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Provided by Diana Baxter

Practice Areas

Diana's practice covers a wide range of immigration, nationality and asylum law, with particular emphasis on complex nationality work, and Appendix FM and Article 8 applications and appeals for partners, children and parents. As part of her varied practice, Diana has successfully represented 'Windrush' clients, refugee children in France and Greece to reunite with family members in the UK, victims of transnational spouse abandonment and vulnerable children in local authority care.

Career

Prior to joining Wesley Gryk, Diana achieved a First Class BA in Oriental Studies (Chinese) from the University of Oxford (2004), following which she worked as a paralegal in Beijing. In 2006, Diana completed a MSc with Distinction in Development Studies at the London School of Economics, before undertaking further postgraduate study in Sociology at University of California, San Diego. Diana began working as a paralegal at Wesley Gryk in 2008, while studying for a Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course, achieving Distinctions. Diana qualified as a solicitor in 2012 and became a partner in 2017.

Professional Memberships

Immigration Law Practitioners Association (ILPA) - regular tutor for courses on Appendix FM and nationality law.

Publications

"Immigration and Asylum Appeals - a Fresh Look", a report by Justice, 2018

Chambers Review

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Immigration: Human Rights, Asylum and Deportation - UK-wide
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Diana Baxter is highly regarded for her work on personal immigration and frequently acts for children and vulnerable adults in complex asylum and leave to remain applications.
"She gives very pragmatic advice and is really supportive and forward-thinking." "Totally brilliant; she has great experience and looks into everything very thoroughly."


Immigration: Personal - UK-wide
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Band 2

Diana Baxter combines experience in immigration, nationality and asylum law. She often represents vulnerable individuals, including children in care and elderly family members, in leave to remain and citizenship applications.
"She has a really keen mind and sees a way through complex facts in a way that is remarkable. She sees straight through to the solution." "She was able to achieve what felt unachievable at the outset. She is very honest and level-headed in her approach, efficient and always responsive."

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