Alex specialises in domestic and commercial conveyancing transactions, all agricultural matters and the preparation of Trusts and Wills. He is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and of the Agricultural Law Association.
Alex has been with the practice since 1999. He has a Ph.D from the University of Nottingham and has taught, both at Nottingham and, as a Tutorial Fellow, at Lancaster University, the latter in International Law and International Humanitarian Law.
He is a Kirkby Stephen Town Councillor and served as Chairman of the Council between the years 2005 and 2009. He is a former chair of the Upper Eden Community Plan Group and was instrumental in the plan’s preparation. Currently, he chairs the board of directors of the Upper Eden Community Interest Company, the principal purpose of which is to oversee the day-to-day running of the town’s Visitor Centre, Alex having negotiated the lease of the premises from Eden District Council. Latterly, he has been involved in the preparation and implementation of the Upper Eden Neighbourhood Development Plan.
He chairs the Management Committee that oversees the running of the Kirkby Stephen and Upper Eden Community and Council Centre and is Chair of Upper Eden Future, the local economic development group.
Alex served as President of the Westmorland Law Society between the years 2011-2013.