Alex Cunliffe

Alex practises in a wide range of commercial and chancery work including banking and finance, civil fraud and insolvency.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Alex spent several years working in-house for Lloyds Bank.

He acts for a range of major lending companies, and is regularly instructed by in-house legal teams. Alex also has a strong practice in civil fraud and is instructed by national firms in consumer credit, secured lending and harassment cases as well as advising on strategy for group litigation.

Alex also specialises in Consumer Law.

In appropriate circumstances Alex accepts Direct Access instructions.

He is married with two small children, and, if he has time, enjoys kickboxing and Brazilian Ju-Jitsu.

Further information


  • BA (Hons), French and Italian, University of Wales Swansea


  • Chancery Bar Association
  • FSLA

Alex practises a wide range of corporate and personal insolvency work. He acts for both individuals and companies including on behalf of Trustees-in-Bankruptcy and LPA and Fixed Charge Receivers.  In corporate insolvency he acts for officeholders, creditors and companies and advises on issues from the interpretation of CVAs to administration expenses.  He has recently advised on the interaction of pensions law and insolvency with a focus on practical advice for managing a shortfall on part disposal of a group of companies, as well as on the question of damages for malicious presentation of a winding up petition.

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