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Alfred has a busy practice spanning public procurement, competition, regulatory, and general commercial law. He is regularly instructed by a range of government, corporate and private clients on significant pieces of litigation, as well as in an advisory capacity. He is a member of the Attorney General’s C Panel, and 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 also regularly receives instructions as sole counsel.
Highlights of recent work include:
Alfred has 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 is also regularly instructed in his own right in an advisory capacity, both in relation to allegations of anti-competitive conduct and mergers.
Alfred has a thriving commercial practice, both as sole counsel and assisting 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.
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 participates regularly in the Chancery Bar Litigant in Person Support Scheme (CLIPS), providing pro bono representation to litigants in person in the Chancery interim applications list, and also assisted Steven Gee KC with the new edition of Gee on Injunctions.
Alfred is developing a growing specialism in regulatory law, particularly in the energy sector:
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).
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: “He is fantastic and beyond his years, he is excellent.” “Alfred is excellent, incredibly bright, punches above his weight and produces quality work.” “He is clever, has good judgement, brilliant on detail and drafting and one of my go-to barristers.” – Chambers UK, 2024
Rising Star in Public Procurement: “Alfred has excellent judgement. A helpful and conscientious junior.” – Legal 500, 2024
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