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Senior Practice Manager:
Abdul Hafeez

Practice Group Clerks:
Craig Wain

Lucas Bennett
Gavin John
Chris Graham

Chief Executive & Director of Clerking
Tony McDaid

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Alex Cisneros Public Law

Before joining the Bar, Alex worked in New Delhi on prison reform across India. He was the principle researcher to the Director of an international NGO and contributed to a national report which lead to a reform in the law. He later worked in the House of Lords as legal researcher to the current Secretary-General of the Commonwealth. 

Court of Protection

Alex practises in both the health/welfare and property/financial affairs jurisdictions of the court. He receives instructions from a range of clients including the Office of the Public Guardian, family members, deputies and private individuals.

Prison law 

Alex accepts instructions in prison law matters and regularly acts in complicated cases before the Parole Board. He has represented individuals, including particularly vulnerable prisoners, at various stages of the parole process. 

He has experience of advising on prospects of success prior to issuing Judicial Review proceedings. He also advises prisoners in relation to civil applications. 

Education law

Alex accepts instructions in education law. During pupillage he gained exposure to school and university discipline and complaints. He has also been instructed by the Office of Qualifications and Examination Regulation and the Department of Education in relation to various education matters.

Alex has also got experience of pursuing harassment injunctions on behalf of public bodies and schools.

Housing law

Alex has an interest in representing tenants in relation to possession proceedings and unlawful eviction matters.

QUALIFICATIONS                                                                               

Bar Professional Training Course, City University

LLB (Hons) Law, The University of Exeter

MEMBERSHIPS                                                                                   

Middle Temple Major Scholar

Human Rights Lawyers’ Association

Associate Fellow of the Royal Commonwealth Society

NOTABLE CASES                                                                              

Parole Board:

PC [2018]: Parole Board hearing leading to a judicial review following a negative decision regarding a progressive move to open conditions.

CL [2017]: A successful application for a progressive move to open conditions involving a vulnerable client with mental health difficulties.

ZK [2017]: Hearing on behalf of a trans prisoner seeking release following completion of various courses.

TB [2017]: Hearing before the Parole Board on behalf of a trans prisoner seeking a progressive move to a more appropriate prison for her gender.

Other cases:

Grenfell Inquiry: Alex worked for three months on a document review exercise in preparation for the high-profile Grenfell Inquiry.

OFQUAL: Alex was instructed by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation to assist with a consultation regarding an amendment to the IT GCSE.