Alex completed her Scottish law degree at Edinburgh University, converted to English law at Nottingham Law School and joined the team at Sonn Macmillan Walker as soon as she graduated. She qualified as a barrister, before cross qualifying to practise as a solicitor.
Alex is one of Sonn Macmillan Walker’s leading magistrates’ court practitioners and is head of the police station team. She has extensive experience in defending in every area of criminal law and predominantly assists clients through the legal aid funding scheme, as well as some privately funded work.
Alex is a qualified barrister and practising solicitor with varied and extensive experience defending clients. Her practice is embedded in attending police stations to provide early assistance which continues through to representation in the magistrates’ court. She regularly attends clients to provide advice and representation ahead of the first appearance at court and beyond.
Alex has represented clients charged with a variety of offences. Her practice extends from minor offences to the most serious offences including sexual offences and terrorism.
Alex is known for her ability to work with vulnerable clients, particularly young offenders and those suffering from mental health conditions. She has developed a strong practice in assisting vulnerable individuals facing serious charges.
Alex’s priority is always the client. She offers support from the start of a case until the conclusion, which includes making contact with police officers before charge and ensuring the client is informed of all developments throughout the entire process.
Highly experienced, she prides herself on being thorough and determined to get to the heart of every case, advising the client clearly and working to promote their best interests.
Areas of expertise
Head of police station team
What people are saying
“Ms Alex Whitmore – “Outstanding”. She should be commended for her accolades..[she]..exceeded her professional capacity showing warmth and compassion – showing true human value.” Client, 2023.
“I cannot thank you enough, as your advice and prepared statement were completely on point. I was so stressed and confused when all of this was happening, I couldn’t comprehend how such a simple action had been so misconstrued…Without a doubt it was your legal advice, guidance and knowledge that have brought this matter to the position that I always hoped it would be. Should I ever be asked to suggest a solicitor to anyone else, I would not hesitate to give your name. Thank you so much for everything.” Client, 2023.
“Thank you so much for sharing the relieving news. Your expertise and professionalism have made a significant impact, and I appreciate that you have kept me updated along the way.” Client, 2023.
“I recently had the opportunity to work with Sonn Macmillan Walker on a legal matter, and I cannot express how pleased I am with their services. From the moment I reached out to them, I was impressed with their professionalism, attention to detail, and commitment to their clients.
Alex Whitmore, in particular, was a pleasure to work with. She was responsive, knowledgeable, and patient throughout the entire process. She took the time to listen to my concerns and answer my questions, and she kept me informed every step of the way. I felt confident in her abilities and appreciated her dedication to achieving a positive outcome.
In addition to her expertise, Alex Whitmore demonstrated a genuine concern for my well-being and went above and beyond to ensure that I felt supported throughout the legal process. Her kindness and compassion were greatly appreciated and helped to alleviate much of the stress that comes with legal proceedings.
Overall, I would highly recommend Sonn Macmillan Walker to anyone in need of legal services. Their team is knowledgeable, professional, and dedicated to achieving the best possible outcomes for their clients. And to Alex Whitmore, I extend my sincerest gratitude for his exceptional work on my case.” Client, 2023.
“I can’t begin to thank you enough for your professional, and direct approach to my case. I am deeply grateful for everything, and now feeling better about the future. If I have any friends that may need assistance, I will certainly put them in your direction.” Client, 2023.
“I express my sincere gratitude for the successful outcome of letter of reps, and I am deeply grateful for all that you have done. Your confidence and knowledge in the legal system helped to put me at ease during a very challenging time. and I cannot thank you enough for all that you have done. I am overjoyed that ..[the].. case has been resolved to our satisfaction, and I know that it would not have been possible without your expertise and commitment…Please accept our sincerest gratitude for your hard work and dedication.” Client, 2023.
“My family were allocated Alex Whitmore from this firm as a duty solicitor, and I can’t praise her enough. She spent time with us explaining the process on the day as we’d not had any help or advice in advance. We were so fortunate Alex was the duty solicitor and she also pointed us in the direction of a specialist in football banning orders when the case was postponed and assisted us with follow up court documents not previously shared with us. Would highly recommend.” Client, 2022.
“I was provided with wonderful legal support from Alex Whitemore. Smooth, easy, reassuring and caring, some words that come to mind. Would definitely recommend her and the firm.” Client, 2022.
“…I just wanted to say thank you for all your help and guidance. You were ever so graceful and humble and the support you showed was so kind. Your professionalism and enlightenment allows you to execute your role to a very high standard.. [and] ..allows you to radiate basic human kindness, which was sincerely appreciated!” Client, 2022.
“…This is best news ever. You can’t believe how relieved I am…May god bless you and family. I can’t thank you enough. Thanks so much your help and great advice.” Client, 2021.
“If you are looking for prompt, professional and comprehensive assistance then Sonn Macmillan Walker Solicitors is the legal service for you. Alex worked on my case and was absolutely brilliant. Throughout the duration of the case, I felt that I was in very capable hands. I am grateful to Alex for a favourable outcome on my case.” Client, 2020.
“Alex at Sonn Macmillan Walker was professional and diligent, keeping me up to date on every development. Dealing with Alex was a very positive experience. I will highly recommend Soon Macmillan Walkers Services.” Client, 2020.
“Alex is very professional, efficient and articulate.” Client, 2020.
“Alex was professional, polite and courteous at all times. Alex was also approachable, knowledgeable and I would highly recommend her to others.” Client, 2020.
“Excellent service to the client thank you.” Client,2020.