Duncan Lewis Director Adam Tear appointed to the Committee of the Solicitors Association of Higher Court Advocates

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Adam Tear, Solicitor Advocate and Director of Public Law at Legal 500 2013 leading firm Duncan Lewis was appointed to the Committee of the Solicitors Association of Higher Court Advocates in November 2013.

Duncan Lewis Solicitor's Adam Tear

I’m pleased to have been provided an opportunity to assist and develop fellow advocates, to obtain and maintain the high standards required by those of us holding higher rights.

The Solicitors Association of Higher Court Advocates [SACHA] was founded in 1994, when solicitors first acquired the right to appear in Higher Courts, and are the only independent association “to represent the rights of all solicitor advocates practising in England and Wales”. Adam Tear, with 8 years experience as a Solicitor Advocate conducting Higher Court Appeals in Immigration, Public law and Civil Liberties cases will now be part of the SACHA Committee.

The committee’s mandate is to serve the “uncompromising aim to enable members to attain the highest ethical and professional standards of advocacy, whilst promoting parity and equality of opportunity with the Bar.”

Commenting on his appointment to the Committee, Adam said;

"I’m pleased to have been provided an opportunity to assist and develop fellow advocates, to obtain and maintain the high standards required by those of us holding higher rights. I look forward to the new challenges that this opportunity provides in the challenging times to both civil and criminal cases. "

Having joined Duncan Lewis in 2008, Adam Tear is Head of the Public Law Department with James Packer and Toufique Hossain and specialises in prison law cases, and other challenges to authorities were no right of appeal exists. from the company’s City of London office. Duncan Lewis was recently recognised by the Legal 500 UK Directory as an 'excellent' UK leading law firm and highly recommends a number of its lawyers across the company’s Immigration, Public Law, Family, Child Care & Housing Legal Departments.

Adam Tear is recommended by Legal 500 2013 as a leading individual for his Judicial Review specialism which describes him as “calm, industrious and reliable’. Published for over 20 years, the Legal 500 Service provides the most comprehensive worldwide coverage available on legal services providers in over 100 countries. Used commercially by companies and clients, the series is widely renowned for its definitive judgment of law firm capabilities.

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 offices across London and throughout the UK. A recommended leading law firm by Law Society Lexcel, Legal 500; 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.

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