Diana Baxter joined Wesley Gryk Solicitors as in 2008 and qualified as a solicitor in 2012. She became a Partner in April 2017.
Prior to joining Wesley Gryk, Diana obtained 1st class honours in Chinese Studies from the University of Oxford, following which she worked in Beijing as a paralegal. Diana subsequently achieved a distinction MSc in Development Studies at the London School of Economics, and spent a period undertaking postgraduate studies in sociology of law and migration at the University of California.
Diana’s practice covers a wide range of immigration, nationality and asylum law. She is an active member of the Immigration Law Practitioners Association (ILPA) and continues to teach regular ILPA courses on Appendix FM family migration.
Diana is a volunteer adviser at the Project for the Registration of Children as British Citizens, with whom she co-convened recent workshops on registration of children of British citizens, and made a joint presentation regarding children’s citizenship applications to the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration. Diana has also participated in recent policy meetings with the Home Office regarding the issue of transnational spouse abandonment.
Throughout 2016 and 2017, Diana has taken a number of cases on a probono basis for the ground-breaking charity Safe Passage, assisting unaccompanied minors and other refugees in France to be reunited with their UK-based family members.
Diana was 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)).