Alex joined the Lib Dems in August 2014 and fought the seat in the June 2016 by-election. He and his wife have lived in the area for 21 years, since both qualifying as barristers, and have two sons. Alex is a practising barrister and a volunteer lawyer for South West London Law Centres. He also teaches court skills and ethics to trainee lawyers both in the U.K. and overseas, also as a volunteer. He has taught in several countries, including Zimbabwe and Sierra Leone. Alex's political interests include mental health, the many issues of road transport and the law of Brexit. He is an enthusiastic cyclist and has recently published a book about the law of driverless cars.