Alex Forster > Roythornes Solicitors > Spalding, England > Lawyer Profile

Roythornes Solicitors
ENTERPRISE WAY
PINCHBECK
SPALDING
PE11 3YR
England

Work Department

Litigation

Position

Associate

Career

Alex studied law at Nottingham Trent University, graduating with a first class honours degree in July 2012 and going on to complete his LPC part-time at Nottingham Law School. He obtained a distinction whilst working in a small, niche litigation practice with offices in London and Lincolnshire.

Alex joined Roythornes in February 2017 having qualified with a Lincolnshire firm in August 2016. He works closely with Peter Cusick, advising on disputes including:

  • professional negligence;
  • banking litigation;
  • insurance;
  • breach of contract;
  • construction and engineering;
  • partnership disputes;
  • company disputes (including both shareholder and director disputes);
  • agency law;
  • Rural Payment Agency appeals;
  • judicial review.

His recent work includes:

  • advising a UK based construction firm in relation to a final account dispute in excess of £400,000. This dispute was the subject of arbitration proceedings in Milan, Italy;
  • advising on a successful enforcement of an adjudication award in the Technology & Construction Court. This specific case was in relation to whether a second adjudicator’s decision contradicted the first adjudicator’s decision and whether the second adjudicator’s decision was enforceable;
  • advising on a professional negligence claim in excess of £2m against a firm of solicitors. This related to the negligent drafting of a loan agreement and the subsequent failure to register a charge on a property in Knightsbridge, London;
  • advising on a professional negligence claim against an architect for exceeding the scope of his instructions and the subsequent negligent drawings produced;
  • advising a minority shareholder and former director of a limited company as to whether the limited company was a quasi-partnership and the effect of his removal as a director. Thereafter advising and issuing an Unfair Prejudice Petition under s.994 Companies Act 2006;

•advising in respect of judicial review proceedings in relation to the New Forest rights of common and subsequent SPS subsidy payments (R (on the application of Imogen Bickford-Smith) v Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs [2013] EWHC 3371 (Admin)).