Alex is a Trainee Solicitor in the Employment and HR Team, based in Penrith, having joined Burnetts in 2019.
He studied Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen, before completing a Masters degree in Law at the University of Sheffield. He then achieved a distinction on the Legal Practice Course.
Before joining Burnetts, Alex worked as a paralegal for a national law firm's Public Law and Human Rights department. He has particular experience of health and welfare cases in the Court of Protection, claims under the Human Rights Act, and a broad range of judicial review challenges to the provision of health and social care.
Alex has a particular interest in social welfare law - while at university he volunteered as a caseworker for Citizens' Advice and represented individuals in the Magistrates' Court and in welfare benefits tribunals. He was also awarded a bursary by the University of Sheffield, which funded a social policy research internship with Citizens' Advice. More recently, Alex was appointed as a Trustee for the Carlisle and Eden branch of the national mental health charity, MIND.
Outside of work, Alex maintains an interest in music, having previously performed as a signed artist across the UK and internationally. Now living in the Eden Valley with his wife and young daughter, Alex enjoys ticking off Wainwrights, cycling and bowling wides for Edenhall Cricket Club.