Alexander Bailey

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Alexander is currently undertaking a specialist Business & Property Pupillage.
During his Pupillage, Alexander has assisted members of Chambers on a broad range of Commercial and Chancery matters. The work Alexander has undertaken has included issues related to:
• Contractual construction;
• Contractual rectification;
• Professional Negligence;
• Guarantees;
• PPI;
• Insolvency;
• Unincorporated Associations;
• Property, including TOLATA and Trusts of the Family Home;
• Estoppel (Proprietary and Promissory);
• The Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975;
• Will validity claims, including issues relating to the enforceability of Mutual Wills;
• Construction; and
• Issues relating to the enforceability of terms within Disclosure Letters.
Alexander has also assisted members of Chambers in the County Court and High Court, and shadowed Members of Chambers in the Court of Appeal.
Prior to joining No5, Alexander completed the BCL at the University of Oxford (Christ Church) and completed his LLB at Keele University.
Alexander also spent a year as a fulltime Debt Adviser at the Citizens Advice, whereby he provided free legal advice to individuals experiencing financial issues. The focus of much of Alexander’s work was the provision of advice relating to insolvency and the consequences, both legal and personal, of pursuing the various insolvency options. After examining lay clients’ financial circumstances and objectives, Alexander provided detailed verbal and written legal advice, with recommendations made as to which option would be best suited to that particular client. A further part of the role was negotiating with creditors on behalf of lay clients, and making representations on their behalf where necessary, which often related to the enforceability of debts.
Career Prior to Law
Prior to changing to a career in law, Alexander completed a Level 2 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery.
After then spending some time working in the hospitality industry, Alexander moved to Australia where he lived for two years. Whilst in Australia, he continued his work in the hospitality industry and also worked on a vineyard, Glenmoore, in Margaret River, whereby he worked alongside the fifth generation owner, to make wine.
Throughout his journey into Law, Alexander has continued to undertake bespoke joinery projects, both for personal use, and as paid commissions. Past projects have included an oak desk, and a summer house which Alexander now uses to work in, when working from home.
Lord Denning Scholarship
Lord Neuberger Prize
Advocacy Scholarship (Maximum Award)
Opinion Writing (Highest Grade in the Region, and Second Highest Nationally out of over 800 students)
Undergraduate Degree
The Maxwell Law Prize (as the highest ranked Law Finalist in a cohort of 212)
The Michael Whincup Award for the best overall performance in Year 2 Law
The MFG Solicitors Prize for the Law Student of the Year at Keele University (given for outstanding academic ability and wider contribution to the Law School)
The Vice Chancellors Commendation Award (first Keele undergraduate chosen to be the recipient of this prize, whilst also being the sole undergraduate in 2019 to be given the award. Alexander remains the only Law Student to be awarded this prize, to date)
The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
BCL, Christ Church, University of Oxford (Courses undertaken: Restitution of Unjust Enrichment, Commercial Remedies, Business Taxation in a Global Economy and International Law of the Sea)
Law LLB (Hons) - Keele University (1st, Ranked first in year out of 212)
 BPTC (Very Competent)