisdair has been invaluable in negotiating my insurance claim after a particularly troublesome experience.” Mrs J Page


“He (Alisdair) invested considerable personal energy and time in ensuring that we were happy with the projected outcome.”  Mr M Blois



Personal Interests

Alisdair is married with two children, he is a keen Ice Hockey enthusiast both watching and to a lesser extent participating. A keen scuba diver at a professional level, travel is naturally a great interest.  He is also an AMOC member, Nottingham Civic Society member and member of the Old Nottinghamians’ Society.


Areas of Specialism

  • Construction
  • Insurance
  • Property

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