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 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 capacity on the basis of Quasi-Deputyship. Working with Andrew Ritchie QC of 9 Gough Square and Erica Power of Crown Office Chambers.
In 2016, I settled a severe brain injury claim for a client who was knocked from their bicycle and lost 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.
I successfully reached a settlement for a client in 2017 who suffered a below the knee amputation after being knocked of 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 was regarded as an Associate to Watch by Chambers & Partner where they said “shows competence beyond his years, and is certainly someone to watch out for.”
The Chambers & Partner Guide in 2017 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 usually involving mud, water and plenty of pain!