Former Wales Under-21 midfielder who signed in November 2010 initially on-loan from York City before going through permanently in January 2011.
Alex agreed a contract which keeps him at Kenilworth Road at least until the end of the 2011/12 season.
A star of the Minstermen's campaign in 2009/10 which saw them lose in the Promotion Final to Oxford United, Lawless featured prominently in all four of the meetings with the Hatters at the heart of midfield.
He only joined York at the start of 2009/10, impressing then boss Martin Foyle enough to prise him away from Forest Green Rovers where performances in a variety of positions - in defence and across midfield - had also caught the eye of Football League scouts.
It's not just the 150 games experience in the Conference that Lawless has with Forest Green and York that he has on his CV. A former Cardiff City scholar he took-up non-league football in Wales before he was snapped up to earn his first professional contract with Premier League Fulham in 2003.
Without featuring for the Cottagers it was off to South West to Torquay United for the young Lawless but after just a year and 16 appearances at Plainmoor he was on the move again, to Forest Green in 2006 and in his three seasons he helped the Gloucestershire consolidate in the Conference.
Arriving at Bootham Crescent in the summer of 2009, local media announced him merely as a "utility player" but that was far from the case, and alongside Neil Barrett he forged a formidable partnership in the centre of City's midfield, changing the Yorkshire club's relegation worries from one season to making them just one game away from promotion the next.
The Minstermen's slow start to this season saw Foyle lose his job but even despite their inauspicious beginnings to 2010/11, Lawless had been on-song for City, scoring three times in 16 appearances.
He followed that up with five goals from midfield for the Hatters including a sensational 35-yard drive at Wrexham in the Play-Off semi-final first leg.
Alex featured almost 50 times in 2011/12 as the Town missed out on promotion at Wembley before signing a one-year contract extension in the summer of 2012.
While the Hatters disappointed in league action in 2012/13, Alex was a shining light and. after he had picked up Player and Players' Player of the Year at the end of season awards, he signed a new two-year deal to keep him at Kenilworth Road until 2015.