Alecsandra joined Kingsley Napley in August 2017. As a member of the of the Regulatory team, she specialises in presenting cases on behalf of regulatory bodies.

Alecsandra has acted for and against a range of professional bodies and individuals, always seeking the most efficient resolutions for her clients. She is not afraid of a challenge and has successfully prosecuted ‘victimless cases’ in the Magistrates’ Court, demonstrating a strong commitment to social justice and support of domestic violence victims.

From 2014 to 2015, Alecsandra worked in Brussels as part of the Law Societies Joint Brussels office team. Alecsandra was responsible for the provision of policy advice in the areas of justice, human rights and transparency. She was the editor of the monthly Brussels agenda, which provided an update as to current legal initiatives in the centre of European Union politics. As part of her role, Alecsandra appeared before various professional panels within the Law Society, providing updates about forthcoming EU legislation which had a direct impact on domestic law.

Subsequently Alecsandra qualified into Crime in South Wales where her defence practice as a solicitor-advocate focused on animal welfare, general crime, road traffic and frequent appearances in the Crown Court for a number of serious offences ranging from violence, drugs and arson.

In 2016, Alecsandra moved to London. She worked as a freelance solicitor advocate, representing defendants at police stations, the Magistrates’ Courts and the Crown Court. She also accepted instructions to prosecute on behalf of the Crown Prosecution Service.

Prior to joining Kinglsey Napley, Alecsandra frequently advised complainants regarding Crown Prosecution Service decisions to not pursue rape complaints under the CPS ‘right to review system’ which involved putting together comprehensive case files as to the allegation and presenting the CPS with evidence to pursue those cases. Alecsandra has also been involved in applications to the Criminal Cases Review Commission.

Alecsandra is well known for forming strong client relationships. She is particularly commended for her sensitivity and professionalism when dealing with vulnerable witnesses.

Notable work

International Women’s Day Blog 2018 – Safeguarding Sex Workers Protecting the Vulnerable

Blog: Actions speak louder than words in respect of insight - McDermott v HCPC [2017] EWHC 2899 (Admin)

RSPCA v McCormick and ors [2016] EWHC 928 (Admin) - successful respondent in leading animal welfare act case

Published review of ‘Theatre and Performance in Small Nations’ Ed. Steve Blanford 

 

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