Alex specialises in police law, inquests/inquiries, data protection/information law, employment law, public law and workplace stress/psychiatric injury claims. He has been a member of the Attorney General’s C Panel of Counsel since 2015.
Recent cases/matters of interest include:
- He is currently instructed in a high-value High Court clinical negligence claim against the MOD, combining allegations of misdiagnosis and bullying/harassment.
- Alex successfully represented (led by Fiona Barton QC) West Midlands Police in high-profile judicial review and injunction proceedings arising from misconduct proceedings against an assistant chief constable: R (Beale) v. Special Case Panel  EWHC 759 (Admin);
- Grenfell Tower Inquiry (Junior Counsel to the Inquiry);
- Several unled hearings in the Court of Appeal which resulted in important guidance in their respective areas of law: employment law (Way v. Spectrum Property Care Limited  EWCA Civ 381) and negligence (Flanagan v. Greenbanks Ltd.  EWCA Civ 1702);
- Civil jury claim involving two co-defendants, where Alex successfully secured dismissal of the claim against his client, Serco;
- High Court claim, for £1 million, in respect of psychiatric injuries;
- The full spectrum of high-profile Article 2 jury inquests, representing law enforcement agencies, Prisons, local authorities and healthcare providers;
- Judicial review proceedings challenging the segregation of prisoners (including cases of TACT/terrorism prisoners, involving sensitive material, as well as transgender cases);
- Litigation in the High Court concerning the correct ambit of data protection legislationaltion, in respect of Subject Access Requests and inter-agency disclosures of material;
- Re X and Y (Children)  EWHC 2358 (Fam) - Representing the Government in the leading case on the novel use of GPS tagging in cases of radicalisation.
Alex is frequently instructed in complex/catastrophic personal injury claims (both by claimants and defendants). He has particular expertise of workplace stress claims, high-value psychiatric injury, cases where fundamental dishonesty is alleged and fatal accident claims. He recently represented a public authority in a High Court claim, for £1 million, in respect of psychiatric injuries.
Alex delivers lectures on workplace stress claims and fundamental dishonesty issues. He is often instructed by defendants when evidence of potential fraud arises in a clam. His extensive experience of psychiatric injury cases and experts in this area means that he is often instructed when new medical evidence emerges to suggest the claim will be of a very high value.
Alex also represents defendants in clinical negligence claims, including the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Justice.