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Alex Christen

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Capital Law Limited

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Employment & Immigration


Alex is an Associate in the Employment & Immigration tewam. She advises businesses and individuals on both employment disputes and transactional matters. She also provides corporate immigration advice.

Alex has worked with the Employment and Immigration team to support many businesses across a range of industries, including retail, recruitment, waste and the food and drink / hospitality sector.  Alex advises on all areas of employment law but with a particular focus on Employment Tribunal litigation, employee exits, discipline and performance management, grievances, post termination restrictions, terms and conditions of employment and family friendly rights.

She also supports individuals throughout their employment, from reviewing their contracts, helping them to raise grievances and negotiating exits on their behalf.

Alex has over 6 years’ experience in providing businesses and individuals with immigration advice and has been mentioned in The Legal 500 for her calm and professional approach.

Alex regularly delivers training and workshops on a range of topics including tackling gender pay gaps, the Agency Worker Regulations, social media in the workplace and business immigration.


Associate at Capital Law Limited (October 2011 – present); Trainee Solicitor at Capital Law Limited (October 2009 – October 2011)


French and German (Basic)


The Law Society of England and Wales; Employment Lawyers' Association


University of Wales Aberystwyth, Master of Laws LLM, Information Technology Law; University of Wales Aberystwyth, Bachelor of Laws LLB - Law


Running, hiking, reading and travel

Wales: Human resources


Within: Immigration

Sitting within the firm's broader employment team, Capital Law Limited 's immigration offering provides particular expertise on corporate UK in-bound immigration matters with a particular specialism in Tiers 1 and 2 of the points based system. The arrival in December 2017 of associate Jennifer Pinder from Berry Smith has strengthened the team that also includes solicitor Alex Christen, whose expertise includes assisting companies to become licensed sponsors and providing immigration due diligence on corporate transactions. As well as standalone immigration work and training sessions with which the firm regularly runs (most notably recently regarding the implications of Brexit on corporate immigration issues), the team is also able to leverage the firm's impressive roster of corporate clients, and regularly advises them on the business immigration implications of business transfers.

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