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.
- "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
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 Companies – for PLC
- Young Fraud Lawyers
- Fraud Lawyer’s Association
- Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers
- CyberCrime Practitioners Association
- MA (Cantab) in Law, Jesus College, Cambridge