Alexis has a wealth of experience in his specialist area of UK immigration law. His expertise covers all aspects of EU free movement, Human Rights, Immigration, Nationality and Asylum law. He is recommended as a Leading Junior Band 4 in the 2018 edition of the Legal 500 UK Bar: ‘His unassuming character belies his great strength and exceptional intellect in fighting your case.’
Alexis accepts instructions from private individuals and businesses on a direct access basis as well as from solicitors and OISC regulated representatives.
Alexis is co-editor of Lexis Nexis’ Butterworths Immigration Law Service Appeals section.
Alexis enjoys a varied practice that frequently involves cases with complex human rights issues for either EU and non-EU nationals seeking to enter, remain, settle and naturalise in the UK. He has acquired particular expertise in relation to the Points-Based System; advises and assists with both the preparation of applications and also challenges to negative decisions upon them via administrative review. He regularly appears in the immigration and asylum chamber of the First-tier and Upper Tribunals, the Administrative Court and Upper Tribunal on Judicial Reviews as well as the Court of Appeal.
SSHD v KE (Nigeria)  EWCA Civ 1382– Alexis, led by Anthony Metzer QC of Goldsmith Chambers, successfully defended an UT(IAC) decision of the to allow an appeal by a mentally ill foreign criminal against a refusal to revoke a deportation order.
LC (China) v SSHD  EWCA Civ 1310, deportation and article 8 ECHR.
R (Hammed Mohammed Alhammadi) v SSHD (FCJR)  UKUT 00540 (IAC), fresh claim judicial review on protection grounds.
JK (India) v SSHD  EWCA Civ 1080, false documents used by a student seeking an extension of leave.
EK (Article 4 ECHR: Anti-Trafficking Convention) Tanzania  UKUT 00313 (IAC), Alexis was led by Kathryn Cronin on a test case involving article 4 ECHR in a trafficking and asylum claim.
MD (Afghanistan) v SSHD  EWCA Civ 194, Alexis, led by Hugh Southey QC, assisted the Court of Appeal to give procedural guidance for those seeking urgent interim relief from the Court of Appeal.
R (M) v SSHD  EWHC 1112 (Admin), successful 18 month unlawful detention judicial review claim in the Administrative Court following which substantial damages were secured for the claimant.
Ahmed Mahad & Others v Entry Clearance Officer  UKSC 16,  1 WLR 48, Alexis, led by Manjit Gill QC, succeeded in the Supreme Court in a case concerning third party support and the interpretation of immigration rules generally.
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