Alexander Horne

Call: 1999

Alexander Horne is a visiting professor at Durham University and an employed barrister. He was called to the Bar by Lincoln’s Inn in 1999. He was previously a teaching fellow and honorary lecturer in Public Law at University College London.

Alexander spent 18 years as a legal adviser in Parliament, focusing on EU, regulatory and public law, international agreements and human rights. He was the first legal adviser to the House of Lords International Agreements Committee, which he helped to establish. He was also legal adviser to the House of Lords EU Committee and deputy legal adviser to the Joint Committee on Human Rights. He currently acts as Special Adviser to the Women and Equalities Committee in the House of Commons.

Alexander is a member of the Legal Services Panel to the Government of the Virgin Islands, where he is authorised to advise the Government on constitutional law, public international law and conduct legislative drafting. He has also advised foreign parliaments on human rights and on treaty scrutiny as a consultant to the United Nations Development Programme.

Alexander is the editor of several books, including Parliament and the Law (now in its third edition). He regularly comments on legal and parliamentary issues (including for Prospect Magazine, the New Statesman, the Spectator and on the BBC).