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Wesley Gryk Solicitors LLP
140 LOWER MARSH
LONDON
SE1 7AE
England
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Position

Barry O’Leary joined Wesley Gryk Solicitors in January 2000 and became a partner in the firm on 1 October 2006. His practice deals with the full range of immigration and nationality issues, with a particular emphasis on applications by spouses and civil partners, and asylum on the basis of sexual identity. He frequently represents clients who have entered into international surrogacy agreements. In his spare time, he works as a volunteer lawyer for the UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group and sits on the Law Society Immigration Law Committee. He has taught courses for the Immigration Law Practitioners Association for a number of years.

Career

Qualified 1997; partner Wesley Gryk Solicitors LLP 2006. Publications of note: Immigration chapter of the Law Society Publication ‘Civil Partnership- the Law in Practice’.

Memberships

Law Society Immigration Law Committee

Education

Solihull School; Selwyn College, Cambridge; College of Law, London

Lawyer Rankings

London > Employment > Immigration

(Leading individuals)

Barry O’LearyWesley 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.