Practice area

Crime

Year of call: 2004


Alex graduated with Honours in Spanish and Music from Exeter University before being called to the Bar with the Inner Temple. She joined One Inner Temple Lane in 2006 before the successful merger with 2 King’s Bench Walk in January 2017.

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Alex enjoys a successful defence and prosecution practice, including both private and publicly funded work. Her Crown Court practice extends predominantly across Greater London and the South East. Alex is experienced in cases involving serious sexual offences, serious violence, arson, witness intimidation, large-scale and multi-handed drug supply, firearms and fraud. Alex’s experience expands into the areas of prison law and judicial review, as well as experience in a variety of Court Martial cases, both at home and abroad.

Notable Cases

Violence Offences

Firearms Offences

  • R v Rollins – EWCA Crim 86 – authority on sentencing for offences of possession of a firearm with intent; represented the defendant at both the Crown Court and Court of Appeal; Solicitor-General Edward Garnier QC prosecuted
  • R v D – Luton Crown Court – defending; multi-handed firearms and conspiracy to supply class A drugs

Drugs Offences

  • R v O – Inner London Crown Court -defending; only acquittal secured in multi-handed conspiracy to supply Class A drugs (c.£750k)
  • R v B – Guildford Crown Court – defending; acquitted; conspiracy to supply Class A drugs; defendant a convicted prisoner in solitary cell at time of alleged offences; extensive PII and disclosure applications
  • R v S – Middlesbrough Crown Court – led Junior; 10 week multi-handed conspiracy to supply Class A drugs; £1/4 million value; extensive disclosure and PII
  • R v W – Sheffield Crown Court – led Junior; 3 week conspiracy to supply Class A drugs; comprehensive analysis of mobile telephone traffic, cell-site and attribution evidence

Sexual Offences

Court Martial

  • R v Sgt T – Sennelager, Germany – s.18; AWOL; dangerous driving

Other

  • R v A – Guildford Crown Court – defending; 2 week 10 count fraud trial; complex analysis of extensive financial records, contested handwriting evidence, multiple legal arguments and subsequent full-day contested POCA hearing
  • R v W-T – Isleworth Crown Court – defending; privately instructed; aggravated arson

Education

  • BA Hons (2i Spanish with Music) – University of Exeter.
  • DELE (Spanish, Nivel Superior) – Instituto Cervantes, Valencia.
  • Diploma in Translation (Spanish, Letter of Credit) – Institute of Linguists, London.
  • PGDL (Commendation) – College of Law, Guildford.
  • BVC (Very Competent) – College of Law, London.

Memberships

  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Junior Bar Association

Languages

  • Spanish – fluent
  • French – basic

Alex is public access qualified.