Alexandra Wilson is a young barrister, author and diversity campaigner based in London.
She first came into the public eye when she was mistaken for a defendant three times on the same day in court. She has made it her mission to challenge discrimination in the courtroom.
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Alexandra has been interviewed on BBC News, ITV News for Black History Month, Good Morning Britain and Women’s Hour, and has also been profiled in The New York Times and the Independent.
She is proudly from Essex – her Instagram is @essexbarrister. Her paternal grandparents were born in Jamaica and came to England as part of the Windrush generation.
Alexandra’s widely praised debut book “In Black and White: A Young Barrister’s Story of Race and Class in a Broken Justice System”, sets out her journey from Essex to the Bar, and portrays a justice system in which a disproportionately large number of Black people are charged, convicted and sent to prison.
She studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at the University of Oxford and was awarded two prestigious scholarships.
Alexandra studied for a Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) and her Master of Laws at BPP University in London. She was awarded the first Queen’s scholarship by the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, awarded to students showing exceptional promise in a career at the Bar.
Alexandra is the founder of Black Women In Law, an organisation with over 500 members.
She also co-founded One Case At A Time, an organisation that facilitates legal funding and representation in cases of injustice for Black people in the UK.