Called to the Bar in 2011
Inn: Lincolns Inn
Practice Areas: Crime, Family
2011: Bar Professional Training Course, The College of Law (Birmingham)
2010: Graduate Diploma in Law, The College of Law (Manchester)
2009: BA(Hons) Philosophy, Sheffield University
Alex joined Chambers in 2013 as a third six having successfully completed a common law pupillage in Manchester. Alex has developed his practice specialising in Crime and Family. More recently Alex has developed his experience of Regulation and accepts instructions in these areas.
Alex’s approach is to provide realistic advice tailored to the client in an accessible way. This is backed up by strong advocacy skills in court and in depth knowledge of the law. His experience of a broad range of legal areas makes him well placed to understand the ramifications that one set of proceedings may have in other areas of a client’s life.
Alex has extensive experience of Criminal Law. He appears for both the Crown and the Defence. Alex receives instructions in the full range of criminal offences including serious drugs and violence cases.
R v P - The Crown Court at Wood Green - Defends in a case of possession with intent to supply class A drugs. Following a hung jury the Prosecution seek retrial at which an acquittal is secured.
R v E - The Crown Court at Basildon - Successfully prosecutes a s18 chemical attack involving an alkaline substance.
R v A - The Crown Court at Chelmsford - Successfully prosecuted a trial involving £3million cocaine importation.
R v G - The Crown Court at Kingston - Successfully defends a case of false accounting and theft from employer following abuse of process submissions mid trial.
R v T - The Crown Court at Snaresbrook - Successfully prosecutes a £84,000 benefit fraud claim spanning multiple years.
R v W - The Crown Court at Maidstone- Defends in a s20 which is dismissed following successful application to dismiss.
R v G - The Crown Court at Maidstone - Instructed to defend in a dangerous driving trial in which the Prosecution offer no evidence following abuse of process submissions.
R v S - The Crown Court at Canterbury - Instructed to defend in a trial involving serious violence where Defendant is unfit to plead.
R v B - The Crown Court at Maidstone - Secures acquittal in sexual assault trial where the Defendant required an intermediary owing to significant learning difficulties and Asperger’s.
Since completing his pupillage Alex has maintained instructions in Family cases. Alex is presently regularly instructed in care and private law cases. In care cases Alex acts for both Local Authorities and Parents encompassing the full range of proceedings. When instructed in Private Law cases Alex appears for parents and can provide advice and representation at any stage in proceedings.
Alex completed 9 months seconded to the General Pharmaceutical Council. This saw him embedded in the regional teams as a Professionals Regulation Lawyer providing advice at all stages of a case and presenting them in Court. Alex is adept at drafting, advising, and representing in Regulatory Law. This experience also saw Alex appear on behalf of the General Pharmaceutical Council before the High Court. Alex is open to instructions in Regulatory cases for both Regulatory bodies and Registrants.