He marries technical excellence and courtroom experience with a great human touch and the ability to speak to lay clients. He is very robust with his advice and has gravitas.”
Alex is ranked as the only ‘star individual’ on the Western Circuit in chancery matters by Chambers UK and is Head of our Wills & Trusts team. He has recently been identified as the only ‘star ranked’ leading professional adviser to the Private Wealth market (outside London), where he is featured in the High Net Worth Guide 2021.
Alex is a ‘star barrister outside of London,’ according to a source. He is well known and highly praised for his ability to handle complex disputes concerning wills and trusts, and he is also described by a commentator as a ‘phenomenal mediator.’ ‘Alex is highly knowledgeable and able to deal with highly complex factual and legal disputes, and disputes concerning intricate matters of law and procedure,’ says an interviewee, adding: ‘He is also very good at advising on the court’s likely approach to any claim.’ ”
CHAMBERS UK, 2021 HIGH NET WORTH FEEDBACK
Alex’s practice includes both advisory and contentious work relating to trusts, wills and the administration of estates, including claims based on proprietary estoppel and under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. He has recently been successful in the High Court in contesting the validity of a farmer’s will on the ground of testamentary capacity and in an alternative proprietary estoppel claim. Read more here.
- 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)