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Clients from around the world engage Alex Leitch because of his proven track record in handling complex, high-value and high-profile international disputes in the English High Court and beyond.

A dynamic and “results driven” commercial litigator, Mr. Leitch focuses on disputes arising from all significant commercial relationships. He has particular expertise in major disputes and regulatory enforcement work for companies in the financial services, and technology and life sciences sectors.

  • Handling some of the UK's biggest FCA enforcement actions and Upper Tribunal hearings.
  • Acting for several institutional clients on a number of the UK's leading anti-trust claims in the UK Courts.
  • Successfully defending various pharmaceutical companies in respect of breach of contract and exclusivity claims. 
  • Defended the former directors of British Seafoods plc in alleged misfeasance claims in excess of £350 million.
  • Acted for numerous fund managers in regulatory enforcement actions brought by the FCA, including some of the largest and most high profile fund collapses of recent times.
  • Represented The Hilton Group against the Coral Group in proceedings arising out of the Secretary of State's direction that the Hilton and Coral groups should demerge.
  • Acting for numerous corporate insurance policyholders in substantial coverage claims against insurance companies - including COVID-19 pandemic claims.
  • Legal 500 UK, Commercial Litigation (2015-2016) and Corporate Crime (2015)
  • Chambers UK, Litigation (2016-2017) 
  • According to Chambers UK (2012), he 'has great court experience and regularly acts for financial institutions as part of his general commercial disputes practice' and 'is "an exceptional litigator and client manager", according to interviewees'.
  • Chambers UK (2011) said: 'One commentator praises his “tactical nous and his ability to deal with high-level litigation in a practical and good-natured way'. It continued: 'Alex Leitch heads the fraud section of the practice, and sources report that "he is a calming influence" during the most volatile of disputes.'
  • Member of team shortlisted for 'Dispute Resolution Team of the Year' at the Legal Business Awards (2012).