Alex Paterson - DAC Beachcroft
Alex Paterson

Alex Paterson



Alex is a commercial litigator in our Bristol office.

He specialises in obtaining urgent injunctive relief/ancillary orders, the protection of confidential information and intellectual property, bringing and defending high value contractual claims, financial services litigation and regulatory advice, leading in the recovery of misappropriated assets and substantial debts (in the UK and overseas), data protection disputes, defamation, product liability, working on joint instructions for insurers and insureds, fraud, conducting internal investigations (including Bribery Act non-compliance), managing large-scale e-disclosure exercises, disputed senior leavers, and compliance, governance and reporting.  

Alex's notable experience includes:

  • Acting on several injunctions for search and seizure/delivery up of confidential information;
  • Assisting a global insurance company to prevent the illegal marketing of sensitive personal data (including negotiating and implementing an agreed course of action with a national newspaper);
  • Acting on a complex injunction for a well-known consumer credit client to prevent a substantial volume of business-critical confidential information was being disclosed to a competitor;
  • Advising a public healthcare body on a substantial fraud investigation into the provision of services by a key supplier;
  • Acting on several £multi-million contractual indemnity claims in the pensions equalisation context.

Alex previously worked in commercial and in-house legal roles for almost a decade with a global telecoms company. As an in-house commercial litigator, he was responsible for managing a key aspect of the company's international product liability programme, conducted numerous sensitive internal investigations and acted on global commercial disputes. 

Alex qualified in 2011 and joined DAC Beachcroft in 2013.