Alexander is an Associate in the Dispute Resolution Group.

Alexander is a property dispute resolution solicitor. He specialises in resolving complex and high-value contentious real estate matters.

He has successfully dealt with forfeiture disputes, injunctions, 1954 Act litigation, rights of light actions, professional negligence claims, dilapidations disputes, the recovery of large rent and service charge arrears, vacant possession strategies and telecommunications matters.

Alexander’s cases increasingly involve property-related insolvency matters. He acts for landlords and tenants impacted by administrations, CVAs, receiverships, liquidations, schemes of arrangements and other corporate and personal insolvency events.

In 2021, the Legal 500 UK identified Alexander as a key lawyer in WFW’s property litigation practice, which “invariably provides astute and timely advice centred upon commercial common sense”. The testimonials also described Alexander as “a very impressive associate” who, as part of the team, provides “careful and thoughtful strategic and technical advice”.

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  • Acting for one of the largest UK pension funds. Alexander’s work involved litigation to recover rent arrears, negotiating and documenting bespoke concession deals and representing the fund in company voluntary arrangements and other restructuring and insolvency processes.
  • Acted for the tenant and operator of a bio-waste energy plant in a dispute with its landlord and a third-party feedstock supplier. Alexander rebutted the landlord’s forfeiture claims, whilst also defending against demands for substantial feedstock supply payments.
  • Successfully represented a landlord of commercial premises in London within contested forfeiture proceedings against its tenant (an international frozen commodities trader). Alexander conducted all drafting and advocacy throughout the litigation.
  • Acting for the landlord of landmark central London residences in contested right-to-manage proceedings. The case is due to be heard by the Court of Appeal as it has potentially longstanding implications for the rights of residential long leaseholders.
  • Provided and successfully implemented vacant possession advice, enabling a significant high-rise “build to rent” mixed-use development scheme in Cardiff to proceed, despite multiple occupants benefiting from security of tenure, intervening insolvency events occurring, restrictions on possession claims and enforcement options being introduced in 2020 and several tenants being ranked law firms.

Education

  1. 2013 – 2014 University of Law London, Moorgate, LPC
  2. 2010 – 2013 University of Portsmouth, LL.B (First Class Honours)

Memberships and Associations

  1. Law Society of England and Wales
  2. Property Litigation Association
  3. Dilapidations Association