Insolvency set 3/4 South Square is mourning the death of its distinguished co-head of chambers Lord Alexander of Weedon QC. Lord Alexander died last Sunday (6 November) aged 69. He was called to the bar in 1961 and was appointed silk just 12 years later. Lord Alexander was highly respected as an advocate, acting on cases such as the controversial Spycatcher dispute and for Jeffrey Archer in his libel trial against the Daily Star. In recent years, Lord Alexander’s practice focused on arbitration and mediation in commercial, business and financial law, but he also held a number of high-profile roles, including acting as the chair of the National Westminster Bank from 1989-1999. He recently relinquished the position of chairman of human rights organisation Justice, which he had held since 1992. He is survived by his wife, Marie, and two daughters and two sons.