Isabella Mosselmans, Trainee Solicitor
Isabella joined Wesley Gryk Solicitors as a paralegal in May 2017. She is a trainee solicitor from early 2018. She works with Diana Baxter, a partner at the firm. Isabella assists Diana with her caseload which covers a wide range of immigration, nationality and asylum law.
Recent work and notable cases
- Assisted with several successful applications to secure the status of family members of British nationals in the UK – including spouses, civil partners, unmarried partners, parents and children.
- Prepared and submitted applications for British citizenship for both adults and children.
- Assisted with several asylum applications and represented applicants at their interviews.
- Helped prepare successful applications for permanent residence for European nationals and their family members.
- Assisted in obtaining British citizenship for children born overseas through international surrogacy arrangements.
Memberships and volunteering
- Member of the Immigration Law Practitioners Association (ILPA).
- Volunteers for Islington Law Centre’s Immigration Team.
- Sits on the Policy and Practise Committee of the international development agency Restless Development.
- Helps run a UK-Sierra Leone based project called Access to Education Sierra Leone.
Education and experience
- Currently studying the Legal Practice Course part-time at BPP Law School.
- Completed the Graduate Diploma of Law (GDL) at BPP Law School with Distinction, 2015-2016.
- Completed a BSc in Government at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), 2012-2015.
- Previously worked as a Research Fellow at a human rights policy think-tank in Geneva.
- Worked part-time at South West London Law Centres throughout her GDL, where she helped run their free legal advice clinics.
- Nominated one of LSE’s top 20 inspirational women in 2015 for her role as President of the Amnesty International Society, campaigning, fundraising, and external NGO work.
- Undertook internships with the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI), and the International Campaign to Ban Landmines and Cluster Munitions (ICBL-CMC).