Your case with diassolicitors will be handled by one of our senior solicitors, who each have over 14 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 is a regular legal blogger, and is known in the community having hosted a weekly radio show on 'Pinoy Radio' UK, and she writes a monthly column in 'One Philippines' newspaper.
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; Crystal was recently awarded as one of the "100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World" by the Filipina Women's Network (FWN).
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 is available to host training sessions in Immigration law.
Degree LL.B (Hons) SOAS
Memberships Law Society of England & Wales, Consultant Solicitor at gunnercooke
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