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Alex Curran

Senior Associate
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Alex has specialised exclusively in family law since qualifying as a solicitor, with a particular emphasis on cases involving significant wealth. His work routinely encompasses proceedings involving complex asset structures and cases with multi-international dimensions.

Alex regularly deals with child welfare proceedings involving issues such as leave to remove applications, the coaching of children to falsify allegations, international child abduction and biological parentage.

He is described by the legal directories as “an iron fist in a velvet glove” with an “intelligent, eloquent approach to cases [which] makes the unarguable appear arguable.”

Alex is a Senior Associate in the Family department. His field of expertise spans the spectrum of private family law matters, although he predominantly specialises in advising on the financial issues arising upon the breakdown of relationships for married and unmarried high and ultra-high net worth individuals and their spouses and partners. He has worked on cases that have been heard in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court and his work regularly involves international individuals or assets, complex trust and business structures, nuptial agreements and applications to preserve assets.


Alex’s children law experience ranges from applications made by parents to relocate abroad with their children, to proceedings involving the falsification of abuse allegations, the coaching and manipulation of children and parental alienation. Alex is routinely involved in children matters with international elements, including securing safeguards to prevent international child abduction (e.g. Dubai, India, Monaco, Switzerland and France) and seeking emergency orders when children have been wrongfully removed from the country (Malaysia, Saudi Arabia).

Alex is able to bring a wealth of experience to his clients to assist them in identifying their aims and objectives and devising a clear and strategic path by providing pragmatic and coherent advice. He is adept at working with conciliatory and constructive methods just as much as he is litigating proceedings when required.

Alex graduated with a degree with Law with French and qualified as a solicitor in 2015. He moved to London in 2016, was promoted to Senior Associate in 2019 and joined Payne Hicks Beach in 2021.

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Alex is recommended in The Legal 500 UK 2024.

“Alex Curran is an iron fist inside a velvet glove. His intelligent, eloquent approach to cases makes the unarguable appear arguable. He is a rising star in family law.” The Legal 500 UK 2022.

“Alex Curran – star of the present and the future; he will go far.” The Legal 500 UK 2022.