Alexander regularly conducts Fast and Multi-Track commercial trials in addition to representing parties in mediations and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.
Recent cases include:
- C & C v D  - Represented the Claimants in a 3-day misrepresentation trial involving an alleged village conspiracy, abusive neighbours and the existence of ghosts.
- R v M  - Acted for the Defendant in a contract dispute arising out of a university start-up venture which had transformed into a multi-million-pound media company.
- In the Matter of W E PLC  - Acted for the company in the High Court over the course of several months in a successful application to reduce their share premium account and transfer to special reserve in the amount of £6m.
- FP Ltd v LT Ltd  A T Ltd v M C Ltd ; W K v CWC Ltd ; CS v HH Ltd  et al - Represented both Claimants and Defendants in a sequence of recruitment agency litigation – ATOW Alex has not lost a recruitment trial.
Alexander's practice includes drafting, advising and providing court representation in the following areas:
- Agency law with a sub-speciality in recruitment and estate agency litigation
- Reputational damage arising out of breach of contract including a successful recovery of damages arising from a horse trainer being labelled dishonest after feed purchased from a supplier was found to contain prohibited substances
- Shareholder Misfeasance including illegal conduct arising out of the Companies Act 2006
- Formation disputes including acceptance by conduct
- Sale of goods and supply of services with recent experience in the holiday and travel markets
- Debt recovery including defective construction claims with associated breaches of planning permission
- Unfair terms in consumer contracts
- Reduction in Share Capital Applications
- Breach of fiduciary duty claims
- Professional Negligence with recent work including professionals in the Property industry
- Product liability including advising on a defective paint grenade
- Claims in restitution relating to business and commerce
- Travel-related claims including international timeshare agreements
- Libel claims arising from online defamation
- Reputational Damage
- Misrepresentation in both tort and contractual claims
- Extensive experience in conducting and opposing relief from sanctions applications
- Part 36 disputes.
12th Dec 2018
In torts such as deceit, where liability depends on the claimant acting in reliance on a statement made to him, the test for establishing vicarious liability is not the same as for other wrongs committed in the course of a servant’s employment. Alex Whatley analyses the Court of Appeals recent decision in Winter v. Hockley Mint Ltd  EWCA Civ 2480.
Alex Whatley is a Commercial Law barrister specialising in business disputes and Agency. Click here to view his profile.
- Kaplan Law School BPTC
- University of Southampton LLB Law
- Inner Temple Profumo Scholarship
- Inner Temple Major Exhibition Award
- Inner Temple Duke of Edinburgh Award
- Kaplan BPTC Future Potential Scholarship
Professional qualifications & appointments
- Bar Pro Bono Unit
- Personal Injury Bar Association
- BPP Civil Forensic Accountancy Course
- Western Circuit's Vulnerable Witness Advocacy Training Course.
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