Your case with diassolicitors will be handled by one of our senior solicitors, who each have over 16 years post-qualification experience; further, it should be noted that both of our partners studied their law degree at the prestigious School of Oriental and African studies (SOAS), University of London, where they studied not only the laws of the UK, but also Islamic law, Chinese law, Japanese law, ethnic minorities and the law as well as overviews of various common law jurisdictions in the Americas, Africa and Asia.
Crystal is the award-winning founder of diassolicitors and is known for her empathy with her clients and her first rate knowledge of immigration and family law. Crystal works with the Filipino community to promote and advocate for migrant and women's rights.
Crystal has written a monthly column in 'One Philippines' newspaper for over 7 years, is a Board member of the Filipino Women's Association, and is now a Presenter for the digital news show 'JUAN EU KONEK.' She previously presented a legal advice show on 'Pinoy Radio UK' for 9 years.
Degree LL.B(Hons) SOAS
Memberships Law Society of England & Wales, Filipino Women's Association, Filipina Women's Network, Officer of the Rochester Grammar School Academy Advisory Board, Mentor for the Cherie Blair Foundation.
Awards Philippine Centre Young Achiever's Award; Certificate of Appreciation from the Philippine Government for helping the victims of Typhoon Hayan; Channel Philippines Network Certificate of Appreciation; in 2018 Crystal was awarded as one of the "100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World" by the Filipina Women's Network (FWN); in 2019 Crystal was awarded the 'Human Rights Champion' Award by the Ladies of All Nations International.
Christopher is diassolicitors expert in Immigration Law and has been practicing in this ever changing area of Law since 2001.
Christopher has a particular interest in the business aspects of immigration and has advised and assisted many commercial organisations on their Tier 2 work permit needs; he also has helped many individuals migrate and set up their business in the UK as Tier 1 Entrepreneurs or as Sole Representatives.
Christopher is a keen advocate and has represented his clients successfully before the Immigration & Asylum Tribunal. He has a strong background in European Migration law and the trickier aspects of UK Family Migration, such as the sole responsibility rule for children, and the Spouse Income rules under Appendix FM
Christopher has a keen interest in Blockchain and DLT, and how this is beginning to revolutionise the legal world. He is trained in fraud detection and cybersecurity.
Degree LL.B (Hons) SOAS
Memberships Law Society of England & Wales, Consultant Solicitor at gunnercooke
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