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Wesley Gryk Solicitors LLP


Specialist immigration firm Wesley Gryk Solicitors LLP has a well-deserved reputation for its work in human rights, civil liberties and European free movement issues; Alison Hunter is particularly strong on EU law. Other areas of work include asylum and deportation cases. Barry O’Leary has extensive expertise in applications based on partnerships and family, and has a niche in applications involving international surrogacy arrangements. Diana Baxter has a well-regarded practice dealing with complex nationality work and applications outside of the immigration rules. Associate Nath Gbikpi has a track record of work on LGBT+ partner applications and asylum claims. Name partner Wesley Gryk retired in May 2020, but continues to assist the firm as an unpaid consultant.

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‘Wesley Gryk Solicitors LLP is indeed unique, but this doesn’t just describe their quality of service and efficiency in handling cases, but also of the vast knowledge members of this practice have about the overall circumstances of immigrants and the challenges they face during their journey of relocating from its beginning and until finalising their cases.’

‘Based on my experience, Barry O’Leary and his team at Wesley Gryk are peerless in their thorough approach to the immigration application process and in their dedication to achieving a positive outcome.’

‘The level of professionalism shown by the firm is exceptional. There is no false advertising, no honey traps or fancy shop fronts, no unrealistic goals or expectations. They are markedly better than other firms that I have dealt with. They are reliable and professional and always do the required task on time. There is complete transparency and you know what you are signing up to.’

‘Barry O’Leary’s values and service delivery stood out to me. His ethos on human rights and work ethic also stood out. ‘

‘Diana Baxter provided an exceptional service from start to finish. Diana made an extremely traumatic and emotional time in my life manageable. She is highly intelligent, knowledgeable and strategic in her approach. Her manner is quietly confident. She is both efficient and effective. She guided me through an extremely complex legal system to a successful resolution. She is warm, compassionate and reassuring. I needed to disclose deeply personal matters and she sought and secured privacy for me in the UK courts. I would recommend Diana and her team to anyone. 

‘Nath Gbikpi is responsive, practical and compassionate. A pleasure to deal with.’

‘Alison Hunter is extremely professional, exceptionally knowledgeable and entirely reliable. Gives straightforward honest advice and does not sugarcoat matters for false reassurances.’

‘Barry O’Leary’s unsurpassed client handling skills, together with a deep knowledge of the law and how it is applied by both decision makers and judges, are two of the key attributes that put him in the very top bracket of solicitors in this area. Clients with the most difficult of cases could not hope to be represented by a lawyer with a safer pair of hands.’

‘Alison Hunter is a leading light in the EU law aspects of immigration law, she is highly respected in the sector for her work across the full gamut of immigration and nationality matters. She gives clients realistic advice, yet leaves no stone unturned in achieving the very best outcomes for them.’

‘Diana Baxter is a brilliant lawyer, who is destined to reach the top. Diana has established herself as a lateral and creative thinker when it comes to solving complex immigration problems across a wide range of cases. She combines compassion, intellect and tactical nous to great effect for her clients.’

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 Partner
 Nath Gbikpi  photo Nath Gbikpi Nath is a solicitor and has worked with Wesley Gryk Solicitors since…
 Wesley Gryk  photo Wesley Gryk Wesley Gryk is senior partner at the firm, having founded the firm…
 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…
 Mala Savjani  photo Mala Savjani Mala is a solicitor at Wesley Gryk Solicitors and has been with…
Number of UK partners : 4
Number of other UK fee-earners : 10