Hackett & Dabbs hires Parliamentary legislative adviser as counsel

Law firm Hackett & Dabbs, which specialises in judicial review and human rights law, announced today that Alexander Horne is joining the firm as a consultant. Horne, a senior barrister with 18 years' worth of experience working on legal policy issues at the UK Parliament, will join as counsel.

Mr Horne specialises in delivering legal advice on public law, international law and trade, national security and human rights issues, including on international treaties, the operation of pre and post-Brexit UK and EU law and policy, specifically including key areas of interest such as the internal market, financial affairs and justice.

Horne also has expertise in parliamentary practice and procedure, legislative drafting and legislative scrutiny, having been a legal adviser to key select committees in Parliament for over a decade, on a wide range of bills with implications for individuals, businesses, public bodies and civil society groups.

David Dabbs, co-founder of Hackett & Dabbs, said Mr Horne is a "highly respected legal adviser and draftsman with expertise in some of the cutting-edge areas of UK, EU, and international law that are vital to modern businesses, individuals, civil society groups, trade associations, and public bodies."

Mr Dabbs added: "His hire adds considerable weight to our Hampshire office, and complements the skills of our fellow barristers at the firm."

Lorna Hackett, co-founder of Hackett & Dabbs, also welcomed the acquisition.

Ms Hackett said: "We are delighted that Alex is moving to join the team in London. Alexander has a strong and distinguished history of advising in a wide range of legal areas – in particular public law, private and public international law, retained EU law, constitutional law, national security and human rights – all of which will complement our existing strengths. We look forward to having Alex join us and to adding his contribution to our continued growth and success."

"I am delighted to have joined Hackett & Dabbs," Alexander Horne said, "having admired the platform and model they offer to employed and self-employed barristers, and I have huge respect for Lorna and David. I look forward to contributing to the continued growth and success of the firm."

Adam Carey



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