Lawyer, Leaseholder and Cladding Campaigner
Alison is a Senior Associate (Solicitor Advocate) at Slater & Gordon Lawyers. She is personally affected by the cladding scandal/ building safety crisis, following the purchase of a lease to a 1 bedroomed flat in St Albans. The building underwent some intrusive surveys in 2020 following the Government’s change of regulations post-Grenfell and it was found to have flammable cladding (HPL) in addition to flammable insulation (Kingspan K15), missing firebreaks and flammable materials on the balconies.
Following discovery of these defects, Alison has been heavily involved in campaigning in the cladding/building safety crisis on both a local and national level and has been featured in a number of national newspaper articles and on the BBC News. She was also featured in a film which was projected onto the Houses of Parliament which was arranged by the “End our Cladding Scandal” Campaign Group and has been involved with a number of protests, including the national “Leaseholders Together” rally which took place in Parliament Square in September 2021.
Alison has also been strongly engaged in advocating for the enshrining of Leaseholders’ rights into legislation (and in particular the Building Safety Bill) and gave oral evidence to the Government’s public bill committee at the House of Commons. She has been in regular contact with national campaign groups “End our Cladding Scandal” and the “UK Cladding Action Group” as well as the “Polluter Pays” team who have been working alongside Government and Parliamentary Counsel, Daniel Greenberg with regards to amendments to the Building Safety Bill which have now been tabled in the House of Lords. Alison is passionate about achieving justice for Leaseholders, in addition to ensuring that trust and faith is restored in the industry.