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:
- FP Ltd v LT Ltd  A T Ltd v M C Ltd ; W K v CWC Ltd ; CS v HH Ltd  HF Ltd v RF Ltd  et al - Represented both Claimants and Defendants in a sequence of recruitment agency litigation – ATOW Alex has not lost a recruitment trial.
- L v C  - Successfully struck out the defective pleadings of an unrepresented party before irrecoverable litigation costs escalated and secured a costs order for the Defendant.
- M v R  - Successfully represented the Claimant in High Court proceedings to recover a judgment debt through enforcement.
- 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.
- Bank v R & R  - Acted for two individuals in a misrepresentation action against a national bank concerning a £250m fraud.
- 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.
Alexander is a contract specialist providing representation and advice in the following areas:
- Energy. Acting in trials concerning the ECO/ Green Deal and the supply and installation of energy-generating equipment.
- Franchise agreements including advising on a dispute with an international franchising company in the milkshake industry.
- Utilities with sub-speciality in water supply contracts for individuals and companies including extensive experience with the OFWAT guidance.
- 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
- Consumer law advising and acting in cases concerning consumer contract regulations, consumer protection and UCTA.
- Residential and commercial construction disputes
- Misrepresentation in both tort and contractual claims
Commercial Litigation, Insolvency and Company Law
- Reduction in Share Capital Applications
- Shareholder Misfeasance including illegal conduct arising out of the Companies Act 2006
- Breach of fiduciary duty claims
- Professional Negligence with extensive experience against architects, surveyors and estate agents.
- Claims in restitution relating to business and commerce
- Extensive experience in conducting and opposing relief from sanctions applications
- Product liability including advising on a defective paint grenade
- Travel-related claims including international timeshare agreements
- Libel claims arising from online defamation and reputational damages.
- 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
- Personal Injury Bar Association
- BPP Civil Forensic Accountancy Course
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