Alexander Barbour

Call 2017

Alex Barbour


Alex is regularly instructed in Magistrates’ Court and Crown Court proceedings. He is listed on the CPS Advocate Panel for general crime, level 1.

Since becoming a tenant in chambers, Alex has also achieved multiple successes in the Court of Appeal, where he has been commended for his advocacy. Notably, in R v Mahmood [2018] EWCA Crim 2746, Alex successfully appealed the sentence of his client in a case involving multiple conspiracies to supply drugs and 11 defendants, following a two-day sentencing hearing.

He is also increasingly being instructed to conduct trials in the Crown Court.

Alex accepts instructions in the practice areas of criminal and regulatory law.


During pupillage, Alex spent time on secondment to Birmingham City Council. He has continued to grow his regulatory practice with regular instructions in areas such as noise, waste, food hygiene, trading standards, licensing, financial regulation and prosecutions under the Education Act 1996.


LLB (Hons), Law, University of Birmingham – First Class
BPTC, University of Law – Very Competent
Albion Richardson Award, Gray’s Inn
Lady Barber Prize for Mooting, University of Birmingham
Camm Cup Mooting Competition Winner 2015/16, University of Birmingham

Appointments and Memberships

The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn

Criminal Bar Association