Alex’s clients include established and start-up tech companies, banks, professional service firms, funds, private equity houses, high-net-worth individuals and insolvency practitioners. His expertise encompasses civil fraud, misrepresentation, contractual disputes, professional negligence disputes and company law-related disputes.
Alex’s experience includes advising:
- a major Chinese state-owned bank concerning the acquisition of a US$715m stake in MP & Silva, a media rights company
- the Post Office on settling claims brought by hundreds of postmasters/mistresses arising from the failure of the Horizon IT system
- RBS in relation to claims brought by thousands of shareholders arising from the Bank’s 2008 £12bn rights issue
- Jersey-based trust companies in successfully defending serious allegations of unfairly prejudicial conduct brought by minority shareholders in the luxury Edwardian Hotel Group
- the Financial Services Compensation Scheme in relation to the default of a firm of independent financial advisors
- a high net worth individual in relation to a search and seizure order arising from allegations of breach of confidence
- Court of Appeal confirms “warehousing” a claim will not necessarily constitute an abuse of process (HSF, 2020)
- Contributor to Class Actions in England and Wales (Sweet & Maxwell, 2018)
- Settling group claims with a scheme of arrangement: breaking new ground (Practical Law, 2017)
Alex studied International History (BA, first) and the History of International Relations (MSc, distinction) at LSE before completing his LLB and LPC at BPP. After that, Alex trained and qualified at Herbert Smith Freehills before joining Stewarts in 2020.
Alex enjoys football and is an Arsenal season ticket holder.