Dr Alexis Dite

Call: 2008

  • Email
  • Direct phone

This is an excellent set that has worked hard to secure a well-deserved position amongst the leading sets at the Criminal Bar.

Chambers UK Bar, 2022
Dr Alexis Dite

Personal profile

Alexis Dite acts in Crime, Business Crime & Fraud and Regulatory & Professional Disciplinary cases, with an emphasis on cases dealing with the fitness to practice of regulated professionals.

He has experience in the conduct of sensitive and complex internal Investigations, including those involving potential Fraud, potential breaches of Money Laundering & Proceeds of Crime regulations, or potential breaches of international Sanctions.

In addition to his experience at the Bar, Alexis has worked in the International Trade team of a major law firm (2019-2020) advising companies on relevant aspects of criminal law, including a multinational corporate on potential liability for Bribery & Corruption offences. He spent two years working in the regulatory department of a leading law firm (2017-2019) and he also spent over two years working with an offshore firm specialising in acting for financial regulatory authorities in the conduct of Investigations and for financial institutions on investigations and remediation projects (2014-2017). In this capacity he helped to lead a team in the conduct of a complex, highly sensitive, multi-jurisdictional investigation into one of the world’s leading banks.

Before his legal career Alexis obtained a PhD in mathematics and so is particularly adept at dealing with complex numerical information.

Regulatory & Professional Disciplinary

Alexis has presented cases on behalf of regulators at hearings determining the fitness to practice of a range of professionals: from headteachers accused of dishonesty to psychologists accused of breaching professional boundaries. He has presented cases involving complex technical issues related to the alleged lack of competence of various medical professionals including radiographers, biomedical scientists and paramedics.

Alexis spent two years working in the regulatory department of a leading law firm (2017-2019). In addition, Alexis was seconded to the General Medical Council for eight months (2012-2013) where he acted as a legal adviser in the Fitness to Practice division. In this role he provided legal advice on the merits of complaints, devised investigation strategies, instructed experts, and took statements from witnesses, including bereaved parents and the heads of medical institutions.

Featured cases

  • (2022) – Instructed by the GMC to present the case against a doctor accused of a significant fraud in relation to locum work.
  • (2019) – Instructed to present the case against a headteacher accused of dishonesty relating to financial procedures at his school.
  • (2019) – Instructed to present the case against a biomedical scientist accused of misconduct relating to the safe storage of blood.
  • (2019) – Instructed to present the case against a headteacher accused of failing to disclose her relationship with a sex offender.
  • (2018) – Instructed to present the case against a paramedic accused of misconduct in relation to her handling of pregnant patients and the dishonest falsification of records.
  • (2018) – Instructed to present the case against a radiographer accused of lack of competence, the case involved complex technical evidence.
  • (2018) – Instructed to present the case against a social worker said to be involved in a fraudulent scheme involving the procuring of contracts for companies owned by family members.
  • (2018) – Instructed to present the case against a social worker accused of entering into a sexual relationship with a service user.
  • (2017) – Instructed to present the case against a paramedic accused of lack of competence.

See our Regulatory & Professional Disciplinary team.

Business Crime & Fraud

In the field of Business Crime & Fraud, Alexis has worked in the international trade team of a major law firm (2019-2020), advising companies on the relevant aspects of criminal law. In addition, he spent over two years working with an offshore firm, specialising in acting for financial regulatory authorities in the conduct of Investigations and for financial institutions on investigations and remediation projects.

Before his legal career Alexis obtained a PhD in mathematics and so is particularly adept at dealing with complex financial information.

Featured cases

  • (2021-2022) – Instructed by the SFO in relation to an international trade finance fraud
  • (2020-2021) – Instructed to conduct an internal Investigation into a potential Fraud at a UK corporate.
  • (2019-2020) – Instructed to advise a multinational corporate on potential liability for Bribery & Corruption offences.
  • (2019) – Instructed to advise an AIM-listed corporate on potential liability for insider dealing and market abuse.
  • (2016-2017) – Instructed to conduct an internal investigation into an off-shore financial institution’s potential breaches of UN and EU Sanctions and conducting the subsequent review of the company’s adherence to AML regulations.
  • (2013-2015) – Helping to lead a team in the conduct of a complex, highly sensitive, multi-jurisdictional investigation into one of the world’s leading banks. The case required a detailed understanding and application of an offshore jurisdiction’s anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing regulatory framework.
  • R (Rawlinson & Hunter) v SFO [2012] EWHC 2254 (Admin) – Instructed by the SFO and the Treasury Solicitor’s Department in relation to the judicial review of the application for search warrants arising from the circumstances surrounding the collapse of the Icelandic bank, Kaupthing.
  • (2011) – Instructed by the FSA (FCA) as ‘independent counsel’ to review material potentially subject to legal professional privilege.
  • Operation Saturn (2010) – Instructed to assist the FSA (FCA) with disclosure in a complex insider dealing prosecution.

See our Business Crime & Fraud team.

Crime

Alexis has been instructed to prosecute and defend jury trials in the Crown Court in relation to a wide range of criminal offences. At the start of his legal career, he gained particular experience representing union members encountering the criminal justice system for the first time and for whom a criminal conviction would mean the end of their careers.

See our Crime team.

Education

  • Graduate Diploma in Law (CPE), City University
  • PhD, Mathematics, Edinburgh University
  • MMath, Mathematics, Oxford University

Professional appointments

  • Alexis was admitted to the State Bar of California in 2016.

Memberships

  • ARDL
  • FLA