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Alex Cisneros

Alex Cisneros

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Alex Cisneros is a specialist public law and private client barrister. He has experience handling significant contentious and non-contentious matters with a particular emphasis on mental capacity and education.

Alex is a member of the C Panel of the Attorney General’s Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown.

Alex has been invited to complete a part-time PhD exploring developments in mental capacity law and the impact on vulnerable adults. His research will commence in September 2020 under the supervision of Professor Rosie Harding.

In his spare time, Alex sits as a Member of the Beckmead Family of SEN Schools and a Trustee of the Centre for Young Musicians, a division of the Guildhall School of Music. In 2018, Alex was appointed a Bar Council social mobility advocate, a role that he is proud of.

Public Law

Alex has experience of public law cases in various tribunals, the High Court and the Court of Appeal.

He is also regularly instructed to advise in judicial review proceedings both before and after a case has been issued.

Noteworthy cases:

Khan v Khan [2019] (Multi-Track trial)
A successful claim on behalf of a client who had regained capacity to look after his own property and financial affairs. The claim was for almost £200,000 of damages arising out of multiple breaches of the fiduciary obligations that the defendant owed to the claimant as his deputy for property and financial affairs.

Kousar & Ors v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA Civ 2462
Junior Counsel in this Court of Appeal case seeking an extension of the principles established in the earlier immigration case of Basnet.

Appointments & Memberships

  • Court of Protection Bar Association (Committee Member)
  • LexisNexis Private Client Expert Panel
  • Administrative Law Bar Association
  • Court of Protection Practitioners Association
  • Royal Commonwealth Society (Associate Fellow)

Alex Cisneros is regulated by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and holds a current practising certificate. If you are not satisfied with the service provided, please click here.

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