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London: Human resources

Immigration: human rights, appeals and overstay - ranked: tier 1

Wesley Gryk Solicitors LLP

Wesley Gryk Solicitors LLP is described as 'one of the best immigration law firms, with highly knowledgeable and well-respected lawyers'. It specialises in immigration, asylum and nationality law and the team is regularly involved in cases involving human rights, civil liberties and European free movement issues. The team predominantly acts for individuals, but also advises corporations, partnerships, religious orders and charities. Senior partner Wesley Gryk, who has a 'formidable reputation', regularly handles complex cases and is noted for his experience in cases involving LGBTQ+ rights. Barry O’Leary is experienced in applications based on partnership and family and in relation to international surrogacy arrangements, while he also handles asylum and human rights claims based on sexual identity. Alison Hunter is experienced in European free movement and is an expert in adoption matters. Diana Baxter is active across nationality and asylum law matters and has particular experience in complex nationality work and Appendix FM applications, as well as applications based on Article 8 rights. The firm is considered 'the Rolls-Royce of the immigration market, whether for complex asylum claims or immigration applications for private clients'.

Practice head(s):Wesley Gryk; Barry O’Leary; Alison Hunter; Diana Baxter

Other key lawyers:Nath Gbikpi


Wesley Gryk has a formidable reputation as an international human rights lawyer and his work in such cases is enhanced by this wide experience.

Alison Hunter is an expert in family immigration law.

Barry O’Leary and Diana Baxter have extensive experience in family and asylum cases, and they are highly respected for their representation in cases dealing with LGBTQ families, surrogate born children, asylum and refugees.

The individuals are knowledgeable, clever and talented.

Diana Baxter prepares her cases exceptionally well and provides exceptional client care.

Wesley Gryk is an outstanding senior lawyer, who knows the immigration system inside out.

Diana Baxter is a high-level problem solver who is used to finding intellectually robust solutions for clients.

Barry O’Leary is a wonderful multi-skilled lawyer, who deploys a pragmatic and realistic approach with both clients and the Home Office but is able to revert to the letter of the law when needed.

Alison Hunter is the best lawyer around for any immigration issues to do with adoptions, bringing children and families together.

Barry O’Leary is very personable and knowledgeable and has an enviable niche practice of surrogacy related immigration law and immigration law relating to same-sex relationships.

Nath Gbikpi is very knowledgeable, approachable and trustworthy.

The team is practical, straight to the point, it is understanding of the complexities and diligent in finding the right solutions.

Work highlights

  • Assists unaccompanied refugee minors in Europe to reunite with family members in the UK.
  • Handled a successful asylum claim for a Gambian victim of FGM and forced marriage.
  • Assisted a wide range of artists and creatives in applying for the Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) category.
  • Representing Windrush applicants to secure and prove their status in the UK.
  • Assisting vulnerable minors in local authority care to regularise their immigration status and obtain British citizenship.
Leading individuals

Alison Hunter - Wesley Gryk Solicitors LLP

Barry O’Leary - Wesley Gryk Solicitors LLP

Wesley Gryk - Wesley Gryk Solicitors LLP

Next Generation Partners

Diana Baxter - Wesley Gryk Solicitors LLP

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