Mr Alex Walker > Chambers of Richard Chapman KC > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Richard Chapman KC
18 St John Street Chambers
M3 4EA
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Alex joined Chambers having practised in London since 2013. During this time Alex undertook instructions in Crime, Family, and Regulatory Law before specialising in Family Law. Alex remains a Level 2 Prosecutor and has previously undertaken a secondment to the General Pharmaceutical Council. Alex’s approach is to provide realistic advice tailored to the client in an accessible way. This is backed up by strong advocacy skills in court and an in depth knowledge of the law. His experience of a broad range of legal areas makes him well placed to understand the interplay between different proceedings and allow him to provide a holistic view of cases.

Local Authorities
Within the field of Family Law, Alex has gained substantial experience acting for parties, Alex being especially sought after by local authorities for his robust but fair presentation of a case. Alex has particular experience in cases which turn on extensive medical or police disclosure. Alex has gained extensive experience of proceedings which involve DOLs and complex care planning decisions particularly those involving children with additional needs.

When instructed for parents Alex combines an approachable attitude with through preparation and shrewd advice. Alex is confident and experienced with cases involving complex evidence and substantial contested hearings. Alex has significant experience acting for particularly vulnerable clients.

Private Law
Alex accepts instructions in Private Law children matters. Alex’s knowledge of related areas of law allows him to provide advice to those who instruct him as to the interplay between sets of proceedings. Alex can provide advice at any stage of proceedings and is able to provide early advice as to the likely course of proceedings.


Philosophy BA (Hons), University of Sheffield
Bar Professional Training Course, The College of Law, Birmingham
Graduate Diploma in Law, The College of Law, Manchester

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Family and children law

(Leading Juniors: Child Law (Public and Private))Ranked: Tier 3

Alex Walker – 18 St John Street ChambersAlex is extremely knowledgeable, professional, informed, and more importantly, amazing with clients that are going through the most difficult time. He is patient and able to explain matters in a way that is perfectly understandable for the client.