Alex is regularly instructed on all sides of public law cases and is an experienced handler of all types of care hearings including contested applications, fact-findings, and final hearings. These cases frequently include the more serious and complex issues such as fractures and inflicted injury, sexual abuse, poisoning and even death.
Alex is used to absorbing large quantities of paperwork including meticulous preparation of extensive medical records and is well versed in the cross-examination of experts and medical professionals.
Notable Public Law Children cases
N (Children: Revocation of Placement Orders), Re  EWCA Civ 1352
Appeal by mother from the dismissal of applications to discharge placement orders and for the instruction of an independent social worker. Appeal dismissed.
A Local Authority v The Mother & Ors  EWFC 90
Alex appeared on behalf of the Applicant Local Authority in this an application by father for disclosure of various pieces of information in relation to public law proceedings.
Re A, B & C (2020)
Involving multiple injuries to a baby with no explanation
Re J (2020)
Involving multiple rib and shoulder fractures to a pre-mobile child
Re M (2019)
Involving multiple leg fractures in a toddler
Re H & J (2018)
Involving the suspected poisoning of a child, where it emerged mid-trial that the hospital had missed an underlying condition
Re A & B (2018)
Involving a baby who had died from shaking.
Re T & S (2017)
Involving a family member accused of making a child unwell for the purposes of seeking medical attention.