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Wesley Gryk Solicitors LLP

Barry O'Leary

London, UK UK Guide 2022 Ranked in 2 departments
Ranked in : Immigration: Personal , Immigration: Human Rights, Asylum and Deportation
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Immigration: Personal - UK-wide

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Barry O'Leary offers strong experience in complex family immigration matters including entry clearance applications and nationality issues arising from international surrogacy arrangements. He also has a wealth of expertise in human rights-related immigration claims.
"He is brilliant; he is very knowledgeable and always available to answer questions."
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Immigration: Human Rights, Asylum and Deportation - UK-wide

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Barry O'Leary is a pre-eminent immigration partner with significant experience in EU and human rights law. He is highly valued for his successes with family, partnership, international surrogacy and sexual identity cases.
"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."
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Practice Areas

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.

Career

Qualified in 1997, joined Wesley Gryk Solicitors in January 2000, became a partner in October 2006.

Professional Memberships

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.

Publications

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.

Personal

Born Birmingham, 10 November 1970; educated at: Solihull School; Selwyn College, Cambridge University; and College of Law, London.

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