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Alex Deane is a door tenant with Chambers, and Senior Managing Director and Head of Public Affairs at the global business advisory firm FTI Consulting. He is a graduate of Cambridge University, Rotary Scholar and a World Universities Debating Champion. Alex practised for some years as a barrister, and served as the founding Director of Big Brother Watch; he has also worked for the Liberal Party in Australia and was David Cameron's first chief of staff. He appears regularly on national and international radio and television and is the author or editor of three books. He now provides strategic and political advice for a range of UK and international clients.

Alex is an elected Common Councilman in the City of London Corporation, the Local Authority which runs the Square Mile - London's financial centre. He represents the Ward of Farringdon Without, which contains the Temple, and sits on the City's main decisionmaking body, the Policy and Resources Committee.

At the Bar, Alex's work has included election law, landlord and tenant law, prison law and immigration law. His work in crime has covered the whole gamut of offences, including Crown Court trials for Possession with Intent to Supply Class A drugs, Dangerous Driving, Robbery and s. 18 and s. 20 Grievous Bodily Harm. He has appeared a number of times in the High Court on election law cases, and has appeared successfully in the Court of Appeal for appeals against both conviction and sentence.


Finch and another v Richardson [2008] EWHC 3067 (QB); [2008] WLR (D) 389


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* 2(i) BA (Hons), MA English Literature - Cambridge University (Trinity College)

* MA International Relations - Griffith University, Australia (Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar)

* CPE, BVC (Very Competent) - Inns of Court School of Law (Queen Mother Scholar, Middle Temple)

* World Universities Debating Champion


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