Alexander Chandler KC > Chambers of Christopher Pocock KC and James Roberts KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Christopher Pocock KC and James Roberts KC
1 King's Bench Walk
TEMPLE
LONDON
EC4Y 7DB
England

Work Department

Family finance, ADR (arbitration and private FDR)

Position

Alexander is a leading junior in matrimonial finance, specialising in high net worth cases, and intervenor claims that involve an overlap of family and civil law; also in cohabitee claims (TOLATA 1996) and Schedule 1 applications. Sits as an arbitrator, private FDR judge and part-time judge at the Financial Remedies Unit in the Central Family Court. International work includes advisory work in cases in Bermuda, Jersey and Gibraltar. Reported cases include R v R (Circumvention of Sanctions Regime)R v B and Capita Trustees, AB v CD (Global maintenance) and Shokrollah-Babee.

Career

Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL); Recorder; DDJ (Civil and Family), sits in the Central Family Court Financial Remedies Unit; Arbitrator (CIArb), member of Institute of Family Law Arbitrators (‘IFLA’); Former Panel Member of the Bar Tribunals and Adjudication Service (BTAS); Associate Member of Resolution; Some direct public access work.

Memberships

Fellow of International Academy of Family Lawyers, Family Law Bar Association, Resolution, Chancery Bar Association.

Education

Kings School, Canterbury (exhibitioner); Hertford College, Oxford (scholar) (MA(Hons); City University (benefactors scholar); ICSL Bar School.

Leisure

Married, three children, interests include marathon running, music and skiing.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Family (including divorce and financial remedy)

(2022 Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Alexander Chandler KC1 King’s Bench Walk ‘Alexander is a very methodical and meticulous practitioner, always details focussed. He is excellent on the law and always able to handle the most complex technical points. He is measured, sensible and very well respected and especially listened to by the bench.’

1 King’s Bench Walk has ‘an incredibly strong roster of talent across all aspects of domestic and international family law practice’. It is regarded as ‘a fantastic set with a great range of leading silks and juniors who are all highly skilled’. Richard Harrison KC is ‘highly skilled at both children and finance cases’ and is highly regarded for his ‘encyclopedic legal knowledge and good judgement’. ‘Tough and tenacious’ advocate Charles Howard KC specialises in handling high net-worth financial remedy disputes. Philip Marshall KC is known for his ‘strong cross-examination skills’ and has extensive experience in drafting complex high net worth pre-nuptial agreements. Christopher Pocock KC is admired for being ‘highly numerate and super thorough’. Alexander Chandler KC was appointed silk in 2022.