• Big Money Assets
  • Children Financial Disputes
  • Civil Partnership
  • Cohabitation Claims
  • Family or Small Business
  • Farming Cases
  • Finances and Foreign Divorce
  • Inheritance Act Claims
  • Middle Range Assets
  • Modest Assets
  • Trusts
  • UK Pensions

Alexander Chandler KC FCIArb

T: 020 7936 1500  |  AChandler@1kbw.co.uk

Alexander Chandler KC FCIArb has heard a dozen financial remedy claims as an arbitrator. In practice, he is a specialist in high-value matrimonial finance and claims for financial provision under Schedule 1 to the Children Act. Maintains a broad practice including Trusts of Land claims. Regularly instructed in intervener claims and cases that involve an overlap between family and civil law and procedure. Represents individuals, trustees and companies, has advised in international cases before the courts in Jersey, Gibraltar and Bermuda. Accepts instructions on a direct access basis.

In September 2023, Alex became the first family specialist and member of IFLA to qualify for the grade of Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, which is the highest grade of CIArb membership.

Alex sits as a family Recorder in the Central Family Court and the Financial Remedies Court, and in the Crown Court. He is an experienced private FDR judge and arbitrator. King’s Counsel, Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers. Member of the FLBA, Chancery Bar Association and Resolution. Formerly panel member of Bar Tribunals and Adjudication Service

What the directories say:

“Very well respected in the profession as an academic and intelligent barrister who is at the cutting edge of the law.” “An extremely gifted and talented advocate who has the ear of the judges and displays impeccable judgement.”
Chambers & Partners, 2020

Alex is a rising star whose intellect, advocacy and communication skills are excellent. Meticulous in his preparation, he responds quickly to instructions and is pragmatic and sensible in his advice.” Chambers & Partners (2015)

I think of him when an exceptional level of attention to detail is required. His stellar preparation shows in the courtroom. He thinks about it all in advance and so he’s a reassuring advocate to have.” Chambers & Partners (2016)

“…expert in matrimonial finance and TOLATA matters, as well as Schedule 1 issues and intervener cases. “He is very, very good, and a go-to barrister.” – Chambers & Partners (2014)

Reported cases:

BT v CU [2021] EWFC 87  View case notes

FN v AC (Financial Remedy – Agreement) [2019] EWHC 3806 (Fam). View case notes

R v R (Divorce: Interim Maintenance: Circumvention of Sanctions Regime” [2015] EWCA Civ 796; [2016] Fam 153; [2016] 2 WLR 127 . View case notes

R v B and Capita Trustees [2017] EWFC 33 [2017] 3 FCR 519 View case notes

AB v CD (Jurisdiction: Global Maintenance Orders) [2017] EWHC 3164 (Fam) [2018] 2 FLR 150; View case notes

BC v BG (Financial Remedies) [2019] EWFC 7; [2019] 2 FLR 337, View case notes

Shokrollah-Babaee v Shokrollah-Babae [2019] 1 WLR 6517 view case notes 


Publications include the Dictionary of TLATA and Inheritance Act Claims, Halsbury’s Law of England, Vol. 5(4), Butterworths’ Civil Court Precedents and Jowitt’s Dictionary of English Law. Alexander regularly lectures on financial remedies and contributes articles to publications such as Family Law and the Financial Remedies Journal. Blogs at www.familybrief.org.

Barrister, Part-time Judge
Channel Islands, East Midlands, East of England, International (outside the UK), Isle of Man, London, North East, North West, Northern Ireland, Scotland, South East, South West, Wales, West Midlands, Yorkshire and The Humber