Alex Shellum

Call: 2018

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Alex’s principal areas of practice are employment and discrimination law, personal injury, clinical negligence, public law and human rights, inquests and inquiries, and professional discipline. Alex is currently instructed by the London Fire Brigade in respect of its participation in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry. Details of Alex’s work in these areas can be found in the sections below.

Before coming to the Bar, Alex worked as a Legal Officer for the Electoral Commission, Research Assistant for both the Good Law Project and the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), and as a paralegal for leading City law firm Travers Smith LLP.

For his BPTC year, in which he was graded Outstanding, Alex was awarded the Bedingfield Scholarship by Gray’s Inn, the Inn’s most prestigious award reserved for candidates of exceptional merit.

Alex read Law at Homerton College, University of Cambridge, and studied for an LLM in Human Rights Law at the London School of Economics, in which he achieved a Distinction and secured the highest mark of any candidate in the cohort in Employment Law. Moreover, Alex had his work on Human Rights in the Workplace published in the LSE Law Review, for which he was awarded the Francis Taylor Building Prize for Best Overall Submission.

Alex is committed to pro bono – he received the BPP Pro Bono and Social Justice Award during his BPTC year and is a member of Advocate.


Employment & Discrimination

Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence

Public Law & Human Rights

Inquests and Public Inquiries

Recent and current work

Key contacts

Lee Jennings

Junior Team Leader
Lee Jennings 0207 269 0303
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Out of hours

William Meade (Senior Clerk)

07970 649 755


Graham Smith (Deputy Senior Clerk)

07795 023 532