Introduction

Alexander Rozycki is an experienced litigator with a busy practice in the fields of employment, personal injury and commercial law. He appears regularly in the Employment Tribunals undertaking work across the full spectrum of employment law. He also has expertise in employment-related matters which fall within the jurisdiction of the civil courts, in particular restraint of trade/restrictive covenants and claims based on contract. Alexander also regularly appears in the civil courts from the County Court to the High Court and Court of Appeal. He has particular expertise in cases involving credit hire, fraud and fundamental dishonesty, as well as tortious and contractual claims, including professional negligence.

Alexander has experience of working in-house in a firm of solicitors specialising in professional negligence and professional indemnity insurance. He therefore has significant experience of advising on professional negligence disputes, as well as on insurance policy coverage.

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).

Employment

Alexander 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 has been named a Leading Junior in the 2023 Legal 500 directory rankings with the following quote:

“Alexander is great to work with, has a deep understanding of complex employment issues, is very helpful and liked by clients; both individuals and businesses alike.”

Abuse, Neglect and Human Rights

Alexander has in-depth knowledge of human rights law. He has completed a six-month engagement with the State Court of Bosnia-Herzegovina in Sarajevo, in the course of which he assisted international and domestic judges in ensuring the compliance of judgments and rulings in war crimes and economic crime cases with international human rights standards. He has appeared in the Court of Appeal in a matter involving the applicability of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights in tandem with the ECHR, and has a keen interest in this particular area. His knowledge of human rights law coincides with his expertise in EU law following the completion of a “stage” at the European Commission in Brussels, in the course of which he advised on a major case involving international terrorism engaging complex human rights arguments.

Personal Injury

Alexander is an accomplished practitioner across the full range of personal injury disputes. He appears regularly in trials and applications on all tracks. These includes disputes pertaining to both liability and quantum, including those involving complex road traffic collisions, as well as claims involving credit hire and subrogation. He is also regularly instructed to advise on liability and quantum, and to draft pleadings.

Business and Property

Recent Cases:

  • Representing clients in defending an application for injunctive relief in respect of shares in a company which were alleged to have been knowingly transferred in breach of constructive trust.
  • Representing a property purchaser in a claim for fraudulent misrepresentation against a property vendor with reference to his knowledge of a notice requiring work to be carried out to the property from the local authority.
  • Representing a property purchaser in a claim in negligence against an estate agent.
  • Advising a training consultant on the merits of a claim for breach of a partnership agreement following the setting up of a company.
  • Appearing as led junior to Arfan Khan of 42 Bedford Row in a significant case concerning the meaning of a “document purporting to be a defence” under Para.1.1 of PD 12 to the CPR (SA Builders & Contractors Ltd v Holm [2016] EWCA Civ 712). The appeal settled following the grant of permission to appeal.
  • Regular appearances in winding up and other insolvency applications.

Credit Hire

Alexander is frequently instructed in cases involving credit hire disputes, and has a thorough and up-to-date knowledge of this field. In particular, he appeared in “Leite v Adamietz,” Lambeth CC, a case reported in Westlaw on the sufficiency of evidence in establishing the need for a credit hire vehicle.

Fraud and Allegations of Fraud

Alexander is frequently instructed in cases involving allegations of fraud in personal injury road traffic disputes.

Education

BA (Hons) – First Class – University College London
LLB(Hons) – Graduate Entry – City University, London
MA University of London

Appointments and Memberships

Access Disputes Committee Hearing Chair, 2020 – 2022 – for the resolution of railway access disputes.

Testimonials

“Alexander is great to work with, has a deep understanding of complex employment issues, is very helpful and liked by clients; both individuals and businesses alike.” Legal 500 2023

Languages

English

French

Mandarin

Polish

Russian

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