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Alex Francis

Alex Francis

Call: 2018


Alex Francis


Alex joined Littleton in October 2019 on completion of his pupillage. He accepts instructions in all of Chambers’ core practice areas.

Before coming to the Bar Alex worked as a solicitor advocate at Herbert Smith Freehills, where he qualified in 2015. As a solicitor Alex advised clients on complex commercial disputes, often with an international element.

Alex accepts instructions as junior or sole counsel. He has been praised as “approachable, down to earth [and] extremely knowledgeable” and separately as “really dedicated, professional [and] good with the clients”.

Recent work has included:

  • His appointment to the independent investigation into unlawful discrimination at Yorkshire County Cricket Club (led by Mohinderpal Sethi KC).
  • Representing the Claimant in a ten day Employment Tribunal, concerning claims of sex discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment and victimisation (against a silk and junior counsel).
  • Representing the Claimant in an eight day employment Tribunal hearing against the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, raising complex claims of disability discrimination and victimisation.
  • Advising the CFO of an AIM listed company on directors’ duties and potential claims of constructive dismissal.
  • Advising an inter-dealer broker on the enforceability of post-termination restrictions and pleading his defence to High Court breach of covenant claims (settled before trial).
  • Advising an individual in the aftermath of her departure from an international consumer goods company, where she faced claims of breach of covenants, breach of directors’ duties, and breach of confidence (settled before trial).

Alex has a First Class degree from the University of Cambridge and a Distinction in the GDL and LPC. He has lived and worked in Moscow and Paris, where he was a member of the International Arbitration team at his former firm (2015 to 2017).

Further details of Alex’s experience can be found in the tabs.




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