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MA (Oxon), GDL
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Alfred has established a strong junior practice since joining Chambers in 2019, predominantly in public procurement, competition, and general commercial law, and is regularly instructed by a range of government, corporate and private clients on significant pieces of litigation. He is ranked as a ‘rising star’ in public procurement by Legal 500, while Chambers UK 2023 describes him as “the junior counsel of his call that everyone wants on their team”. Alfred enjoys working as part of team, often acting as a junior alongside more senior members of Chambers, but is also happy to receive instructions as sole counsel.
Highlights of recent work include:
Alfred has already gained extensive procurement litigation experience on both the claimant and defendant sides, and has also acted in an advisory capacity to a number of government clients.
Alfred has received a number of significant competition instructions, and has particular experience of matters with a pharmaceutical/regulatory angle. As well as assisting more senior members of Chambers as a junior, he has also been instructed in his own right in an advisory capacity, both in relation to allegations of anti-competitive conduct and mergers.
Examples of recent work include:
Alfred has a thriving commercial practice, and regularly works with the more senior members of Chambers’ commercial group. He has particular experience of matters with a corporate finance aspect, and is comfortable with the more complex quantitative aspects of litigation. More recently, he has also undertaken some offshore work in the Isle of Man.
He has frequently appeared as an advocate in County Court proceedings, in particular involving breach of contract matters and compensation claims under EU Regulation 261/2004.
Alfred also assisted Steven Gee KC with the new edition of Gee on Injunctions, and often speaks at seminars and events on commercial dispute resolution.
Alfred has extensive experience of judicial review proceedings in the public procurement context, and has been instructed in a number of other commercial JR claims.
Alfred has a particular interest in EU matters. Much of his work has a retained EU law angle, and he has been instructed in proceedings before the Luxembourg Courts both before and after the end of Brexit transition period.
As well as contributing to the EU Relations Law blog, he has co-authored two articles on the Northern Ireland Protocol for the Tax Journal (with George Peretz KC).
Alfred is keen to develop a tax practice, and has co-authored two articles for the Tax Journal on the customs and state aid provisions of the Northern Ireland Protocol (with George Peretz KC). During pupillage, he assisted Peter Mantle in a challenge to recover input tax based on a direct and immediate link between theatre production costs and taxable catering supplies (Royal Opera House Covent Garden Foundation v HMRC  TC7157).
Before coming to the bar, Alfred spent four years teaching Classics at Winchester College. His commentary on Ovid Amores II was published by Bloomsbury Academic in 2018.
Scholarships and prizes
Up and Coming in Public Procurement: “Well beyond his call in terms of judgement, he’s a really good team player, who drafts beautifully.” “The junior counsel of his call that everyone wants on their team, he is phenomenally bright and very diligent.” – Chambers UK, 2023
Rising Star in Public Procurement: “Alfred brings real intellectual firepower to any matter.” – Legal 500, 2023