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Alexandra joined Chambers in September 2018 after successfully completing pupillage. During pupillage she gained experience across the spectrum of Chambers’ core practice areas.
Originally from Sydney, Australia, Alexandra studied English Law with German Law at St Hilda’s College, University of Oxford (2009-2013). Building on her Erasmus year at Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, parallel Masters studies in German Law, and European and International Commercial Law, Alexandra developed her expertise in European Union, Commercial and Public Law (2013-2014). She was called to the Bar by Lincoln’s Inn in 2015 (Hardwicke Entrance Scholar).
Prior to commencing pupillage, Alexandra worked as an ICC tribunal assistant on a long-standing construction and energy dispute, a trainee to Judge Vajda of the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg, and as an intern in the World Trade Organisation’s Appellate Body.
She is also finishing a Public International Law PhD at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, examining judicial reasoning across international courts and tribunals including the ICJ, the World Trade Organisation’s Appellate Body, ICSID investment arbitration tribunals and the European Court of Human Rights. She maintains an active academic role and has presented at conferences on trade, investment and human rights topics (ESIL 2017, King’s College London 2017).
Clinical Negligence & Personal Injury
With Ben Bradley, Alexandra experienced a range of clinical negligence and catastrophic personal injury cases including non-freezing cold injury. As well as assisting with a high court clinical negligence trial (Pearsall v University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust), Alexandra assisted with numerous client conferences, drafted advices and pleadings, as well as agendas for testing expert medical evidence.
In her second six, Alexandra has had the opportunity to work with and learn from Harry Trusted, Nathan Tavares QC and Sarah Crowther QC. She has attended CCMCs, conducted a fast track PI trial, produced written work including a Schedule of Loss and provided real-time German translation support in a joint settlement meeting in a PI travel case. Alexandra spoke on defences under the Animals Act at a Chambers “Equine Law” event, addressing solicitors and insurers.
Alexandra has also represented individuals, hospitals and families (privately and through AvMA) at health and safety and clinical negligence inquests.
- Lincoln’s Inn Scholarship, Traineeship at the CJEU (2016)
- Semi-Finalist, Inter-Inn Moot, Lincoln’s Inn (2015)
- Hardwicke Entrance Award, Lincoln’s Inn (2014)
- Beck Publishers’ Award, Ludwig-Maximilians-University (2014)
- Semi-Finalist, International Roman Law Moot (2012)
Other achievements include:
- Top 25 Winner, startsocial competition, representing NGO “Digital Helpers”, with personal congratulations from German Chancellor Angela Merkel (2017)
- Winner, Google Impact Challenge Germany (10,000EUR), representing Digital Helpers (2016)
- Full Blues and Half Blues, Oxford University Women’s Basketball (2009-2013)
- AMusA Diploma for Cello Performance (2007)
- German (fluent)
- French (intermediate)
- Mandarin (basic)