Alex Kloss

Alex Kloss - Barrister at St John's Buildings

Email: clerk@stjohnsbuildings.co.uk

Phone: 0161 214 1500

Year of call: 1993

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“Senior junior who focuses on representing clients in high-value financial remedy matters. He has a particular flair for disputes that involve the negotiation of prenuptial agreements, business valuations and farm ownership.”

Strengths:”He is charming and is able to place clients at their ease. An all-rounder who balances firm advocacy skills with excellent client care. He manages to remain unflustered even in the most difficult of circumstances.” “Excellent with clients, very well respected, and always immaculately prepared for hearings and with clients.” Chambers & Partners 2018

“Erudite, meticulous, and wise.” Legal 500 2017

Alex was called to the Bar by The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn in 1993. He specialises in applications for financial remedy upon divorce having been committed to family law throughout his career.

Memberships

  • Family Law Bar Association

Expertise

  • Family - Finance

    Alex represents clients of high net worth. The cases that he undertakes often involve complex issues surrounding company shareholdings and valuations, inherited wealth, trust issues and pre nuptial agreements.

    Alex is regularly instructed in High Court cases where the assets exceed £5 million. He has an approachable style which establishes a good rapport with clients.

    Alex also undertakes Schedule 1 Children Act and TLATA cohabitation disputes.

    Alex lectures extensively upon divorce financial issues to Resolution and other professional bodies.

    Cases

    A v A [2014]: Four-day High Court divorce case involving assets totalling over £5.5 million including properties located throughout the Gulf States.

    P v M [2013]: High Court Schedule 1 Application. The father of the child was a property developer with assets exceeding £25 million.

    Re S-B (Children) [2010] 1FLR 1161: Alex appeared as Junior Counsel for the child in the Supreme Court. This was his last children’s case before specialising exclusively in divorce.

    Chief Constable of Greater Manchester v KI and KW (By their Children’s Guardian, CAFCASS LEGAL) and NP [2007] EWHC 1837 (Fam) [2008] 1 FLR 504: Application by the police to interview a child witness whose sister had been shot dead by her brother.

    Legal Directory Recommendations

    “Senior junior who focuses on representing clients on high-value financial remedy matters. He has a particular flair for disputes that involve the negotiation of prenuptial agreements, business valuations and farm ownership”.

    Strengths: “Intelligent, calm and reassuring for clients. He has the rare gift of knowing when to do the deal and when to fight.” “He is thorough, liked by clients and an excellent advocate”. – Chambers & Partners 2017

    “Always thoroughly prepared and a formidable advocate.” – Legal 500 2016

    “Eminent practitioner in the matrimonial finance arena, with expertise in wealth protection initiatives, cohabitation settlements, inheritance, company shareholdings and trusts. Also handles Schedule 1 Children Act work.”

    Strengths: “He is a very strong advocate; very persuasive and commands respect in court.” “A star that continues to rise: has an excellent manner with clients and good judgement.”  Chambers & Partners 2016

    “He has a disarming manner which works with even the most difficult client, but he is no pushover and when on his feet is a smooth, persuasive advocate.” – Chambers & Partners 2015 

    “A good all rounder with strong analytical skills, a reassuring manner with clients and excellent advocacy skills.” – Chambers & Partners

    “A tremendously effective money barrister; you want to ensure he is on your team immediately.” – Legal 500 2015

    “Enjoys a strong reputation in ancillary relief matters. Respected among his peers as a strong fighter with exceptional client care skills.” – Chambers & Partners 2015

    “Adopts an extremely pragmatic approach to cases” – Legal 500 2014 

    “He has a wonderful manner in court and expresses himself beautifully in writing.” “He was absolutely fantastic, from his manner and the way he dealt with things to his efficiency and ability to explain everything to me.” – Chambers & Partners 2014 

    “Has a broad family law practice, and is particularly strong in ancillary relief, financial disputes in cohabitation cases and international child abduction matters. He is very good with clients and inspires confidence instantly.” Chambers & Partners 2013 

    “Handles finance-related matters, and silk in the making”. – Legal 500 2012 

    “Exudes confidence and calmness” and “has a strong ancillary relief practice” – Legal 500 2011 

    “An attractive advocate whose style is hard-hitting but pragmatic”, “his written presentation is truly excellent”. – Chambers & Partners 2011

    “Alex Kloss’ advocacy and client care skills are strong”- Legal 500 2010 

    “Growing into a big hitter” – Chambers & Partners 2010 

    “A very talented family law barrister” – Legal 500 2009 

    “a “pleasant, approachable and personable” advocate who does well at both children and money matters.” – Chambers & Partners 2009 

    “Very good with clients and does an excellent job, getting better all the time.” – Legal 500 2008 

    “Very personable and a very good lawyer – often it’s one or the other, but he is both” – Chambers & Partners 2008

    “A good choice for high-value ancillary work and Hague Convention applications” – Legal 500 2007 

    “The ‘commanding’ Alexander Kloss has a lovely manner which ‘charms and impresses clients'” – Chambers & Partners 2007 

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