Alexandra Wilson is a junior barrister. Aged twenty-six, she is the eldest of four children. Her mother is White British, her father is Black British and her paternal grandparents were born in Jamaica and came to England as part of the Windrush generation.
Alexandra grew up on the border of East London and Essex. She studied at the University of Oxford and was awarded two
prestigious scholarships, enabling her to research the impact of police shootings in the US on young people’s attitudes to the police. She went on to study for a Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) and her Master of Laws at BPP University in London. Alexandra was awarded the first Queen’s scholarship by the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, a scholarship awarded to students showing exceptional promise in a career at the Bar.
In addition to her paid family and criminal law work, Alexandra provides legal representation on a pro-bono basis for disenfranchised minorities. She is also a co-founder of One Case at a Time Fund, an organisation that facilitates legal funding and representation in cases of injustice for Black people in the UK, and recently founded the Black Women in Law network.