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Bryony Rest

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  • Good news: the application was a success. Thank you so much for help. I think we would have been particularly lost without your services. It was an incredibly stressful time.

    Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

    Thanks to Bryony for her sterling legal work.

    Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

    It was such a relief to hear that [our] application had been approved.  You guided us through a very stressful time & helped us feel positive this time around.  [We] are extremely grateful  for all of your help & advice. I don’t think we could have managed it without you & I’m sure you will be hearing from us in 30 months’ time!

    Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

    Thank you so much for all your help and support in making it happen. We are so pleased with this wonderful news and are so happy.

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    Thank you for working tirelessly on our behalf. Your thoughtfulness and empathy went a long way.

    Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

    I can't express my feelings and I have no words to say all of you BIG THANKS..

    Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

    Thank you so much for all your help and advice sorting our immigration matter! The process went smoothly and without a hitch, thanks to you!

    Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

    Thanks very much for your kind, helpful, and reassuring email (as always!).  Your assistance over the past few years has taken so much stress out of the process—and you’ll never know how much my wife, daughter, and I have appreciated it!  Thanks again.

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    Thank you for your help in my wife's application, it has been a great success thanks to your help.

    Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

    My mother and I met with our MP on Saturday, she was very friendly and understanding. She read your letter and I explained to her some details; she took all the documents that you kindly attached to your email and said that she knew David Gray Solicitors and that you are the best in the region as she has dealt with you before. She said that she will be in contact with you soon regarding the case. Thank you for your support and cooperation on this matter.

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    I would just like to personally say thanks to you for all the work you've done on my case over the years.

    Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

    Many, many thanks for all your help .... with helping to prepare for [the] court case, for writing and submitting an excellent case for appeal, for choosing [the] barrister and for briefing her extraordinarily well. You were fantastic in everything you did!

    Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

    I just wanted to thank you again for your guidance & patience while helping me through this process. You really made things go easier than I had anticipated and your thoughtful guidance was truly appreciated. I can’t imagine what I would have done without your help.

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    I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and everyone of your team at David Gray Solicitors for your endless efforts. Home Office took their time to make the decision, but at least it came out positive! I can't express my personal gratitude to you on this matter and looking to see you sometime along with my wife once she arrives. Have my best wishes and a Big Big Big Thank You once again.

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    Really happy with you and your firm. I recall that It was recommended by a friend of mine to contact you four years ago, and it was a good choice.

    Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

    I want to take this opportunity to say thank you for providing such a professional service. If we'd had you on the case from the start, the process might have been much simpler.

    Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

    I just wanted to say thank you so much for all your hard work and support with our case. I cant thank you enough for your assistance. You have always provided a high quality of service by being very professional, efficient and friendly, Your help made a big difference in our life...I really appreciate your kindness and your efforts .

    Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

    I would like to thank you for the efficient and professional service. The depth of understanding of the immigration law and professionalism of Bryony Rest is quite impressive.

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    We really appreciate every single effort you have made to help us get to our visa, and we really don't know how to do without your support and advice all the time during doing your fantastic job.

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    Thank you so much for the good news. God send you to us to give a new life. We are very much grateful to you forever, thank you from core of heart. We wouldn’t be here without your support, you will be in our heart and in our prayers.

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    I'm happy to inform you that my visa has now been approved. I appreciate all your help. You've been great!!

    Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

    Thank you very much for your good counsel, tenacity and perseverance over the past one year. Highly appreciated to be sure.

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    Its just like a great weight off our shoulders. The last piece of the jigsaw. We can just live our lives now. Thank you does not really express our gratitude.

    Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

    Thank you very much for all your help, I am very grateful for the patience, effort and professionalism that you had in my case.

    Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

    I would just like to say thanks for all the help and support that you have given me through my wife's visa application.

    Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

    I felt a weight had lifted after I spoke to you....so thank you very much, I'd recommend you to anyone in our situation in a heartbeat. You clearly have a strong team there.

    Client testimonial about Bryony Rest and June Holmes - Immigration

    Thank you for everything you've done for us.

    Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

    First let me thank you for the great service you provided in getting the BRP. Many thanks for your assistance and look forward to you handling any future applications for us.

    Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

    Thank you so much for everything with all my heartfelt gratitude.

    Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

    Thank you so much for everything and more...

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    I am the happiest mother upon receiving the great news from our son that his visa is granted. First, I said to myself 'Thank you Lord' and I thought of you. There is no exact word from the mother to say how I'm thankful for the remarkable job you have done for us.

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    Thank you for your help with this matter, it is greatly appreciated. We will not hesitate to recommend you to others.

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    I couldn’t thank you enough for all your help all these years. You have always been my stronghold and pillar of strength guiding me and assuring that everything will be fine. Every time I travel I take your business card with me, just in case.

    Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

    Such WONDERFUL news and a great relief after all this time! We really could not have done it without you. We feel like P.G. Woodhouse .... Joy in the Morning!

    Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

    I have no words to describe how happy I am; It has been a long and sometimes frustrating process, but in the end we did it ! I can't thank you enough for your extraordinary help and guidance throughout the application process.

    Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

    Visa approved, we are delighted and relieved. You can imagine we both cried with relief and happiness. Many thanks to you and your team. Your support this last year has been very well received.

    Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

    You were very kind with us and you have treated us with a high manner all the time. Believe me Bryony, you are one of the best persons I have met in this country. You have to be very proud of yourself because you always respect us very much and always deal with us with patience, smile and good special way! Thank you very much Bryony and sure I'll be in touch with you.…

    Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

    Saying thank you is not enough to express all the gratitude we feel for you, so we would like to thank you from the bottom of our heart for everything you have done for us.

    Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

    Thank you very much for your tireless effort to solve our case not to mention your professionalism, empathy and brilliance.

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    Bryony, thank you from the bottom of my heart for the assistance you have provided. I have been to [my UKVCAS appointment] at the Library and everything went quite well. [The officer] said everything looked perfect and she did not have to see any hard copies (thanks to you) because she believed whatever you had uploaded was good enough. Thank you again for doing all the hard work for me. If I had to do all this I would have collapsed.

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    Thank you so much Bryony. You have been so kind and supportive throughout. God Bless!.

    Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

    I would like to thank you for all your assistance with my immigration matter. I have to say that I will definitely recommend David Gray Solicitors to anybody looking for legal assistance as you have all been so very good in the cases you have handled for us.

    Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

    Thank you very much for the work you did for me. In future I still want to maintain David Gray Solicitors LLP as my representatives. You are absolutely the best.

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    We were extremely happy with your excellent expertise which made you able to finalise our application almost as soon as you took it up. There is no doubt that we will resort to you again.

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    Thank you very much for all of your help and support to obtain our leave to remain in the UK. It will be a turning point of my life as well as my other family members. I think we could now find out a better way of life in this great country.

    Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

    I just thought I'll drop a line to let you know that our application was successful. We are both enormously relieved by this outcome and wanted to thank you for your clear and succinct advice with our application. I have since recommended you to quite a few of my international friends in similar situation to me and I think some of them will get in touch with you in the future for advice.

    Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

    We have finally received [our] documents from the home office! I would like to give you and your team massive thank you for your cooperation and dedication towards our application. I look forward to keeping in touch and would definitely recommend you to future clients.

    Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

    My mum and step dad have just been to the U.K. to visit us; they had a wonderful time! They would like to send their regards to Bryony and thank her for the wonderful work she did for my mum.

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    I would like to express my gratitude for helping us out. It was a very big help for our family. I am still adjusting and learning on how to live here. Thank you again.

    Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - Immigration

    I'd like to thank you very much, for a process that is emotionally challenging there is nothing better than being able to sit there and say 'I'm in good hands', your confidence and knowledge certainly had an impact on me as I was very worried before.

    Client testimonial about Bryony Rest and June Holmes - Immigration

    I am a Partner, Solicitor and head of the immigration department at David Gray Solicitors. I have recognised expertise and many years’ experience in all aspects of immigration law and am accredited by the Law Society as an Advanced Caseworker (Level 3) and Supervisor.

    I advise business and individual clients on all aspects of immigration law, providing advice to help them identify the best options available, assisting with applications and advising on challenging immigration decisions including representing them in Appeals before the Immigration Tribunals and higher courts and in Administrative Review and Judicial Review applications.

    My Business Immigration practice covers all areas of the Points Based System including Sponsor Licences, Tier 1 Entrepreneurs and Investors and Tier 2 and Tier 5 Work visas, as well as Civil Penalties.

    My Personal Immigration practice includes Family applications, EU applications, complex Citizenship cases, Human Rights / Asylum, Private life applications, Tier 4 Students, Deportation and Bail and Visit visas.

    I believe passionately in representing my clients’ interests and ensuring that their voices are heard. I offer a friendly and warm listening ear, and provide clear, pragmatic and timely advice throughout a case to assist my clients achieve the best possible outcome.

    I am ranked in Band 2 in the North for Immigration law in the Chambers and Partners Directory who describe me as having

    “Sound technical knowledge, very effective communication, response time and excellent client service.”

     

    I am also recognised by The Legal 500 where I am described as:

    Knowledgeable, approachable and helpful’ and noted for my ‘honest and straightforward advice.

     

    I was shortlisted, one of three nominees, for the Legal Aid Practitioners Group (LAPG’s) Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year in Immigration Award 2011 in recognition of my dedicated work and compassion for my clients.

    I have delivered training on immigration law including to ILPA, the Legal Ombudsman on behalf of the University of Northumbria and to Newcastle University.

    I am a co-convenor of ILPA’s Yorkshire and the North East working group.

    Qualifications

    I qualified as a Solicitor in 1996, having graduated with an LLB(Hons) from the University of Wolverhampton, obtaining an LLM in International Law from the University of Nottingham and passing the LPC at the College of Law. I am accredited by the Law Society as an Advanced Caseworker (Level 3) and Supervisor. I supervise all of the work of our immigration team.

    Media

    I appeared as an immigration expert on two BBC Inside Out documentaries and BBC Look North and am asked to speak regularly on BBC Radio including BBC Radio Newcastle’s Breakfast Show, a selection of which you can hear below:

    Listen to Bryony on BBC Radio Sussex (11.09.19)

    Listen to Bryony on BBC Radio Sussex (13.06.19)

    Listen to Bryony on BBC Radio Surrey(18.12.18)

    Listen to Bryony on BBC Radio Surrey(14.9.18)

    Listen to Bryony on BBC Radio Newcastle (26.6.18)

    Listen to Bryony on BBC Radio Sussex (19.4.18)

    Listen to Bryony discuss the Windrush generation on BBC Radio (18.4.18)

    Listen to Bryony on BBC Radio (4.5.2017)

    Listen to Bryony on BBC Radio Surrey (8.5.17)

    Listen to Bryony on BBC Radio Surrey (22.3.17)

    Listen to Bryony on BBC Radio Sussex (22.3.17)

    Listen to Bryony on BBC Radio Sussex (6.4.2016)