• A fiercely intelligent and committed leading junior with a meticulous approach to her work, Alexandra Felix is the go-to barrister for complex cases, whatever the field.

    Corporate & Financial Crime 

    Alexandra brings her meticulous approach to matters ranging from multi-handed mortgage and benefit frauds to allegations of high-value fraudulent trading, money laundering and Companies Act offences.  She prosecutes and defends as a junior alone and as a leading junior. 

    Crime 

    Alexandra prosecutes and defends all aspects of general crime, and has significant experience of handling expert witnesses. She has a respected practice operating at the most serious level.  She is noted for her immigration law practice, with expertise in facilitation of entry to the UK in respect of young children.  And she is recognised for her ability to deal with cases that cross over from the regulatory field into that of general crime as investigations run in tandem; she is ideally placed to represent the professional client.

    Regulatory

    Alexandra represents regulators and professionals in tribunals and judicial review, including those in the field of sport, one of her specialist areas. At inquests she represents interested parties, notably professionals.  She is instructed in cases that demand a forensic understanding and effortless analysis and presentation of a case; she is meticulous in her preparation and potent in her advocacy.

    Reviews 

    Legal 500 2018: Professional Discipline and Regulatory - Tier 2.

    Chambers UK 2019: Professional Discipline - Band 5

    'Has built up an impressive professional discipline practice representing regulators and defending individuals. Her instructions originate in a range of sectors including sports, police, healthcare and dentistry.' 'Well regarded and clever.' Chambers UK Professional Discipline (2019)

    'A first-class barrister with a sharp mind, who knows extremely complicated cases inside-out.' Legal 500 Professional Discipline and Regulatory Law (2018)

    'The most impressive bit of counsel work I’ve seen; she came up with the most amazing legal arguments.' Chambers UK Crime (2013)

    Professional Memberships

    • Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers
    • British Association for Sport and Law
    • Criminal Bar Association
    • Female Fraud Lawyers
    • Fraud Lawyers Association (committee member)
    • South Eastern Circuit

    Education

    • LLM (European Law)
    • LLB (Hons)

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  • Corporate and Financial Crime

    A first-class senior junior with the sharpest intellect and a mind for the detail, Alexandra Felix thrives on the complex and excels in the corporate and financial field.

    Overview 

    Alexandra brings her meticulous approach to matters ranging from multi-handed mortgage and benefit frauds to allegations of high-value fraudulent trading, money laundering and Companies Act offences.  She prosecutes and defends as a junior alone and as a leading junior. 

    Experience 

    Alexandra’s experience in the field of corporate and financial crime is extensive.  She has dealt with heavyweight prosecution and defence cases involving the most complex issues; her approach is always rigorous, detailed and meticulous.  Her experience is vast and varied, dealing with all types of fraud and particularly those of a high value.  She prosecutes and defends in large multi-handed cases.  Her defence practice invariably involves representing senior members of a corporate team or professionals facing allegations as a result of their work; she has successfully defended in numerous cases including that of a police officer who faced money laundering allegations in excess of £1m. 

    Alexandra is instructed in cases involving complex international trust structures and asset tracing.  She is adept at handling expert accountancy evidence and presenting complex financial matters in a comprehensible way; she cuts through the detail with ease and similarly presents it clearly and concisely.

    Alex is able to provide advice during investigation, pre-charge, through to the very final stages of any case.  She is highly experienced in confiscation, asset recovery and restraint proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act. 

    Alex is recognised in the field of corporate and financial crime as a well-informed, intelligent, industrious and much liked team player.  She has been a committee member of the Fraud Lawyers Association for a number of years.

    Alex is a commanding advocate, presenting her case with clarity and persuasiveness.  She is an ideal barrister in the field of corporate crime; she works tirelessly in preparation and presents effortlessly and with real authority in court.

    Notable Cases

    GR v CDW 
    CDW was accused of laundering part of the proceeds of Sainsbury's buyer John Maylam's corrupt receipts in excess of £4 million, from the potato supplier Greenvale.  

    R v Oshodin & Or's
    Peter Finnigan QC led Alexandra Felix in the prosecution of this multi-handed fraud on banks. The case involved up to nine defendants.

    Reviews

    'A first-class barrister with a sharp mind, who knows extremely complicated cases inside-out.' Legal 500 (2017)

    'The most impressive bit of counsel work I’ve seen; she came up with the most amazing legal arguments.' Chambers UK (2013)

  • A heavyweight senior junior in the field of general crime; Alexandra Felix has experience of every type of crime, defending and prosecuting at the highest level.

    Overview 

    Alexandra prosecutes and defends all aspects of general crime, and has significant experience of handling expert witnesses. She has a respected practice operating at the most serious level.  She is noted for her immigration law practice, with expertise in facilitation of entry to the UK in respect of young children.  And she is recognised for her ability to deal with cases that cross over from the regulatory field into that of general crime as investigations run in tandem; she is ideally placed to represent the professional client.

