- BPP Manchester, 'Outstanding' Grade (Bar Practitioners Training Course) ranked in the top 5 of cohort
- Liverpool John Moores University, 1st Class Honours (LL.B Hons Law) ranked in the top 5 of cohort
- Inner Temple Prize for Outstanding BPTC Performance
- Major Exhibition Award, Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, 2014
- Winner, Essex Court Chambers English Speaking Union Mooting Competition 2016
Areas of Work
- Civil Litigation
Alexander became a member of Chambers in 2017 after successful completion of pupillage under the supervision of Mark Chester. He now has a busy common law practice with particular emphasis on personal injury and civil actions against the police (principally for police authorities).
Before coming to the Bar Alex had experience working within the UK's largest employment law consultancy firm. Through his experience Alex is already familiar with picking up complex cases at short notice and has a particular ability to digest large amounts of information quickly and delivering effective performances at trial thereafter.
Before achieving an outstanding on the Bar Practitioners Training Course at Manchester BPP, Alex read law at Liverpool John Moores University. Throughout his time at LJMU Alex achieved numerous accolades for his mooting ability, in particular being selected as the national winner of the Essex Court Chambers English Speaking Union Mooting Competition at the Royal Courts of Justice, London in July 2016 by a panel of Judges chaired by Lord Justice Beatson.
Alex grew up in Lancashire and enjoys the outdoors, he regularly challenges himself by taking part in road races or navigating the hills and mountains of the UK. Alex's next challenge is to conquer the national 3 peaks (Snowdon, Scaffel Pike and Ben Nevis) within 24 hours.
Alex is regularly instructed to appear in small claims and fast track trials for personal injury cases and credit hire matters. He has also dealt with some contractual disputes.
He regularly appears for both Claimants and Defendants in County Court proceedings, including stage 3 protocol hearings, infant approvals, disposals, costs and case management hearings and allocation hearings. Further, Alex has increasingly dealt with pre-action disclosure applications and third-party disclosure applications.
Alex is often instructed to advice in cases of substantial value and complexity dealing with issues of quantum, liability and causation in all areas of employer liability/occupier liability and road traffic accident claims. Most recently Alex has advised on a multi-jurisdictional and procedurally complex claim where an employee was injured abroad.
Alex has experience in drafting Statements of Case, including Particulars of Claim, Schedules of Loss and Defences. He is also asked on a regular basis to draft Part 35 questions to experts and draft applications on behalf of solicitor clients with supporting witness statements.
Alex usually responds to request for paperwork within 14 days, but is able to accommodate tighter deadlines on request.
Alex regularly advises police forces on civil actions being brought against them. Most recently Alex represented a police force in a 3-day Multi-Track trial in the County Court. Following 3 days of evidence the claims were dismissed. Alex has first-hand experience of dealing with litigants in person in claims against the police.
Alex has an in depth understanding of representing businesses of varying size and industry in a wide range of employment tribunal matters inclusive of complex multi-day discrimination and whistleblowing cases. Alex has taken on several employment pro-bono cases for Claimants with great success, his most recent case having settled for a five-figure sum prior to the preliminary hearing.
Alex is also interested in Regulatory work having advised a number of Care Homes and other businesses in the regulatory sector.