Alexandra Underwood, Partner, Dispute Resolution
I am a litigator with over 10 years' experience assisting businesses with resolving disputes. I have particular expertise advising clients domestically and internationally on disputes involving public procurement, civil fraud and corruption. I regularly advise on investigations and claims arising from fraudulent conduct, focussing on financial misfeasance, corruption, asset tracing, money laundering, and the interplay between civil and criminal proceedings. My practice includes broad experience of various forms of urgent injunctive relief including worldwide freezing injunctions, search and seize orders and injunctions restraining breaches of contract.
I am an expert in public procurement litigation having recently acted for a blue chip company against the UK government in one of the largest cases to proceed through the Technology and Construction Court this year.
I am recognised by the legal directories in both commercial fraud and financial crime. The Legal 500 says I am 'very smart' and I 'cut to the chase'. My professional memberships include the Commercial Fraud Lawyers’ Association and the London Solicitors Litigation Association. I have spoken widely and written many articles. Recent speaking engagements include a corruption conference in Mozambique.
In my personal life I like to travel to unusual destinations. I like to run or play tennis to keep fit.
I have been recommended in the Legal 500 under the Corporate Crime section and described as being "very experienced".
Under the category of Civil Fraud, Legal 500 cites me as being "particularly good", "extremely smart" and "a pleasure to work with".