Solicitors’ Roll : 1996
Alexander is described as a "robust advocate" by the Legal 500 and specialises in Regulatory work, Fraud and Confiscation proceedings involving corporate defendants.
He advises local authorities throughout the jurisdiction on policy, procedure and prosecutions.
Alexander has led teams in multiagency prosecutions, including fatalities, with particular expertise in relation to intellectual property (and accompanying confiscation) and health and safety offences . Agencies include the Health and Safety Executive, Illegal Money Lending Unit, British Phonographic Industry, Tarian and the Chartered Trading Standards Institute Regional Intelligence Team (Scambusters).
Generic criminal work includes specialism in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (“shaken baby”) cases (See Attorney General’s ref 84 of 2008 R v Pearce) and historic rape allegations.
Alexander regularly contributes articles to the CTSI journal and lectures and provides training to regulatory legal and enforcement teams on all aspect of criminal law, including Confiscation, Fraud, Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations and Intellectual Property Offences.
Alexander is a member of the Attorney General’s Health and Safety Advocates panel, Crown Prosecution Service Fraud and Rape panels and a Grade 4 prosecutor.
Alexander was formerly a solicitor with welsh regional giant Hugh James.
Alexander is a member of the editorial committee of Consumer and Trading Standards Law and Practice.
NOTABLE CASES INCLUDE
R v Adams (2019) EWCA Crim 1363
The necessity for the prosecution to make Bad Character applications in cross admissibility cases.
R v Mundy CA (2018) EWCA Crim 105
Whether prosecutions could appeal unsuccessful applications to re-determine POCA.
Cornwall County Council v Cooperative Group Limited, Truro CC 2017
Fatality prosecution under the Health and Safety at Work Act against Leading Counsel of National chain.
R v Cairns (2013) EWCA Crim 467
Core principles ruling on "basis of plea".
Sir Hugh Pennington’s Inquiry into the e-coli 0.157 outbreak in South Wales, Welsh Assembly 2008
Headed the legal team and conducted all advocacy hearings as Counsel for local authority core participant at the Inquiry into the second largest U.K. outbreak of e-coli 157.
Caerphilly County Borough Council v Jeff White Motors Ltd. (2005) EWCA Crim 3003
Decision on the scope of admissible evidence in a local authority prosecution of a large South Wales based used motor vehicle dealership.
Specialises in regulatory prosecutions including all aspects of trading standards work, trademark offences, copyright offences, environmental law, environmental health, health and safety at work and animal welfare cases.
Proceeds of Crime
Coroner's Court proceedings
General criminal prosecution and defence
APPOINTMENTS & MEMBERSHIPS
CPS Grade 4 Prosecutor since 2012
Appointed to the Director of Public
Prosecutions Advocates list and Rape panel for Wales
Health and Safety Executive and Environment Agency Specialist Regulatory Advocates’ list since 2012
Member of Wales and Chester Management Committee 2007-2012