Duncan Lewis Directors Receive Leaders in their Field Rankings in Chambers UK 2014

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Chambers UK 2014 recognises James Packer, Public Law Department and Rubin Italia, Crime Department as leaders in their fields.

Chambers UK 2014

The Chambers Guides have been ranking the "best" law firms and lawyers across 185 Jurisdictions since 1990

James Packer, Public Law Director of legal aid firm Duncan Lewis has been recommended by Chambers UK in Immigration & Human Rights as a ‘Leader in his Field’ in the forthcoming edition of Chambers UK 2014. His recommendation is to be joined by Crime Director; Rubin Italia, who will also be recommended for his Criminal Defence work.

The Chambers Guides have been ranking the “best” law firms and lawyers across 185 jurisdictions since 1990 and are held in high esteem in for their service helping clients to “find the most appropriate legal representation for their business”.

James Packer heads the Duncan Lewis Public Law Department and specialises in claims that involve Immigration and Civil Liberties cases.

James has been described by Chambers as the "driving force" behind a very large firm. He's praised for his ability to deal with "the vagaries of the immigration system, the pitfalls and the practical aspects."

James has been involved with a number of lead cases, including Lead Solicitor in the groundbreaking test case of Bahta and Others v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2011] EWCA Civ 895 which resulted in a fundamental root and branch change to the consideration of the issue of costs by High Court judges when the matter is conceded by a Defendant before a final hearing.

Rubin Italia, Crime Director of Duncan Lewis is to also receive recommendation for his notable work in Criminal Defence. Rubin is endorsed for showing “a high level of professional integrity, combined with a wealth of experience.”

Jason Bruce, Practice Director of Duncan Lewis said of the recommendations;

“This recognition from Chambers UK 2014 exemplifies the high calibre legal services that Duncan Lewis routinely provides to its clients across London and throughout the UK."

About Duncan Lewis

Duncan Lewis, established in 1998, is the largest civil legal aid practice in the UK and one of the country's fastest growing firms of solicitors, serving both corporate entities and private individuals from 34 offices across London and throughout the UK. A recommended leading law firm by Law Society Lexcel, Legal 500 and Chambers UK; Duncan Lewis employs over 500 members of staff and was the first law firm to achieve the Investors in People Gold Quality Standard Mark in 2009. Representing over 25,000 clients per year, the company has an excellent reputation in the Administrative Court, High Court and Court of Appeal in the Immigration, Public law and Family/Child Care jurisdictions.

Established areas of law are: business immigration, child care, civil liberties, clinical negligence, community care, crime and fraud, dispute resolution, debt and insolvency, employment, family and divorce, housing, asylum and immigration, litigation, mental health, personal injury, prison law, professional negligence, public law and administrative law, regulatory matters and welfare benefits.

For more information please visit our website or contact Practice Director Jason Bruce on jasonb(at)duncanlewis(dot)com.

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