Allistar is the head of our Sports Law team, and provides advice on legal, administration and governance issues which are uniquely sporting related. In sports law, Allistar advises on:

  • anti-doping and sports medical issues;
  • resolution of sports law disputes;
  • sports tribunals, member protection and employee investigations;
  • media, marketing and event management issues;
  • governance, constitutional and structural issues;
  • commercial law including contracts and leasing;
  • intellectual property and information and communications technology;
  • workplace management and employment matters; and
  • insurance in sports issues.

Allistar is also a lawyer with our Government Advisory team. He has held high-level security clearances. Allistar provides legal advice on:

  • contracts, commercial and company law;
  • workplace management and legislation;
  • administrative and public service law and probity;
  • defence force and associated laws;
  • aviation law and aircraft accident investigation law;
  • privacy and Freedom of Information; as well as
  • information technology, IT security and communications law.

Allistar began his career flying high-performance aircraft for the Air Force for 6 years. He then changed direction, gaining degrees in economics and law, before becoming a merchant banker. This led Allistar into private practice as a barrister, where he specialised in, amongst other things, contracts, securities, company and commercial law, banking and finance, and property law.

He then rejoined the Air Force as a Reserve Legal Officer. During this time, Allistar accumulated further expertise in the areas of defence law, administrative law, public sector law, aviation law, international law and the law of armed conflict, providing advice to those at the highest levels of the Australian Defence Force.

In the late 1990s, Allistar was a founding director of an IT Security company which won a major federal government tender. With both board and senior executive roles, Allistar was fundamental in growing the company from 3 to more than 110 employees within 2 years.

In relation to sport, Allistar has been closely involved as player, administrator or coach for more than 50 years.  He knows what it’s like to participate in the contest, to prepare a team for grand finals, to organise a competition.  He has dealt with the myriad legal, administration, governance and other issues which are uniquely related to sports.

Allistar has a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Queensland. He also has a Graduate Diploma of Sports Law (Melbourne University). Allistar is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the ACT Law Society.

Areas of Expertise

  • Dispute resolution
  • Corporate entities and governance
  • All aspects of commercial law and litigation
  • Employment law and investigations
  • Privacy and freedom of information
  • IT and IT security

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I have not had the best experiences with solicitors. I must say though that I’m impressed with the service that Caitlin Meers and Allistar Twigg have provided. In this defamation case, you’ve been knowledgeable, prompt, and efficient; and I’d be happy to recommend your firm.

Martin Leonard (Defamation)

10 May 2018

As the official legal partner of Canberra United, Snedden Hall & Gallop continually offers quality service and advice across a number of areas.

Regardless of the challenge we face or advice we seek, Snedden Hall & Gallop provides a service that gives us peace of mind that our matters will be supported with the highest professional standard and a genuine care for our interests

Phil Brown, CEO, Capital Football (Sports Law)

24 November 2017

It was such a pleasure to be able to work with a professional who was committed to listening to us and understanding our needs.

Allistar Twigg provided expert legal advice in a friendly and respectful manner. On top of all that, he pulled out all stops to meet what were our extremely tight deadlines on the final document delivery.

Just can’t fault the service!

C Campbell-Wood, General Manager, Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre (Business)

18 May 2017