- Manchester Grammar School
- Edinburgh University - MA (Hons)
- Personal Injury Bar Association
- Northern Circuit
Alex represents Claimants and Defendants in substantial multi track litigation in all areas of personal injury law, concerning the liability of (for example):
- employers (including in relation to disease),
- road users,
- local authorities,
- producers of goods,
- occupational disease etc.
He is typically involved in the defence and pursuit of large loss claims involving complex expert evidence, from initial advisory work through joint settlement meetings to trial.
He is sought after in the defence of fraudulent claims – EL, motor, highways etc. Many such claims involve surveillance and other intelligence. Many discontinue before or at trial.
Many of the claims in which he is instructed feature technical credit hire issues and he is experienced in the pursuit of non-party costs orders. In interlocutory work, he is frequently instructed to represent the interests of multiple defendants.
Faraj & Others v Equity Insurance Group Ltd
Successfully defended an insurer against three fraudulent claims following an induced road traffic collision, obtaining against all three Claimants declarations that they had deceitfully brought or assisted in the commission of fraudulent personal injury claims.
McCarthy v Grimes
Catastrophic Brain Injuries to 4 year old child in road traffic accident
Sullivan v Quinn Direct Ins & Ors
Catastrophic Spinal Injuries to 18 year old
Ali v Bradford  EWCA Civ 1282
Debris on Highway; scope of Highways Act s.41, 130, 150
Wilkinson v York  EWCA Civ 207
s. 58 Highways Act, scope of statutory defence
Hunt v Aviva
£100k+ Credit Hire claim by Premiership Footballer