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Background

Alexander Mellis

Call: 2013

"Alexander is a clever barrister with great insights into complex cases. He has a compendious knowledge of CPR and is a very strong performer in relation to claims where fraud is alleged"

Legal 500 2023

Alexander practices in Personal Injury and Employment law.  This gives Alexander particular insight and strength when dealing with issues that overlap between the two areas.

Within his Personal Injury practice Alexander accepts instructions that fall within the Intermediate or Multi tracks, acting for both claimants and defendants.

In Employment Alexander accepts instructions not only within the traditional sphere of the Employment Tribunal, but also matters that are litigated within the civil courts, such as injunctions, and investigatory work.

Alexander sits as a Deputy District Judge in the County Court.

Expertise

Personal Injury

Alexander is instructed in cases of Multi Track and Intermediate Track value arising from road traffic, public and workplace accidents. Many of Alexander’s cases involve dealing with brain injuries, both in cases acting as a junior but also when acting in cases as sole counsel.

Alexander’s dual practice ensures he has particular strength when dealing with employment related issues. This is especially notable for dealing with issues surrounding disability status, vital to considering loss of earnings for Ogden purposes.

Alexander is ranked in the Legal 500 for Personal Injury work in the Midlands Region.

Catastrophic Injury

Alexander is increasingly instructed in cases of significant value. These involve the usual array of catastrophic injuries, including brain injuries, amputations, orthopaedic injuries, psychological injuries and fatalities.

Notable Personal Injury Cases


N & N v M & AXA Insurance

secured finding of fundamental dishonesty against a claimant after discontinuance at trial following his evidence. Involved consideration of process for pursuing the issue where multiple claimants discontinue but only one has given evidence.


S v M Bar

drafting counter schedule of loss and specific disclosure application in occupiers’ claim to reply to excessive care claim. Claim discontinued soon after.


T & L v C

acting for 2 claimants, occupancy concerns at trial defeated.


W v I

advising nurse injured in road traffic accident, claim settled for £120,000 net of interim payments and CRU


C v G Tyres Ltd

£150,000 settlement net of interim and CRU achieved at joint settlement meeting. Included consideration of whether the Claimant was ‘disabled’ for the purposes of Ogden calculations and future loss of earnings.


Employment

Alexander acts for both claimants and respondents within the Employment Tribunal. He also accepts instructions for employment related issues in the civil courts, including injunction work.

The cross-over between Alexander’s practice areas means he is entirely familiar with all issues arising from the Civil Procedure Rules. A particular strength is dealing with employment related claims inappropriately brought within the County Court.

Alexander also accepts instructions to conduct investigation work. This is of particular use where the appointment of an external third party is desirable to ensure transparency and maintain faith in an investigatory, grievance or disciplinary process.

Related News, Resources and Events

News


No5’s Personal Injury Group host Intermediate Track works in practice: All you need to Know at new Birmingham office

No5 Barristers Chambers hosted Laura Daly, Alex Davenport and the Birmingham Law Society for a breakfast seminar. Steven Fisher and Alex Mellis deliver an insight…

Past Events


Employment Update Seminar – Birmingham

The No5 Employment Group invites you to attend our Spring Seminar at our new office at 103 Colmore Row in Birmingham. Talks will cover topics…

View all related news

    
  • Harmsworth Scholar, Middle Temple
  • Personal Injury Bar Association
  • Employment Lawyers Association
  • Birmingham Law Society Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence Committee
  • Deputy District Judge
  • BPTC ‘Very Competent’, Kaplan Law School
  • LLB(Hons) First Class, University Of Durham
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Related News, Resources and Events

News


No5’s Personal Injury Group host Intermediate Track works in practice: All you need to Know at new Birmingham office

No5 Barristers Chambers hosted Laura Daly, Alex Davenport and the Birmingham Law Society for a breakfast seminar. Steven Fisher and Alex Mellis deliver an insight…

Past Events


Employment Update Seminar – Birmingham

The No5 Employment Group invites you to attend our Spring Seminar at our new office at 103 Colmore Row in Birmingham. Talks will cover topics…

View all related news

Clerk Team

Geoff Carr

Director of Clerking (London)

geoffc@no5.com

07852 317495

Danny Griffiths

Director of Clerking (Birmingham)

danielg@no5.com

07960 831815

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