Specialist inDirect 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.
His expertise, in Nationality law covers acquisition, naturalisation and registration as well as loss of nationality and he is regularly instructed on citizenship deprivation and exclusion cases in SIAC and has been at the forefront of some of the most signifcant nationality cases in recent years. He also assists in advising Hong Kong overseas British Nationals in securing their rights and frequently acts for clients whose appeal involves close family members such as a spouse, parent, or a child.
Alex is often instructed to act for individuals, businesses, and institutions in relation to matters arising for investors, innovators, and entrepreneurs under the UK points-based scheme as well as other Immigration routes. He advises on issues that arise for business and individuals applying for working visas under the skilled route or intercompany transfer route.
Alex enjoys an eclectic direct access practice, enjoying the opportunities and challenges afforded by the extension of rights of access. He is increasingly instructed in advising on the preparation and drafting of initial applications.
Alex is a reviewer for the Bar Pro Bono unit Advocate, and a keen follower of Liverpool Football Club.
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”
ILPA and Bar Human rights committee