Direct Access Barrister
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Alessandra is a recent addition to the team at Austen-Jones Solicitors and works on a consultancy basis as a Public Access Barrister which means members of the public are able to instruct her directly.
As well as offering specialist advice to a wide range of clients, Alessandra has also lectured students in Law at several London universities and worked as a criminologist and football agent in her spare time. She holds a Masters degree from King’s College London and a Post Graduate Certificate in Sports Law.
Friendly and approachable, Alessandra says her passion is ‘people’ and she practices in a variety of areas of law to facilitate this one-to-one contact, regularly advising on issues including:
- Mortgage repossession
- Contract law
- Road traffic offences and
- Crime – both white collar and private clients
- Employment law
- Family matters,
- Tax services
- Regulatory matters
- Sports law
When not working, Alessandra travels abroad to assist young players in fulfilling their dreams of becoming professional football players.
International Arbitration and Commercial Dispute Resolution
- Represented the Ministry of Oil & Minerals of a Middle East Government (Respondent) against an Indian oil company (Claimant) in a commercial arbitration over contractual claims arising out of a Production Sharing Agreement for exploration of oil.
- Advised a Middle East Government in an investor-state arbitration arising from the construction of an airport runway.
- Represented Respondents, the Republic of Yemen and the Yemeni Ministry of Oil & Minerals in a commercial arbitration against Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation.
- Advised a UK oil company in its dispute with a state-owned oil company in West Africa
- Represented a US energy company in mediation against a Libyan company
- Represented Scottish Power in an English high court litigation (Scottish Power UK plc v BP Exploration Operating Co Ltd & Others).
- Drafted the governing law document of a new charity and registered it with the Charity Commission
- Advised a development charity on the duties and powers of its trustees
- Advised a charity on raising funds for its £1 million rebuilding project
- Represented a charity in a Charity Commission investigation.
Immigration and Asylum Law
- Represented clients with family visitor applications
- Drafted grounds of appeal in a spouse visa application
- Represented a client in a human rights application to remain in the UK
- Represented clients in Further Leave to Remain and Indefinite Leave to Remain applications
- Native in English and Bengali and proficient in Arabic
- Founding Committee Member, Arab Legal Forum
- Editor, Young ICCA Blog
- Member, London Court of International Arbitration Young International Arbitration Group
- Member, Young Arbitrators Forum of the International Chamber of Commerce
- Member, Young International Council for Commercial Arbitration
- Associate Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
- The US$50 billion Yukos award overturned – Enforcement becomes a game of Russian roulette: Kluwer Arbitration Blog
- Out of the Shadows: Global Arbitration Review
- Challenging the United Nations’ sanctions before domestic courts: Arab Legal Forum
- A Guide to the IBA’s Revised Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest: Kluwer Arbitration Blog
- A Rubik’s cube of ethical rules?: Global Arbitration Review
- To Forfeit or not to Forfeit? – Enforceability of Forfeiture Clauses in Oil and Gas Joint Operating Agreements (JOA): Kluwer Arbitration Blog
- Key Changes in the LCIA’s new Arbitration Rules: Kluwer Arbitration Blog
- Give environment its own court: The Lawyer
- Spotlight on International Arbitration as a Means of Settling Disputes Arising from Climate Change: Kluwer Arbitration Blog
- British Virgin Islands: A new arbitration centre in the Caribbean?: Global Arbitration Review
- How far do the new LCIA Guidelines for Parties’ Legal Representatives and the IBA Guidelines on Party Representation go?: Kluwer Arbitration Blog
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