Alfred was called to the Bar in 2016 and joined Chambers in May 2019 after successfully completing pupillage. Alfred is known for his diligence, hard work and excellent client care, as well as being approachable and personable with both solicitors and lay clients. He has been described as an “extremely capable and impressive young barrister”, “likeable and hardworking”, who is not afraid to fight his client’s corner.
He has a reputation with his instructing solicitors for preparing cases thoroughly and being able to represent and engage successfully with even the most vulnerable and troubled clients. He also has an excellent legal knowledge and can quickly identify the important issues in a case that need to be addressed.
Before joining Chambers, Alfred worked as an intern and then as a paid contractor for Lawyers Without Borders, a US based non-profit organisation that promotes pro bono work and facilitates the training of lawyers, judges and law enforcement across the world. As part of this work, Alfred travelled to Arusha, Tanzania to assist with an anti-trafficking in persons training programme. He has previously volunteered as an appropriate adult, assisting with communication for vulnerable persons detained by police.
Alfred has recently been seconded to the cannabis law team at Mackrell UK, a law firm in central London. He has been advising them and their clients on cannabis regulation, particularly in relation to the lawful marketing, importation and sale of CBD products.
Alfred’s practice is primarily in criminal law, appearing regularly in the Crown Court, Magistrates’ Court and Youth Court for both the prosecution and defence. He has successfully defended clients at trial for a range of offences including domestic assaults, restraining order breaches and dishonesty offences. He also has experience representing local authorities, parents in education offences, animal owners in RSCPA prosecutions, business owners in relation to trading standards prosecutions and dealing with Proceeds of Crime Act hearings.
Alfred also has a growing regulatory practice, having recently completed a secondment at the Financial Conduct Authority in their enforcement team and providing ongoing advice to Mackrell UK in relation to cannabis and CBD regulation
Criminal Bar Association
Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
Awards, Qualifications & Other
Bar Professional Training Course, Northumbria University – Outstanding
Graduate Diploma in Law, Northumbria University – Commendation
BA Hons Ancient History, Newcastle University – First Class Honours