Alex specialises in matrimonial finance and divorce, and related enforcement proceedings. He also has considerable experience in cases pursuant to Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989. Alex also has extensive experience in private law children work including international child abduction. Alex is often led by King’s Counsel and frequently appears in high value and high profile cases.

Alex primarily specialises in matrimonial finance and divorce, as well as Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989. He often acts in high value and high profile cases, both with and against King’s Counsel.

Alex has also received instructions to advise in Jersey and also in the Cayman Islands.

Cases of interest:

James v Seymour [2023] EWHC 844 (Fam) (19 April 2023)
A v V [2022] EWHC 3501 (Fam)
S v S [2018] EWHC 627 (Fam)
Christoforou v Christoforou [2018] 1 FLR 1090
Crowther v Crowther and Others [2020] EWCA Civ 762
Crowther v Crowther and Others [2021] 2 FLR 1313
Crowther v Crowther and Others [2021] EWFC 88
A Wife v A Husband [2022] EWFC 154
Re C (Abduction: Setting Aside Return Order: Remission) [2013] 1 FLR 403
K v D [2014] EWHC 3188

Alex has considerable experience in the field of matrimonial finance and is able to give a clear and reasoned indication as to likely outcome. He accepts instructions to act in a quasi–judicial capacity at a ‘private FDR’.

Reputation & Awards

‘He is phenomenally clever, impeccably prepared, humane, and his advocacy is persuasive and clear.’

Legal 500, 2023

“Alex Tatton-Bennett’s attention to detail is second to none. He is thorough and meticulous in preparation and skilled in his presentation.” – Chambers & Partners, 2024

“He is results-focused and gives realistic advice . In court he argues his client’s case with style.”…“He provides strategic advice at the outset and consistently achieves success.” – Chambers & Partners, 2024

Alex has meticulous attention to detail and succinct presentation. His advocacy is calm and thorough and always very well prepared.’ – Legal 500, 2024

“An efficient litigator, who is always well prepared, he has a relaxed style and will always be informed.” – Chambers & Partners, 2023

“Alex Tatton-Bennett is extremely thorough and his position statements are always very strong. He is organised, friendly to work with and very good at advocacy.” – Chambers & Partners, 2023

‘Alex relies on his intellect, meticulous preparation and ability to read the room to secure the best outcomes. He is phenomenally clever, impeccably prepared, humane, and his advocacy is persuasive and clear.’ – Legal 500, 2023

“User-friendly, readily available, thorough and someone who puts good thought into his documents.” “He’s forthright in his advocacy and inspires the confidence of both clients and judges.” “Alex knows his papers inside-out and gives practical, strategic advice from the outset. He is great with clients, the other side and judges.” – Chambers & Partners, 2022

‘Alex is a robust advocate who is always brilliantly prepared. He has a good eye for a case’s key issues and articulates them beautifully. ’  – Legal 500, 2022

“His excellent client manner is matched by his keen, insightful legal knowledge and expertise.” “An impeccably prepared and extremely strong barrister.” “He develops good relationships with his clients and always knows his papers backwards.” – Chambers & Partners, 2021

Alex is well known for his clear and direct advice, his thorough preparation and his robust style of advocacy.


Awards and Scholarships

Bedingfield Scholarship – Gray’s Inn


  • University College London – BA (Hons) – English Literature – First Class honours
  • BPP – Graduate Diploma in Law
  • Inns of Court School of law – Bar Vocational Course

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn
  • Member of the Family Law Bar Association

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