Alex Whatley 3PB e1500389762174

Alexander Whatley

Year of Call: 2014
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Telephone: 01202 292 102

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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 [2018] A T Ltd v M C Ltd [2018]; W K v CWC Ltd [2018]; CS v HH Ltd [2019] HF Ltd v RF Ltd [2020] 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 [2020] - 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 [2020] - Successfully represented the Claimant in High Court proceedings to recover a judgment debt through enforcement.
  • C & C v D [2019] - Represented the Claimants in a 3-day misrepresentation trial involving an alleged village conspiracy, abusive neighbours and the existence of ghosts.
  • R v M [2019] - 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 [2019] - Acted for two individuals in a misrepresentation action against a national bank concerning a £250m fraud.
  • In the Matter of W E PLC [2018] - 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.
  • Limitation
  • Part 36 disputes.
  • Publications
    • 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 [2018] EWCA Civ 2480.

      Alex Whatley is a Commercial Law barrister specialising in business disputes and Agency. Click here to view his profile.

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Academic qualifications

  • 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