Alex Whitmore

Alex is the head of our Police Station Department with over 15 years' experience. 

Regardless of the offence, Alex works to get to the heart of the issues in the case, to advise clients clearly and act in their best interests. Alex has worked at Sonn Macmillan Walker for over 10 years and is a crucial part of the firm. She provides assistance to clients under legal aid funding but also increasingly on a privately funded basis.    

Alex was made Associate Director in 2023 and is one of the firm's leading magistrates' court practitioners.

Alex has extensive experience in defending in every area of criminal law and her practice is focused on attending on clients at the police station to provide early strategic assistance which continues through to representation in court.  She specialises in assisting her clients prior to and at the early stages of an investigation, with an aim to prevent further action and any prosecution in court. This approach to pre-charge engagement is focused on getting results, and means her clients have a better opportunity of bringing the investigation to an end as quickly as possible.  Alex’s work includes, in appropriate situations, making written representations to the police and Crown Prosecution Service to influence charging decisions.  Alex is dedicated and committed to her clients guiding them through what can be extremely difficult circumstances with a thorough and pragmatic approach.   

Professional Client Base 

Alex is often instructed by executives, medical and teaching professionals, all who have concerns relating to their professional and regulatory bodies to consider alongside the investigation.  

Alex regularly represents clients accused of the most serious offences including homicides and has a particular expertise in terrorist investigations.  These types of police investigation can involve multiple interviews, on occasions over a number of days, and structured disclosure from officers. The representation of clients in such circumstances can require specific skills and experience anticipating what could remain outstanding and advising clients accordingly.   

Expansive Case Experience

Alex represents clients accused of a broad spectrum of offences from serious sexual offences or violence to fraud and money laundering, but gives the same attention and care to the less serious matters which can still hold significant consequences for our clients.  

In her magistrates’ court representation and advocacy, Alex is meticulous in her analysis of the evidence in a case and presents the relevant material to the Court in a persuasive, concise and passionate manner.  Due to her years and level of experience Alex’s legal knowledge is also at the highest level.  

Alex is regularly complimented by clients for her knowledge and expertise but also her kindness, compassion and patience. 

Professional societies and memberships

Alex also volunteers at the charity INQUEST, where since April 2023 she has been supporting their specialist casework team to provide independent advice to bereaved families following a death in state care or detention, and in other cases where wider issues of state and corporate accountability are in question.

Alex's Notable Cases

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"Thank you so much for everything. My son could not have received a better outcome. A million thanks, I will never forget what you have done for him. I hope now it's a fresh start with a focused based on good."

Client's Mum, 2024

"To Phoebe, Natasha, and Alex, thank you all so much for the way you dealt with my case, without you all I would not be home now. I owe you all so much so thank you all again, sent with our love."

Client & Wife, 2024

"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 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

"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

"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 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."

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 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

"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

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