Year of Call: 2013
Inn of Court: Middle Temple
Alexandra joined Charter Chambers as a Tenant in February 2020 after the successful completion of her pupillage.
Alexandra has a growing practice, specialising predominantly in criminal defence. Alexandra appears on a daily basis in both the Magistrates’ Court and the Crown Court. Alexandra is regularly instructed in the Youth Court and is currently instructed in respect of several complex youth matters. Alexandra was recently instructed in respect of a youth matter which received international press coverage, a matter which resulted in her client being the only defendant of four to have no evidence offered against him.
Alexandra is regularly instructed in cases involving vulnerable defendants, including very young defendants and those suffering with mental ill health, due to her sensitive approach. Alexandra has received a lot of positive feedback from solicitors, noting her unwavering commitment to clients, both professional and lay.
Prior to commencing pupillage, Alexandra assisted in the investigation and prosecution of cases involving large-scale bribery and corruption at the Serious Fraud Office. Alexandra recently returned to the Serious Fraud Office as Disclosure Counsel, assisting with a review of evidence in preparation for a prosecution relating to the Unaoil investigation.
Alexandra has previous experience in the fields of healthcare and education regulation, having spent a number of years with leading law firm Kingsley Napley, where she was responsible for the investigation of fitness to practise concerns on behalf of several regulators in England and Wales. With that experience, she hopes to continue to develop in healthcare regulatory work.
Alexandra has assisted members of chambers mentoring secondary schools in the National Mock Trial Competition and has been a chambers delegate at the Urban Lawyers Careers Conference aimed at encouraging non-traditional applicants to consider legal careers.
Charter Chambers and its members are regulated by the Bar Standards Board
- R v A  – Highbury Corner Youth Court – Successfully persuaded the Crown to offer no evidence, in a case involving an offence which the Crown alleged was motivated by homophobia. The three remaining defendants pleaded guilty. This case received international news coverage:
- R v S  – Woolwich Crown Court – Represented a youth, jointly charged with an adult, in relation to an allegation of the robbery. Following successful negotiations, the Crown offered no evidence.
- R v B  – Thames Magistrates’ Court – Successful submissions made during breach proceedings, to revoke a Community Order and not resentence on the basis of Probation failings to organise unpaid work.
- R v S  – Stratford Youth Court – 16-year old client alleged to have committed two knife point robberies.
- R v O  – Kingston Crown Court – Appeal Against Conviction for the offence of using a mobile phone whilst driving. Appeal successful.
- R v E  – Medway Youth Court – Negotiations with the Crown led to several offences being remitted for a Youth Conditional Caution, avoiding criminal convictions for the youth.
- R v F  – Lavender Hill Magistrates’ Court – Successful mitigation for the offence of failing to ensure child’s attendance at school, resulting in an absolute discharge and no costs awarded.
- R v H  – Snaresbrook Crown Court – Mitigation in respect of six non-dwelling burglary offences, short custodial sentence despite lengthy criminal convictions.
- R v P  – Willesden Magistrates’ Court – Successfully defended an allegation of a domestic assault.
- R v R  – Worthing Magistrates’ Court – Successfully defending an allegation of sexual assault arising from the workplace.
- R v O-C  – Bromley Youth Court – Successfully defended an allegation of robbery. After Alexandra’s cross-examination of the complainant, the Crown offered no evidence.
LLB (Hons) Law, University of Westminster, 2012
BPTC, City Law School, 2013