Alexandra is a leading criminal regulatory and inquest & public inquiry barrister. Her practice has built upon her years of experience defending and prosecuting serious crime.
Alexandra has developed her expertise in inquests & public inquiries through her involvement in numerous complex and high profile cases including in relation to the death of Alexander Litvinenko, the Hillsborough stadium disaster, the ‘SAS Inquest’ involving the death of three army reservists from heat illness in the Brecon Beacons and most recently the public inquiries into the Grenfell Tower fire and the Manchester Arena bombings.
Alexandra has a parallel expertise in Health & Safety, Fire Safety and Food Safety and is a leading defence specialist. She has significant experience advising and acting for individuals and major corporate clients across a wide range of industries including Energy, Utilities, Construction, Manufacturing, Agriculture and Food.
Alexandra is ranked as a Leading Individual for Inquests and Public Inquiries and Health & Safety in the 2022 Chambers & Partners UK legal directory. She was also nominated as Health and Safety Junior of the Year in the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2018 and Public Law Junior of the Year by The Legal 500 in 2018.
Alexandra also speaks fluent Russian and is often instructed in matters requiring her Russian language skills and specialist knowledge of Russia and the CIS region.
Before coming to the Bar Alexandra lived in Russia for several years where she interned for Human Rights Watch and then worked at BP.
“Alexandra is my go-to counsel for inquests and inquiries due to her excellent communication skills, rapport with clients, reliability, and ability to handle matters sensitively yet robustly.” “She argues points persuasively.” and “Alexandra has a mastery of the case and is very good with clients.” – Chambers UK 2023 (Inquests & Public Inquiries)
“She is very knowledgeable in this field and extremely helpful to instructing solicitors.” – Legal 500 UK 2023 (Health & Safety)
“Has good attention to detail.” “She is personable, collaborative and very good at getting results.” – Chambers UK 2022
“She is a very impressive junior.” – Chambers UK 2022
“Alexandra is extremely able at communicating complex legal information in a form which clients can immediately grasp, she is very capable of clearly articulating a position in defence of a client’s interests in a way which is sensitive to very emotive and difficult subject matter. She also has an exceptional grasp of the commercial and tactical context in which her advice takes place.” – Legal 500 UK 2022
“She has a good grasp of detail and is very sharp and feisty in court.” “She is very thorough and provides sound and client-friendly advice. She is also great on her feet.” – Chambers UK 2021
“She is an excellent advocate and has the prefect manner for inquests, particularly where juries are involved. She deals with matters sensitively and diligently and always has a great rapport with clients.” – Chambers UK 2021
“Great with clients and detail-heavy matters, she makes sure her clients’ interests are fully protected at all times and strives to achieve the best result for them.” – Legal 500 UK 2021
“A brilliant next generation barrister, she combines a calm manner with a precise eye for detail. Alex is deceptively tough, yet really good with making clients and witnesses trust her. She is very knowledgeable and addresses the issues with great authority.” – Legal 500 UK 2021
“She’s knowledgeable, calm, tactically aware and very good with the client.” – Chambers UK 2020
“She thinks two or three steps ahead and is very quick at decision making.” “Alexandra is enormously experienced in inquests, and is an excellent advocate who has good forensic ability and builds a good rapport with clients.” – Chambers UK 2020
“An excellent advocate who builds good rapport with clients.” – Legal 500 2020
“She’s superb with clients and is able to master huge amounts of detail. She is completely client-focused and a pleasure to work with.” – Chambers UK 2019
“She has experience beyond her years of call and is extremely hard-working.” – Chambers UK 2019
“Incredibly bright, technically very good and great at complex cases.” – Chambers UK 2019
“Fantastically good with clients and super helpful. Her advocacy is great.” – Chambers UK 2018
“An extremely capable advocate, and a go-to junior.” – Legal 500 2017
“Very good client-relationship skills. She is also very intelligent, sympathetic and compassionate.” – Chambers UK 2017
“A good and steady advocate and excellent to work with.” – Chambers UK 2017
“She is very good with clients and explains concepts clearly and sensitively.” – Chambers UK 2016
“She is just the person you want at an inquest.” – Chambers UK 2016