Alexander Barbour Crime

Call: 2017


Alex completed a specialist criminal pupillage under the supervision of Tom Walkling between October 2017 and October 2018.

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


  • LLB (Hons), Law, University of Birmingham – First Class
  • BPTC, University of Law – Very Competent

Scholarships and prizes:

  • Albion Richardson Award, Gray’s Inn
  • Lady Barber Prize for Mooting, University of Birmingham
  • Camm Cup Mooting Competition Winner 2015/16, University of Birmingham

Membership of Professional Organisations:

  • The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn
  • Criminal Bar Association


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.

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

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