I am a ranked as a leading practitioner (Band 1, Chambers and Partners) specialising in financial remedies, TOLATA and Schedule 1 applications, and am based at 1 King’s Bench Walk, Temple, London.

I sit part-time as a Recorder, private FDR judge and as an arbitrator (MCIArb).

I am a fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers, a former panel member of the Bar Tribunals and Adjudication Service. I am available for direct access work.

Further details: https://www.1kbw.co.uk/barrister/alexander-chandler/

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What the directories say

“He has an intellectual inquisitiveness and a great grasp of the historical changes in the law.” “Deals with cases intelligently and sensibly.” Chambers & Partners, 2021

“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

“Maintains a specialised matrimonial practice, acting for high net worth individuals in substantial disputes over assets. He is noted for his handling of complex issues surrounding Schedule 1 and TOLATA applications…”He has incredible presence in the courtroom, and his gravitas carries the day.” – Chambers & Partners 2019

“…has bags of gravitas and authority” – Legal 500, 2019

‘He combines great intellect with good client skills.’ – Legal 500 2018

‘Maintains a specialised matrimonial practice, acting for high net worth individuals in substantial disputes over assets. He is noted for his handling of complex issues surrounding Schedule 1 and TOLATA applications. ‘He’s absolutely the most fabulous detail merchant; he never misses a trick.’ – Chambers & Partners 2017

‘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
‘His knowledge of black-letter law is extremely good.’ – Legal 500, 2015

‘…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

‘…noted by sources for his strength in cohabitation disputes. Interviewees attest that he is ‘strong in court and strong with clients. – Chambers & Partners, 2013

‘…whose ‘fast-rising popularity is a testament to his intellect and superb skills as an advocate.’ – Legal 500, 2012

‘…extremely hard-working and a very safe pair of hands.’ – Chambers and Partners, 201 ‘…recommended and offers meticulous preparation.’  – Legal 500, 2011


FN v AC (Financial Remedy – Agreement) [2019] EWHC 3806 (Fam)

Does the court have to list a Xydhias/ abbreviated hearing where one party relies on an agreement?

Shokrollah-Babaee [2019] EWHC 2135

Jurisdiction of FDR judge to hear a case when both parties consent to his continued involvement.

AB v CD (Jurisdiction: Global Maintenance Orders) [2017] EWHC 3164

Challenge to the court’s power to make global ‘Segal’ orders

R v R (Divorce: Interim Maintenance: Circumvention of Sanctions Regime) [2015] EWCA Civ 796

Whether the making of an order payable in Russia illegally contravened EU sanctions and an asset freeze

BC v BG [2019] EWFC 7

Routes of challenge to an arbitral award

R v B and Capita Trustees [2017] EWFC 33

Significant findings of conduct, litigation misconduct and fraud.