Alex was called to the Bar in 2003 and has spent ten years undertaking a wide common law practice. In 2007 he qualified as a solicitor and in 2009 obtained Higher Rights of Audience as a Solicitor-Advocate. He is a former partner with a firm in Plymouth and has significant experience as an advocate including in the following specialist areas:
Commercial Contract Law
Drafting and advising both on commercial contracts for purchaser and for provider. has worked closely with small UK firms in engineering and retail as well as advising pan european and international firns on matters of contract, intellectual property rights (including trademark infringement and protection), warranties and breaches of contract. Advising on Contract disputes, restraint of trade clauses and confidentiallity agreements. Alex has a strong level of experience in Commercial drafting and negotiation.
Personal Injury - Employer's Liability
Regularly instructed in all key EL areas including Work Equipment, Manual Handling, Workplace and COSHH matters.
Personal Injury - Public Liability
Significant experience of highway tripping and nuisance claims, Defective Premises/Landlord and Tenant cases.
Regularly advises on matters involving serious injuries with general damages over £50,000.00. Regularly represents claimants in claims against local authorities and providers of public services.
Alex is a member of the Personal Injury Bar Association.
Regularly instructed for both claimants and defendants in RTA cases. He has excellent experience in assessing quantum in serious injury cases and has proved himself to be a fearless advocate for his clients in this field. Alex is also very experienced in claimant RTA/PI fraud and is happy to act for both claimant and defendant in these matters
Alex regularly provides written advices for a wide range of matters providing advice on quantum, part 36 settlements, liability and litigation strategy.
Alex provides in-house clinics to law firms with high volumes of personal injury and employers liability work. He is happy (on a pro bono basis) to spend time in clients offices considering and advising on cases brought to him for consideration and to have conferences with clients to assess the merits of their case.
Alex is a key member of the Clerksroom CPD provision team - prividing free in house CPD to law firms nationwide. Alex is always happy to provide seminars, training or lectures on any of the fields of law in which he practices.
Alex has a Masters degree in International Law from Bristol University. He has advised on several international law matters across a spectrum of legal specialisms and is keen to gain more experience in this field.
Alex has been instructed in inquests, mainly representing relatives and has recently acted for the relatives of the deceased in a highly controversial matter involving several agencies. Alex is happy to be consulted on inquest matters.
Travel & Fees
Alex is based in Somerset and is happy to travel anywhere if requested. It is Clerksroom policy not to charge travel time or expenses to any Court for fast or small claims track matters. Fast track CPR rates apply to all fast track matters and only recoverable fees will be claimed. Multi-track fees may attract travel expenses and advance tickets will be purchased where possible. Alex is equally happy to work with a fixed fee or budget as required.
Alex is married with two small sons and lives near Taunton.