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 Queen’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 Queen’s Counsel.

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

Cases of interest:

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’.

Alex has considerable experience of private law children cases, including those involving international and internal relocation. He is experienced in dealing with intractable disputes over child arrangements and cases involving serious allegations.

Cases of interest:

C (a child) [2012] EWCA 1144

Alex has a wide experience of international child abduction work and regularly appears in the High Court.

Cases of interest:

Re (Child Abductions: Habitual Residence) [2015] EWFC 16

Alex is qualified to accept instructions on a ‘direct access’ basis, in both finance work and children work. Please contact the clerks for more details. Direct Access clients will receive advice, drafting assistance and advocacy of the highest quality.

Reputation & Awards

"His excellent client manner is matched by his keen, insightful legal knowledge and expertise."


“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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1 King’s Bench Walk will re-open on Wednesday 2 December 2020


1KBW is pleased to announce that we will again begin the process of reopening chambers from 2nd  December 2020. A series of measures are in place to ensure the safety of all staff, members and visitors.


We have been successfully working remotely during the second lockdown period and a number of staff and members will continue to do so to ensure social distancing measures are kept in place, as per government guidance.


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