“A richer life is definitely a more diverse life, because I think there is so much richness, frankly, in diversity.”
An author, barrister and campaigner for equality and diversity in the legal profession.
Alexandra Wilson was compelled to pursue a career in law after the tragic murder of a childhood friend, which left her searching for answers and with the desire to make a difference. After graduating with a degree in PPE at Oxford, where she was awarded two scholarships, she studied for her Graduate Diploma in Law at BPP University. For the exceptional promise she displayed for a career at the bar, Alexandra was awarded a prestigious Queen’s Scholarship by the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple.
Called to the bar in 2018, Alexandra embarked upon an illustrious legal career, during which time she has worked to promote equality and diversity in the legal profession and improve the treatment of historically oppressed groups in the British legal system. As well founding the Black Women in Law network and becoming a member of the Criminal Bar Association Social Mobility Committee, Alexandra is the co-founder of the Ocaat Fund, which facilitates legal funding and representation in cases where Black people have faced injustice in the UK. Alexandra’s first book, ‘In Black and White: A Young Barrister’s Story of Race and Class in a Broken Justice System’ was published in August 2020.