    Experience 

    Alexandra prosecutes and defends all aspects of general crime, including blackmail, s18 offences, serious violence, murder, sexual offences against adults and children (including historic), large scale drugs supply and importation, high value robbery and firearms offences. 

    She has significant experience in crimes requiring specialist knowledge and handling of expert witnesses; she is recognised for her forensic knowledge and application thereof.

    Alexandra defended Jonathan King against charges of historic sexual abuse. The case against King, a high-profile music producer and performer, collapsed in June 2018, with HHJ Deborah Taylor's ruling highlighting "numerous, repeated and compounded failings" in the investigation. Surrey Police issued a public apology to Mr King for "serious organisational failings" in its investigation.

    This case has been extensively covered in the press , including the BBC, The Times, The Telegraph and The Guardian. Alexandra was led by Henry Blaxland QC on this matter - please see our news item for more information.

    Alexandra has a respected practice in immigration law, with special expertise in facilitation of entry to the UK in respect of young children; she was instructed in a series of cases concerning British nationals seeking to circumvent immigration laws by bringing so-called “miracle birth” babies to the UK (e.g. R v Johnson and Ayedun).

    Alexandra has defended in a high-profile corruption case and has particular experience of representing police officers in criminal trials.  She is often involved in criminal proceedings running parallel with regulatory proceedings by virtue of her reputation in the field of professional discipline and is adept at representing professionals facing criminal charges as a result.

    A fiercely committed advocate, independent of what side she is on; she is reliable, robust and outstanding in court.

    Notable Cases

    R v McGuire (2012)
    Prosecution re Nurofen Plus tampering.

    R v Haynes & Mair (2012)
    Prosecuting robbery of employees of the Dubai royal family.

    R v M (2010)
    Leading junior in conspiracy to defraud the NHS

    Reviews

    'A first-class barrister with a sharp mind, who knows extremely complicated cases inside-out.' Legal 500 (2017)

    'The most impressive bit of counsel work I’ve seen; she came up with the most amazing legal arguments.' Chambers UK (2013)

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    • Alexandra Felix defended Jonathan King against charges of historic sexual abuse. The case against King, a high profile music producer and performer, collapsed in June 2018, with HHJ Deborah Taylor's ruling highlighting "numerous, repeated and compounded f...

    • Alexandra Felix acted for the prosecution in a multi handed human trafficking trial.

    • Alexandra Felix led Tom Coke-Smyth, prosecuting a gang who smuggled asylum seekers into the UK by using their relatives and fake passports.

    • Alexandra Felix successfully defended a senior police officer charged with perverting the course of justice.  

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    • Alexandra Felix prosecutes man given six-year sentence for Grenfell fraud

      Sharife Elouahabi was given a six-year sentence at Isleworth Crown Court.

    • Alexandra Felix acts for music producer Jonathan King

      Surrey Police apologised for serious failings in investigation into historic abuse charges.

    • Alexandra Felix & Fraser Coxhill prosecute large scale immigration conspiracy

      Home Office employee and solicitor amongst four defendants convicted after three-month trial understood to be one of the biggest and most complex cases of its kind.  The defendants conspired to facilitate over 400 individuals illegally present in the UK o...

  • A force to be reckoned with; Alexandra Felix is a leading individual in the field of regulation, recognised for her vast intelligence, experience and devastating advocacy.

    Overview

    Alexandra represents regulators and professionals in tribunals and judicial review, including those in the field of sport, one of her specialist areas. At inquests she represents interested parties, notably professionals.  She is instructed in cases that demand a forensic understanding and effortless analysis and presentation of a case; she is meticulous in her preparation and potent in her advocacy.

    Experience 

    Alexandra represents regulators and professionals in tribunals, and has experience of judicial review proceedings arising from tribunal decisions.  She often operates in the most high profile of cases involving the most complex of issues, specific to the industry they arise from.  Her rigorous, detailed approach enables her to distil significant quantities of documents and identify central issues.  Her vast intellect and industry specific experience allows her to fully understand and master a case and the implications of materials as they arise.

    Before the General Medical Council (including its Fitness to Practise Panel), General Dental Council and Nursing and Midwifery Council she undertakes cases relating to general and complex misconduct, and thus has experience of calling and cross-examining medical expert witnesses. She advises on charges as well as issues of disclosure.  She has presented for and defended against regulators of most the complex of professions and individuals of the most senior ranking, including a high profile consultant paediatric neuropathologist.  Alex has significant experience of Judicial Review in the medical regulatory arena.

