Stephen Alexander

Partner  |  Mourant

England and Wales
Cayman Islands


Contentious trusts and estates
Commercial litigation
Insolvency and restructuring


What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

Working as supervising partner and court advocate for beneficiaries of several Jersey trusts, with assets exceeding €1bn, in connection with the contentious restructuring of those trusts. Due to the confidential nature of the proceedings, the various judgments on the case are currently embargoed.

How did you get into private client?

Working in the litigation practices of two of the leading offshore law firms in the Cayman Islands (Maples) and Jersey (Mourant Ozannes) resulted in me gradually undertaking more and more high profile private client work.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

Have patience, be yourself, work hard, collaborate with an open mind, and don’t be afraid to take some risks!

What is your favourite quote?

“Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential,” Winston Churchill.

Do you have any outside interests or hobbies?

I play tennis and golf regularly and I play flamenco guitar (badly). I also have a keen interest in British history.

When the restaurants reopen, where would you like to go?

Green Island, Jersey.