Andrew Alexander

 

Year of Call: 1999

Practice Group(s): Family, Immigration

Portrait of Andrew Alexander

Practice Profile:
FAMILY LAW

Andrew's work comprises all aspects of family law including extensive experience with;

- Applications for residence, contact, specific issue and prohibited steps orders.
- Applications for emergency protection orders.
- Applications for care, supervision and adoption orders.
- Applications under the Family Law Act 1996.
- Applications for divorce, judicial separation and nullity, ancillary relief and financial provision pursuant to Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989.
- Sexual, physical and emotional abuse allegation cases.
- Non-accidental injury cases concerning children.
- Cases involving parents with drug and/or alcohol addiction and/or mental health problems.

His professional abilities include:

- Dealing with cases where there is a continuing and intractable dispute about children.
- Dealing with clients who often have heightened levels of stress and anxiety.
- In deciding and implementing the appropriate client care strategy to use.
- Being forthright and effective in communicating his advice to both professional and lay clients.
- Effectively dealing with professional clients such as solicitors and the Home Office.

IMMIGRATION, ASYLUM & HUMAN RIGHTS LAW

Andrew's experience is wide ranging and includes of some of the following types of work;

- All Stage Reconsideration Hearings.
- Fast track and Bail hearings.
- All types of Entry Clearance appeals.
- Administrative Court (High Court) and Court of Appeal work, including obtaining emergency injunctions and drafting grounds for Judicial Review and 'out of hours' applications to High Court Judges.
-All types of EEA appeals, with extensive experience in Turkish Association Agreement appeals.
-Business visas.
-Drafting written advices/opinions.
-Advising in client conferences.

His professional abilities and experience also include some of the following areas;

- Dealing with multi cultural clients, having represented clients from most parts of the world.
- Cross-jurisdictional experience of both Family Law and Immigration, Asylum law & Human Rights Law has proved crucial especially in supplying my written advice.
- Extensive experience of advocacy involving the use of interpreters of all languages.
- He has also been a Court appointed expert witness within Care proceedings, which requires drafting expert reports on matters instructed on.

Further Professional Information:
- Andrew is now also licensed for Public Access work.
- Providing lectures and seminars to professional clients, fellow professionals and lay groups.
- A trainer and an exam invigilator for HJT (professional legal training in the field of Asylum, Immigration and Human Rights Law).
- Provided extensive training to the Home Office, UKBA (United Kingdom Border Agency) for a number of years
- Court appointed expert witness in Public Law cases involving children

Languages:
Understands Malyaylam and limited Tamil.
Knowledge of Asian culture.