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Alex Francis

Alex Francis

Call: 2018


Alex Francis


Alex is a specialist in employment and commercial litigation. He joined Littleton in 2019, having previously worked as a solicitor-advocate at Herbert Smith Freehills.

Alex is comfortable working as sole counsel or as part of a team. He has appeared unled on numerous occasions in the Employment Tribunal, County Court and High Court, often against significantly more senior opponents.


Alex’s employment law practice includes claims across the spectrum of employment law, with a focus on discrimination, whistleblowing and business protection cases. He has a particular interest in cases involving the misuse of confidential information, restrictive covenants and springboard relief, and claims in the team-move/conspiracy context.

His most recent instructions include:

  • Guy Carpenter and Company Limited & ors v Howden Group Holdings Limited & ors (2023) – representing two departing executives in heavy “team move” litigation involving allegations of conspiracy (led by Gavin Mansfield KC and Matthew Sheridan)
  • JT v A firm of solicitors (2023/ 2024) – representing a firm of solicitors in complex unlawful deductions claims brought by a former equity partner (led by Gavin Mansfield KC)
  • Rock Choir v SB and anor (2024) – successfully representing the Respondents in injunctive relief proceedings relating to the enforcement of post termination restrictive covenants (as sole counsel)
  • CM v A firm (2023) – successfully representing a “Big Four” firm in a multi-day disability discrimination claim (as sole counsel)


Alex’s commercial practice is focused on in litigation arising from commercial contracts, civil fraud, shareholder disputes and director/ senior employee relations. His experience as a solicitor means that he is often sought out for high value and complex cases.

His most recent instructions include:

  • Paul Ndungu v Sportpesa Global Holdings Limited and ors (2023/2024) – representing the Claimant in ongoing claims in the Chancery Division, including a petition for relief under s.994 and claims under s.561-563 Companies Act 2006 (led by David Lascelles)
  • LCIA arbitration (2023) – Representing an insolvent CIS Bank (now managed by its regulator) in a series of arbitrations relating to the validity of contractual agreements entered into by the bank, including claims under s.423 Insolvency Act 1986 (led by Rupert D’Cruz KC)
  • Augusta Ventures (2023) – Acting for a litigation funder in claims of breach of contract and breach of trust arising out of construction disputes in Bahrain and Hong Kong (as sole counsel)

Unsolicited market feedback on Alex’s work includes the following:

“approachable, down to earth, extremely knowledgeable”

“really dedicated, professional, good with the clients”

“you can tell he puts the hours in. He works hard and doesn’t leave things to chance” 

Further details of Alex’s experience can be found under the specialism headings.




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