Alex Dawson


Dispute Resolution and Commercial Litigation

Alex's practice is multidisciplinary, and he has advised clients on issues arising from breaches of contract, professional negligence, shareholder protection, directors’ disputes and fraud.

He is a commercial litigator who accepts instructions on a wide range of business disputes both domestically and internationally. Alex also specialises in advising clients to pursue and defend claims relating to breaches of restrictive covenants.  He accepts instructions from PLCs, large well-known companies, SMEs and private individuals.

Alex has experience acting on cases in the High Court, multi-party proceedings, and frequently litigates in the Business and Property Courts. Additionally, Alex regularly settles cases through alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods, including mediation and negotiation. To compliment his ADR practice, he became an Accredited Mediator through CIArb.

He qualified as a Solicitor in 2020 and obtained his Higher Rights of Audience in 2022.

Outside of practice, Alex is a visiting lecturer at the University of Westminster, concentrating on company and partnership law.

Work highlights


Acting for two defendants in multi-party proceedings, where the claimant sought injunctive relief in the High Court for misuse of confidential information. Successfully settled on confidential terms.


Advised a senior employee of a loan servicing company, who defended a £25m action for unlawful means conspiracy and dishonest assistance.


Advised a majority shareholder in relation to a petition brought under section 994 of the Companies Act.


Represented a borrower in a multijurisdictional disputed loan agreement, for sums in excess of £4m.

Recent articles


Directors’ duties and practical matters to consider in a potential insolvency

Matthew Akers and Alex Dawson provide a refresher of directors’ duties and the practical steps that can be taken to mitigate the risk of personal liability



The regional economic outlook

Gain valuable perspectives on government support, budget implications, and strategies for business recovery