Year of Call: 1998

Inn: Gray’s Inn

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He is approachable, great with clients, measured in his advice and convincing on his feet. ‘He provides detailed and thorough opinions and is understanding of the difficult nature of the client’s position.'”

Chambers UK,  2021
Real Estate Litigation

Alex is a chancery barrister who is often instructed in property litigation cases. Some of his property cases overlap with his trust and contentious probate practice, such as proprietary estoppel claims, disputes over the beneficial ownership of property, and challenges to the validity of inter vivos gifts of property. He has appeared in courts and tribunals at all levels in relation to property disputes, including an appearance as junior counsel in the House of Lords in Bettison v Langton [2002] 1 AC 27, a case concerning rights of common.

Professional memberships:

  • Chancery Bar Association
  • Western Chancery & Commercial Bar Association
  • Court of Protection Bar Association
  • Association of Contentious Trust And Probate Specialists (ACTAPS)
  • The Society of Trust and Estates Practitioners (STEP)
  • Committee member of STEP Bristol Branch

Qualifications & awards:

  • MA (Oxon) Literae Humaniores, William Shaw Scholarship and Karmel Award (both Grays Inn)