Alex’s practice covers all areas of commercial chancery and property litigation, including inheritance disputes. In particular, and most recently, she has been focusing on: business tenancies under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954; the right to collective enfranchisement under the Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993; claims for injunctive relief in the context of landlord and tenant and partnership disputes; and adverse possession claims.
Alex is a native Spanish speaker and is happy to conduct conferences and peruse documents in Spanish without the need for a translator. Consequently, she has developed a niche in litigation with a Spanish or Latin American element as practised in the English courts with an emphasis on the construction and the correct interpretation of jurisdiction agreements and establishing whether they confer jurisdiction on the English courts. She has successfully disputed the English court’s jurisdiction in proceedings issued in the High Court under CPR Part 11 where the Spanish Defendant argued that Spain had jurisdiction to deal with the claim for injunctive relief with respect to property situated in Spain.
Alex welcomes Direct Public Access instructions from lay and professional clients and is willing to advise in conference and / or attend preliminary and final hearings without the support of a solicitor where appropriate.