Alison Meacher > Chambers of PJ Kirby QC and Brie Stevens-Hoare QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of PJ Kirby QC and Brie Stevens-Hoare QC
Hardwicke
HARDWICKE BUILDING, NEW SQUARE, LINCOLN'S INN
LONDON
WC2A 3SB
England
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Position

Alison is a public and property law barrister. Her practice covers all aspects of housing, regeneration, contracting by, and with, local authorities, social welfare law, human rights – the provision of adult social care, residential landlord and tenant and real property, as well as TOLATA, probate and Inheritance Act disputes. Alison has particular expertise in the Court of Protection and applications under the Inherent jurisdiction, and often assists clients in matters concerning best interest decisions for adults who lack capacity, deprivation of liberty, deprivation of liberty safeguarding authorisations, appointment and revocation of welfare and financial deputies, protection for vulnerable capacitous adults and protection against forced marriage. She is regularly instructed by private individuals, local authorities and a wide range of other organisations such as social housing providers, care providers, charities and voluntary organisations for the purposes of litigation and general advisory work, including policy development and lawful decision making.

Career

Research assistant Brussels Annexe of the Corporate Department of Messrs; Taylor Wessing, volunteer at the AIRE Centre providing advisory work in areas of European Law and the European Convention of Human Rights; judicial assistant The International Tribunal of the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands; completed a stage at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg, as a JP Warner Scholar of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, and a stage of the Council of the European Union in Brussels.

Memberships

  • Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn (Euro Group committee member)
  • Court of Protection Practitioners Association (CoPPA, Chair of London Region),
  • Chancery Bar Association (ChBA)
  • Administrative Law Bar Association (ALBA)
  • Bar European Group (BEG)
  • Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP, affiliate member)

Education

  • College of Cardiff University of Wales (1997 LLB Joint Hons Law/Politics);
  • JP Warner Scholar (2000 Lincoln’s Inn);
  • Sarah Wadham Bursary (1999 Lincoln’s Inn).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Administrative and public law (including local government)

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Alison MeacherHardwickeWell regarded by instructing local authorities.

London Bar > Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police)

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Alison MeacherHardwickeExcellent at being able to analyse large volumes of information and present a concise argument.

London Bar > Social housing

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Alison MeacherHardwickeHer housing work is interlinked with welfare assistance issues, and also those concerning vulnerable adults.

London Bar > Court of Protection and community care

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Alison MeacherHardwickeHas an impressive ability to assimilate a large amount of information in a short space of time and to identify the core issues.