Called to the Bar in 2019


Level 16 Quay Central
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Called to the Bar in 2019

Areas of Expertise

  • Administrative Law
  • Arbitration
  • Building & Construction
  • Competition & Consumer
  • Contract and General Commercial
  • Corporations
  • Equity and Trusts
  • Inquiries and Coronial Inquests
  • Insolvency
  • Insurance
  • Professional Negligence
  • Resources & Infrastructure
  • Superannuation
  • Tax
  • Transport


Alexander practises predominantly in commercial and corporate litigation.

Alexander has experience in complex commercial disputes across various areas including joint ventures, construction, infrastructure and resources, insolvency, trade practices, professional negligence, insurance and general contract.  He has appeared led and unled in the Federal Court of Australia and the Supreme, District and Magistrates Courts of Queensland.

Alexander also has experience in Commissions of Inquiry and regulatory matters, as well as expertise in aviation and maritime law.

  1. Master of Laws (First Class Honours), University of Cambridge
  2. 3 Verulam Buildings Prize for International Commercial Litigation (Cambridge)
  3. Bachelor of Laws (Hons), University of Queensland
  4. Bachelor of Commerce (Finance), University of Queensland

Prior to being called to the Bar in 2019, Alexander was an Associate to the Hon. Justice Byrne AO RFD in the Supreme Court of Queensland. He has also worked for a number of years as a solicitor in litigation and arbitration for a top-tier international firm in London and as the Litigation and Regulatory Counsel for a major international airline.

Alexander has experience in complex commercial disputes including joint ventures, construction, resources and infrastructure, trade practices, insolvency, professional negligence and general contract. Alexander has acted in a range of courts, tribunals, arbitral bodies, commissions of inquiry and mediations.

He advises corporations and individuals on a range of matters including shareholders disputes, corporate liability and insolvency, contractual liability, and has defended companies and directors in regulatory prosecutions.

Alexander has specialist experience in aviation law and has advised insurers on related risks.

While undertaking his LLM studies at Cambridge, Alexander was awarded the 3 Verulam Buildings Prize for the highest mark in International Commercial Litigation.

Recent cases in which Alexander has been briefed as Counsel include:
  • Equity and trusts – Acting for the defendant to a claim for the imposition of a constructive trust over assets worth in excess of $100m (led by J Bell KC)
  • Construction and infrastructure / Breach of contract – Acting for Fluor Australia Pty Ltd and Fluor Corporation with respect to Supreme Court proceedings brought by Santos Ltd in relation to the construction of CSG infrastructure (led by G A Thompson KC, S Couper KC, L Kelly KC and D O’Sullivan KC)
  • Competition law – Advising in relation to access undertakings and Queensland Competition Authority Act matters
  • Civil procedure / Legal professional privilegeSantos Limited v Fluor Australia Pty Ltd & Anor (No 3) [2021] QSC 281 (led by S Couper KC)
  • Insolvency / Corporations – Acting for a secured creditor seeking the transfer of shares in an insolvent company: Colwell (Deed Administrator), in the matter of Wealth Mining Pty Ltd (Subject to Deed of Company Arrangement) v Wealth Resources Pty Ltd [2021] FCA 857
  • Superannuation – Acting for the trustee of an industry superannuation fund defending alleged breaches of the best interests covenant in s 52 of the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993
  • Professional negligence / Insurance – Acting in proceedings against a financial advisor concerning the provision of insurance advice (led by C Heyworth-Smith KC); acting in proceedings against a conveyancing firm (unled)
  • Breach of contract / Unconscionable conduct – Acting (unled) for the plaintiff in a claim concerning repudiatory breach of contract and alleged unconscionable conduct on the part of a business partner (settled at mediation)
  • Misleading or deceptive conduct – Acting (unled) in proceedings in the Supreme Court of Queensland involving claims of misleading or deceptive conduct
  • Property/Land law – Advising in relation to the purchase of rural crown leasehold land
  • Commissions of Inquiry – Counsel Assisting the Paradise Dam Commission of Inquiry (2020) (led by J Horton KC)
  • Administrative law / Charities – Appearing (unled) in a trial in the Supreme Court of Queensland involving alleged breaches of contract and a failure to afford natural justice on the part of an incorporated association
  • Regulatory investigations – Acting for the defendants in a regulatory investigation and at a sentencing hearing before the Magistrates Court
  • Civil procedure – Acting for the respondent to a summary judgment and strike-out application in the District Court
  • Insurance – Advising insurers in relation to claims arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Injunctions – Acting and advising in relation to proceedings seeking interim and permanent injunctions
  • Mining – Appearing in proceedings relating to mining and gas compensation matters
  • Corporations (winding-up, pooling applications and public examinations) – Appearing and advising in relation to corporate insolvency, fraud and misrepresentation; pooling applications; public examinations; and winding-up applications


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