Alexander Chandler

Alex is a rising star whose intellect, advocacy and communication skills are excellent. Meticulous in his preparation, he responds quickly to instructions and is pragmatic and sensible in his advice.
 
 
Chambers & Partners (2015)

Alexander Chandler is a specialist in financial remedies, trusts of land (TLATA) and Schedule 1 applications. He is ranked as a leading practitioner by Chambers and Partners (Tier 2) and the Legal 500. Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL).

Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb) and Institute of Family Law Arbitrators (IFLA). Alexander sits as an arbitrator in financial remedy and trusts of land claims, and also as a private FDR judge.

Alexander sits as a deputy district judge (civil and family) in and around London, and is a panel member of the Bar Tribunals and Adjudication Service (BTAS), hearing disciplinary complaints against barristers. He accepts instruction on a direct public access basis.

What the directories say:

“Maintains a specialised matrimonial practice, acting for high net worth individuals in substantial disputes over assets. He is noted for his handling of complex issues surrounding Schedule 1 and TOLATA applications. “He’s absolutely the most fabulous detail merchant; he never misses a trick”  Chambers & Partners 2017

I think of him when an exceptional level of attention to detail is required. His stellar preparation shows in the courtroom. He thinks about it all in advance and so he’s a reassuring advocate to have.” – Chambers & Partners (2015)

His knowledge of black-letter law is extremely good” – Legal 500 (2015)

“…expert in matrimonial finance and TOLATA matters, as well as Schedule 1 issues and intervener cases. “He is very, very good, and a go-to barrister.” – Chambers & Partners (2014)

“…thorough and hardworking” – Legal 500 (2014)

“…noted by sources for his strength in cohabitation disputes. Interviewees attest that he is “strong in court and strong with clients.” – Chambers & Partners (2012)

“…whose ‘fast-rising popularity is a testament to his intellect and superb skills as an advocate”  – Legal 500 (2012)

“…extremely hard-working and a very safe pair of hands.” – Chambers and Partners (2011)

 “…recommended and offers meticulous preparation”  – Legal 500 (2010)

Appointments & Memberships:

  • Deputy District Judge (Civil and Family)
  • Sits as a Panel Member of the Bar Tribunals and Adjudication Service
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and Institute of Family Law Arbitrators
  • International Academy of Family Lawyers
  • Family Law Bar Association
  • Chancery Bar Association
  • The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple

Cases of interest:
R v B and Ors [2017] EWFC 33
R v R [2015] EWCA 796

Publications:

  • Halsbury’s Law of England, Vol. 5(4)
  • Butterworths’ Civil Court Precedents
  • Jowitt’s Dictionary of English Law

Alexander regularly contributes articles to publications such as Family Law. Recent examples include

  • Family Loans and Intervener Claims: Taking the Bank of Mum and Dad to Court’, [2015] Fam Law (forthcoming)
  •  ‘The Devil in the Detail: Court Bundles Direction and J v J’ Family Law Week, November 2014
  • “Bleak House II: The Interveners” [2013] Fam Law 821
  • “The Law Is Now Reasonably Clear: The Courts’ Approach to Non-Matrimonial Assets” [2012] Fam Law 163
  • “Harmony in Practice: The Relevance of CPR Case Law to the FPR”, [2011] Fam Law 841
  • “Quantifying Shares in Jointly Owned Property: Stack v Dowden and Kernott v Jones“, [2010] Fam Law 834

A full list of Alexander’s publications can be found at www.familybrief.org

Lectures:

Alexander lectures on financial remedies and cohabitee claims to Resolution, LexisNexis, Thomson Reuters and Central Law Training.

Education:

  • The King’s School, Canterbury
  • Hertford College, Oxford University
  • City University, London
  • Benefactors’ Scholar (Middle Temple)