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Alex works on a broad range of private family law matters with a particular focus on financial remedy cases, both contentious and non-contentious.

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.

Memberships and Accolades

"Alexander Woolley never stops thinking – he is obsessed with every aspect of the case he is working on and, seemingly, loves the law more than most academics. He has an innate sense of fairness and is not afraid to disagree with others, irrespective of their seniority. He is a star in the making." (Legal 500 2024)

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'.

Reported Cases

Grandison v Joseph [2019] EWHC 977 (Fam)

Pierburg v Pierburg [2022] EHWC 2701 (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 [2019] Fam Law 861
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