Alex returned to Stacks Goudkamp in 2013 after spending two years in the UK, where he was employed as a Regulatory Advisor to the Nursing and Midwifery Council in London. Previously Alex had worked as a Paralegal with a law firm in Armidale, NSW. Following his graduation from the University of New England with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts, Alex joined the the Stacks team in Sydney as a Paralegal.
A solicitor specialising in Compensation law, Alex was initially drawn to this area of law because it provided an opportunity to help victims and vulnerable members of the community. He grew up discussing cases around the kitchen table with his father, a barrister in Sydney. Being able to help deal directly with people and make a difference to their lives is what Alex enjoys the most about his role today.
Alex’s expertise and understanding of the regulatory provisions that govern hospitals and nurses developed through his experience working in the UK. His key strength lies in his ability to anticipate problems, to find solutions and to set out both pros and cons to the client to help them make fully informed decisions about the running of their case.
Since being admitted as a solicitor in early 2011, Alex has also made numerous successful applications for motor vehicle accident (MVA) claims made outside of the limitations period. One of his first cases at Stacks involved a dispute with an Insurer about the late lodgement of a claim by an elderly lady. Although his client spoke fluent English and had lived in Australia for some decades, Alex was able to successfully run the argument that her grasp of written English was not sufficient to allow her to know the implications of time limitation periods in Australia. This was sufficient grounds for the claim to be accepted, which ultimately led to a successful outcome for the client.
Growing up in Manly, Alex developed a love of the ocean and still enjoys surfing on the weekends when he’s not playing a variety of other sports. He lived in Armidale for a number of years where he played representative football, before returning to Sydney where he has been a member of Wakehurst Football Club and the Manly Wolves AFL club.
Alex enjoys experiencing different cultures and countries through travel, most recently to Iran. He has also travelled extensively through Africa, South America and Europe to countries as varied as Madagascar, Rwanda and Bolivia.