Alex Forster
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    Alex Forster

    Associate

    Alex studied law at Nottingham Trent University, graduating with a first class honours degree in July 2012 and going on to complete his LPC part-time at Nottingham Law School. He obtained a distinction whilst working in a small, niche litigation practice with offices in London and Lincolnshire.

    Alex joined Roythornes in February 2017 and he was promoted to Associate in July 2019. He specialises in the following areas of disputes:

    • Construction and engineering (including all disputes relating to industry standard form contracts such as JCT, NEC, ACE, RIBA, RICS);
    • Professional Negligence;
    • Company (shareholder and director disputes) including Petitions under s994 Companies Act 2006, derivative claims and director’s disqualification;
    • Insolvency (which includes acting for and against Insolvency Practitioners);
    • Partnership;
    • Agency (including claims pursuant to The Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993);
    • General commercial disputes (including breach of contract, negligence, misrepresentation)

    His recent work includes:

    Construction and Engineering

    • Advising a UK based construction firm in relation to a final account dispute in excess of £400,000. This dispute was the subject of arbitration proceedings in Milan, Italy;
    • Advising on a successful enforcement of an adjudication award in the Technology & Construction Court. This specific case was in relation to whether a second adjudicator’s decision contradicted the first adjudicator’s decision and whether the second adjudicator’s decision was enforceable (Waldeck Associates Ltd V Decomo UK Ltd [2017] EWHC 961).

    Professional Negligence

    • Advising on a professional negligence claim in excess of £2m against a firm of solicitors. This related to the negligent drafting of a loan agreement and the subsequent failure to register a charge on a property in Knightsbridge, London.
    • Claim for £2m against a firm of Insurance Brokers relating to a fire at a warehouse in Nottingham and the subsequent revocation of the insurance policy by the Insurer.
    • Advising on a professional negligence claim against an architect for exceeding the scope of his instructions and the subsequent negligent drawings produced.

    Company

    • Claim in excess of £1m for breach of a Share Purchase Agreement relating to the purchase of a food manufacturing company.
    • Claims for relief pursuant to s.994 Companies Act 2006 and for damages under an agency agreement which resulted in a seven-figure settlement.
    • Advising a minority shareholder and former director of a limited company as to whether the limited company was a quasi-partnership and the effect of his removal as a director. Thereafter advising and issuing an Unfair Prejudice Petition under s.994 Companies Act 2006;

    Insolvency

    • Claim for £400,000 against the Liquidator’s of a Company for sums due to a director and shareholder, which included defending an application for breach of duty pursuant to s112 Insolvency Act 1986. This resulted in a six-figure settlement.
    • Advising a Trustee in Bankruptcy regarding the effect (on the bankrupt individual) of a Restraint Order under Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and obtaining discharge of that Order, along with proceeds due to the Trustee.

    Agency

    • Claim for damages exceeding £400,000 resulting from the termination of an agency agreement under The Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993.

    Partnership

    • Claims resulting from the dissolution of a partnership pursuant to Partnership Act 1890.

    General Commercial disputes

    • Claim for £8m arising from the negligent delivery of pig feed containing meat (which is prohibited). This resulted in a seven-figure settlement.

    Alex is a member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association.