Alex Burrett

Call: 1999

Specialist in

Direct Access


Alex has practiced as a specialist immigration and public law practitioner since 2001. His background is in asylum and human rights work always with an underlying commitment to representing the most vulnerable in society. He is able to give clear strategic advice and offer creative and practical solutions to his clients’ immigration problems.

What the directories say

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”

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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