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Alex Brereton


Alex is a Partner in Hunters’ family department. He is experienced in all aspects of private Family Law and is known for his tireless and conscientious approach in all of his work. He was listed in eprivateclient’s Top 35 under 35 for 2022/23 as a ‘rising star’ and upon joining Hunters in February 2024 he became the Firm’s youngest partner.

Prior to joining Hunters, Alex worked in the London office of a pre-eminent Tier 1 Firm where he managed a varied caseload ranging from the straight-forward to the highly complex and sensitive, typically acting for high and ultra-high net worth individuals often with significant overseas ties. He has been involved in a number of the country’s most significant recent cases (both publicised and un-publicised), and regularly works with other professional advisors to ensure an holistic approach that meets each client’s discrete needs. Alex’s reported cases include: Estrada v Al-Juffali [2016] EWHC 213 (Fam); FW v FH [2019] EWHC 1338 (Fam); C v C [2019] UKPC 40; R v R [2021] EWHC 195 (Fam); and RN v DA (divorce – rescission of decree nisi) [2023] EWFC 255.

Alex represents clients of all backgrounds and with a variety of challenging circumstances. Whilst he is experienced litigating at all levels of the court pyramid, his cases are frequently resolved out of Court and he applies the same commercial and strategic approach to settlement negotiations and alternative dispute resolution as to court proceedings.

Alex’s practice covers a broad range of areas, including:

  • Divorce/dissolution of civil partnership proceedings, including those contested on technical grounds.
  • Financial disputes arising upon divorce/dissolution and provision for unmarried parents – involving jurisdictional issues, offshore asset/ trust structures, urgent injunctive applications, non-disclosure, expert evidence, legal funding and cost issues, and enforcement.
  • Private law children matters relating to child contact arrangements, holidays, schooling, and relocation (both in England and overseas).
  • Pre and post-nuptial agreements and cohabitation agreements.
  • Urgent protective measures in relation to home rights, home occupation and anti-harassment (non-molestation orders).

He has also previously acted for clients in the Court of Protection and in relation to claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.

Beyond his regular work, Alex is involved in pro-bono initiatives around open justice. Previously he helped manage the Pink Law programme, a legal advice service for the LGBTQI community run with Queen Mary’s University. More recently, he has worked with JUSTICE, the legal reform charity, conducting research for their working party ‘Improving Access to justice for Separating Families’. The working party’s full report was published in autumn 2022, and in February 2024 the Ministry of Justice announced that it will be adopting several of the working party’s recommendations in a series of planned reforms to the court process for children cases.

Alex regularly writes and gives seminars about Family Law matters. He has been published in Family Law Report in relation to Daniels v Walker applications for the introduction of competing expert evidence.

Alex Brereton