Alex Clancy
Senior Associate Service areas: Family Law

Alex began her career as a Family Law Clerk at Watson Woodhouse Solicitors after graduating from Teesside University in 2004. She spent her first year in legal practice assisting the Family Law Team in aspects of matrimonial and private children law issues. Alex deferred the Legal Practice Course to pursue the opportunity at Watson Woodhouse Solicitors; the following year, she accepted a place at Nottingham Law School.

After graduating from Law School, Alex returned to Teesside and secured a Legal Clerk position at Leigh Turton Dixon Solicitors. Here she worked in all aspects of family law, including public law proceedings. Alex secured a training contract with the firm and alongside this completed the Police Station Accreditation Scheme. Upon qualification in 2009, Alex effectively practiced as Solicitor Advocate in the magistrates and family courts. Alex qualified as a Duty Solicitor under the Criminal Litigation Scheme, but it was her love of public children law that really captured her attention. Alex completed the Children Panel Accreditation Scheme in 2013 and has since been representing children and family members, in the public law arena.

In 2012, Alex represented a party in proceedings concerning unidentified perpetrators which progressed to The Supreme Court; RE J (CARE PROCEEDINGS: POSSIBLE PERPETRATORS) [2013] UKSC 9.

Alex moved to VCW Law (formally Vickers Chisman and Wishlade Solicitors) in late 2013 where she became Joint Head of the Family Department. After spending almost ten years developing the family law practice, Alex joined BHP Law in February 2023 where her focus is to help expand the public law aspect of the firm’s growth, within the family team across the region.

Year admitted as a solicitor: 2009

Professional memberships: Children Law Accreditation

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