Alex qualified as a solicitor with Carter-Ruck in 1994 and has spent his career working as a libel lawyer for a number of newspapers and publishers, in particular The Times, Guardian and Independent. He has advised many authors on legal issues in their manuscripts and given guest lectures on media law at various universities. In June 2017, Alex joined specialist pre-publication law firm Reviewed & Cleared Ltd. In February 2022, Alex became Reviewed and Cleared’s CEO.
As well as working as a libel lawyer, Alex also built up a career as a successful freelance journalist, writing mainly on law, sport, literature, art and travel. He has written for all the UK broadsheets, reviews books for the Times Literary Supplement, and in 2009 was short-listed by the Sports Journalists’ Association as sports feature writer of the year.
Editorial & Copywriting
Alex has edited media law supplements for the Guardian, been the editor of Cornwall Today magazine, and worked as the editorial director of a design agency. He has also edited other magazines and works regularly with universities in interviewing academics and writing content, in particular the universities of Oxford and Reading. With his partner, editor and writer Caroline Davidson, Alex is a co-director of editorial services company Frugal Speech.