Portrait of Alexis Campbell QC

Alexis Campbell QC

Year of Call 1990 Silk 2017

Professional Practice

Core practice area is matrimonial finance with particular interest in: international disputes; offshore trusts; pensions; and companies. Extensive experience in high net worth cases, unravelling complex financial arrangements. Hard negotiator but sensible and pragmatic advice. Children practice focuses on private disputes with a focus on international relocation cases. Alexis is a qualified arbitrator (Finance) through the Institute of Family Law Arbitrators (IFLA) scheme. She is also regularly instructed to conduct Private FDR Appointments.

  • Recommendations

    "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 2018/2019
    Legal500 2018/2019
    Commended for her intelligence, insight and approachability
    The 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
  • Notable Cases

    • Re V
      [2017] 1 FLR 1083
    • JL v SL (No.3)
      [2015] 2 FLR 1220
    • JL v SL (No.2)
      [2015] 2 FLR 1202
    • JL v SL
      [2015] EWHC 360
    • AS v JS & Others
      [2013] EWHC 1699 (Fam)
    • Sharma v Sharma and others
      [2012] EWHC 2529 (Fam)
    • Martin-Dye v Martin-Dye
      [2006] 2 FLR 901
    • Laing v Laing
      [2007] 2 FLR 199
  • Publications and Lecturing

    • Alexis lectures routinely within the UK and around the globe, to specialist 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  Recent topics include costs, pensions, disputes involving family companies and periodical payments (imposing and resisting term orders). Alexis was a supervising editor within Lawyer’s Circle/Oxfam as part of “Raising Her Voice” assessment of the African Women’s Rights Movement.

  • Personal Information

    Married, with 2 children. Lives in London. Enjoys sailing, travelling, making wine and drinking it.

Appointments

  • MCIArb Arbitrator (IFLA) ,
    2018
  • Family Recorder (Private and Public Law),
    2014
  • Crown Court Recorder,
    2010

Memberships

  • FLBA
  • Fellow of International Academy of Family Lawyers
  • Member of Lawyers Circle