Recognised as one of the country's leading junior barristers in three separate areas of specialism: Crime, Professional Discipline and Regulatory Law & Fraud (including Money Laundering and Asset Forfeiture).
Alex is exclusively sought after in cases of true seriousness and complexity. In court, he is known as being both charming and uncompromising and is tenacious in the pursuit of his clients interests.
Alex has particular expertise in defending in cases of alleged fraud and significant financial wrongdoing. Early in his career Alex completed secondments to the Serious Fraud Office, the Financial Regulatory Authority and HMRC, giving him early insight in the investigation and presentation of fraud and fiscal crime of global scope. This platform has give Alex thorough and wide-ranging expertise and experience. As well as trial representation, Alex has advised large corporate entities, particularly in the areas of bribery and regulatory compliance. Confiscation and asset forfeiture are areas of real strength.
Alex acts in matters of serious and organised general crime where recent and current instructions include murder, people trafficking, armed robbery, serious sexual offences and driving offences.
A significant portion of Alex's practice concerns the regulatory landscape of professional discipline. He is sought after to present and defend in discipline proceedings against healthcare and other professionals charge with the most serious misconduct (which has included dishonesty, assault of patients and attempted killing). Experienced in matters concerning Police conduct.
Alex's crime and healthcare practices have dovetailed into the development of a particular expertise in the conduct of inquests. He is frequently instructed to represent interested persons before the Coroner (both families and those under scrutiny), and has significant experience of enhanced Article 2 inquests.
Alex accepts instructions in extradition proceedings and Judicial Review.
Alex can accept Direct Public Access instruction.
Lectures and Publications
- Impairment, Sanction & the Public Interest - GDC 2016
- Approaching the Inquest from the Regulatory Perspective - 2015
- The Regulation of Health & Social Provisions Bill - 2014
- The Criminal Liability of Companies - 2012
- Young Fraud Lawyers
- Criminal Bar Association
- Extradition Lawyers Association
- CyberCrime Practitioners Association
- MA (Cantab) in Law, Jesus College, Cambridge University