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Diana Baxter

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Work 0207 401 6887
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Web:
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Wesley Gryk Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Immigration

Position

Partner

Career

Diana joined Wesley Gryk Solicitors LLP in 2008 and became a partner in 2017.

Her practice covers a wide range of immigration, nationality and asylum law, with particular emphasis on complex nationality work and Appendix FM applications for partners, children and parents, as well as applications outside of the immigration rules based on Article 8 rights. She is an active member of the Immigration Law Practitioners Association (ILPA) and continues to teach regular ILPA courses on Appendix FM family migration and the financial requirements, as well as British nationality law.

Diana is a volunteer adviser at the Project for the Registration of Children as British Citizens, and she continues to assist on a probono basis the ground-breaking charity Safe Passage, assisting unaccompanied minors and other refugees in France and Greece to be reunited with their UK-based family members. She has also assisted several women in recent years who have been the victims of transnational spouse abandonment to return to the UK and acquire indefinite leave on the basis of domestic violence. 

Diana was also the author of the 2016 Lexisnexis article on EEA free movement rights, No statutory right of appeal for extended family members (Sala (EFMs: Right of Appeal)), and she regularly advises on and assists with applications based on EEA law for EEA nationals and their family members. 

Member

ILPA, Law Society, Justice Working Party on Immigration and Asylum Determination Reform

Education

University of Oxford; London School of Economics; Beijing University; UC San Diego; College of Law; BPP


London: Human resources

Immigration

Within: Next generation lawyers

Diana Baxter - Wesley Gryk Solicitors LLP

Within: Immigration

Niche immigration firm Wesley Gryk Solicitors LLP ‘combines thorough knowledge of the complex and ever-changing immigration rules and policies with a real dedication to the client and the outcome sought’. It regularly acts for individuals on personal immigration issues, with a particular emphasis on cases involving human rights, nationality, civil liberties and European free movement issues. The team also acts for corporations, partnerships, religious orders and charities. Working on behalf of LGBTI individuals and families is a key area of specialism and the team regularly advises on same-sex asylum and partner-based applications. Senior partner Wesley Gryk's ‘status, knowledge and experience is legendary’. Barry O’Leary stands out for his ‘unsurpassed client-handling skills and for his deep knowledge of the law and how it is applied by decision makers and judges’. Diana Baxter is a ‘lateral and creative thinker’, ‘combines compassion, intellect and tactical nous’ and is ‘particularly good on complex nationality cases, as well as family cases involving children’. Alison Hunter, who is ‘very well-known and sought after for her work on complex family cases particularly concerning children in the care system, inter-country adoption and surrogacy', has particular expertise in EEA free movement issues. Solicitor Elizabeth Ruddick is a ‘brilliant practitioner with extraordinary attention to detail’.

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