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Alex Johnson

Partner | Birmingham | London

"Alex Johnson is compassionate with clients, and always provides the professional legal advice to solve the complex construction legal issues with due balanced consideration to the practical situation of the project and the interest of client. Alex has good communication skills, fast in his response, and precise in his legal opinion. We are glad to have Alex as a part of the company’s legal strategy."
The Legal 500, 2023

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About Alex

A highly experienced construction and engineering lawyer, Alex specialises in the avoidance, management and resolution of complex cross border disputes and international arbitration. Alex has advised clients on disputes in the UK, Europe, Middle East and Far East and has substantial experience across a variety of industry sectors including major infrastructure, energy and power, oil and gas, process plant and building.

Alex has experience of all forms of dispute resolution including litigation and international arbitration but also adjudication, mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR).

Alex also advises clients on claims prevention and management in the operative phase of projects, sometimes as project counsel giving strategic advice designed to avoid or minimise disputes and, most importantly, ensure effort remains on completion of the project. Alex spent approximately one day per month in-house with a client over an 18-month period in which it was delivering a major infrastructure project, giving strategic advice and guidance on claims and potential claims.

Alex also advises clients in relation to contract drafting and negotiation of EPC contracts and other agreements particularly in the clean energy sector.

Alex is a regular speaker on webinars and delivers bespoke training to client teams on construction and engineering issues tailored to their needs.

Alex is recognised as a Recommended Lawyer and a Next Generation Partner in The Legal 500 (2024 edition).

Notable work & expertise


  • "Alex Johnson: what stands out for me is his approach to the challenges, keeping an open mind to and exploring possible options before deciding on...

    The Legal 500, 2024

  • "Alex Johnson always delivers strong legal advice, finding creative solutions to complex problems that typically arise in construction projects. Al...

    The Legal 500, 2023

  • "Alex Johnson is personable and very professional, and is an asset to any team, especially during meetings with clients and other third parties."

    The Legal 500, 2023

  • "Alex Johnson is very good in the area and able to succinctly explain the English law to overseas client in clear and easy to understand manner."

    The Legal 500, 2023

  • "They provide straightforward and clear advice on which decisions can then be discussed and taken. Alex Johnson has been great in dealing promptly...

    The Legal 500, 2022

  • "Alex Johnson is very accessible and always open and transparent in his dealings. He is very knowledgeable in his subject matters."

    The Legal 500, 2022

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