Alex Jamieson
  • A superb barrister. Impressive beyond his years, clever and with excellent judgement, he brings the skills of his criminal practice to this area.

    Legal 500 2021, Professional Disciplinary & Regulatory Law

  • He exudes an aura of control through his calm demeanour. His calmness and measured approach, allows him to engage with lay clients at ease, building respect and confidence with them quickly. Lay clients find his "no nonsense", "say it as it is" approach reassuring, as it provides clarity.

    Legal 500 2021, Crime

  • Alex has the gravitas of someone more senior than his years and his approach to cases is sensible, pragmatic, reasonable and thorough. He meticulously prepares all cases and will run all the possible legal arguments required taking advantage of lapses in procedure to exclude and challenge evidence. He is a class act and someone who can turn his hand to any case. He is popular with clients who find his manner approachable and his willingness to go the extra mile for a client is noteworthy.

    Legal 500 2021, Fraud

  • He has a controlled and measured approach...

    Legal 500 2020, Crime

  • A poised and persuasive advocate.

    Legal 500 2020, Professional Discipline

  • Hardworking, with a brilliant brain.

    Legal 500 2020, Fraud

  • He knows his cases inside out and impresses clients with his attention to detail.

    Legal 500 2018, Fraud

  • His preparation work is very detailed and he is very easy to get on with

    Legal 500 2018, Crime

  • Very bright and tactical, clients like him because of his relaxed manner

    Legal 500 2018

  • Incredibly knowledgeable in both regulatory cases and inquests.

    Legal 500, 2017

  • He has a very calming way with clients and explains difficult concepts in an easy-to-understand way

    Legal 500, 2017 (Fraud) - Leading Junior

  • He exudes confidence in an understated way.

    Legal 500 2017, Crime

  • Clients like his approachable style.

    Legal 500 2016, Fraud

  • He combines genuine legal acumen with a practical touch.

    Legal 500 2016, Crime

  • He has an eloquent and uncompromising approach.

    Legal 500 2016, Professional Discipline & Regulatory Law

Called 2007

Alex Jamieson


Alex is regarded as one of the country's leading junior barristers, practicing principally in the areas of: fraud; inquests and inquiries; regulatory law, and crime. He is one of the youngest appointees to the Attorney General’s panel of Special Advocates.

Directory Recommendations

  • "Hardworking, with a brilliant brain." Legal 500, 2020 (Fraud)
  • "A poised and persuasive advocate." Legal 500, 2020 (Professional Discipline)
  • "He has a controlled and measured approach..." Legal 500, 2020 (Crime)
  • "He knows his cases inside-out and impresses with his attention to detail. He is very bright and tactical, clients like him because of his relaxed manner." Legal 500, 2019
  • “He exudes confidence in an understated way." Legal 500, 2018
  • “He has an eloquent and uncompromising approach, combining genuine legal acumen with a practical touch.” Legal 500, 2017

Practice Overview

Alex is a tenacious and results-driven advocate. The hallmarks of his practice are forensic analysis; strategic advice; and uncompromising advocacy. The unifying feature of his broad specialism is in assisting those who find themselves on the wrong-end of significant State intervention.

As a Special Advocate, Alex has the necessary security clearance represent individuals in closed proceedings dealing in matters of national security, whether before SIAC or any other tribunal.

He often called upon to represent interested persons in inquest and inquiry proceedings (both families and those under scrutiny). He is currently instructed to represent the bereaved families of those killed in the Manchester Arena Bombing Public Inquiry. He also recently represented the family a young soldier who died at the notorious “Deepcut” barracks, both in proceedings before the High Court and at the re-inquest.

Alex has many years of experience in the litigation of allegations of fraud and of serious organised crime. He tends to be particularly sought after where factually and legally complex allegations are concerned.

As well as providing courtroom representation, Alex advises individuals and corporates, particularly in the areas of regulatory compliance and investigations. Recent clients have included international sporting bodies and household-name corporates.

Alex can accept Direct Public Access instruction.

Selected Lectures and Publications

  • Human Rights and Benefit Calculations – Address to the Criminal Law Friendly Society
  • Unexplained Wealth Orders – 25 Bedford Row Fraud Group Bulletin
  • Impairment, Sanction & the Public Interest – Address to the General Dental Council
  • Approaching the Inquest from the Regulatory Perspective - Address to the Royal College of Nurses
  • The Regulation of Health & Social Provisions Bill
  • The Criminal Liability of Companiesfor PLC

Professional Memberships

  • Young Fraud Lawyers
  • Fraud Lawyer’s Association
  • Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers
  • CyberCrime Practitioners Association


  • MA (Cantab) in Law, Jesus College, Cambridge