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Alexander Macpherson

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"Alexander is an excellent advocate. His advice is balanced, clear and concise. He is a pleasure to work with."
(Chambers & Partners, 2023)

Alexander Macpherson specialises in a number of areas of common law and commercial litigation.

Frequently his cases have an insurance angle, and he is regularly instructed by major national insurers to advise on and defend claims. Alex is flexible as to his role in resolving disputes, and is prepared to provide succinct informal advice at short notice, as well as advising in a more traditional manner in writing or in conference. He is accustomed both to handling his own cases (often of substantial value) and to being part of a counsel team.

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“He has an incisive ability to get straight to the heart of an issue and is calmly authoritative in conference and in court.”

Chambers & Partners, 2024

“Alexander is forensic and an excellent communicator of complex issues – he is superb at unpicking difficult liability and causation issues.”

Legal 500, 2024

“Alexander is an excellent advocate. His advice is balanced, clear and concise.” “He is a pleasure to work with.” “Alexander has excellent technical knowledge in occupational disease cases.” “He remains calm under pressure and is personable with clients.”

Chambers & Partners, 2023

“Alexander is exceptionally good with complex and novel procedural issues.”

Legal 500, 2023

“He is thorough, robust and can turn around defences and advice very quickly. He is very impressive.”

Chambers & Partners, 2022

“He is able to identify and navigate through challenging causation issues in an effective and pragmatic way.”

Legal 500, 2022

“He is a skilful and thorough cross-examiner.”; “A phenomenally talented individual.”

Chambers & Partners, 2021

“Able to navigate through difficult issues in an effective and pragmatic way.”

Legal 500, 2021

“He’s really good – the quality of his drafting is excellent.”

Chambers & Partners, 2020

“He’s a very, very good advocate.”

Chambers & Partners, 2020

“He has an impressively deep understanding of areas stretching beyond asbestos diseases, offering enviable expertise in cases involving noise-induced hearing loss and hand-arm vibration syndrome.”

Chambers & Partners, 2020

“He excels in cases involving challenging quantum issues and contested expert evidence.“

Legal 500, 2020

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