Alex Burrett

Call: 1999

Specialist in

Direct Access


Alex has a substantial level of experience in all areas of Immigration, human rights, business, EU, and nationality law. He is ranked in the Chambers UK Bar Guide 2022 and the Legal 500 2022 for immigration. As a leading junior he gives clear strategic advice and is able to offer creative and practical solutions to clients. He is regularly instructed in appeals to the Upper tribunal, Court of Appeal and in judicial reviews before the High Court and Upper Tribunal and has outstanding cases currently before the European Court of Human Rights.

What the directories say

Legal 500 2023
‘Alex is a great advocate. He is exceptional at being succinct but not at the expense of being thorough.‘

Chamber and partners 2023
Alex Burrett is a respected barrister who acts for a range of clients, including families and private individuals. Particular areas of focus include complex issues of statelessness. He often appears in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.

Legal 500 2022
“He has excellent advocacy skills and is very knowledgeable within his field”.

Chambers and partners 2022
“He is astute at finding legal arguments that others might have missed and is good on tactical stuff too. He is very approachable and friendly and is able to always find solutions.”

Legal 500 2020 guide
He is an experienced junior who can narrow issues to the most important ones to address the tribunal and make complex cases look simple.’

Chambers UK Bar 2020 guide
“respected junior” acts in cases concerning citizenship, children’s rights and deportation. The guide highlighted Alex for showing “real imagination and commitment in a complicated citizenship case

2018 Chambers & Partners
Alex is recognised in Chambers & Partners as a “respected junior who acts in cases concerning deprivation of citizenship, children’s rights and deportation”.

2018 Legal 500
The Legal 500 describes him as a “very experienced immigration barrister who plays a key role in cases.”

2017 Chambers and Partners
Respected junior who acts in cases concerning deprivation of citizenship, children’s rights and deportation. He is experienced at assisting families and private individuals on EU law and issues of statelessness.
Strengths: “Alex is an expert in his field, and this, coupled with his easy-going personality and friendly manner, allows him to connect with clients and instil confidence in a way that not many other immigration barristers can.”

2017 Legal 500
Cited as a leading junior in Immigration (including business immigration):
“He really connects with clients and gains their trust and confidence”

Professional Memberships

ILPA and Bar Human rights committee

PHAM V SSHD [2015] UKSC 19

Appeal to the Supreme Court from the Court of Appeal. The appellant was born in Vietnam and as a young child came to the United Kingdom, acquiring British citizenship at the age of 12. Aged 21 he...

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29Sep 2022

One Pump Court ranked as a Leading Set in Legal 500

One Pump Courts Immigration team has been recognised again in this year’s Legal 500. 20 members across all our teams have been ranked individually.

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