Alexander Deakin

Alexander Deakin

Called: 2017

Practice Profile

Alexander joined chambers in April 2019, following successful completion of a criminal law pupillage with a respected London chambers. Alexander believes that his time spent defending in both the Magistrates and Crown Court has not only sharpened his advocacy skills, but also honed his interpersonal skills in advising clients in trying situations. Prior to pupillage, Alexander worked for numerous solicitors’ firms acting as a County Court Advocate covering a vast range of civil matters.


Prior to joining the Bar, Alexander was a Chartered Accountant, having trained with one of the ‘Big 4’ firms in an offshore jurisdiction before moving to work in London for several FTSE 100 companies.

During his time as a County Court Advocate, Alexander was regularly instructed in matters concerning:

  • Mortgage disputes;
  • Residential and commercial Landlord and Tenant;
  • Claims for disrepair;
  • Applications for Orders for Sale;
  • Trespass;
  • Summary judgments;
  • Set aside default judgments;
  • Relief from sanctions;
  • Consumer credit claims;
  • Personal Insolvency; and
  • Personal injury infant settlements.


Alexander thrives in this area and is looking to build further on his experience to develop his civil practice. Alexander is available to discuss any civil concerns.

  • 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.

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

Specialising in matrimonial finance and children matters. Members appear in the regional courts as well as the High Court and the Court of Appeal. They often act in financial remedy proceedings relating to farms, companies, properties and other assets. In addition they are adept at dealing with serious child care allegations including physical abuse and death.

~ Chambers UK Bar Guide 2019

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