Alex graduated with a First Class Degree, after which he studied for a Masters at the University of Oxford. He is also a Registered Mediator with the Civil Mediation Council. Alex accepts instructions to mediate disputes in all business and property cases, but also cases that have quasi regulatory or other aspects. His experience in mediations is on cases about financial services and banking, fraudulent misrepresentation, and partnership disputes, as well as trusts cases.
Alex appreciates that parties coming to mediations have commercial or emotional incentives to pursue litigation, but prides himself on allowing parties to reflect on what is truly important to them. Such realisations often assist in parties coming to a compromise which both sides can abide.
Alex’s mediations take place at No 5 Chambers facilities, which includes large rooms for joint sessions and individual rooms for the parties and their legal teams.
At the Bar, Alex has a broad business and property practice, advising large corporations and businesses, as well as individuals. He has experience of running high value cases in the High Court and the County Court, as well as appearing in the First Tier Tribunal. Additionally, Alex advises in conferences or in writing, drafts statements of case, and provides strategic advice about the conduct of cases generally.
Before becoming a barrister, Alex gained experience in the financial world. He worked for JP Morgan Chase in the remediation project, based in Canary Wharf and the City of London. He worked closely with investment and merchant bankers, so understands the financial world. He also was at Lloyds Bank, dealing with Interest Rate Hedging Products, under a Financial Conduct Authority mandated review.
During Bar School Alex was a paralegal in a leading London criminal law firm, which meant he has represented individuals accused of criminal offences across London police stations. Much of this work was about criminal financial fraud cases, which has much application to his business and property practice.
Outside of the Bar, Alex is a Trustee of the Birmingham and Midland Institute, and the Leader of Birmingham Central Read Easy, an organisation that teaches adults to learn to read. He also runs, with the Barcelona Marathon being his most recent achievement.
Lee Jones v Shropshire Council (2021) unreported
Duchy Farm Kennels Limited v Graham William Steels  EWHC 1208 (QB)
The leading case on the consequences of breaching a confidentiality clause of an employment settlement agreement.
Ceredigion County Council v Robinson and Ors  EWHC 3425 (Admin)
R v Hilson and McCarthy  EWHC 1110 (Admin)
A case about the sufficiency of evidence to found a conviction for harassment
Middle Temple Lord Diplock Scholar, 2012
Coleshill Foundation Award, 2012
Middle Temple Queen Mother’s School, 2014
Kaplan Advocacy Scholar, 2014
Committee Member, Midlands Chancery and Commercial Bar Association
Chancery Bar Association
Registered Mediator, Civil Mediation Council
Master of Studies, Oxford University, 2011
BA(Hons) First Class, Newcastle University, 2009
Masters in International Development, Universitat de Pompa Fabra, Barcelona, 2023