Alex Kloss

Alex Kloss

Email: clerk@stjohnsbuildings.co.uk

Phone: 0161 214 1500

Year of call: 1993

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“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

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

    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

    2015 “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.”

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

    2015 “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

    2014 “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

    2013 “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

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

    2011 “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

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

    2010 “Growing into a big hitter” Chambers & Partners

    2009 “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

    2008 “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

    2007 “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.

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