Alexa Le Moine

Year of Call: 2018

Alexa is a barrister practising in all areas of criminal and family law

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Overview

Alexa is a criminal barrister who accepts instructions to prosecute and defend. She has developed a busy Crown Court practice, spanning a wide range of offences. Alexa also has an active practice in family law and accepts instructions in extradition proceedings.

Instructing solicitors have said:

“Her instincts and judgement on how she perceives cases is spot on. She is able to identify the strengths and weakest in any case and is able to put forward effective submissions accordingly.”

“Her persuasive ability is very powerful which enables her to pitch her advocacy to a high standard.”

“Her communication skills are first class and she has the ability to build a rapport with clients to gain their trust.”

Professional Panel Appointments

  • CPS Advocate Panel Member:  Grade 2.
  • Government Legal Department, Junior - Junior scheme.

Additional Information

Direct Public Access

Alexa accepts instructions under the direct access scheme, allowing members of the public to instruct Alexa directly to advise them on or represent them in suitable cases.
 

Education

  • LLM Legal Practice, BPP Law School.
  • LLB (Hons) Law, University of York.

Awards and Scholarships

  • Harmsworth Scholarship, Middle Temple.
  • Blackstone Entrance Exhibition, Middle Temple.
  • Advocacy Award, BPP Law School.

Criminal Defence

Alexa has experience of defending a wide range of criminal offences in the Crown, Youth and Magistrates’ Court. These range from violent and sexual offences to those related to the supply and possession of drugs and dishonesty.

Alexa has experience in dealing with young defendants. She has completed specialist Youth Justice advocacy training with the Youth Justice Legal Centre.

“Alexa was an extremely kind individual who ably gave me instruction in preparation for the courtroom and had a very impressive command of the courtroom when she spoke.  Her confidence and professionalism ensured that I was able to trust her in the courtroom setting.”

Feedback from a lay client where, following a successful submission of no case to answer, the case was dismissed.

Criminal Prosecutions - Private & Public

Alexa is a CPS Grade 2 prosecutor and has experience of prosecuting a wide range of criminal offences in the Crown, Youth and Magistrates’ Court. She has experience in prosecuting multi-handed trials.

She is also instructed in private prosecutions, including Royal Mail Group.

Alexa also has experience working with the National Crime Agency (NCA) including the review of legally privileged material as independent counsel.

Family, Children & International Family

Alexa accepts instructions in both private and public children proceedings, appearing for both the applicant and the respondent. She has also appeared on behalf of the local authority and the guardian in public children proceedings. She has experience dealing with allegations of domestic violence and serious accusations of harm against children.

Alexa has been instructed in a variety of family matters including occupation and non-molestation orders. She has experience acting for both applicants and respondents in child arrangement orders.

She has also appeared on behalf of the police, dealing with sensitive disclosure applications in family proceedings.

Extradition & International

Alexa has a keen interest in extradition law and accepts instructions in extradition and related matters.

Asset Recovery, Civil Fraud & Confiscation

Alexa accepts instructions in confiscation matters.

Immigration

Alexa also accepts instructions in relation to Immigration matters. Alexa presented a webinar with Ben Keith and Mark Smith on 3C leave and Tier 1 (Investor) applications​. You can watch the webinar here.

Inquests & Inquiries

Alexa accepts instructions in relation to Public Inquiries & Inquests.

Professional Memberships

  • The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple.
  • Women in Criminal Law (WICL).
  • Criminal Bar Association (CBA).
  • Defence Extradition Lawyers Forum (DELF).
  • Young Fraud Lawyers Association (YFLA).

Cases of Note

Crime:

R v A, Taunton Crown Court [2022]

Alexa successfully defended A charged with four offences of ABH and common assault in a prison context.

R v P, Canterbury Crown Court [2022]

Alexa prosecuted P for dangerous driving, satisfying the jury that the defendant was the driver of the vehicle.

R v N, Woolwich Crown Court [2022]

Alexa prosecuted N for s.20 GBH, satisfying the jury that the defendant was not acting in self-defence.

R v R and W, Wood Green Crown Court [2022]

Alexa prosecuted R and W for burglary, satisfying the jury that the defendants by way of joint enterprise had trespassed and stolen.

R v L, Southwark Crown Court [2021]

Alexa secured the acquittal of L charged with having a bladed article in a public place.