Alexander Deakin

Alexander Deakin

Called: 2017

Practice Profile

Alexander joined Chambers after completing pupillage with a well-regarded set in London. Prior to coming to the bar, Alexander was a chartered accountant working for one of the Big 4 in an offshore jurisdiction.
Alexander is regularly instructed on Fast Track trials and is starting to build on his Multi-Track trial experience. Alongside his court-based advocacy, Alexander has a growing paperwork practice encompassing a broad range of civil matters.

 

Alex accepts instructions on direct Public Access basis.

 

What Clients have to say


Lay Client:


“I would also like to mention that the barrister Alex was excellent. He was able to put my fears at rest with good humour and was professional and highly skilled in defending me in hearing. Please could this be relayed to him.”


Professional Client:


“My clients were very impressed with your advocacy and have asked whether you will look at the other matter they have which is currently live.”

Commercial/Partnership/Shareholder disputes

Alexander has acted in a number of commercial matters, ranging from disputes regarding authority to bind companies to contracts, fiduciary duties owed by directors, misrepresentation and partnership disputes concerning alleged termination of partnership agreements.

Personal Injury

Alexander has extensive experience in cases involving personal injury ranging from simple RTA whiplash claims, employer liability regarding appropriate PPE, and public liability involving serious injury.

Insolvency

Alexander accepts instructions in all insolvency litigation matters. Recent cases involve applications to discharge bankruptcy orders without payment of Secretary of State fees and negotiating reductions in statutory interest amounts.

Civil Injunctions

Alexander has experience in both applying for and defending against civil injunctions. Alexander has also settled the underlying dispute at interim injunction appearances on prior occasions.

Real Property and Landlord and Tenant

Alexander has considerable experience in dealing with property matters. Recent work involved advising on trespass and acting for local councils in obtaining exclusion orders, alongside traditional landlord and tenant disputes.

Family Finance 

Previously a chartered accountant, Alexander is well placed to undertake family finance matters and has a keen eye on the figures. 

  • University of Law – Bar Professional Training Course (Outstanding);
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants – ACA;
  • University of Kent – LLB(Hons).

2016: Treasurer for the Association of Gray’s Inn Students; 2016: Finalist in the plea in mitigation competition, sponsored by 25 Bedford Row;2016: Finalist in the University of Law BPTC Mooting Competition;2015: Awarded the Provost Scholarship.

  • The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn;
  • ICAEW.

Alexander enjoys trying to improve his tennis game, walking along the coast and reading sci-fi novels.

Alexander Deakin – Stour Chambers, 8 Vernon Place, Canterbury, CT1 3HG

 

My registration number is: 

 

Client personal data processed

 

I collect and process both personal data and special categories of personal data as defined in the GDPR. I may process the following client personal data:

  • Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Identification Data such as Passport or Driver’s License details.
  • Bank account details
  • Data relating to the legal matter for which I am providing services to you
  • Location details
  • Financial Information, Medical records, Criminal records

 

How I will use your personal data

 

All the information that I hold about you is provided to or gathered in the course of your case and/or proceedings.

The lawful basis’ identified for processing your data is your consent, processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract, compliance with my legal obligations as a barrister regulated by the Bar Standards Board.

 

Your personal data is required in order for me to provide you with representation.  If you do not provide me with the required personal data, I may not be able to represent you.

 

Your data may be used to:

  • Provide legal advice and representation
  • To ensure that I do not enter into any other contracts or agreements which may create a conflict of interests between the duties I owe to you and to another person
  • Assist in training pupils and mini-pupils
  • Investigate and address your concerns
  • Investigate or address legal proceedings or complaints relating to your use of my services/products, or as otherwise allowed by applicable law
  • Provide information as required by the Bar Standards Board, my indemnity insurers and HM Revenue and Customs

 

Sharing of Data

 

I may share your data with

  • My Chambers management and staff who provide administrative services
  • Instructing solicitors
  • Pupil or mini pupil, under my training
  • Opposing Counsel, for the purposes of resolving the case
  • My regulator or legal advisors in the event of a dispute or other legal matter
  • Law enforcement officials, government authorities, or other third parties to meet my legal obligations
  • Any other party where I ask you and you consent to the sharing

 

How long I keep your personal data for:

 

Your personal data is held by me for as long as I represent you and in chambers in accordance with chambers’ data retention policy.

 

Any personal data that is emailed to me will be kept on chambers’ email systems in line with its email retention period.

 

Transfer of your personal data outside of the European Economic Area

 

I confirm that I do not normally transfer your personal data outside of the European Economic Area (EEA). In the event that personal data does need to be transferred outside of the EEA then I will ensure the necessary safeguards are in place as required under the GDPR. 

 

Your rights as a data subject:

 

The General Data Protection Regulation provides data subjects certain rights relating to the processing of their personal data.  Given the nature of personal data processed by me, and the lawful basis I have identified for doing so you have the following rights:

 

You may request access to the personal data I process concerning you through making a subject access request (SAR).

 

You may request rectification of the personal data I process concerning you where it is incomplete or inaccurate.

 

You may request, subject to certain criteria, the erasure of the personal data I process concerning you.

 

You may request that I restrict the processing of personal data concerning you.  Restriction means that I will only store the personal data and not further process it.

 

You have the right to data portability whereby I will provide you (or another data controller where technically feasible) your personal data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.

 

You can make a request expressing your rights by contacting me at the details provided above.

 

Lodging a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office

 

If you feel that your personal data has been, or is being, processed in an inappropriate manner; or you feel that your rights, as described above have been infringed, you may lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).  The ICO is the UK’s supervisory authority regarding data protection matters and has a responsibility to act on complaints made to it.  You may lodge a complaint by visiting the website below or calling the ICO’s helpline on 0303 123 1113.

 

https://ico.org.uk/concerns/

This set comes recommended for its members' expertise in children and matrimonial finance matters. The children cases range across both public and private law work, and include those concerning non-accidental injury, sexual abuse and fabricated illness. On the financial side, the set's barristers demonstrate the ability to act in substantial financial remedies cases as well as Schedule 1 and TOLATA matters.

~ Chambers UK Bar Guide 2020

Stour Chambers has 'a range of barristers at different levels suited for different cases'. Members continue to be instructed in complex multi-day cases in the public law space, where it provides 'expert counsel' across Kent and further afield involving non-accidental injury, sexual abuse and extreme neglect. On the family finance front, Elizabeth Spence is a go-to barrister for high-value cases with issues of minority shareholdings and opponents deploying hostile litigation tactics.

~ Legal 500 Bar Guide 2021

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