Alex advises private clients, business organisations and charities on a broad range of commercial and rural property transactions, predominantly involving:
• sale and purchases;
• development land;
• commercial and agricultural tenancies;
• farm diversification;
• renewable energy projects; and
• banking work.
Alex was Called to the Bar (Barrister) in 2002 and qualified as a Solicitor in 2010. At that time he was the NFU East Anglia Policy Adviser for almost seven years where he gained an excellent technical knowledge of agricultural policy, farming and the food chain.
Going back into private practice, he moved to a large regional firm in 2012 and has since been instructed by clients across Suffolk, Norfolk and north Essex.
Prior to the NFU, Alex gained a wide and diverse number of experiences, including having worked at the Serious Fraud Office and other legal institutions in London. Alex completed a master’s degree in Law (LL.M) in 2005 and was admitted as a Fellow of the Agricultural Law Association in 2016.
“I have a young family so the majority of my spare time is spent together with them pursuing our outdoor interests. We are particularly keen of cycling and benefit from using the local nature reserves and forest parks.
I have more recently taken up running as a personal hobby and am enjoying taking part in some organised events.
When possible, my family and I like to travel to experience new places and to explore more of the UK”.
"The ease that we could access and speak to Pat Smith - Thank you"
"This is by far the go-to firm for any issues. You are made to feel valued from the outset and they are so confident in what they do. Wouldn't recommend any other. Thank you Hugh and Max."
- Ros Jones
"Prompt, helpful, polite and very professional service"
"We found Rachel Dawson outstanding, polite, professional and caring."
"I don't think this house sale would have pulled together without Jo's determination and expertise. Excellent!"
"Jade Shelton was absolutely fantastic!! Professional and proactive at all times."
"I would like to say thank you for your help, support and guidance over the last two and a half years. Obviously should I need further assistance in the future I shall not hesitate to call you guys."
"We were very pleased to have Jade as our solicitor, the service was excellent and we felt kept in the loop which minimised stress"
"Domini was very fast and efficient in carrying out her work for me - she was also very good at explaining things to me"
"Jade made the process of buying our first home quick, easy and took the stress out of a new chapter of our lives"