Alex works on a broad range of private family law matters with a particular focus on financial remedy cases, both contentious and non-contentious.
Alex is an Associate in Farrer & Co's Family team.
He advises on matters across the entire spectrum of private family law including divorce, financial settlements, pre and post-nuptial agreements, and arrangements for children following the breakdown of a relationship.
Many of Alex’s cases involve complex financial arrangements and disputes. He has particular experience of advising clients in cases with international assets and complex asset structures, sometimes involving allegations of non-disclosure.
Alex also has experience of advising clients in cases where one parent wishes to relocate with the children internationally.
Before joining Farrers, Alex worked in the Family team at a top ranked London firm. Prior to that, he studied Law at the University of Cambridge, and went on to study the LPC at Northumbria University where he won the Resolution Prize for the top mark that year in the Family Law module.
Memberships and Accolades
Alex is ranked in the 2021 publication of eprivateclient's Top 35 Under 35.
Alex is a member of Resolution.
Legal 500 Rising Star 2020:
'Alexander Woolley is a future star of the solicitor world. His attention to detail is second to none and he is a very technical lawyer with a keen interest and ability to digest complex legal problems'.
Grandison v Joseph  EWHC 977 (Fam)
- The dangers of oversimplification – Resolution The Review, February 2019
- Into the Void – a look at divorces that should never have been granted – Resolution The Review, July 2019
- Child Maintenance in Ipekci v McConnell: court ordered indemnity against a statutory right? – Family Law  Fam Law 861