Alexander represents clients in a range of public and private law matters in Family Courts across the South West. His private practice encompasses children and finance work, including issues of residence, contact, PR, schooling and domestic abuse. In public law work, Alexander has experience representing local authorities, parents and grandparents in a variety of applications under the Children Act. As a qualified mediator, Alexander is able to combine client sensitivity with a real focus on the central issues in a dispute.
GH v PC – represented the Respondent Husband in an application to enforce a financial order made upon divorce in 1994. The Applicant Wife was seeking a lump sum of £10,000, in addition to 20 years’ interest. A key issue was whether the Limitation Act 1980 applied to cases decided under the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973.
LG v AG – represented the Applicant Wife in Ancillary Relief proceedings where the Wife had made a substantial financial contribution to the FMH but the Husband had contributed significant inheritance monies towards the martial pot. Arguments for the Wife were needs-based.
Public law cases
Re MJW and LMW – represented the Local Authority in applications for care and placement orders, in proceedings which required consolidation with parallel proceedings, and an extension of time-limits. The case also involved issues of capacity, paternity and suitability of kinship placements.
SH v BCC – represented the Respondent Mother, accused of repeated abuse over a lengthy period, at a contested ICO where family proceedings were running parallel to criminal investigations.
Private law cases
RL v KL – represented the Applicant Mother in an internal relocation case which involved analysis of schools, family homes and local communities.
SV v HV – represented the Applicant Father in a Child Arrangements application where the Father sought an order for the children to live with him following domestic abuse perpetrated by the Mother.
DM v SI – represented the Respondent Mother in a Child Arrangements application, which involved a Fact-Finding hearing. Whilst none of the alleged incidents had been witnessed, examination of text and social media messages soon after the relationship had ended led the court to make findings in the Mother’s favour.
HM v AM – represented the Respondent Father in a Child Arrangements application, who had been convicted for a domestic assault on Mother, and had minor gambling and drug issues. At final hearing Father was granted regular unsupervised contact with a view to this progressing to overnight contact.
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