Alex Matthews

Introduction

Alex prosecutes and defends in a wide variety of criminal cases. She is a calm and capable advocate with experience across the Crown, magistrates’ and youth courts.

Background and Expertise

Alex’s recent instructions have included acting as prosecution junior in a complex multi-handed insurance fraud trial at Inner London Crown Court. She has also recently completed a secondment at the SFO working on a significant on-going investigation into a multi-national corporate.

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Notable cases

R v R, L, A and S, 2017

Prosecution junior on 4 handed fraud lasting 6 weeks. Summer 2017

SFO Ongoing Investigation 2017
Disclosure counsel on large scale SFO investigation.

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R v LAM
Defending a vulnerable teen accused of causing £33,000 of criminal damage within a joint enterprise.
R v Ogles, 2016
Acting for the appellant in an appeal against sentence. The Court of Appeal considered the principles underpinning sentences for contempt of court. Appeal against sentence for contempt allowed. Sentence of 6 months reduced to 2 months.
R v AK, 2017
Defending 11 year old charged with grave crimes including a s.18 GBH with a bladed article.
R v IS, 2016
Prosecution junior on month long graffiti criminal damage trial.
R v L & Ors, 2016
Prosecution junior on fraud trial at Snaresbrook Crown Court lasting 4 months.
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PROFILE: Alex Matthews

Year called

2012

Specialisms

Crime

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Crime

Road Traffic

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Road traffic

Contact

020 7489 2727

Education

Exeter University BA (2.1)

Kings College/RADA MA (Distinction)

GDL (Distinction)

BPTC (VC)

Memberships

The Honourable Society of Middle Temple, Criminal Bar Association, South Eastern Circuit

Appointments

Grade 2 Prosecutor

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