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Bryony Rest

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

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    You have a special gift of been calm and collected; thank you for reassuring me.

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    Thank you so much for all the work you and your team do. I feel like a tremendous weight has been lifted.

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

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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!!

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    Words cannot express how much your help and belief has meant to us. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You've helped give us a new start in life.

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    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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    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.

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

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

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    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.

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    Thank you so much for all your hard work, it is very much appreciated!  We are so pleased with the results.

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    I am extremely thankful for your help and concern for my family. It really is a great relief as we were very worried about our daughter's study issue. It was only solved with your effort and help.

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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 so much for all that you have done for me and my boys over the years. We are so grateful to you for your kindness and perseverance in this really tough case.

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    I just want to thank you for all your help - it made the process really easy.

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    Thankyou so so much for everything. I'm overwhelmed. Thankyou Thankyou. much much appreciated.

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    I am so pleased and so happy about the decision. I cannot explain my feelings. On top of this, everyone else who has supported me are all so pleased and happy about it. Everyone wants to thank you for your great support. Many thanks for everything and God bless you.

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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.

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    My husband & I would like to express our thanks to Bryony and Pierrette for their professionalism, efficiency and courteous manner throughout the application for a UK spouse visa. We genuinely appreciate their advice, guidance and support throughout this process and are delighted with the positive outcome which is life changing for us. We would not hesitate to recommend their services to anyone who needs a helping hand finding their way through the immigration maze.

    Client testimonial about Bryony Rest & Pierrette Tshibuyi - Immigration

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

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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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    A million thanks for your great help in the case of my children.

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    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

    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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    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!

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    A million thanks for your great help on my case, thank again.

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    Thank you so much for your help with our case we are very happy!

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    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

    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.

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    It has been a very long and painful road to get to this point, but I can honestly say, that without the help of yourself and your firm, it most certainly would of been harder, thank you.

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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 ever so much for all the help you have given to me and my family. Everything is deeply appreciated!

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

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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 would like to thank you for the your assistance in this matter, the service and advice you have provided has been excellent.

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    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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    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.

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    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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    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!

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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.

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    I just wanted to say thanks again for all your help with the application. I’m sure that without you it would not have gone through so quickly and easily.

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    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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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

    Client testimonial about Bryony Rest - 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.

    Business Immigration

    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.

    Personal Immigration

    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 solicitors team.

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    Media

    I appeared 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:

    Watch Bryony on BBC News (17.02.2020)

    Listen to Bryony on BBC Radio 5 (02.02.2020)

    Listen to Bryony on BBC Radio Kent (22.10.19)

    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)