Alexis is joint Head of Chambers (together with Nicholas Allen QC). She has specialised in divorce and matrimonial financial claims (including financial claims for children) for more than 30 years. The backbone of her work is complex financial remedy cases, although she does some children (mainly re-location) work. Alexis has a reputation as a tough negotiator, managing cases in a constructive basis to minimise litigation, but essentially, is recognised in all the directories as a formidable litigator. She was nominated as Family Silk of the Year by Chambers & Partners in 2020.
Alexis is a qualified arbitrator (Finance) through the Institute of Family Law Arbitrators scheme. She was originally appointed as a Crown Court Recorder in 2010 and since 2014 sits as a Recorder in the Family Court (in both public and private law). Alexis is regularly instructed to conduct Private FDR Appointments.
"Incredibly hard-working and practical, she's a considered, eloquent and persuasive counsel, who knows how to manage client expectations." "Alexis is tenacious in court and doesn't take any prisoners."Chambers and Partners 2020
"She's a great advocate who is very on top of the figures and will fight your corner fiercely." "She is beyond bright, and her bedside manner is impeccable."Chambers & Partners 2019
‘Fiercely intelligent.’ Legal500 2018/2019Legal500 2018/2019
Commended for her intelligence, insight and approachabilityThe Legal 500
A strong junior for complex cross-border financial disputes and international private law children matters. Expertise: "She is the complete deal. She is sensationally good at picking up papers and gets what the issues are. A brilliant advocate who has just got the lot."Chambers & Partners 2015
Increasingly recognised for her excellence in matrimonial finance work, especially those cases involving trusts, company disputes, nuptial agreements and international matters. Expertise: "She has always been great; she is excellent on her feet." "A great negotiator."Chambers & Partners 2014
‘Staggeringly good, not only at grasping detail and commercial practicalities, but also in presenting them.'Legal 500 2015
- Villiers v Villiers
 UKSC 30
- A v BCD & London Borough of Islington
 EWCOP 1
- Re V
 1 FLR 1083
- JL v SL (No.3)
 2 FLR 1220
- JL v SL (No.2)
 2 FLR 1202
- JL v SL
 EWHC 360
- AS v JS & Others
 EWHC 1699 (Fam)
- Sharma v Sharma and others
 EWHC 2529 (Fam)
- Martin-Dye v Martin-Dye
 2 FLR 901
- Laing v Laing
 2 FLR 199
- Villiers v Villiers
Publications and Lecturing
Alexis lectures routinely within the UK and around the globe, to specialist family lawyers directly and on behalf of the industry main publishers, (At a Glance, Family Law, Family Law Journal, White Paper, etc). Alexis is also responsible for preparing key papers and lectures on behalf of the Judicial College, the body responsible for judicial training for judges.
Married, with 2 children. Lives in London. Enjoys sailing, travelling, making wine and drinking it.