‘I like the discipline of having deadlines, the buzz of going to court to see counsel or a client. I enjoy the contact — I like helping people. And I like family law — it’s interesting!’ exclaims Alexiou on what has kept him in business for 44 years. A senior statesman, a respected mediator and a collaborative lawyer known for his courtesy, compassion and old-school charm, Alexiou started out at Boodle Hatfield before he joined Gordon Dadds in 1971 and left as a senior partner some 30 years later to establish Alexiou Fisher Philipps.
The niche but heavyweight practice is described by industry experts as having ‘a good attack, good midfield and good defence’. Not satisfied with being in the premier league of family law, he is also a former chairman of Tottenham Hotspur FC.