Lawyer profile for UK 2022
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Immigration: Personal - UK-wide
"He is brilliant; he is very knowledgeable and always available to answer questions."
Immigration: Human Rights, Asylum and Deportation - UK-wide
"He is superb with clients and has an innate sense of what needs to be done." "He is fantastic; he marries technical proficiency with social justice very well."
This content is provided by Barry O'Leary
All areas of UK immigration and nationality law with particular emphasis on: applications for family members, human rights (especially Article 8 of the ECHR), international surrogacy and adoption, EU free movement law and applications on behalf of individuals who fear persecution because of their sexual identity.
Qualified in 1997, joined Wesley Gryk Solicitors in January 2000, became a partner in October 2006.
Member of Law Society Immigration Law Committee; ILPA; Volunteer for the UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group; Member of the advisory board of SOGICA, a research project that explores the social and legal experiences of asylum seekers across Europe claiming international protection on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Author of the immigration law chapter in the publication: ‘Surrogacy Law, Practice and Policy in England and Wales.’
Author of the LexisNexis article ‘Immigration certification—‘remove first, appeal later’’.
Author of the immigration chapter of the Law Society Publication “Civil Partnership – the Law in Practice”;
Co-author of ‘International Surrogacy Arrangements’, Family Law Journal.
Born Birmingham, 10 November 1970; educated at: Solihull School; Selwyn College, Cambridge University; and College of Law, London.