Portrait of Alexa Storey-Rea

Alexa Storey-Rea

Year of Call 1990

Professional Practice

Alexa practises in the field of children law, the majority of public law cases involving allegations of serious non-accidental injury, homicide or sexual abuse with a particular interest in the exploration in Court of scientific and medical issues taking place at the highest levels. Her private law children practice involves complex, often sensitive competing interests. In both these areas Alexa has had experience of dealing with those matters that attract public interest. She has extensive experience in dealing with clients with learning difficulties or other vulnerabilities, negotiating a way through complex proceedings in a manner they can follow most easily. Those cases and others often involve issues of the application of the Human Rights Act. Increasingly there has to be a particular awareness of disclosure issues and the effect on all aspects of the client’s Court appearances, this is a particular interest.

  • Recommendations

    “I have instructed Alexa on a number of Private Law Children Act matters over the last two years. Alexa is incredibly approachable and my clients like her sensible and practical advice which is essential when dealing with Children Act proceedings. As an instructing Solicitor I have found her to be incredibly supportive and she instantly pinpoints the issues. I like her commonsense approach and she is also somebody who thinks outside of the box. If I had to describe Alexa in a sentence I would say ‘She is like a breath of fresh air’.”
    Catherine France – Moss Fallon
    “Alexa Storey-Rea regularly goes above and beyond in her representation of parents. She is always well prepared, very robust and her attention to the finer details is impeccable. Her knowledge of complex legal issues and medical / scientific matters is second to none. Importantly. She is always able to put the client at ease in what is an incredibly stressful situation.”
    Rachel Carter - Woollen Michelmore
  • Notable Cases

    • Re G (Non-Accidental Head Injuries)
      [2024] EWFC 172
      [2024] EWCA Civ 663
      Read Judgment
    • Essex CC v C & Ors
      [2022] EWFC 187
    • Re G: (Finding of Fact Hearing: Resuscitative Shake)
      [2022] EWFC B6 (21 January 2022)
      Read Judgment
    • Thurrock Council v M & Ors (withdrawal of care proceedings)
      [2021] EWFC 22
    • S and T (children:care orders)
      [2019] EWHC 3851 (fam)
    • A Local Authority v M & Ors (Fact Finding)
      [2019] EWFC 33
      Read Judgment
    • Re D (a child)
      [2017] EWHC 3075 (Fam)
    • Bucks CC v Andrews and Ors
      [2017] EWFC B19
    • Re J (rev 1)
      [2016] EWFC 12
    • Re X and Y (Children Disclosure of judgment to police)
      [2015] 1FLR 1218
    • Torbay Council v A Mother and others
      [2014] EWHC 479 (Fam)
    • Re IB and EB (children)
      [2014] EWHC 369 (Fam).
    • Re A (Care proceedings: Learning disabled parent)
      [2014] 2 FLR 591
    • Lancashire County Council v R
      [2013] EWHC 3064 (Fam)
    • Re CBY
      [2013] EWHC 4108 (Fam)
    • Re A (a child)
      [2013] EWHC 3502
    • Re L & M (Children)
      [2013] EWHC 1569
    • Re M (fact finding hearing: injuries to skull)
      [2013] 2 FLR 322
    • Re M (children)
      [2012] EWCA Civ 1710
    • Re JS
      [2012] EWHC 1370 (Fam)
    • Re Baby X
      [2011] EWHC 590 (fam)
    • A Local Authority v A
      [2011] 2 FLR 162
    • Re C & D (Photographs of injuries)
      [2011] 1 FLR 990
    • Hampshire County Council v SL & Ors
      [2004] EWHC 2720 (Fam)
    • RE: E (CHILDREN)
      [2003] EWCA Civ 418
    • Re R (Child of a teenage Mother)
      [2000] 2 FLR 660
    • Re K (Minors) (Disclosure)
      [1994] 1 FLR 377
  • Personal Information

    Married to Paul Storey QC. Four children. Interests – spending time with my family, some sport to account for love of chocolate.


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