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.


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.


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.

  • 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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