Alexander is an experienced litigator with a focus on commercial and employment law. He regularly appears in trials and interim applications in commercial disputes in all courts from the County Court through to the Chancery Division of the High Court and Court of Appeal. He appears in and advises on cases involving breaches of contract, fraudulent and innocent misrepresentation, insolvency, debt recovery, as well as professional negligence and professional indemnity insurance disputes. Alexander also undertakes cases across all areas of employment law. He is accredited as a representative in employment law for the Free Representation Unit (FRU). He has represented and advised clients in a number of employment disputes.
Alexander spent four years as a barrister at Fishburns LLP where he undertook significant work in insurance/reinsurance and professional negligence. He was also seconded to a Lloyds insurance syndicate for eight months, in the course of which he advised the syndicate on the merits and management of a high volume of professional negligence claims, including advising on policy coverage. As a result, he has significant experience, and is regularly instructed, in this field. His experience includes both litigation and mediation, and he has represented clients in both. He has particular expertise in claims against solicitors, accountants and construction professionals.
Since 2014, Alexander has been instructed by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) to advise on disclosure in respect of high profile fraud prosecutions, including the trial of individuals alleged to have manipulated the Libor interest rate, and in a case involving bribery and corruption allegations.
In 2006, having obtained a scholarship from Lincoln’s Inn and prior to commencing his pupillage, Alexander spent six months at the State Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo assisting and advising international judges in the determination of cases involving war crimes, terrorism and economic crime. He also advised domestic judges on the application the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and international human rights standards to individual cases brought before the Court.
In 2005/2006, and prior to commencing his pupillage, Alexander completed a “Stage” at the Legal Service of the European Commission in Brussels, in the course of which he was involved in trade disputes involving the Commission at the WTO Dispute Resolution Panel in Geneva, competition and anti-dumping disputes and cases involving international terrorism.
Languages: French (fluent), Polish (fluent), Russian (intermediate) and Mandarin (beginner).
BA (Hons), LLB (Hons), MA.
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