Direct Access Barrister

Alex Cisneros

Direct Access Barrister

Alex Cisneros

Alex Cisneros is a specialist public law and private client barrister. He has experience handling significant contentious and non-contentious matters with a particular emphasis on mental capacity.

'He has amazing technical ability as well as a warm and friendly persona when dealing with clients.'; 'He's very quick, bright and turns work around very quickly.' (Court of Protection: Health & Welfare, Chambers & Partners 2022)

Area of Law

Mental Health and Court of Protection

Alex practises in both the property/financial affairs health/welfare jurisdictions of the court.

Alex acts regularly for the Official Solicitor, the Office of the Public Guardian, local authorities, CCGs and family members.

Alex also has experience of advising internationally about mental capacity law. He has advised overseas dependencies and crown dependencies about their mental health and mental capacity legislation. He is also an Associate Fellow of the Royal Commonwealth Society and contributes to discussions about mental health legislation in Commonwealth member states.

Alex is currently completely a part-time PhD under the supervision of Professor Rosie Harding. His research focuses on the impact of the Liberty Protection Safeguards for vulnerable people.

Wills and Probate

Alex has particular experience of advising in relation to end of life planning involving wills and lasting powers of attorney.

Examples of recent work includes:

Making claims for financial provision under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975;
Advising administrators of an insolvent estate; and
Advising on disputed wills where the testator’s mental capacity is in question.

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