Alecsandra Manning-Rees

Year of Call: 2018

Solicitor: 2016

‘She is a fantastic member of the team, and is great with clients and tribunals alike, who value her open, engaging and practical style.’

the Legal 500 2022

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Alecsandra is an experienced advocate in regulatory and professional discipline cases, crime and general litigation. She also has experience of advising in international policy matters.

Alecsandra is ranked within The Legal 500 as a rising star in the field of regulatory and professional discipline.

‘ Always prompt and thorough in her communications, well prepared and happy to work with instructing solicitors collaboratively. Friendly and approachable for clients, whilst remaining professional and giving clear, honest and realistic advice. ’

‘She is a fantastic member of the team, and is great with clients and tribunals alike, who value her open, engaging and practical style.’

The Legal 500 2022 & 2021.

Prior to joining chambers in August 2019, Alecsandra had been exclusively conducting advocacy in regulatory and professional discipline cases on behalf of Kingsley Napley LLP in their Regulatory team. She has extensive experience of regulatory and professional discipline cases.

From January 2016, Alecsandra was a solicitor-advocate undertaking general crime, police station work and defending in private prosecution cases. In 2018, Alecsandra cross-qualified to the Bar.

Professional Panel Appointments

  • CPS Advocate Panel Member Grade 2.

Additional information

  • 2017 - July 2019: Kingsley Napley, Barrister within Professional Regulatory Team.
  • January 2017 - August 2017: Freelance Solicitor-Advocate.
  • 2016 - 2017: Clive Rees and Associates, Solicitor-Advocate (Crime). 
  • 2014 - 2015: Policy advisor for the Law Societies Joint Brussels office. 

Professional Discipline & Regulatory

Alecsandra has extensive experience of Regulatory and Professional discipline cases and is ranked as a “Rising Star” within the Legal 500 in the field of Regulatory and Professional Discipline.

Her practice in regulatory and professional discipline extends to both prosecuting and defending registrants. She is noted for sensitive witness handling, ably navigating paper-heavy caseloads and highly effective cross-examination.

Alecsandra has continued to appear in such matters throughout the Covid-19 pandemic as the various regulators have switched to the use of remote hearings.

Alecsandra has acted before or on behalf of a range of regulatory bodies including:

  • The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
  • The General Medical Council (GMC).
  • The General Dental Council (GDC).
  • The General Optical Council (GOC).
  • The Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA).
  • The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
  • The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS).
  • The Farriers Registration Council (FRC).​
  • Social Work England (SWE).
  • British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC).
  • Sports Resolutions.

Criminal Prosecutions - Private & Public & Criminal Defence

Alecsandra is a highly capable criminal advocate and barrister.

She has specialist experience of private prosecution work and has knowledge of quasi-criminal and regulatory proceedings.  

Alecsandra has experience in all areas of general crime and has recently prosecuted Heathrow Pause in a protest case against the further expansion of Heathrow Airport.

Inquests & Inquiries

Alecsandra accepts instructions in relation to Public Inquiries and Inquests.

Alecsandra has experience representing nurses involved in inquest proceedings before the Coroner, most recently acting on behalf of a nurse whose actions were said to amount to negligence in the care of a patient who subsequently passed away. No findings were made against the nurse.

Cases of Note

RCVS v PC [2020]

Successfully appeared on behalf of the RCVS in a case involving the theft of medication by a veterinary nurse.

R v Heathrow Pause [2020]

Successfully prosecuted four members of the Heathrow Pause protests who breached flight restriction zone regulations with drones.

R v V [2020]

Successfully prosecuted a s.18 in Uxbridge Youth Court where a young man was stabbed by four youths. The case was later appealed to the Crown Court in which Alecsandra appeared and successfully maintained the conviction.

HCPC v AD [2019]

Successfully presented a case against a physiotherapist who sexually assaulted a patient. The Physiotherapist had been found not guilty at Crown Court trial.

FRC v R [2019]

Representing a farrier who had the potential to be struck-off following a conviction for animal cruelty offences. Successfully mitigated to a 2 month suspension order.

HCPC v S [2019]

Successfully prosecuting a paramedic who had been holding himself out as having the authority to prescribe, and had been working in walk-in clinics for a number of years, leading to their erasure from the register.

HCPC v M [2018]

Successfully prosecuting a fraud amounting to misuse of £150k of Government money, which had been provided for the set-up and establishment of a paramedic team to respond to terrorist attacks.

HCPC v J [2017]

Successfully prosecuting a paramedic who failed to undertake a proper assessment of a mental health patient who later that evening set her home on fire, killing her father.

R v J [2016]

Successfully defending a retrial for GBH where there had been a hung jury in the first trial, having had no involvement in the original trial

RSPCA v McCormick and ors [2016] EWHC 928 (Admin)

Acting for the successful respondent in a leading animal welfare act case.