Jonathan Kohler, Paralegal
Jonathan is a paralegal at Wesley Gryk Solicitors. He joined the firm in August 2017. He works with Elizabeth Ruddick, a solicitor at the firm. Elizabeth represents clients with regard to a broad range of UK immigration and asylum matters, with a particular emphasis on family and private life-based applications, refugees, complex naturalisation cases, and challenges to unlawful conduct by the Home Office. Jonathan supports Elizabeth with her caseload and assists our clients to navigate the complex application processes.
Recent work and notable cases
- Assisted with the preparation of successful applications to enter and remain in the UK on the basis of family and private life, including advising clients about the complex evidentiary requirements.
- Helped a client with a pending challenge of the decision to refuse access to public funds to access the social assistance to which they were lawfully entitled.
- Worked on the preparation and submission of applications for residence documentation for European nationals and their family members.
- Prepared and submitted applications for British nationality and British passports.
- Assisted supervising solicitor with asylum applications and represented applicants at interview.
Memberships and volunteering
- Member of Immigration Law Practitioners Association.
Education and experience
- Currently studying Legal Practice Course (part-time).
- Completed LLB at the University of Bristol and LLM (Human Rights Law) at LSE.
- Undertook internships with the Council of Europe and OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights.
- Previously volunteered with a number of organisations alongside legal studies, including Liberty, University of Bristol Human Rights Implementation Centre, and WECIL.