Diana Baxter > Wesley Gryk Solicitors LLP > London, London > Lawyer Profile
Wesley Gryk Solicitors LLP Offices
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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.
ILPA, Law Society, Justice Working Party on Immigration and Asylum Determination Reform
University of Oxford; London School of Economics; Beijing University; UC San Diego; College of Law; BPP
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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‘.