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Alex Speirs

Alex Speirs

Senior Associate | Dispute Resolution

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Leanne McNulty is Alex's PA
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About Alex

Alex has been recognised in the Legal 500 UK for several years now as a ‘Rising Star UK’ in the field of commercial litigation in Newcastle. 

An experienced litigator, Alex deals with a broad range of commercial disputes for corporate clients and individuals in relation to a variety of contentious issues including shareholder disputes, professional negligence, data protection, intellectual property and reputational issues and general commercial contracts. Alex has recently been involved with high court claims in relation to high-value breach of warranty claims, negligent investment advice and data protection. 

Alex always works to support her clients in trying to avoid disputes if possible or to resolve disputes in a practical and cost-effective way. 

Alex took on a complex and contentious international case for me and managed it with care and great attention to detail. Alex always provided me with clear advice and guidance which helped us navigate a difficult matter. I have no hesitation in recommending Alex for contentious probate work.

Mike Asher, Better2Know
CEO and Chairman

As one of very few North East lawyers truly qualified to advise on inheritance disputes, Alex has helped many business owners, senior executives, professionals and other wealthy individuals with contentious probate. 

Alex has completed the Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate 3-year course and is one of only a few advisers in the region to have done so.

Of course, such matters are always sensitive, personal and potentially stressful, so it helps that Alex is also an experienced commercial litigation lawyer.  From multi-million-pound high court claims to employment tribunals, Alex is at home handling disputes of all shapes and sizes with confidence, discretion and, if necessary, tenacity.

It also means she understands both business and personal needs, with the expertise and people skills to guide you through any inheritance issue.

Intellectual Property

Alex provides advice to companies and individuals about protection of intellectual property rights and how to deal with infringement of those rights. Alex also advises on technology disputes including advising a technology company on various contractual claims and advising a technology company in relation to a dispute with a shareholder relating to intellectual property and use and ownership of domain names.

Digital & Technology

Alex has significant experience advising on intellectual property disputes from both a claimant and defendant perspective across a number of sectors. This includes advising on the infringement of trademarks, disputes concerning products with DPO (Protected Designation of Origin) status and copyright infringement.

She regularly advises on IT disputes, including disputes arising out of the termination of software contracts.  

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