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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.


Wesley Gryk is one of the foremost immigration practices in the UK. The firm has a particular reputation for dealing with cases which involve human rights and civil liberties issues.

The firm: The firm was founded more than 20 years ago by Wesley Gryk and, for most of its existence, has worked exclusively in the field of UK immigration, asylum and nationality law (including relevant provisions of European immigration law).

The firm holds a high reputation for its work with individuals facing personal immigration problems, with an emphasis on cases involving human rights, civil liberties and European free movement issues.

Our strengths include: family migration, including Appendix FM in-country, entry clearance and outside the rules Article 8 applications and appeals; expertise in EEA free movement applications and appeals; specialist applications in respect of immigration and citizenship issues arising in international surrogacy and adoption cases; complex nationality applications in respect of both children and adults; and applications for asylum and humanitarian protection, in particular on behalf of LGBTI clients.

The firm also advises individuals as well as corporations, partnerships, religious orders and charities on the points-based system, including Tier 1 (General, Investor, Exceptional Talent and Entrepreneur), Tier 2 (General, ICT, Ministers of Religion), Tier 4 and Tier 5.

As a leading firm in our field, our members and fee-earners are actively engaged in teaching, partnership and lobbying work, through the Immigration Law Practitioners Association, Law Society, Justice and more widely. We have also been holding events, both in our local area and more widely across the UK, to raise awareness of EU free movement rights in light of Brexit.

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


Department Name Email Telephone
Senior Partner Wesley Gryk 02074016887
Photo Name Position Profile
 Diana Baxter  photo Diana Baxter
 Nath Gbikpi  photo Nath Gbikpi
 Andrew Jones  photo Andrew Jones
 Mala Savjani  photo Mala Savjani
Number of UK partners : 4
Number of other UK fee-earners : 10