Alex Goudie*

Year of call: 2000


Alex* is currently on sabbatical in Australia.

Alex undertakes work in all areas of criminal law, both defence and prosecution, and has developed a substantial crown court practice.

His cases have included a wide range of offences, in particular matters relating to drugs, serious violence, fraud and sexual offences. He is appointed to the Crown Prosecution Service Panel at Grade 4.



Alex undertakes work in all areas of criminal law. He has acted as Leading Junior Counsel in substantial fraud cases and as led Junior Counsel in a number of multi-handed cases involving serious immigration offences and money laundering. Alex is also well experienced in the area of confiscation proceedings.

In addition to general crime Alex also undertakes regulatory work. He has been instructed to prosecute on behalf of Local Authorities in respect of a number of areas including enforcement proceedings and breaches of Health and Safety legislation in both the Magistrates’ and the Crown Court.

Aside from Criminal Law Alex also has experience in relation to civil actions against the police and prison adjudications.

Alex has run seminars and lectured to both solicitors and Local Authorities on the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and disclosure.


LLB (Hons.) Law

Direct access qualified

Professional Associations

Criminal Bar Association
Member South Eastern Circuit


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R v W – Inner London Crown Court, Counsel for defendant charged with statutory rape.

R v E – Central Criminal Court, Counsel for defendant charged with attempted murder.

R v C – Blackfriars Crown Court, Counsel for defendant charged with Grevious Bodily Harm with intent; the injuries included stab wounds to the complainant’s mouth.

R v D – St Albans Crown Court, Counsel for defendant charged with arson with intent to endanger life.

R v A & Others – Croydon Crown Court, Junior Counsel in multi-handed money laundering allegation.

R v R & R – Court of Appeal, Successful appeal against sentence in respect of a firearms offence to which the mandatory minimum sentence of 5 years applied. Sentence reduced to 3 months imprisonment.

R v O & Others – Southwark Crown Court, Counsel for a defendant charged in a ten-handed conspiracy to rob trial involving allegations of train ‘steaming’. Although acquitted of the conspiracy the defendant was convicted of a substantive allegation of attempted robbery. The sentences imposed were subsequently subject to an Attorney-General’s Reference.

R v W & Others – Croydon Crown Court, Junior Counsel in a large scale four handed conspiracy to defraud the Secretary of State for the Home Office.

R v G & Others – Isleworth Crown Court, Junior Counsel for the first defendant in a well publicised six handed conspiracy to evade immigration laws through the arranging of ‘sham marriages’ in the UK and India.



R v E & Others  – Successful prosecution appeal against a terminatory ruling.  Instructed as leading Junior in the Court of Appeal and in the forthcoming re-trial.

R v N & Others – Eight-handed conspiracy to defraud.  Instructed as leading Junior in fraud perpetrated against local authority.  Confiscation proceedings are ongoing.

R v R & G – Fly-tipping prosecution in the Crown Court and appeared for the Respondent successfully in the Court of Appeal.