Alex has been instructed in a number of high profile cases, both as leading and junior counsel, and has developed a reputation as a skilled, dedicated, and successful advocate. He is of the view that by both prosecuting and defending, he has gained an enhanced understanding and appreciation of trial advocacy, to the advantage of his clients.
He is an experienced defence barrister, which accounts for the majority of his practice. He has been instructed in the following areas: murder, attempted murder, manslaughter, kidnapping, false imprisonment, cases involving torture, firearms offences, robbery, sexual offences, non-recent and recent cases, including gun-point rape and offences committed by and against children, cases involving indecent images.
He has been instructed in numerous cases involving the supply of drugs, fraud and financial crime at all levels. He has successfully appealed to the Court of Appeal on a number of occasions.
He is a grade 3 prosecutor, and prosecutes rapes and other sexual offences, crimes of violence, fraud, drugs cases. He has attended vulnerable witness courses.
Offences of Violence
Alex prosecuted this case in which a child was abducted from school and threatened by a gang with extreme violence. The defendant was convicted. Snaresbrook Crown Court
Two defendants were accused of administering a noxious substance to a child. Following trial, the defendant represented by Alex was acquitted. The co-defendant was found guilty by the jury. Chelmsford Crown Court.
Alex prosecuted this case in which the victim was stabbed to the chest with a knife. The defendant, who claimed that he had acted in self-defence, was convicted of wounding with intent to cause gbh following a trial. Croydon Crown Court
Murder. The defendant was accused of having been part of an organised revenge attack on the victim, who was attacked following a sophisticated surveillance operation carried out by the group. In the event, following legal argument, the prosecution accepted a plea to manslaughter. Central Criminal Court
The defendant was charged with attempted rape and voyeurism. The victim had met the defendant on a dating site and had a long relationship with him on-line. The case required sensitivity, and concluded by the indictment being marked accordingly. Derby Crown Court
The defendant was accused by his step daughters of having sexually abused them as children. He was found not guilty following trial. Nottingham Crown Court
The defendant was charged with production and distribution of indecent images of children. Alex prosecuted this complex trial in which experts had been instructed by both the prosecution and defence. The defendant was convicted on all counts following a trial. Central Criminal Court
The defendant was alleged to have committed a number of sexual offences against a student who had allowed him to stay at her flat. He was found not guilty of the most serious offence (anal rape) following legal argument. Wood Green Crown Court
The defendant, with lengthy convictions, faced allegations of fraud. It was a case that required extensive legal argument to limit the evidence against him. He was found not guilty following trial. Croydon Crown Court
A multi handed large-scale boiler-room fraud involving a company purporting to sell carbon credits. 5 defendants pleaded guilty. The defendant and one other were both found not guilty at trial. Southwark Crown Court
The defendants were charged with various offences under the Modern Slavery Act. The case involved allegations of exploitation and forced labour against a vulnerable individual. All defendants were convicted following a lengthy trial. The defendant represented by Alex placed a persuasive mitigation package before the court. There was expert evidence as to the patriarchal nature of the Roma community, and his client, avoided an immediate prison sentence. Nottingham Crown Court
This was a high-profile case, resulting from a lengthy investigation, in which some 50 defendants were prosecuted for having organised and participated in ‘Take back the streets’ protests. A number of defendants pleaded guilty, or were found guilty. The jury were hung in this case, and following representations, the prosecution did not seek a re-trial, resulting in the defendant’s acquittal. Birmingham Crown Court