My specialism is working with people who suffer the most serious injuries such as brain injury, spinal cord injury and amputations. These can be caused by:
- Road traffic accidents including Cars, Bicycles and Pedestrians
- Accidents at Work
- Medical Negligence/Injury
- Faulty Products
- Criminal Injuries from violence and sexual attacks
I got into this area of law as a result of my younger brother having Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and have always been heavily involved in care work and care packages for most of my life.
In 2018, I was able to secure compensation for a client who suffered severe spinal cord injuries in a cycling accident to the sum of approximately £15,000,000. This was to cover, in particular, the 24-hour care needs they will have for the remainder of his life and allow them to purchase a suitable property to adapt and live in.
I successfully reached a settlement for a client in 2017 who suffered a below the knee amputation after being knocked off their motorcycle. Ensuring the client got access to a top of the range prosthetic limb allowing the client to return to a good level of pre-accident function, we settled the claim for approximately £2 million. I worked with Andrew Ritchie QC of 9 Gough Square in achieving this excellent outcome.
In 2016, I settled a severe brain injury claim for a client who was knocked from their bicycle and lost the capacity to manage their own affairs. Working with Grahame Aldous QC of 9 Gough Square who led Richard Wilkinson of Temple Garden Chambers, compensation of £2 million pounds by way of a lump sum and annual payments of £60,000 for life were secured.
In 2014 I was recognised by the Legal 500 for the work I did in the case of AA v (1) CC (2)MIB EWHC 3679 (QB) which dealt with a complex issue of a client who suffered a severe brain injury in a car accident who lost mental capacity to manage his own financial affairs. I managed to successfully argue for annual payments every year for the rest of his life even if he regained the capacity on the basis of Quasi-Deputyship. Working with Andrew Ritchie QC of 9 Gough Square and Erica Power of Crown Office Chambers.
In Chambers and Partner 2019, I was recognised as a “Star Associate” meaning that I ‘demonstrate an outstanding degree of technical and commercial expertise beyond that of my peers.’ Clients and Peers also said that I am ‘an up and coming star’ and have ‘wisdom beyond my years.’
The Legal 500 have shortlisted me for their 2019 UK awards in the category of Individual Lawyer of the year in Insurance Outside of London.
Chambers 2018 said that: ‘Clients say he always makes time for our questions. He’s dedicated, he gives guidance, he’s a really good communicator.‘ [Alex] acts for a wide range of clients who have suffered serious and traumatic injuries. I was again regarded as an Associate to Watch.’
The Chambers & Partner Guide in 2016 said that: ‘Clients say he always makes time for our questions. He’s dedicated, he gives guidance, he’s a really good communicator. [Alex] acts for a wide range of clients who have suffered serious and traumatic injuries. I was again regarded as an Associate to Watch.’
Outside of work I try to do my bit for charity and stupidly have done 2 marathons, London to Brighton bike ride (x3), London to Surrey 100 mile ride and the odd obstacle course that usually involves mud, water and plenty of pain!