Alexis Slatter

Alexis Slatter

Call: 1999

“His unassuming character belies his great strength and exceptional intellect in fighting your case."

Legal 500, 2019 ed. (Immigration)

“He is a no-nonsense advocate and very effective as well.”

Legal 500, 2020 ed. (Immigration)

“A competent, confident, and dauntless advocate who always sets the pace for the arguments, leads the way, and thinks outside the box in critical moments.”

Legal 500, 2021 ed. (Immigration)

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Alexis is a human rights and public law practitioner who has extensive expertise of Judicial
Review and appellate court work.

Alexis is ranked in the Legal 500 2021 edition,  Immigration, (Tier 4 – Leading Juniors) ‘A competent, confident, and dauntless advocate who always sets the pace for the arguments, leads the way, and thinks outside the box in critical moments.

Alexis specialises in personal and business immigration law and is developing a practice in
Extradition Law and Animal Law.

Publications

Contributing editor of Lexis Nexis’ Butterworths Immigration Law Service Appeals section.

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Immigration and Public Law Barrister

Alexis has over 20 years experience practising in the field of UK immigration law. Alexis
is recommended in the Legal 500 where it is said “He is a no-nonsense advocate and very
effective as well.” (2020 ed.) and “His unassuming character belies his great strength and exceptional intellect in fighting your case.” (2019 ed.).

His expertise covers both personal and business immigration law and he acts for individuals and businesses either through OISC representatives, solicitors or by direct access arrangement where appropriate.

Alexis is regularly instructed in Human Rights, EEA, Deportation, Asylum, Humanitarian
Protection, and Deprivation of Citizenship appeals before the First-tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal.  Alexis also has a wealth of Judicial Review experience in all types of
immigration related public law challenges both before the Upper Tribunal and the
Administrative Court including unlawful detention, sponsor licence, NRM trafficking
decisions, fresh claims, certification and citizenship cases.

Alexis is particularly adept at handling legally and factually complex cases and welcomes
early involvement, in applications and when seeking remedies against negative decisions,
in order to secure timely resolution.  Alexis represents vulnerable individuals, such as
unaccompanied asylum seeking children, victims of torture, victims of domestic violence,
victims of trafficking and people with complex health problems.  He also regularly acts for
immigration detainees and has particular expertise in criminal deportation cases.

Notable Cases

R (Mahmood and Ors) v Upper Tribunal and Ors [2020] EWCA Civ 717 – ruling
on the definition of “an offence that has caused serious harm” in Part 5A of the
Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002

Balajigari v SSHD [2019] EWCA Civ 673 – test case giving guidance on the
general ground of refusal in para 322(5) of the immigration rules in the context of
‘tax discrepancy’ cases, procedural fairness in common law and human rights
considerations – a summary can be accessed here.

SSHD v KE (Nigeria) [2017] EWCA Civ 1382 – ruling on the interpretation of
sentences for mentally ill ‘foreign criminals’ and the application of the automatic
deportation regime.

R (Hammed Mohammed Alhammadi) v SSHD (FCJR) [2013] UKUT 00540 (IAC) – fresh claim judicial review on protection grounds.

JK (India) v SSHD [2013] EWCA Civ 1080 – false documents used by a student seeking an extension of leave.

EK (Article 4 ECHR: Anti-Trafficking Convention) Tanzania [2013] UKUT 00313 (IAC)test case involving article 4 ECHR in a trafficking and asylum claim.

MD (Afghanistan) v SSHD [2012] EWCA Civ 194 – guidance given for those
seeking urgent interim relief from the Court of Appeal.

R (M) v SSHD [2012] 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 [2009] UKSC 16, [2010] 1
WLR 48 – Supreme Court case concerning third party support and the interpretation
of immigration rules generally.

 

Animal Rights Barrister

Alexis is committed to advancing the protection of animals through the law.  He is a
member of ALAW – UK Centre for Animal Law and has acquired a broad knowledge of the Animal Welfare Act 2006 and the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991.  In his work, Alexis is able to draw on his extensive experience in and commitment to acting for those who are the most vulnerable within society making him well-suited to taking on cases to safeguard and promote the interests of non-human animals.

In addition to his expertise in Judicial Review work, the cases in which Alexis is often
involved require insightful analysis of legally and factually complex information drawn
from a variety of international sources, which assists this area of his practice.

Education & Qualifications


  • Postgraduate Diploma in Law, Inns of Court School of Law
  • Graduate Diploma in Law, College of Law
  • MA in Understanding & Securing Human Rights, University of London
  • BSc in Social Policy, Sociology & Politics, University of Bristol

Memberships


  • ILPA
  • ALAW
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