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Junior Litigators’ Forum
9-10 May 2024
The Grand HotelBirmingham, UK

Alex Troup KC
Barrister & Mediator at St John's Chambers


Alex is ranked as the only ‘star individual’ on the Western Circuit in chancery matters by Chambers UK and is Head of St John's Wills & Trusts team. He is also the only silk ranked in private wealth outside of London in the High Net Worth Guide 2023. Alex was shortlisted for ‘Junior of the Year’ in the regional category of The Legal 500 UK Awards 2020.

He has a thriving chancery practice with a particular emphasis on the following areas:

  • Contentious probate and administration of estates
  • Trusts
  • Property litigation
  • Court of Protection
  • Associated professional negligence claims
  • Mediation

Alex has been consistently recommended as a leading junior in Chambers UK, Legal 500 and Legal Experts.

In previous editions Alex has been described as “highly skilled and approachable, and has good legal and people skills”, a “formidable advocate”, a “star of probates”, “among the most skilful barristers” and as having “a real commercial brain”. Further quotations are set out under the relevant practice areas.

Alex has been trained as a mediator with the London School of Mediation and works both as a mediator and as a representative at mediations. He is one of the panel mediators for the Court of Protection pilot mediation scheme. He is described by peers as a “phenomenal mediator.”

Alex lectures extensively in his areas of expertise, mainly to firms of solicitors, law societies and specialist organisations.

Agenda Sessions

  • Will challenges get easier every year (and so they should)