Alexandra Tampakopoulos


Alexandra is recognised as a leading criminal regulatory and inquest and public inquiry barrister. Her practice has developed from her years of experience defending and prosecuting serious crime.

Alexandra has developed her expertise in inquests and public inquiries through her involvement in complex and high profile cases including in relation to the death of Alexander Litvinenko, the Hillsborough stadium disaster, the ‘SAS Inquest’ involving the death of three army reservists from heat illness in the Brecon Beacons and most recently the public inquiries into the Grenfell Tower fire and the Manchester Arena bombings.

Alexandra has a parallel expertise in Health & Safety, Fire Safety and Food Safety and is a recognised defence specialist. She has significant experience advising and acting for individuals and major corporate clients across a wide range of industries including Energy, Utilities, Construction, Manufacturing, Agriculture and Food.

Alexandra is ranked as a Leading Individual for Inquests and Public Inquiries and Health & Safety in the 2021 Chambers & Partners UK legal directory. She was also nominated as Health and Safety Junior of the Year in the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2018 and Public Law Junior of the Year by The Legal 500 in 2018.

Alexandra speaks fluent Russian and is often instructed in matters requiring her Russian language skills and specialist knowledge of Russia and the CIS region.

Before coming to the Bar Alexandra lived in Russia for several years where she interned for Human Rights Watch and then worked at BP.


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