Alexander enjoys a burgeoning reputation in his two core areas of practice: commercial litigation and employment law.
“Praised from a range of sources for his tactical awareness in litigation and for the quality of his client service”, Alexander is recognised as being “very bright and highly proactive”, “excellent” and “one to watch for the future” (Chambers & Partners). He takes pride in his “hands-on approach” and is known for “coming back with tactics instead of just providing abstract legal advice” (Chambers & Partners).
Alexander is particularly experienced at trial tactics and advocacy. A robust oral advocate, Chambers & Partners describes him as an “incisive cross-examiner” whose “delivery and timing are excellent”. He is “extremely approachable with incredible clarity of thought on how to run a case” and “able to construct an impressive legal argument – he’s one to watch”.
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Alexander writes and lectures on commercial and employment law. He is a published author. He sits on the committee of the London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association, and is a member of COMBAR, LCIA and ELA.
Alexander's High Court commercial litigation practice covers the range of business disputes including contractual disputes, shareholder disputes, commercial fraud, disputes between directors/senior employees, disputes arising out of JVAs, agency disputes (including under the Commercial Agents Regulations), and franchising disputes.
He has experience across a range of industries with particular expertise in the banking, recruitment, sports, publishing and media sectors. Often cases involve an international element. Examples of recent cases:
Alexander is co-author, with Charlotte Davies, of the PLC note on Conspiracy.
Alexander has extensive experience of statutory employment litigation, and he is regularly instructed in cases of extreme commercial and/or emotional sensitivity. He has particular experience of acting in cases involving businesses in financial services.
Alexander's ET practice covers the range of industrial issues, including unfair dismissal,redundancy (individual and collective), TUPE, discrimination and whistleblowing. He has experience of cases of all levels of complexity. His EAT experience includes important cases on the effect of s.111 ERA 1996 and Joao v Mesh Computers, in which guidance was given by Cox J on the proper approach to amendment applications.
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Alexander has extensive expertise in High Court employment litigation covering all aspects of employee competition including restrictive covenants, team moves, breach of confidence and breach of fiduciary duty. He is equally at home acting as sole Counsel or as part of a team.
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The nature of Alexander's business-disputes practice means that issues often arise on a very urgent basis. He is regularly involved in cases requiring the making or resisting of applications for urgent interim relief. Issues arise in the context of both commercial and High Court employment litigation.
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Alexander is an experienced advocate at an appellate level. He has appeared in the Privy Council twice (led by Adam Solomon and Stuart Ritchie Q.C. respectively), in the Court of Appeal and in the EAT.
Alexander has a particular interest in arbitration. His recent experience includes:
Alexander is a contributor toTermination of Employmentand co-author, with Georgina Wolfe, ofThe Path to Pupillage, now in its third edition.
He regularly writes articles for publications and gives seminars on a range of commercial and employment law issues. Please contact Alexander's clerks for all enquiries.
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