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Wesley Gryk Solicitors LLP


Wesley Gryk Solicitors LLP acts on the full spectrum of immigration, asylum and nationality law matters, with particular expertise in cases involving human rights, civil liberties and European free movement elements. The group also regularly works with LGBTQ+ migrants and their UK-based partners, handling asylum and partner applications and appeals. Barry O’Leary, Alison Hunter and Diana Baxter jointly lead the practice; O'Leary is a key name for partnership and family applications and international surrogacy arrangements, Hunter focuses on European free movement mandates and the EU Settlement Scheme, and Baxter primarily handles nationality work. Senior solicitor Katie Dilger rejoined the firm from Bates Wells in early 2021.

Practice head(s):

Barry O’Leary; Alison Hunter; Diana Baxter

Other key lawyers:

Katie Dilger


‘You are made to feel comfortable from the first meeting. Our lawyer showed a vast amount of experience which really gave us confidence moving forward with our application.’

‘Wesley Gryk Solicitors stands out in the industry for a number of reasons; most notably due to their extensive immigration expertise, excellent client service, empathy and transparency. They are experts in their field and are able to give clear answers to any question (no matter how complex), and the quality of their client communication/partner engagement couldn’t be better.’

‘Alison Hunter – the go-to immigration solicitor for adoption related immigration law, diligent, solution oriented abs a joy to work with. Barry O’Leary – incredible knowledge of alternative families related immigration law, very approachable and a joy to work with. Diana Baxter – very good for all areas of family law, pragmatic.’

‘One of the best immigration law firms with an excellent team.’

‘I have worked with Diana Baxter.on a complex asylum case and on nationality matters. She has expertise in her area of law. She is exceptionally clever and also has very sound judgment, using her knowledge and experience to her clients’ advantage. All of her cases are extremely well prepared and focused.’

‘Wesley Gryk was exceptional in assisting me with immigration and citizenship issues. Their responsiveness and connections to the relevant Government people were outstanding. Further, our situation was unusual, but Wesley Gryk was innovative in assisting individuals in our situation. They were remarkable in their skills.’

‘Barry O’Leary is the perfect lawyer for complex immigration issues arising from international surrogacy arrangements. He is diligent and puts clients at ease effortlessly. Diana Baxter is also a safe pair of hands for international surrogacy work. She is incredibly gifted and approachable. Alison Hunter is universally regarded as the immigration guru for inter country adoption issues.’

‘They are very very good at knowing and applying the law to clients’ advantage. They have very talented and committed solicitors. They are exceptional.’

Wesley Gryk Solicitors LLP is a niche immigration practice dealing with all aspects of UK immigration, asylum and nationality law.  We have been providing specialist immigration advice for more than 26 years and, in 2020, we bid an emotional farewell to our founder and senior partner, Wesley Gryk, who has now retired.

The firm holds a high reputation for its work with individuals facing personal immigration problems, with a particular emphasis on cases involving human rights, civil liberties and European free movement issues.  Though we are mainly known for our work in the human rights and personal immigration field, we believe it is important to be able to assist clients across the spectrum of immigration law and we undertake a significant amount of work that would be considered “business immigration law” or in the “executive” categories.

As a specialist practice, our work covers the full spectrum of immigration law: we assist with asylum, human rights and deportation cases; a wide variety of other personal immigration and nationality work, in particular for EEA nationals, for LGBTQ individuals and their partners, in respect of immigration issues arising in international surrogacy and adoption cases, for children in care, for highly skilled / talented workers and students wanting to work in / move to the UK; and we advise businesses and other organisations, and their employees, on immigration issues and compliance.

Types of work undertaken: Immigration, Nationality Law, EU Law, Asylum.

Department Name Email Telephone
Partner Diana Baxter 02074016887
Partner Barry O'Leary 02074016887
Partner Alison Hunter 02074016887
Photo Name Position Profile
 Diana Baxter  photo Diana Baxter Partner
 Alison Hunter  photo Alison Hunter Alison is a partner at Wesley Gryk Solicitors LLP. Her practice covers…
 Andrew Jones  photo Andrew Jones Andrew is a solicitor at Wesley Gryk Solicitors LLP who joined the…
 Barry O’leary photo Barry O’leary Barry O’Leary joined Wesley Gryk Solicitors in January 2000 and became a…
Number of UK partners : 3
Number of other UK fee-earners : 11