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1MCB
1MCB
THIRD FLOOR, 15 NEW BRIDGE STREET
LONDON
EC4V 6AU
England

Work Department

Crime; Immigration & asylum; Housing

Position

Alex originally joined 1MCB as a pupil. His interests range across crime, social welfare law and human rights, in particular where those areas impact on vulnerable people, or minorities.

Whilst studying law, Alex volunteered with the Matrix-City School Exclusions project and the Free Representation Unit, assisting in the defence and representation of people with disabilities in educational and social security cases. He also volunteered with the Centre for Criminal Appeals, helping to build CCRC applications for potentially innocent clients, and as part of City University’s Pakistan Death Row Project, compiling reports on international death penalty jurisprudence.

More recently Alex volunteered at Reprieve for a year or so, where he worked on cases with a death penalty and international human rights dimension. He also assisted Ariane Adam, and the Reprieve Africa Team, with the Malawi Resentencing Project.

Alex studied Classics at UCL, and then Cambridge, before undertaking the Graduate Diploma in Law, and the Bar Professional Training Course at City University.

Career

Called to the Bar 2017