Legal 500 2014 recognises Duncan Lewis’ specialism in Asylum & Immigration and commitment to human rights; Toufique Hossain; James Packer and Adam Tear recommended

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Duncan Lewis have maintained their ranking as a leading law firm by the Legal 500 2014 in the practice area of Immigration & Asylum London with 3 individual lawyer recognitions.

Legal 500 Leading Law Firm

Legal 500 Leading Law Firm

(Duncan Lewis) are always striving to maintain our quality and we continue to be committed to helping the most vulnerable people in society; protecting them for unlawful decision making by the State.

Following the release of the 2014 edition of Legal 500 UK Directory Awards, Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce that they have retained their prestigious ranking as a Legal 500 recognised leading law firm in the Immigration & Asylum London practice area with Directors Toufique Hossain, Adam Tear and James Packer receiving individual recommendation.

Legal 500 note “The ‘very good' Duncan Lewis Solicitors is valued for its ‘commitment' to clients, especially in human rights…” Legal 500 2014 also recently praised Duncan Lewis’ London Public Law work for its depth of experience advising claimants in immigration judicial review matters and recognises the company’s Cardiff based office as a top-tier leading law firm for its Immigration & Asylum practice in Wales.

Director of Immigration and Immigration Judicial Review claimant specialist, Toufique Hossain, praised in the recent Legal 500 edition as ‘very committed to his clients’ added; “I am very happy that Duncan Lewis continues to be recognised for our work in both Immigration and Public law areas. We are always striving to maintain our quality and we continue to be committed to helping the most vulnerable people in society; protecting them for unlawful decision making by the State.”

Duncan Lewis Solicitors has the largest immigration team in the UK, with a broad practice representing businesses and individual vulnerable clients at all levels in all aspects of personal immigration, asylum/human rights and nationality matters. The department specialises in representing judicial review immigration claimant cases before the High Court with a significant practice in unlawful immigration detention cases with high net claims for damages and challenging immigration removal cases; in particular, Dublin II third country removal cases. It has extensive experience representing vulnerable clients/ victim of torture or trafficking in asylum and immigration detention related matters and routinely represents its clients in Tribunal and Higher Courts appeal and advocacy work; with a significant practice in Upper Tribunal and Court of Appeal appellant cases.

For nearly 30 years the Legal 500 has been a worldwide client’s guide to the best law firms and lawyers, which analyses the capabilities of law firms worldwide with a comprehensive research programme heavily focused on peer and client feedback.

The recent edition of Legal 500 also recommended Duncan Lewis as a leading law firm for its work in Family & Matrimonial matters; Crime; White-Collar Fraud; Business Immigration; Social Housing and Public law immigration & civil liberties judicial review challenges. Within these departments, 8 of the firm’s lawyers have received individual recommendations are: Vinita Templeton (Immigration Human Rights); Adam Tear (Immigration Human Rights); James Packer (Immigration Human Rights; Public Law), Toufique Hossain (Immigration Human Rights & Public Law), Vicash Ramkissoon (Business Immigration) Aina Khan (Family & Matrimonial); Hardeep Dhaliwal (Fraud – white collar crime) and Subbiah Sivapunniyam (Social Housing).

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 and Legal 500, Duncan Lewis represents over 22,000 clients per year, employs over 500 members of staff and was the first law firm in the UK to achieve the Investors in People Gold Quality Standard Mark in 2009. 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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