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Alex Leitch
Alex Leitch
London +44 20 7067 2354 aleitch@cov.com Download V-card

Clients from around the world engage Alex Leitch because of his proven track record in handling complex, high-value and high-profile international disputes in the English High Court and beyond.

A dynamic and “results driven” commercial litigator, Mr. Leitch focuses on disputes arising from all significant contractual and commercial relationships. Alex Leitch has particular expertise in dispute work for companies in the financial services, life sciences, healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors.

  • Defended the former directors of British Seafoods plc in alleged misfeasance claims in excess of £350 million.
  • Acted for numerous fund managers in regulatory enforcement actions brought by the FCA, including some of the largest and most high profile fund collapses of recent times.
  • Represented The Hilton Group against the Coral Group in proceedings arising out of the Secretary of State's direction that the Hilton and Coral groups should demerge.
  • Legal 500 UK, Commercial Litigation (2015-2016) and Corporate Crime (2015)
  • Chambers UK, Litigation (2016-2017) 
  • According to Chambers UK (2012), he 'has great court experience and regularly acts for financial institutions as part of his general commercial disputes practice' and 'is "an exceptional litigator and client manager", according to interviewees'.
  • Chambers UK (2011) said: 'One commentator praises his “tactical nous and his ability to deal with high-level litigation in a practical and good-natured way'. It continued: 'Alex Leitch heads the fraud section of the practice, and sources report that "he is a calming influence" during the most volatile of disputes.'
  • Member of team shortlisted for 'Dispute Resolution Team of the Year' at the Legal Business Awards (2012).