Alex Benn

Alex Benn

Alex Benn is a barrister at Red Lion Chambers. Alex is also a senior lecturer in law at University College and St Catherine's College, Oxford, specialising in criminal and discrimination law, and the author of various articles, including for the Criminal Law Review and the Oxford Human Rights Hub Journal.

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Analysing class at the Bar

If we can understand class at the Bar more accurately, we will be more effective when analysing – and combatting – classism, says Alex Benn

10 June 2024

Gender non-conformity at the Bar

Drawing on personal experience, this article by Alex Benn discusses being gender non-conforming at the Bar. It hopes to help those who may not be familiar with the topic. It also hopes to encourage those who want to practise at the Bar without limiting themselves to the two boxes of the traditional gender binary

01 July 2022

‘Virginity testing’, hymen surgery and misogyny: what should the law do?

Riel Karmy-Jones QC and Alex Benn examine the question of true consent and whether the law, criminal or otherwise, should allow anyone to perform or undergo hymen surgery if it is not a medical necessity

21 September 2021
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