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Alex Shellum

Call: 2018

“They have good coverage at all levels, meaning you can always find the right barrister for the case in question.”

Chambers & Partners

"Old Square are my preferred set of chambers and have been throughout my career. They will always try to accommodate needs and the set are very down to earth and approachable. We have developed very good working relationships with the team over the years."

The Legal 500 2021


Alex accepts instructions in all of Chambers’ core areas of practice. Details of his work in these areas can be found in the sections below.

Alex is currently instructed in two major public inquiries – the Grenfell Tower Inquiry and the Infected Blood Inquiry.

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 topped the year in Employment Law.

Outside of work, Alex can usually be found sharing good food and drink with friends and family.


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 Telephone Clerk0207 269 0303 Email Clerk

Jordan Bater

Team Leaders Assistant
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Out of hours

William Meade (Senior Clerk)

07970 649 755