    Before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal and the Accountancy and Actuarial Discipline Board, Alexandra undertakes matters which require her to master relevant technical information and she does so with ease.  She has led defending partners in a firm. 

    Alexandra has extensive experience of successfully representing police officers before the Police Disciplinary Tribunal and Police Appeals Tribunal.  In 2013 Alexandra completed one of the first appeals to the Police Appeals Tribunal under the Unsatisfactory Performance and Attendance Regulations. She has judicially reviewed decisions made by tribunals in this field and has presented seminars on judicial review and other issues arising from police conduct hearings.

    Alexandra has experience in representing interested parties at inquests. She has particular expertise in representing professionals during the process.

    Sport regulation is another specialist area. In 2013 Alexandra advised on an appeal to Sport Resolution in relation to doping and on a referee’s licence withdrawal by the British Board of Boxing Control.  She assisted Timothy Dutton QC in his inquiry into Sport England World Class Payment Bureau and has assisted a sport regulator in drafting its appeal procedures.  Before being called to the Bar, Alexandra was an academic with a special interest in sports law and she has published widely in this field.

    Alexandra is recognised by the market as a leading individual in this field; she is known for her ability to deal with any regulator, on all aspects, from every angle, area and stage of the regulation process.

    Notable Cases

    Appeal Re: DCI S (2015)
    Represented DCI in Police Appeals Tribunal

    Re: AO (2012)
    Defending in the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal.

    Re: B (2011)
    Successful appeal on sanction to the Police Appeals Tribunal and judicial review.

    Re: P, P & N (2011)
    Defending in Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal.

    Dutton Inquiry (2010)
    Inquiry into Sport England World Class Payment Bureau.

    Reviews 

    Legal 500 2017: Professional Discipline and Regulatory - Tier 2.

    Chambers UK 2019: Professional Discipline - Band 5

    'Has built up an impressive professional discipline practice representing regulators and defending individuals. Her instructions originate in a range of sectors including sports, police, healthcare and dentistry.' 'Well regarded and clever.' Chambers UK Professional Discipline (2019)

    'A first-class barrister with a sharp mind, who knows extremely complicated cases inside-out.' Legal 500 (2017)

    'She appears in medical cases and defends police officers.' Legal 500 (2016)

    'The most impressive bit of counsel work I’ve seen; she came up with the most amazing legal arguments.' Chambers UK (2013)

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  • An exceptionally bright and driven leading junior, she understands the issues quickly and is persuasive in her arguments, both written and on her feet.

    Overview

    Alexandra has substantial experience in the High Court arising out of her significant regulatory law practice. She also has experience of the work arising out of the interface between criminal law and public law issues in particular in relation to production orders and search warrants. Her analytical skills and meticulous approach to her work is an asset in dealing with the many technical issues that arise in these types of cases. 

    Experience

    Alexandra has acted in inquests representing professionals and families involving fatalities involving medical treatment, deaths in police custody and involving military personnel. She was instructed as Counsel at the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA). She has appeared in a number of High Court cases, both statutory appeals and Judicial Review proceedings. 

    Notable Cases

    • Thames Valley Police v Police Misconduct Panel, Court of Appeal - Administrative Court (2017) EWHC 923 (Admin)
      Successfully representing the interested party in the Chief Constables application for judicial review of the determination of the Misconduct Panel as to sanction.
       
    • Squire v Thames Valley Police & Anor (R on the Application of), Court of Appeal - Civil Division (2016) EWCA Civ 1315
      Representing the Appellant in the appeal against First Respondent's application for judicial review of a decision of the Police Appeals Tribunal which had allowed an appeal by the Appellant against a decision of a disciplinary panel. Secured the re-instatement of the officer following remittal to the PAT.
       
    • R (on the application of Squier) v GMC (2015) EWHC 299 (Admin) & Squire v GMC (2016) EWHC 2739 (Admin) 
      Representing the GMC in both the judicial review proceedings and in the statutory appeal. 
       
    • Baker v Police Appeals Tribunal (2013) EWHC 718 (Admin)
      Successfully acting for the claimant in judicial review proceedings asserting the PAT had acted functus officio.
       
    • Inquest into the death of RJ (2013)
      Acting pro-bono to assist the Royal British Legion in representing the family at the Inquest into the death of a soldier who died immediately following a team trip where the suggestion was one of suicide and where behavioural patterns began to change during the second week of the sailing trip.
       
    • Inquest in the death of JH (2014)
      Representing a nurse in an inquest the death of a prisoner where there was an allegation of the provision of sub-standard medical treatment. 

    Reviews

    'A first-class barrister with a sharp mind, who knows extremely complicated cases inside-out.' Legal 500 (2017)

    'The most impressive bit of counsel work I’ve seen; she came up with the most amazing legal arguments.' Chambers UK (2013)

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