Alexandra Tampakopoulos

Alexandra Tampakopoulos

"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
Year of call: 2007
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Alexandra is recognised as a leading criminal regulatory and inquest and public inquiry practitioner. Her practice has flowed from her years of experience defending and prosecuting serious crime.

Alexandra has developed her expertise in inquests and public inquiries having been instructed in numerous complex and high profile cases including in relation to the death of Alexander Litvinenko, the Hillsborough stadium disaster and the ‘SAS Inquest’ involving the death of three army reservists from heat illness in the Brecon Beacons. Most recently she has been instructed to act in relation to the Grenfell Tower Public Inquiry as well as the public inquiry into the Manchester Arena bombings.

Alexandra has a parallel expertise in Health & Safety, Fire Safety and Food Safety and is a recognised defence specialist. She has significant experience advising and acting for individual and major corporate clients across a wide range of industries including Energy, Construction, Retail, Manufacturing and Agriculture. Recent instructions include advising in relation to the Didcot A Power Station collapse and the Grenfell Tower fire.

Alexandra is ranked as a Leading Individual for Inquests and Public Inquiries and Health & Safety in the 2019 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 speaks fluent Russian and is frequently 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 accepts Direct Access instructions.

What others say:

“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

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