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Alex Lane

Alexandra was called to the Bar in 2005 and qualified as a Solicitor Advocate in 2012.  She is therefore well qualified not only to prepare cases but also to conduct advocacy. Since joining Bankside Law Alex has built upon her broad range of experience in general criminal matters to specialise in both prosecuting and defending professional disciplinary cases and defending clients accused of white collar crimes. Alex has represented one of seven defendants in Operation Saturn, the FSA’s largest prosecution for insider dealing as both a solicitor and advocate.  She has also been involved in the recent LIBOR and Forex investigations.  Her fraud work includes successfully defending a multi-handed MTIC fraud and defending a former partner of a prominent firm of solicitors on allegations of mortgage fraud brought by the SFO. She also successfully represented another solicitor in a five month trial also prosecuted by the SFO and described as “one of the largest mortgage frauds ever”.

She defends doctors in relation to General Medical Council Investigations, Interim Order Panel and Fitness to Practice Hearings before the MPTS.  She has also successfully defended doctors accused of criminal investigations including theft, sexual assault and murder.  She also regularly defends chiropractors before the General Chiropractic Council at both the Investigating Committee (IC) and Professional Conduct Committee (PCC) stage and has helped maintain Bankside Law’s 100% success rate in recent ‘web site’ cases.  She has continued to obtain excellent results for her chiropractic clients with the majority of her cases not progressing to a full hearing, either as result of successful representations to the IC or the PCC finding that none of the allegations resulted in unacceptable professional conduct. Alex has also successfully represented nurses before the Nursing and Midwifery Council, an ICAEW accountant and is currently assisting with a case before the HCPC.  She has also prosecuteded disciplinary cases before the Professional Conduct Committee of the Architects Registration Board.

Alex previously worked for Ernst & Young within the Transaction Advisory Services and Real Estate Finance teams, advising on capital raising, mergers and acquisitions.  The work involved the preparation of information memoranda, company and sector research and analysis, project management and the analysis and negotiation of commercial agreements.  She also worked closely with the Fraud Investigation and Dispute Services Team and the Competition Commission.   Prior to this, Alex was the Compliance and Investor Relations Manager for a Canadian gold mining company listed on the London and Toronto stock exchange.

In her spare time Alex enjoys reading, sport and travel.  She has recently discovered the sport of triathlon and has undertaken several sprint distances, but plans to work towards an Olympic distance event next year. 

Memberships, Awards and Scholarships: Alexandra is a member of the Criminal Bar Association, Young Fraud Lawyers Association, The Association for Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers and Middle Temple. She was awarded a Benefactors Scholarship and Entrance Exhibition from Middle Temple.


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