Expertise

Alasdair is acknowledged as one of the leading boardroom advisers in the country and is renowned for his work with many corporate household names in the FTSE marketplace. He specialises in advising the boards of public companies as well as a large list of senior public company directors on remuneration and termination packages. He has also advised many management teams on their equity participation and remuneration terms in substantial private equity transactions. Furthermore, he has a reputation with clients for adding value by using his experience and expertise to take the problem off their shoulders.

Alasdair also has a strong reputation for advising on commercial disputes involving corporate, commercial and litigation expertise. During 2012/13 he acted as special adviser to the board of a FTSE 100 company in relation to its conduct of a major high profile Serious Fraud Office (SFO) investigation.

Alasdair's corporate clients have included Amey plc, BHA, Brakes Bros Ltd, British Waterways (now Canal and River Trust), Cable & Wireless plc, Cheviot Asset Management Ltd, Diageo plc, Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation plc, The Giraffe Group LLC, HS1 Ltd, J Sainsbury plc, Jefferies, Kurt Geiger, The Miller Group, Monitise plc, NewSmith Capital Partners LLP, Old Mutual plc, Premier Farnell plc, Savills, Tate & Lyle, Toscafund Asset Management LLP, Travelodge Group, United Utilities plc, WHSmith plc, William Hill and Workspace Group plc.

Testimonials

"Alasdair Simpson is “pragmatic and straightforward” and “represents his clients' interests well." He maintains a formidable reputation for his advice to company directors on remuneration and termination packages.” Chambers UK (2013)

Professional memberships
  • Employment Lawyers Association
  • Industrial Law Society
  • Employment Law Alliance
Education
  • Year qualified: 1967
  • The College of Law (now The University of Law), London -Law Society Finals (1967)
  • UCL – LLB Law (1964)