Alejandra is listed in The Legal 500 as a 'Rising Star' (Tier 1) and is a sought-after jury advocate with experience in complex and sensitive cases, both Defending and Prosecuting.
Alejandra regularly acts in cases involving allegations of murder, serious sexual offences, serious violence, firearms, drugs cases involving EncroChat devices, financial crime, dishonesty offences and POCA.
Regularly instructed as sole counsel in large complex and sensitive cases, Alejandra has experience in cross-examining experts and dealing with vulnerable witnesses, child witnesses and defendants. She is meticulous with her case preparation, which allows her to represent her clients with mastery of the law and the facts.
Notable cases include murder, attempted murder, rape, historic sexual offences, kidnap, county lines drug dealing, and gang related tit-for-tat shootings and stabbings.
Alejandra is also an experienced Military Court advocate, appearing before the Courts Martial on a regular basis. Alejandra has represented a range of military personnel from high-ranking officers to training soldiers for serious sexual offences, frauds and serious violence in cases both in the UK and abroad.
Alejandra is also an author on The Civil Court Practice Green Book, published by Lexis Nexis. Alejandra authors the chapters relating to terrorism investigation, supporting criminal justice and counter-terrorism and prevention.
Alejandra is a native Spanish speaker, a Grade 3 and RASSO Prosecutor, and is direct access qualified.
Alejandra was instructed as the Leading Junior to represent BL who was charged with Conspiracy to Supply Class A drugs. The case related to a large-scale conspiracy to supply drugs across the UK, involving voluminous telephone downloads, covert observations and police intelligence records.
The trial was halted during the Crown’s case and the jury was discharged.
Alejandra is being led by Jeffrey Israel in representing AK, one of eight defendants accused of defrauding a large number of victims and businesses in the UK, Canada, Trinidad & Tobago and the USA. The total sum of monies defrauded is over £3m. The Crown’s case is that the organised crime group arranged a large number of payment diversion frauds where victims were defrauded into diverting direct debit payments to ‘mule’ accounts. One of the business targeted is said to be American Express. Having obtained the money through the diversion frauds, it is alleged that the money was then laundered through mule accounts. This case involves voluminous amounts of banking and telephone evidence.
Alejandra is instructed to represent AN who is charged with Attempted Murder following a stabbing on a Victoria Line tube train. This serious charge is complicated by gang membership, bad character and CCTV evidence.
The Defence case is that AN was acting in self-defence, having been threatened by the complainant with a knife.
Alejandra, acting on behalf of the CPS, is instructed to prosecute the case against BAC who is charged with seven counts of rape, assault by penetration and sexual assault.
The Crown’s case is that BAC took advantage of the complainant’s drunken state following a night out for her birthday, raped her in a car park and outside a leisure center whilst she was unconscious due to intoxication and then took her to her house. When the complainant woke up the following morning, the Defendant failed to tell her that they had engaged in sexual acts the night before and instead told her that he clothes was muddy because she had fallen on the floor on the way home. The multiple rapes are captured on CCTV.
Alejandra is an excellent advocate both orally and in writing. Her mastery of cases is apparent in her succinct and powerful submissions.
Legal 500 2024
‘fearless in advancing the cause of her clients but eminently sensible and realistic in the advice that she gives to the lay client‘
Legal 500 2022
‘Her advice to instructing solicitors and submissions to the courts amply demonstrate a first-class mastery of the brief, coupled with an incisive mind which allows her to identify and deal with the real issues in any case.’
Legal 500 2022