Cornerstone Barristers welcomes Alexander Horne as an Associate Tenant

26 Sep 2022

We are delighted to announce that Alexander Horne has joined Cornerstone Barristers as a new Associate Tenant.

A Barrister and Visiting Professor at Durham University, Alexander was called to the Bar by Lincoln’s Inn in 1999 and was previously a teaching fellow and honorary lecturer in Public Law at University College London.

Spanning 18 years as a legal adviser in Parliament, Alexander focused 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.

Alexander 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 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 and on the BBC).

Joint Heads of Chambers Philip Coppel KC and Tom Cosgrove KC said: Cornerstone Barristers is delighted to welcome Alexander to Cornerstone Barristers. With his diverse and high-level experience, he will no doubt further strengthen the depth and breadth of Chambers.”

On joining Cornerstone Barristers, Alexander says: “I am delighted to be joining Cornerstone as an associate member. Cornerstone is well-known for its excellent public law practice. There are clear synergies with my areas of interest, and I look forward to collaborating with members of Chambers.”