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Alex Jakubowski

Civil and Commercial Mediator


Practice Overview

Alex is a solicitor and experienced mediator.  He specialises in general commercial litigation and has particular experience on contractual disputes, financial services disputes, professional negligence, commercial agency disputes and IT disputes.  With this specialist knowledge, Alex has emerged as a mediator in high demand.   

His role as a mediator has been enhanced further having spent time on secondment to a large client whom he advises on a number of high value complex disputes relating to procurement of software, services and goods.  The secondment helped Alex develop empathy with parties involved in a dispute because he has experienced first-hand the commercial and political considerations that drive decision making. 

He has been recommended several years running in both Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners for his commercial litigation and professional negligence expertise.


Professional Background

Alex is a partner at a large national law firm.  His recent high value mediations have included:

  • Energy dispute between supplier and commercial user
  • Multi party dispute involving allegations of financial mis-selling, fraud and misappropriation of client funds
  • Multi party dispute relating to the dissolution of a partnership and the valuation and distribution of assets.
  • Claim for breach of franchise agreement
  • Breach of contract and counterclaim in negligence
  • Dispute arising out of the terms of a sponsorship contract
  • Various professional negligence claims against solicitors
  • Claim under a hire purchase agreement



  • “His approach to everything has been incredibly professional and polished” Head of legal at a large corporate
  • “Very many thanks for your perseverance and insight yesterday. Until the last hour of the mediation I feared there would be no settlement.” Partner with conduct of a financial services dispute
  • “Thank you for your sterling efforts”- Solicitor acting for a house builder in a commercial dispute
  • “Your input and mediation skills were extremely helpful and appreciated, in bringing this matter to an amicable settlement. I think you handled the mediation very well, particularly as you were appointed at such short notice” - Partner with conduct of a lease hire dispute
  • “Alex was very helpful, realistic and focused on getting a settlement. His ability to understand both parties' positions and to guide them to a sensible settlement was key in achieving a settlement. He has an extremely practical approach.” - Partner of firm defending a professional negligence claim


Other Experience

  • Masters in public law from Bristol University 1998
  • Financial Planning Certificate 2005
  • Member of the Bristol Law Society
  • Polish speaker


Personal Interests

Alex is married and has two children.  He fills his spare time by rock climbing, surfing, playing bluegrass banjo and reading.


Areas of Specialism

  • Commercial
  • Contract
  • Financial Services
  • IT
  • Professional Negligence

Get in Touch

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General Office Enquiries
020 3600 5050

Office Hours
Monday to Thursday - 9.00am to 5.30pm
Friday - 9.00am to 5.00pm

Out of Office Contact
Mark Belford +44 7703 308 923

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