Alex Di Francesco
  • Alex oozes class and confidence with the intelligence to back it up.

    Legal 500 2024, Crime

  • He is a firm and persuasive advocate with an element of charm to compliment it.

    Legal 500 2024, Crime

  • In court, Alex is fearless, tenacious, forceful and his legal arguments provoke thought. He is always thoroughly-prepared, tactically-astute.

    Legal 500 2023

  • A master of his brief.

    Legal 500 2023

  • Alex is a gifted advocate. He is fearless and his cross-examination can be devastating.

    Legal 500 2022

  • Excellent advocacy, his legal arguments are extremely persuasive, a very bright mind who is not afraid to challenge the opposition.

    Legal 500 2021

  • He has a fighter's spirit.

    Legal 500 2021

  • Charming and authoritative in and out of court.

    Legal 500 2020

Called 2008

Alex Di Francesco


Alex is a leading criminal junior who defends those accused of serious crime and professional misconduct.

Alex is instructed as leading counsel in cases alleging serious organised crime, financial crime, the distribution of controlled drugs and modern slavery.

Alex represents professionals before their regulators, interested persons in the Coroner’s Court and core participants in public inquiries. 

He has appeared in the High Court and the Court of Appeal. The Court of Appeal having described his submissions as elegant and persuasive.


  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Southern Eastern Circuit

Scholarships and Prizes

  • 2012 Middle Temple Keble Advanced International Advocacy Course Scholar
  • 2008 Harmsworth Scholar, Middle Temple
  • 2007 Lloyd Jacob Memorial Award


  • 2008 BVC, BPP Law School
  • 2007 GDL, BBP Law School
  • 2005 MSC, The London School of Economics
  • 2002 BA, Birmingham University