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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Having also acted as junior on a large scale car-ringing fraud in early 2016 she is keenly engaged in such work and takes strong interest in developing her skills in this area.

In her wider practice Alex has represented defendants in cases ranging from burglary, assaults, possession with intent to supply, affray and knife-point robbery, and she has assisted in historic sexual assault cases.  She has particular skill when it comes to assisting young and vulnerable defendants and enjoys helping young people accused of serious crime.

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

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 1 Prosecutor

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