Alex Orndal joined Oriel Chambers in December 2013 after completing a general common law pupillage under the supervision of William K. Rankin.
Alex prides himself on providing a high standard of legal representation through robust advocacy, diligent preparation and excellent client care. Whilst Alex is still developing his practice, he has recent experience in dealing with the following matters:
Civil (Claimant and Defendant):
Drafting and Advising on Liability and Quantum; appearing at interim and disposal hearings across all tracks; and small claim/fast track trials in the following areas:
- Road Traffic Accidents
- Credit Hire
- RTA Fraud
- Occupier’s Liability
- Employer’s Liability
Alex is happy to accept instructions on a CFA basis where appropriate.
Crime (Prosecution and Defence):
- Offences Against the Person
- Drugs Offences
- Theft Act Offences
- Benefit Fraud
- Road Traffic Offences
- Sexual Offences
- Breach of Community Order/Suspended Sentence Order; and
- Breach of Planning Regulations
Alex endeavours to return all written work within 7 days but is happy to accommodate more urgent
R v Freeman (2016)
Successfully Defending a man with extremely low cognitive function accused of historic sex offences. The case involved the use of an intermediary throughout the trial.
R v Simpson (2016)
Prosecuting a man jailed for 14 weeks for spitefully distributing pornographic images of his former partner on Facebook. Case Covered by Daily Mail
R v Rajatalat Mahmood (2016)
Prosecuting a taxi driver for running over an 18 year old girl leaving her with a broken pelvis and a broken collarbone requiring an operation which left her unable to walk for 6-8 weeks. Case Covered by The Bolton News
Kay v RSA (Unreported) (2016)
Successfully obtained permission to appeal on behalf of a Defendant who had raised concerns about whether an accident was genuine. Permission was granted in respect of the court’s application of a binary choice between a genuine accident and fraud. The appeal is yet to be determined.