Alex Shellum

Year of call 2018

CClerk

Lee Jennings
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Alex joined Old Square Chambers in October 2019 after the successful completion of his pupillage. He is building a diverse practice in Chambers’ core areas of work – Employment, Discrimination, Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence and Professional Discipline. Alex is also gaining experience of Public Inquiries – he is currently instructed as Junior Counsel to the London Fire Brigade in respect of its participation in Phase Two of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry.

Alex also has a particular interest in Public Law and Human Rights, having studied these areas at a postgraduate level and having worked as a Legal Officer at the Electoral Commission prior to joining Chambers. Alex welcomes instructions in these areas.

Alex read Law at Homerton College, Cambridge, and studied for an LLM in Human Rights Law at the LSE, in which he achieved a Distinction and scored the highest mark in the year in Employment Law. For his BPTC year, Alex received an Outstanding and was awarded the Bedingfield Scholarship by Gray’s Inn, the Inn’s most prestigious award. Alex also received the BPP Pro Bono and Social Justice Award - he remains committed to pro bono work and is a member of Advocate.


Alex acts for both Claimants and Respondents in preliminary and final hearings in all areas of employment and discrimination, in addition to providing written advice and drafting pleadings.

Alex has appeared before the EAT, led by Nadia Motraghi, on behalf of one of the largest NHS Trust’s in the country in respect of an appeal arising out of a consultant surgeon’s dismissal for gross misconduct.

As a pupil, Alex gained exposure to a variety of high-profile employment matters under the supervision of Katharine Newton and Rebecca Tuck.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Alex achieved the highest mark in his year in the Employment Law module on the LLM at the London School of Economics.


Alex is regularly instructed to act in Fast Track trials involving personal injury arising out of road traffic accidents, accidents at work and occupiers’ liability. He also has experience of a broad range of interim applications – both making and responding to them.

Alex regularly advises on personal injury matters and drafts pleadings on behalf of both Claimants and Defendants.

As a pupil, under the supervision of Christopher Edwards, Alex gained experience of a variety of Multi Track personal injury and clinical negligence claims.


Alex is keen to develop this area of practice and welcomes instructions relating to inquests and inquiries.

Alex is currently instructed as Junior Counsel to the London Fire Brigade in respect of its participation in Phase Two of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry.


Alex is keen to develop this area of practice and welcomes instructions relating to public law and human rights matters. Alex has a particular interest in the intersection between public law, human rights and employment law, having been published on the subject in the LSE Law Review.

Before coming to the Bar, Alex read for an LLM in Human Rights Law at the LSE, in which he was awarded a Distinction. He built on this academic experience by spending a year working as a Legal Officer for the Electoral Commission prior to commencing pupillage, before which he worked as one of the original team members assisting with the establishment of the Good Law Project – the strategic litigation initiative responsible for Wightman and others v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union [2018] 3 W.L.R. 1965 and the Cherry appeal in R (on the application of Miller) (No 2) v Prime Minister [2019] 3 W.L.R. 589.

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Alex joined Old Square Chambers in October 2019 after the successful completion of his pupillage. He is building a diverse practice in Chambers’ core areas of work – Employment, Discrimination, Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence and Professional Discipline. Alex is also gaining experience of Public Inquiries – he is currently instructed as Junior Counsel to the London Fire Brigade in respect of its participation in Phase Two of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry.

Alex also has a particular interest in Public Law and Human Rights, having studied these areas at a postgraduate level and having worked as a Legal Officer at the Electoral Commission prior to joining Chambers. Alex welcomes instructions in these areas.

Alex read Law at Homerton College, Cambridge, and studied for an LLM in Human Rights Law at the LSE, in which he achieved a Distinction and scored the highest mark in the year in Employment Law. For his BPTC year, Alex received an Outstanding and was awarded the Bedingfield Scholarship by Gray’s Inn, the Inn’s most prestigious award. Alex also received the BPP Pro Bono and Social Justice Award - he remains committed to pro bono work and is a member of Advocate.


Alex acts for both Claimants and Respondents in preliminary and final hearings in all areas of employment and discrimination, in addition to providing written advice and drafting pleadings.

Alex has appeared before the EAT, led by Nadia Motraghi, on behalf of one of the largest NHS Trust’s in the country in respect of an appeal arising out of a consultant surgeon’s dismissal for gross misconduct.

As a pupil, Alex gained exposure to a variety of high-profile employment matters under the supervision of Katharine Newton and Rebecca Tuck.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Alex achieved the highest mark in his year in the Employment Law module on the LLM at the London School of Economics.


Alex is regularly instructed to act in Fast Track trials involving personal injury arising out of road traffic accidents, accidents at work and occupiers’ liability. He also has experience of a broad range of interim applications – both making and responding to them.

Alex regularly advises on personal injury matters and drafts pleadings on behalf of both Claimants and Defendants.

As a pupil, under the supervision of Christopher Edwards, Alex gained experience of a variety of Multi Track personal injury and clinical negligence claims.


Alex is keen to develop this area of practice and welcomes instructions relating to inquests and inquiries.

Alex is currently instructed as Junior Counsel to the London Fire Brigade in respect of its participation in Phase Two of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry.


Alex is keen to develop this area of practice and welcomes instructions relating to public law and human rights matters. Alex has a particular interest in the intersection between public law, human rights and employment law, having been published on the subject in the LSE Law Review.

Before coming to the Bar, Alex read for an LLM in Human Rights Law at the LSE, in which he was awarded a Distinction. He built on this academic experience by spending a year working as a Legal Officer for the Electoral Commission prior to commencing pupillage, before which he worked as one of the original team members assisting with the establishment of the Good Law Project – the strategic litigation initiative responsible for Wightman and others v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union [2018] 3 W.L.R. 1965 and the Cherry appeal in R (on the application of Miller) (No 2) v Prime Minister [2019] 3 W.L.R. 589.

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