Alex is a Partner in our Dispute Resolution team.
Alex initially qualified as a Legal Executive and then in 2011 qualified as a solicitor. Alex is an experienced litigator and enjoys a varied practice with experience of property litigation, commercial disputes, professional negligence claims and inheritance and trusts disputes. Alex acts for a variety of clients including companies, directors and individuals.
Alex acts for a broad range of clients and has developed a niche specialism in disputes relating to long leases of high value residential properties. Alex has appeared in the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber), Upper Tribunal and County Court on a variety of different claims. In addition, Alex acts in respect of claims relating to adverse possession, easements, rights of way, property fraud and professional negligence claims.
Since qualifying Alex has acted for companies, directors, shareholders, Insolvency Practitioners and individuals. Much of his experience has been in contractual claims, breach of director duties allegations and shareholder disputes.
He has acted on a diverse range of commercial disputes and understands the often sensitive and urgent nature of these disputes.
Alex predominantly acts on behalf of Claimants in respect of claims relating to Wills, inheritance and trusts including the removal of executors and trustees.
- Acting on behalf of the Respondent Landlord in Marshall v Northumberland & Durham Property Trust Ltd  UKUT 0092 (LC) being an important case on the question of urgency in major works;
- Acting on behalf of the Respondent Service Company in Jetha and Jetha v Basildon Courts Resident Company Ltd  UKUT 58 (LC);
- Acting for the successful Defendant/Respondent at trial and appeal in Byrne v Mullan  EWHC 1387 (Ch);
- Acting on behalf a director and shareholder in a dispute following the breakdown in relationship with his business partner. Dispute was swiftly settled by negotiations;
- Acting on behalf of a cosmetic doctor in a dispute with his former business partner with allegations of fraud and professional misconduct. Matter settled at mediation;
- Acting on behalf of the Claimant in professional negligence against a specialist tax barrister;
- Acting on behalf of the Claimant in professional negligence proceedings against its former solicitors for negligent lease drafting;
- Acting on behalf of an Insolvency Practitioner in recovering debts owed to the liquidation
- Acting on behalf of the Claimant to remove the executors of his late mother’s estate, for an interim distribution and in the underlying proceedings disputing the Will for lack of knowledge and approval. Matter settled by negotiation after successful interim applications;
- Successfully acting on behalf of the Claimant to remove two professional and one lay trustee for misconduct;
- Acting on behalf of a Defendant lay executor in a claim concerning payment for his role as executor without authority;
- Acting on behalf of the Claimant for an inquiry and account against a professional executor;
- Acting on behalf of the Claimants in a claim concerning a lifetime gift made by the deceased at a time when she lack capacity.