Alex Piletska


Alex is a senior solicitor and a member of our Business & Skilled Immigration team.

In addition to her work within that team, she is able to advise on a wide range of immigration matters, including family and human rights applications.  She has a particular interest in complex nationality cases, Judicial Review and technical procedural issues like validity.

Alex studied English at the University of Cambridge and Cognitive Psychology at the Open University, before completing an MSc in Experimental Psychology at the University of Sussex in 2014.

While undertaking the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) at the University of Sussex, Alex worked as a freelance proofreader and copywriter. She joined Turpin Miller in early 2017 and qualified as a solicitor in August 2020. She has completed her LLM (LPC) with the University of Law, achieving a Distinction (80%).

She contributes regularly to Free Movement, a popular immigration and asylum blog, and LexisNexis, where she serves on the panel of experts and the Q&A panel.

Alex is a co-founder of the Ukraine Advice Project UK, a non-profit group set up to link qualified lawyer volunteers to Ukrainians affected by the conflict seeking free legal immigration and asylum advice. To date, the project has signed up more than 600 lawyers and has helped more than 4000 families escaping the conflict.

She is ranked an "associate to watch" (Human Rights, Asylum and Deportation) and EDI ('Equality, Diversity and Inclusion') Champion in Chambers and Partners 2023 and 2024.

Alex speaks conversational Russian.