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Our clerks’ room is open between:

8.30am – 6.30pm

Outside of these hours and in cases of urgency, please contact
Paul Bunting on 07971 843023 or
Darren Madle on 07769 714399.

Clerk contacts

Richard Sheehan

Deputy Senior Clerk

020 7420 9503
Oliver Ventura

First Junior Clerk

020 7420 9505
Aron Hanks

Second Junior Clerk

020 7420 9506
Archie Conners

Third Junior Clerk

020 7420 9507

Our clerks’ room is open between:

8.30am – 6.30pm

Outside of these hours and in cases of urgency, please contact
Paul Bunting on 07971 843023 or
Darren Madle on 07769 714399.

Clerk contacts

Richard Sheehan

Deputy Senior Clerk

020 7420 9503
Oliver Ventura

First Junior Clerk

020 7420 9505
Aron Hanks

Second Junior Clerk

020 7420 9506
Archie Conners

Third Junior Clerk

020 7420 9507

Alexander
Goold

Call: 1994

Tel: 020 7420 9500

Mediation

Alexander has a commercial and chancery practice. He has substantial experience of acting for a range of clients from high-profile international corporations to private individuals private and is regularly instructed in a wide range of cases.

His work spans litigation; international commercial arbitration; commercial mediation; commercial contract; minority shareholder, company and partnership disputes; guarantees and mortgage lending; civil fraud; breach of fiduciary obligations; and professional negligence, in particular that of construction professionals. He has a long-standing specialism in business format franchising and covenants in restraint of trade.

He gives clear and pragmatic advice and is always aware of the commercial aspects of the advice he gives.

He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and an accredited mediator. He accepts instructions on direct access in appropriate circumstances.

Recent instructions

    • An expedited evidentiary hearing on the merits in a long-running LCIA Arbitration. The arbitration had begun in August 2013. The hearing was prepared between November 2020 and March 2021 and held remotely. The electronic bundle consisted of nearly 19,000 pages of material. The claim for damages had been put at nearly £30m and was very substantially defeated after nearly 9 years of proceedings.

    • Advice/settlement of a dispute in the early stages of an arbitration under the CIArb Arbitration Rules 2015 between a London law firm, by then part of a European-headquartered global practice, and its former Managing Partner, the founder of the original London firm, who had left to start a new litigation boutique.

    • On the instructions of professional indemnity insurers, a claim against a solicitor, his firm and his company, brought by the brother of a former client, alleging fraudulent conspiracy between the three of them in order to deny him the fruits of his litigation against his sister by making a ‘sham’ loan to her.

    • Three sets of proceedings being heard together in the Chancery Division, principally concerning the existence of a partnership or joint venture over a number of years and in respect of the development of a number of properties in greater London, the most significant being one near the Nine Elms and Battersea Power Station developments, said to be worth approx £20m. Issues include the identity of the ultimate beneficial owner of a Panamanian company and the use (or abuse) of residential mortgages and leases to raise funds. There is a subsidiary claim is to enforce the terms of an arbitration award, the meaning and effect of which, and whether it is even an award, are contested, and a further claim to recover possession of flats leased and mortgaged in the name of an individual but being occupied and run as a short-term lettings business. There have been contested hearings in all three sets of proceedings throughout 2020 and 2021.

    • An LCIA arbitration concerning the purchase of shares by a Dubai Free Zone entity of a Cyprus company, itself an investor in an Indian property company.

  • MA (Cantab)
  • DipICArb
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • COMBAR
  • Chancery Bar Association
  • Professional Negligence Bar Association

Please see Alexander’s Privacy Notice.

ICO Registration Number: Z5805865

 

Registered Name: Alexander Michael Goold

VAT Number: 672645612