Alex Laing

Alex specialises in children and finance law, particularly cases with an international element. He was the top barrister of his Call to the Bar by Lincoln's Inn across all areas of law. Alex is the only member of the Family Bar twice to have won the Family Law Awards'Young Barrister of the Year (2018 and 2016). He has the unique distinction of being the Outstanding Newcomer in the field of Children Law'ALC (2017) and the Family Law Awards'Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year (2017). Alex's work in complex areas was described by Sir James Munby P as 'very impressive' ([2015] EWCA Civ 1112) and 'illuminating' ([2016] EWHC 2271 (Fam)). He is frequently reported in the national press. In 2019, he was instructed in both the leading finance (Villiers v Villiers UKSC 2018/0114) and the leading children (In the matter of NY (A Child) (AP) UKSC 2019/0145) cases in the UK Supreme Court.

Practice areas


  • Family Law Bar Association
  • The Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn
  • Affiliate Member of Resolution


  • Called to the Bar by Lincoln's Inn (Top Barrister)
  • The City Law School, BPTC (Outstanding)
  • Universidad para la Paz, Costa Rica, MA'level certificate, Transitions to Democracy (Distinction)
  • The City Law School, GDL (Distinction)
  • Trinity College Dublin, BA (Mod) European Studies (Gold Medal'First Class Honours, with Distinctio

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