Alex joined Chambers in 2020 upon successful completion of his pupillage. As a pupil, he was supervised by Hugh Miall, Adam Cloherty, Daniel Warents, and Edward Cumming QC, and gained variety of commercial and chancery experience.
Alex appears regularly in the County Court and the High Court, and is developing a practice across all of Chambers’ core practice areas. He welcomes instructions in any of those areas, including insolvency and commercial disputes, civil fraud, company law, trusts, and probate litigation.
Alex has a number of years’ experience working as a civil and commercial litigator in law firms. He was admitted as solicitor in 2017, and worked in the Commercial Litigation team at Blake Morgan LLP until he joined Chambers as a pupil in 2019. His first-hand experience of the demands placed on solicitors, and their clients’ need for clear and practical advice, enables him to work effectively with those who instruct him.
Examples of Alex’s recent work include
- On behalf of an airfield owner, successfully obtaining summary judgment and orders for removal in Walton Family Estates Ltd & Ors v GJD Services Ltd & Ors  EWHC 88 (Comm), a multi-jurisdictional claim in trespass against the owners of various aircraft (led by Adam Cloherty). The case involved an intersection between the law of trespass and involuntary bailment. Subsequently (as sole Counsel) successfully resisting an application to vary the judge’s order and securing an award of indemnity costs: Walton Family Estates Ltd & Ors v GJD Services Ltd & Ors  EWHC 464 (Comm) (now cited in the White Book).
- Acting for the Claimants in a claim to challenge a will, on the basis of lack of capacity and/or want of knowledge and approval, as well as certain of the deceased’s inter vivos transactions (led by Edward Cumming QC).
- Appearing in the County Court and High Court in personal and corporate insolvency proceedings, including bankruptcy petitions and applications to set aside statutory demands.
- Advising a professional trustee in relation to an offshore claim against them concerning alleged failures to safeguard the trust property (namely shares in a company registered in a different jurisdiction) (led by Andrew Holden).
- Acting for an art collector in a cross-jurisdictional claim against their art advisers concerning secret commissions, breach of fiduciary duty, and negligent advice concerning the acquisition of various artworks.
- Advising individual and trustee investors on claims against the providers of offshore “investment wrapper” insurance policies, in respect of secret commissions paid to the investors’ financial advisers (with Edward Cumming QC and Tim Sherwin).
- Successfully representing a vulnerable freeholder, who had failed to attend the trial of their possession claim, in an application to set aside the resulting order and obtain a new trial (pro bono).
- Representing an adult child of ‘P’ in contested Court of Protection proceedings regarding whether P lacks capacity to manage an international property portfolio and, if so, who should be appointed as their deputy.
As a pupil, assisting Hugh Miall at the six-day trial of an unfair prejudice petition (George v McCarthy  EWHC 2939 (Ch)).
Alex has completed Advocate’s “25 for 25” challenge by completing over 25 hours of pro bono work in 2022.