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Scott Alexander


Scott Alexander has over 25 years’ experience in medical defence litigation, regulatory advice and healthcare law. He leads and has developed the Healthcare & Medical Defence team which is ranked in the top tier in the Legal 500 directory.


  • Healthcare & Medical Defence
  • Advisory and Medical Regulatory work
  • Healthcare
  • Inquests and Coroners Courts
  • Health and Safety


  • The Law Society
  • The Health & Safety Lawyers Association
  • Law Society Golf Club

Achievements, appointments & rankings

Ranked top tier in The Legal 500


Scott’s extensive expertise is in defending clinicians on behalf of a leading medical defence organisation. He also advises NHS Trusts and medical insurers on a wide range of healthcare matters including Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act enquiries, and consent, capacity and medical treatment issues.

He also has extensive experience of regulatory work on behalf of practitioners before their professional councils and represents clients at inquests. He also acts for Specsavers Optical Group representing Optometrists and other optical professionals before the General Optical Council.

Scott is Brachers’ Training Principle and is responsible for the training and development of the firm’s trainees.

Recent cases/deals

  • Radwan Hamed –v- (1) Dr Mills, (2) Tottenham Hotspur Football Club 2015
  • Re Mrs G Court of Protection 2014 – force feeding of an elderly patient

Recent Testimonials

“The only comforting thing about the whole process was having your help. You were extremely forensic and professional, I was very grateful”

Dr Colin Tourle, MDU member

“This is an excellent outcome as far as the business is concerned and reflects the amount of time and expertise that you have brought to bear”

Paul Carroll, Director of Professional Services, Specsavers Optical Group

‘extremely thorough and tenacious’

Client quote, The Legal 500

“It was great having you on the winning team from the outset. Very best wishes and thanks for all your hard work, robustness in the face of adversity and dedication.”

Dr Sharmala Moodley, MDU

“Thank you so much for all your incredibly hard work on this case. Your input and management throughout has been fantastic”

Joe Schmid, MDU

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What Our Clients Say...

"I found the team personable but always professional. I would not hesitate to use your services again if needed."

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"Communication was always speedy and felt that even the small detail was looked after thoroughly."

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I really can't thank you enough for all of your help in all of this, your counsel and help have been invaluable.

Glyn Hayes, Specsavers Optometrist

"From first point of contact I was made to feel that you had the situation in hand and under control."

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